We're finally in the month of June and you know what that means, it's officially summertime!

Now that the weather is nice and warm, take a splash in the ocean with cool mermaid vibes.

From aqua eyes to jewel tones and iridescent shine, morph into an enchanting mermaid this summer season.

Enjoy these 31 mermaid inspired look ideas.


The most easiest way to get mermaid vibes is with aqua eyes. Create aqua eyes by applying a wash of color in aquatic blue hues in mint, teal, turquoise and emerald.

Combine an aquatic blue color palette with soft earthy neutrals for a wearable toned down version of the look. This will make the aqua blue hue an accent shade rather than a statement for a subtle version of the look.

Apply aquatic shades in a halo effect (to the inner and outer corners) paired with neutrals (ivory, peach, beige, taupe) for a soft glam look.

Create monochrome (using shades all in the same color family) aquatic eyes topped off with pearlescent dust for a dazzling party look!


If you're going for something a bit more glamorous, try the halo spotlight technique using a mermaid color palette.

Essentially, a mermaid color palette consists of aqua blue, green and purple.

To create a dramatic mermaid look, go for vivid jewel tones in emerald, sapphire and amethyst. Use black eyeshadow to intensify the look and try duochrome or pearlescent pigments to highlight the inner corners and the center of the lid.

Layer textured eyeshadows with a duochrome, sparkle, iridescent or holographic finish which will give your mermaid look the most exquisite effect.


Try a mermaid blend with a color palette in green, blue and purple for a bright eyed look. 

Mermaid Blend

There's so many different variations and ways to wear this look so you have endless look ideas to create here! Try a mermaid color palette in jewel tones for peacock vibes.

Go with a monochrome blue smokey for a smoldering, summer evening look. Add pink, fuschia or purple on the lower lashline for an unexpected color pop.

Tszuj up your monochrome blue smokey with bright and eccentric shades in neon green for a mesmerizing mermaid glow.

Compliment your mermaid look with a matching lilac, emerald or teal lip for an edgy and whimsical touch!

Take inspiration from an oceanic abyss and create layers and depth with green and blue shadows. The results will be absolutely stunning!

Add shades in pink, lilac and fuschia to add a soft and feminine touch.

Warm up your mermaid look with peach and gold hues for major summer vibes. Normally, you wouldn't think of combining orange or peach shades with blues and purple, right? However, peach, beige and gold are all considered earthy neutrals which compliment just about everything!

Vibrant, cool toned liner in blue really adds to the mermaid look. There's so many different ways of lining your eyes from sparkly glitter eyeliner to fun and crazy eyeliner just find a shade that compliments your eyes and your look. With just eyeliner alone, you can completely transform your aquatic mermaid eyes.

Probably the most exciting part of creating an aquatic blue monochrome look is embellishing it! With eccentric liners, pearlescent powders, glitters, rhinestones and so much more you're sure to sparkle and shine just like a mermaid!


Duochrome color shifting makeup products are a MUST when creating mermaid makeup looks! So what is duochrome, you ask?

Duochrome gives the illusion that the product changes colors depending on the light and angle you are viewing it from. It's the perfect product to light up and illuminate your look with! (See it in action here).

So basically, duochrome products are a mermaid dream!

For a soft and iridescent mermaid glow, try adding a tiny bit of duochrome powder in an aqua hue paired with a neutral eye for a soft glam look.

Or go all out with an ethereal like glow with mermaid highlighter to really amp up your mermaid glow.


For an edgy and dramatic look, try a cut crease in a mermaid color palette!

Embellish your cut crease with glitter, liner and lashes for a glam touch! Try colored mascara in pink, blue or purple for a fun summery element. If you don't have colored mascara, just paint your lashes with colored liquid liner, it'll give you the same effect!

For next level liner, add a few swipes of graphic, neon liner in aquatic hues.


Summer is the time to sparkle and shine and experiment with different looks! Embellish your mermaid looks and take them to new heights with lots of bling and sparkles!

Don't just think about your eyes! For a complete mermaid transformation and a summer party look, add glitter and jewels to your face, body and hair! So your body and hair can shimmer and shine with every movement, too!

Transform a dark smokey eye with iridescent or multicolored glitter for an instant glam effect!

Experiment with various sizes, shapes and color when it comes to all things sparkly!


Why just limit your mermaid looks to the eyes? Create lip art with the same mermaid color palette to compliment your eye looks.

If you're feeling fancy, embellish your lip art by adding a graphic touch with black liner.

For something a bit more wearable yet still fun, go for ombre lips in an aquatic color palette. Embellish with sparkles for a bit of glam.

For an OTT (over the top) mermaid look which might be perfect for a costume party, try creating scaled mermaid lips! Embellish with pearls, starfish and whatever your heart desires.

Will you be rocking mermaid makeup this summer?


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