Hooked Siren – Halloween Mermaid Makeup

Hi beautiful ghouls!

Yesterday I created a Hooked Siren look, complete with shells from the ocean and a hook straight out of my dad’s tackle box. This look took me about an hour and 45 minutes to complete, and I used a hell of a lot of different beauty products/Halloween sfx products to do it. All products used will be bolded so you can find them easily.

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For my face, I used a moisturizer to prime. Then I added e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation and e.l.f. concealer to prep my skin. Next, I added a cream contour to my face – to my temples and around my forehead, the hollows of my cheeks, and my jaw line. I blended this out and finished with It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores setting powder.

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Next, I created the scales! I put a pair of old fishnet stockings around my head, and created an ombre effect of scales using my Julia’s Leaps of Faith eyeshadows! If you don’t know, those are the shadows I make myself! I used the color Puddles ( a bright blue) and Introspective (a smokey purple) which are both currently available for purchase on my Etsy, and then I used a color that is not released on my Etsy shop yet called Mermaid Lagoon (a black based dark blue) for the darkest scale shade!

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After my scales were on, I created the hook injury using a real fishing hook, flesh liquid latex, and ripped up tissues. I let this set and dry on my face while I completed my eyes! For my eyebrows I used Colourpop’s Supershock Eyeshadow in Rhinestone which is a black-based metallic blue/green color on a small angled brush, and filled my brows in like I normally would. This eyeshadow color gave my eyebrows a blu-ish green hue that is reminscent of the ocean floor! Then I used TooFaced Sugar Pop palette and completed my eye makeup with the purples and blues in the palette. I topped the center of my eyelids with the glitter sheer Supershock eyeshadow from Colourpop in Alchemy.

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I completed my eye look with some winged liner using e.l.f. Expert Liner and Ciate London Fierce Flicks. I created a “mermaid tail” wing instead of a traditional wing. Then I used the Essence Cosmetics False Lash mascara to give my lashes definition and length. By this time, my injury was dry, so I picked at it to give it a distressed effect. Then I added my foundation around the outside to make it flesh-toned. I added red and purple tones to the perimeter using the e.l.f. Mad for Matte 2 palette so the wound appeared bruised and infected. At the end, I dumped some fake blood all over it, and let it run down my neck to give the appearance that it was still bleeding.

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I finished my look with a rhinestone headband, and glued some sea shells to my forehead using more liquid latex (this part was surprisingly difficult!). I finished with the Ulta Matte Lip Cream in the shade Allusive for a dark, moody lip that fit the dark blues and purples of this look!

To complete the costume, I added a blue/green sparkly crocheted light-weight sweater (I borrowed from my mom) that looked like a fishing net. I wore a black crop top camisole underneath the netting. Then I wore pearl earrings, a pearly bracelet, and a pearly necklace (all fake of course) to match my underwater theme!

I had SUCH a fun time creating this look yesterday, and I received many compliments on it whether it was in-person compliments, Instagram, or compliments from DMs on Snapchat! I hope you like this look, and try it for yourself! The great part of this costume idea is that you can use any color scheme!

Until next time, stay scary!

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xoxo

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Halloweekend

Hello lovely readers! I have been M.I.A. lately, and I apologize for that. I shouldn’t be letting my personal issues interfere with my blogging, but it has been happening and I apologize. I haven’t done anything autumn-y or fall-related the whole month of October (I know – I was so excited when October began and then I didn’t do anything fall related), however, the last 4 days have been very fun with celebrating my favorite day of the year – HALLOWEEN! My college threw a party on Thursday the 29th, and this weekend I drove to my best friend’s college and we celebrated actual Halloween on her campus! It was definitely a tiring last four days, but I had a lot of fun with my friends. I never have the opportunity to go out, so I was excited to have two different Halloween related events to attend for this weekend.

On Thursday, I went to my school event dressed as a lion! Our mascot is a female lion, and I wanted something simple that I could play around with some fun makeup! I think my makeup turned out great, and I wish my front facing camera was better quality so you could see how it turned out. I tried to edit the picture the best I could, but here is my lioness makeup!

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I’d like to believe I was queen of the jungle on Thursday night!

I also had lion ears, and my hair ended up deflating by the end of the night, but it still turned out really nicely I think! The party at my school was very good, and I danced all night with my other fellow dance majors! Here is a picture of my friend and I – she was dressed in a onesie pajama set because she was dressed as a baby doll for Halloween (which makes sense because she is only 4’6″!, haha!):

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A fellow dance major and I

At my other friend’s college yesterday, I went as a vampire! I was so upset because I had spent a lot of time doing my hair, makeup, and my bite wound (my first attempt at special effects makeup), and the vampire teeth I bought (Scarecrow brand mini deluxe fangs) did not work at all!! The glue mixture was not right and I followed the instructions down to a T, but they would not stay in my mouth. I unfortunately had to go without wearing them (which sucks because I paid $20 for them), but I think my makeup alone was still just as effective! The vampire fangs would have thrown the outfit over the top, but I wasn’t going to let the stupid teeth ruin my night!

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Before I left to my friend’s college!

I have a natural ombre going on right now since I have been growing out my old hair color for the past year and a half. It worked to my advantage though, because I sprayed my hair with temporary red hair dye, and it turned out to look pretty awesome! I took this photo before I left to drive to my friend’s college. I went to buy gas before I started my trip, and the gas station attendant was really shocked when I pulled up!

Some liquid latex, eye shadow, and of course fake blood!

Some liquid latex, eye shadow, and of course fake blood!

I unfortunately didn’t get around to drinking any apple cider this month, but yesterday I was able to eat some Halloween candy (in the spirit of the holiday of course), and I was able to play with some fake blood which definitely made me feel like I was in the Halloween spirit! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I cannot believe today is November 1! Now the wonderful winter holidays are upon us! I can’t wait to see how the last 6 weeks of my semester go, and I will definitely be trying to update more often!

I hope you all had a stellar Halloween yesterday! What did you dress up as? Let me know!!