The Mermaid Makeup Guide for People Who Hate Mermaid Makeup

Not to be presumptuous, but we have an inkling that the interest in mermaid-inspired beauty may come from one very specific figure. In the interest of not naming names, however, let's just say that pop culture has its fair share in perpetuating the idea of mermaids as ethereal, glamorous figures with amazing hair and adorable seashell bras. When it comes to makeup, mermaid looks can range from the bold and intricate to subtle, everyday looks. With this mermaid makeup guide, we're aiming for the second: think bold sweeps of color, dewy skin, and the occasional dabbing of glitter. Keep reading for six looks that channel mermaid beauty (and indulge your weakness for all things bold and holographic).

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