Trying out beauty trends: Mermaid Eyes

Lise —  August 2, 2017 — 45 Comments

If there is one thing that both confuses and intrigues me, it is the trends that beauty gurus pick up on, or create..

I always see articles about new things like “diamond nails”, mermaid this and mermaid that, “holographic” make up and god knows what, and I can’t ever seem to be able to jump on the same hype train as others do.

— But, that doesn’t mean I don’t try to recreate whatever it is, like a year after it was popular. I always let a few months pass by, commenting about how stupid something is, then I just end up thinking like “Screw it, I gotta do it now.” So that is how this series was born, I haven’t said it will be a series yet but there is a lot of things I want to try out. The only requirement for me though is that I would have to just use whatever I own, because I don’t want to have to go out of my way to purchase new make up items, I have so much that I need to use up. It is probably not a lot by others standards, but for me it’s more than I would ever need. ( I guess the Makeup Revolution Storage Chest I purchased is to blame).

Onto this post’s trend

I was just mindlessly googling when I stumbled upon this, seeing very washed out eye looks with dull or pastel colors — or on the other side of the scale, bright teal and glitters, and I thought it looked rather cute. Most of the looks were purely greens or blues, or with a tiny bit of purple or yellow, but the “tutorial” I found made use of pretty much every one of the single pan eye shadows I have (which are like the purple, the blue and the green shades, all from H&M). Here’s what it says:

Mermaid Eyes
The mesmerizingly pretty looks on the fashion runway at Marc Jacobs, Rachel Comey, and Jill Stuart are a brighter, dreamier take on the dark and smoky standard. Here’s how we’re pulling it off: Apply shimmery purple on the inner halves of lids, blue on the outer halves, green just below the eyes, and gold at the inner corners. (Eye primer helps.) Blend with a fluffy shadow brush; liner and mascara optional.

They probably intended for this to be a soft, pastel-ish look, but I can’t help but to go for bold colors whenever I can. I also probably could have blended the colors better but the sort of color block look is something I really enjoy, so it is what it is!

What I did was to first apply the purple shadow, then I took a blue eye shadow stick on the outer corner, trying to make it slightly like a wing, I applied a slightly darker blue eye shadow on top and blended it towards the purple. I then took the green shadow under the eyes, blending it up into the blue to try to further make it look like a wing. And last, but not least I applied the gold shadow in the inner corners of the eyes, trying to follow the “tutorial” as closely as possible.



I think it came out pretty good! Maybe not the same way that the tutorial intended but at least I used the right colors. It could have been softer, could have been more sparkly, could have been better. I guess what matters is that I am happy with it.

I don’t know if I would ever wear this look, maybe to a concert or something similar but definitely not every day! I can understand the appeal of the mermaid look, it’s very beautiful so I guess it’s safe to say that…

This was a total success. √

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45 responses to Trying out beauty trends: Mermaid Eyes


    I didn’t know this was a trend haha, but I think it would look cool for a night out maybe. I’m not really into colored eye shadow, but would maybe do it for halloween haha. I think these colors go well with your eye and hair color. xx

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    Living in London, this can be worn at any time! I’m never one to follow trends, but I do like this one. I also have red hair though, so would need to be careful for colour selection! Good blog!

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    I love the sound of this series! Im 100% with you when you hear of all these new trends just cant keep up one week its unicorns then holographic. I like that you gave some info about the look as well as how you managed to create the look. Good job!

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    I haven’t heard of this trend before! You a good job of recreating it, it looks really pretty πŸ˜€

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    This look is very pretty, but it’s not a look I would do every day either!



    What an interesting look! I love looking at all the mermaid holo trends! They’re so pretty and your eye look is really nice, I love the colours you used!
    I wish I had the confidence to try colours like that!
    PaleGirlRambling xo



    That looks really good, great job at recreating it.The colours look amazing too!



    Looks good! Just needs a bit more blending to create a softer look



    It looks really good! I love recreating trends/ fun looks I see, it’s such a good way to experiment! I’d love to see that as start of a series too, yaaaas x

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    I haven’t heard of this trend until now but it looks very pretty! You did a great job with the colorsπŸ€—


    J | Beauty's Expert Amateur August 2, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    It seems to be all about bright colours at the moment – you recreated it really well! I like the touch of gold at the inner corners x



    I haven’t heard of this trend before, you did it really well! Love the colours.



    This looks so fun, not sure I have the balls to rock it but you certainly did 😘 xo



    Absolutely love it – looks amazing girl!xxx



    This is such a cool look, would be perfect for a festival! x



    I saw your picture of this on Instagram and loved it there too!


    jazminheavenblog August 2, 2017 at 10:50 PM

    I love this look xxx



    I love this…. You NAILED it!!
    See when I try and recreate things like this it goes 1 of 2 ways…..
    A poke in the eye which leaves me hysterical… screaming for an ambulance like the hypochondriac i am OR its so bad the girls have to pin me down and refuse to let me leave the house!! Mega kudos to you little lady!!!
    The girls in work are OBSESSED with mermaids and unicorns right now! We currently have those paper decorations having all around the walls in them…. The poor lads…. how they put up with us….



      We wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself! Maybe you could let the girls try out a softer version of the look when or if they are old enough for make up and all that! I’m sure the lads will be fine, maybe they secretly enjoy all of it too! πŸ˜‰

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        Well I think we do need to give it a go for sure!!
        Considering they don’t put up to much of a fuss I think you may be right πŸ™‚
        Well done again!! Proud of you 😘 xxx



    I loved the honesty of this post. Im the same, I see the new trends and think eh? lol Im not sure I could rock the mermaid look, but love the fun of it x



    Very good job! Such a beautiful eyeshadow look in general. I never really play around with eyeshadow – or makeup in general honestly! This is motivating me to though πŸ˜€



      Thank you! You totally should, it’s a great way to spend some alone time, i love just dedicating a little bit of time once a week or so just do try out new make up looks.

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    I love those color combinations! πŸ™‚


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