We know that when it comes to summer makeup and hair, the less effort required, the better. That's why the trending mermaid-inspired look is perfect for the season! Think aquamarine shadows, luminous glowing skin, and natural beach waves. With just a few easy to achieve steps, you can go from beach bum to bombshell fast!
To achieve this sultry look, don't be afraid to play with colour! Mermaid smoky eyes call for bold shimmery shades – think ocean blue, smouldering turquoise, and seafoam green. And best of all, there's no need for expert techniques or precision blending! Simply select a darker shade and place it all over your eyelid, blending up towards your crease. Finish off by using a tapered brush to apply a lighter shadow in the center of your lid and in your inner corner. Then, add a few coats of mascara and you're finished! Pro Tip: Slightly wetting your brush will amplify your eyeshadows, really giving your lids that glistening wet look!
DEWY BRONZED SKIN
The mermaid makeup look lets you embrace the summer humidity and play up your natural highlight! Use an illuminating primer underneath your foundation or BB cream. Next, avoid looking greasy by using a powder to mattify the center of your face focusing on the forehead, nose, and chin. No need for any complicated contouring here! Instead, sweep some bronzer all over your face for an all over bronzed glow. For some added glow, apply a shimmery highlighter on the high points of your face like the tops of your cheekbones and your cupid's bow.
We all know how frustrating it can be to spend loads of time on your hair in the summer. Going from the pool or beach to out at night can be a pain when you can't get your style to last. Don't bother with curling irons or blow dryers that will dry out your hair! Embrace your natural texture by using some sea-salt spray and an anti-frizz serum to tame those stubborn flyaways. Or, if your hair is on the thicker side and tends to get poofy throughout the night, opt for a half-up hairstyle and curl only a few face-framing strands, leaving the rest au-natural!