45 Mermaid Makeup Ideas for Halloween
One of the most popular makeup looks for costume parties is the mermaid. This is no surprise because the idea is so versatile. You can be as creative as you like and be a beautiful mermaid, a scary mermaid or even look magical! From Halloween to themed parties, there is a mermaid look to suit any occasion. To give you some inspiration, we have found 45 mermazing mermaid makeup ideas. There is something for every skill level, so take a look and see which mystical mermaid you want to be!
1. Illusion Half Mermaid Makeup
First up, we have a mermaid makeup idea that features a super cool illusion. The makeup artist has made it look like there are mermaid scales under her skin. We love this idea because it is super creative and very unique. The blood makes the mermaid makeup look a little scarier so it would be perfect for Halloween. There are tutorials online that can show you how to create the scales and you can just add a little fake blood around the scaly area to recreate the look.
2. Stunning Makeup Idea
If you want to go all out with your makeup, then this could be perfect for you! Here we have amazing mermaid makeup complete with fins, shells and more! We love the use of fins because it creates a more mystical mermaid look. If you love crafts, then you can create fins yourself, but you can find ear cuffs and headbands with mermaid fins already attached on stores like Etsy. You would definitely win best costume at a party with makeup like this.
3. Easy Mermaid Makeup
Need simpler makeup or maybe you need a last minute makeup look? If so, you need to check out this next idea. Here we have easy and beautiful mermaid makeup. The makeup artist has created colorful scales, worn pearls and there is a little starfish too. Her actual makeup is glam like you could wear to any party. Similar scales can be created with net and makeup, there are tutorials online that can show you. You can recreate with or without the starfish and pearls.
4. Makeup and Costume Idea
The next idea is perfect for those who need makeup and costume inspiration. For this look, the artist has created simple and cute mermaid makeup. You can recreate this with blue and purple makeup colors and use the net technique for the scales. The mermaid costume is finished off with a wig, shell crown and cute top. You could wear a longer top if you were not comfortable in the bikini style. Similar shell accessories can be bought online or made yourself if you like crafts.
5. Gory Hooked Mermaid
This next makeup look is one of our favorites! It is such a unique idea and it is a little gory too which is perfect for occasions like Halloween. The makeup artist has created a “hooked mermaid”. She has a fishing hook attached to her lip and she has scales under her skin. The look is finished off with shells and a starfish that are stuck in her skin. It is an awesome and creative idea. You can check out the full list of products used to create the look on the page below.
6. Simple, Mermazing Makeup
Next, we have a mermazing makeup idea! This is another look that is quite simple to recreate. The makeup artist has used the net technique to create the scales, has created stunning eye makeup and has worn a wig. It is a cool and beautiful look. If you want to try this makeup yourself, then you will find a tutorial and a list of the products used on the page featured below the image.
7. Cute Mermaid Look
Looking for a cute makeup idea? If so, this is could be for you. Here we have a stunning mermaid look. The artist has created small scales, gorgeous blue eye makeup, blue lips and has finished off the look with shells and pearls. We also love the shell headband which you could create with a small pack of shells, a plain headband and hot glue. Makeup like this is easy to wear and is perfect for a party.
8. Pretty and Magical Mermaid Makeup
Bring beauty and magic to any party with mermaid makeup like this! The mermaid makeup features purple scales with sparkle, purple eye makeup and accessories like pearls and starfish. It is a stunning look and it will wow everyone. You could even wear a wig to make your makeup look even more mystical.
9. Colorful Mermaid Makeup Idea
Next, we have a colorful and bright makeup idea to show you. The artist has created purple and blue scales with beautiful eye makeup and there are even accessories like gems and glitter too. It is a mermazing look and it will suit everyone. There is a tutorial for this makeup on the page below and it features a super cool mermaid scale stencil.
10. Mermaid Skull Makeup
If you are looking for more unique mermaid makeup, then you need to check this out! Here we have a mermaid and skeleton combination! The mermaid elements are the gold shell, blue makeup colors, hair and the stunning shell crown while for the skull makeup, she has a gold skeletal mouth and nose. It is such a cool and creative idea and it is giving us Pirates of the Caribbean vibes.
11. Mystical Mermaid Idea
Maybe you prefer more unique mermaid makeup that has a fantasy vibe? If so, this idea could be perfect for you. The makeup artist has used subtle scales, pearls and dramatic eye makeup to create a stunning mermaid look. This costume is finished off with a shell crown and beautiful necklace. Makeup like this would be perfect for a Halloween party. You can check out a list of products used on the page below.
12. Mermaid Face Makeup
Next, we have a glam mermaid makeup idea. It is quite a simple look that would be easy to recreate. It features small scales, the classic mermaid colors and stunning eye makeup. Makeup like this would be perfect for a last minute party. You could jazz it up even more by wearing a wig or shell headband.
13. Pretty Pink Makeup with Pearls
This next makeup idea is another one of our favorites! Here we have a pretty and pink mermaid look! She is wearing stunning pink makeup that is accessorized with pearls. The look is finished off with body paint, a pink ombre wig and a cute shell crown. Makeup like this will bring beauty and fun to any party.
