As a college student, finding the time and money to create a Halloween costume might not go exactly as planned. This DIY mermaid look is an easy go-to that can fit into your busy mid-quarter schedule right after a midterm and be ready in time for that big Halloween party.
For this look, I used NYX liquid suede lipsticks in the shades “Respect the Pink” LSCL13 and “Little Denim Dress” LSCL16, but you can also use any purple lipstick or creme makeup. I also used a light purple metallic eyeshadow, a dark purple eyeshadow, and a fishnet wig cap or set of stockings.
Step 1: Follow your normal foundation and eyebrow routine. Don’t forget to set everything with a powder before moving on to your next step.
Step 2: Gently apply the light metallic purple eyeshadow on your cheek and temples
Step 3: Mix the liquid lipsticks to create your desired purple shade.
Step 4: Lay the fishnet on your cheeks and temples where you applied the metallic purple lipstick. Take a sponge and pat (don’t rub) the mixture to create scales.
Step 5: Move the fishnet to create more scales in desired areas. I applied it to my forehead, chin, and nose.
Step 6: Apply the purple mixture as a lipstick.
Step 7: Use the dark purple eyeshadow to accentuate scales and contour if desired.
And with that, you’re ready to swim your way into a shell-fie this Halloween.