Mythical Mermaid/Fairy Creature Makeup Transformation

Hello everyone and welcome to my first ever blog post!

In this tutorial I will teach you how to recreate

this creative mythical mermaid-ish fairy makeup.

Of course I don't expect all of you to recreate this exact look but maybe you can take something particular from it.

ENJOY!! :)



  • Diamond-FX Essential Palette                                 
  • Diamond-FX Metallic Palette (by
  • Great Lash Mascara
  • Crescent Eyelashes - Feather Lashes
  • MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment in Wintersky
  • My Beauty Addiction Pigment in Afterparty
  • Rico Design Squin Bowl in Dark Green
  • OLBA Glitter in Dark Grey
  • Sugarpill Pigment in Goldilux
  • NYX Roll On Shimmer in Taupe
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette





Step 1: Using the green out of the Diamond-FX Metallic Palette I first drew on the outlines of the scales on my forehead.

I painted every single scale individually and worked my way up from the eyebrows reaching my hairline.

Step 2: Next, I filled in the center of my forehead with a transition from dark purple to very light purple.

For that I used the purple out of the Metallic Palette and then mixed in white out of the Essential Palette.

Step 3:  I filled in the scales I painted on before using the yellow out of the Metallic Palette again mixed with the white out of the Essential Palette.

Step 4: I then wanted to add some shine to the scales just to make it look more interesting. For that I mixed Sugarpill's pigment in Goldilux and NYX's Roll on Shimmer with a mixing medium and applied it to the inner part of the scales. Also I added some pattern to the center of my forehead using the purple paint. I created the transition effect by going over it lightly with a fluffy brush and some of the white paint.

Step 5: Next I applied the white paint to the areas where the light would naturally hit my face like the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and so on.

Step 6: Then, I blended the My Beauty Addiction eyeshadow in combination with the MAC eyeshadow above my crease.

Step 7: I applied the black eyeshadow from the Basics Palette onto the outer third of my eye blending it into my crease and into the purple.

Step 8: Afterwords, I applied Goldilux and NYX's Taupe onto the remaining parts of my upper eyelid.

Step 9:  Using the green and the blue out of the Metallic Palette, I repeated the process of painting the scales on my cheek. Make sure to attend your cheekbone structure and don't paint under where your cheekbone ends.

Step 10: I also created the transition in step ten using a fluffy brush and some of the white paint going over it with a light hand.

Step 11: Next, I drew on big scales on my neck very roughly using a mixture of the black paint out of the Essential Palette and again the green out of the Metallic one.

Step 12: Then, I filled in the inner edges with only green paint.

Step 13: I filled in the rest of the scales with purple.

Step 14: Lastly, I applied some white paint in the middle of the scales and blended everything together.  I also applied some glitter.

Step 15: For the eyebrows, I cut the sequins into little peaces and glued them on with Lash Glue.

Step 16: Next, I applied mascara and fake lashes.

Step 17:  To finish off the look, I created fish shaped lips! For that, I first muted my natural lip color with white paint. Next, I outlined the shape of the lips using the dark blue out of the Essential Palette. Next, I blended in bits of the metallic purple and green and lastly added the grey out of the Metallic Palette to the center of my lips.





I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial and the look. I would love to hear some feedback from you. Even constructive criticism is required so tell me what you think. 



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About the Author: MakeArt with MakeUp


"I think the world would appear less colorful and bright without makeup, beauty and fashion. Makeup is not just another beauty product for me. I feel like there are countless opportunities to create art. I personally like to express art with the use of makeup. In my eyes, I use my face as a canvas ..."  READ MORE>>




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Comment by annamaria Kyriazis on February 24, 2014 at 5:43pm

wow what an amazing makeup look :-)

Comment by Annette Rivera on February 19, 2014 at 3:29pm


Comment by Rumah Saad Khan on February 19, 2014 at 11:27am

Well done

Comment by sara gulzaib on February 18, 2014 at 10:56am


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