14. Mermazing Makeup with Gills
If you really want to wow, then choose makeup like this! Here we have another fantastic and mermazing look. The makeup artist has gone all out on this and has created a mystical and magical mermaid. She has used gems, shells and has even created gills. There are lots of tutorials online that can show you how to create gills and you can the full list of products used on the page below.
15. Sparkly Mermaid Makeup
Maybe you want more glitzy makeup with a party vibe? If so, this idea could be perfect for you. For this look, the makeup is glam and sparkly like you would maybe wear to any other party. The makeup is finished off with glitter, rhinestones and blue and purple color which really gives it a mermaid look. This is subtler mermaid makeup and it will allow you to join the fun of dressing up without being over the top. It would be great if you are going out to a club.
16. Mermaid Makeup with Under the Sea Accessories
Look like a mermaid Queen with makeup like this! The makeup artist has created mermaid scale makeup complete with pearls and under the sea accessories. We really love the bold shell crown because it makes her look like mermaid royalty! You will definitely steal the limelight if you came to a party dressed like this! You could buy a similar crown or create your own if you like crafts.
17. Gory Makeup Idea
Earlier in the post we shared a hooked mermaid. If you loved that idea, then you may like this one too. Here we have another version but this one is more sparkly! She has a bloody hooked mouth with scales under her skin and the look is finished off with shells and starfish. It is so pretty but gory at the same time! So, it is perfect for those who want to look cute and a little scary too.
18. Mermaid Makeup with Jewels
Next, we have another unique mermaid. She has the classic mermaid scales on her face but the rest of the makeup is creative and unusual. The artist has created the ocean on her neck and chest and has used lots of gorgeous blue rhinestones too. If you want your mermaid makeup to stand out from the crowd, then choose something like this.
19. Blue an Purple Makeup
If you want to look cute and fun, then this idea is perfect for you. Here we have a bright and sparkly mermaid look. The artist has used lots of classic mermaid colors and has created mermaid scales. This would be perfect as last minute makeup or for those who want a simple and pretty mermaid look. The makeup was created with Sephora Pro Editorial Palette, Huda Beauty Naomi mink lashes, L.A. Girl Cosmetics Blue eyeliner pencil, NYX Liquid Liners and Liquid Suede Lipsticks and OneDor Inc. hair extensions.
20. Mermaid Makeup with Pearls
The next mermaid makeup idea is very glam! There are no mermaid scales used here which creates a more unique mermaid look. The artist has instead used rhinestones and pearls to create the mystical mermaid. She has finished off the costume with a wig and crown. We love this idea!
21. Unique Mermaid Eye Makeup
Next, we have another unique mermaid look and this is another one of our favorites. This look features glam makeup but the eyes have a sparkly mermaid tail design. The mermaid tail is so creative and it is so different. You can keep this look subtle or go all out with the costume and even add some mermaid scales too. There is a tutorial on the page below.
22. Simple and Magical Makeup Idea
Look like a magical mermaid princess with makeup and a costume like this! The makeup has scales, rhinestones and uses beautiful blue shades. There is also a little glitter too. It is finished off with a cute shell top, wig and crown. This is an awesome and pretty idea that will look amazing on anyone.
23. Metallic Blue Mermaid Makeup
An easy way to give your makeup a mermaid look is by using metallic blue shades. Here is an amazing example. The makeup artist has used blue to create stunning mermaid makeup. She has colored her eyebrows, used blue on her lips and created cool mermaid scales too. You can easily find metallic colors if you shop around.
24. Blue and Green Mermaid
This next mermaid makeup idea has more of a tropical vibe. She has subtle mermaid scales with blue and green makeup. There is also some gold sparkle too. We love the starfish in her hair as this finishes off the look perfectly. This would be great for a party and it is quite simple to recreate too.
25. Mystical Half Mermaid Look
The next mermaid look is mystical and amazing. This look features the scales under the skin and it is a little gory too. Makeup like this will wow for Halloween because it ticks all the boxes. It has a little blood, it’s magical, unique and will win best costume at any party! You can check out the products used including the accessories on the page below.
26. Cute Ariel Illusion Makeup
If you are a fan of Disney, you will love this! Here we have makeup inspired by Ariel from the Little Mermaid movie. The artist has created the illusion of those classic cartoon Disney eyes and she has completed the look with a costume and wig. You can recreate this illusion version of just wear your natural blue eyes or wear blue contact lenses.
27. Bold Mermaid Makeup with a Shell Crown
Love Halloween so want to go all out? If so, you need to see this. Here we have bold and mermazing makeup. The artist has created an intricate design on both her face and body which includes gills, scales, starfish and more. She even has a shell crown! This is an amazing makeup idea and you can find tutorials online for each section. So, look for gill tutorials, then scales and so on. There is a full list of the products used on the page below.
28. Mystical Blue Mermaid
Next, we have a mystical blue mermaid to show you. The artist has painted the face and body blue. This look is complete with blue eye and lip makeup with different colored contact lenses. It is a unique take on a mermaid and the blue color looks so ocean like and mystical. This definitely captures the mystery of mermaids.
29. Colorful Mermaid Skull
The next makeup idea features another mermaid skull look. This one is colorful and bright. As you can see, the makeup uses a vibrant color palette and has scales and illusions of a skull. This is an amazing look and it is perfect for those who want to try something different. You can see a full list of all the products used to create this vivid look on the makeup artist’s page and the link is below.
30. Simple Blue Makeup
If you are looking for a simpler mermaid idea, then this is perfect. For this look, the artist has used different shades of blue on the eyes with blue lips and light green tone skin. She has finished off the look with small pearls. We love this idea because it is mermazing but very simple to create. Recreate without the pearls and you have great last minute makeup.
31. Blue Mermaid Makeup with Pearls
Next, we have another blue look with pearls. So, the artist has used pink and blue on the eyes with darker pink lip color. She has also created gill like sections on her face and has decorated with pearls. This is a fun and pretty idea. You can find pearls for your face online so shop around.
32. Blue Mermaid Look
Looking for a cute mermaid look? If so, check this out. This mermaid costume uses all blue color palette. She has blue eyebrows and the rest of the makeup is simple and pretty. The costume is complete with a long pastel blue hair. This is a fun look and you can buy a starfish hair clip online.
33. Glam Mermaid Idea
This next makeup idea is glam and simple. She has bright blue eye makeup complete with nude lip color. Her hair also has blue beaded accessories. This is a pretty mermaid look and it is another one that is great for any last minute events. You can use makeup that you probably already have.
34. Sparkly Makeup Look
We love this makeup idea and it is one of our favorites. As you can see, she has bold eye makeup with scales. She has also stuck pearls and sea creatures on her face. This is such a cool, sparkly and amazing idea. If you love the ocean and mermaids, then this is the makeup for you.
35. Gory Shell Illusion
As it is Halloween, you could go for a more scary look like this one. This makeup artist has created scales on her face and has used bright colors. But she has stuck shells on her face and put blood around them to create the illusion that they are stuck in her skin. It is a cool look and it is a gory and spooky one.
36. Mermaid Scale Illusion
Next, we have another mermaid scale look. This time she has blue scales on her head but the rest of the scales have blood around them so it looks like they are under her skin. It is a pretty fun look that is also a little gory. We love this makeup and it is perfect for Halloween parties.
37. Bold Makeup with Shells
The next makeup idea is so bold and statement making! We love it. The artist has created amazing eye makeup with pearls and glitter. While the rest of her body is decorated with glitter, rhinestones, shells and star fish. This is an amazing makeup idea and it will make you stand out from the ocean crowd.
38. Mermaid Scales and Pearls
This next mermaid looks pretty and magical. This idea is simpler than some of the others. She has small mermaid scales and her face is decorated with pearls and a rhinestone. This look is simple and easy to recreate. We love the wet hair look, so try and wear this with your mermaid makeup.
39. Dark Mermaid
If all the pretty and bright mermaid makeup is not for you, then try something like this. Here we have a darker mermaid. She has dark eyes with black lip color and black scales. The look is complete with rhinestones. You could be like a mermaid villain with this version! This makeup is perfect for Halloween.
40. Mermaid Eye Makeup Look
Next, we have another simple mermaid idea. This time her makeup is simple and nude but she has bolder eyes. The eyes have a blue eyeshadow color and the surrounding area is decorated with a few pearls. This is a very pretty and easy to wear look. You can recreate with or without the pearls.
41. Glam Mermaid with Jewels
If you love bold makeup and rhinestones, then this is for you! The artist has painted her face and body in a mix of mermazing tones. She also has accessorized with rhinestones and ocean inspired accessories. This is an amazing makeup idea and it will certainly make a statement.
42. Pretty Blue Makeup with Pearls
The next mermaid is pretty and the makeup is ocean blue. She has nude lip color with blue eye makeup. There is also a blue section on the head. The blue section has white scales and pearls. This is a very cute and easy to wear idea. It is another great last minute one.
43. Mermaid Caught on a Hook
Earlier in the post we featured a mermaid on a hook. Here is another version. She has a grey skin tone and dark eyes. Her skin is also decorated with glitter and gills. The look is complete with a gory hook. This is perfect for those who want unique mermaid makeup that is gory and scary. You can see a full list of the products used on the page below.
44. Glitzy Purple Makeup
Next we have glitzy purple makeup. As you can see, she has glittery and purple eyes with rhinestones and scales. This is a pretty look and it is great for parties and nights out. This makeup gives you the best of both worlds because it is pretty but also a costume. Recreate this purple look or you can try the design in a different color.
45. Magical Makeup with Rhinestones
Look like a magical mermaid with a costume and makeup like this. She has blue eyeshadow and the rest of her skin is decorated with rhinestones and glitter. If you want a mermazing costume for a party, then create something like this. You can buy rhinestones for your skin online.
We hope you have been inspired by these amazing mermaid looks!