Mermaid Eyeliner: The Latest Instagram Trend That’ll Have You Swimming In The Deep

Share
Tweet
Share
Share

When it comes to Instagram, we’re learning that just about any trend can happen in the Instasphere. It’s a magical place, where creativity comes alive and we showcase to, and share with, other lovers of the unique. The latest make-up craze taking Instagram by storm bears no exception to the rule. It’s aptly titled “mermaid eyeliner” and can be seen under such hashtags as #mermaideyes and #mermaidmakeup.

The colours of these mythological creatures have been inspiring eye make-up trends for quite some time. However, this new wave of Instagrammable beauty holds a slight difference. The trend of the moment is, in fact, to use liners to recreate an actual fishtail onto the eye, as a feature of the eyeliner.

Some of these hardcore make-up addicts have taken extreme measures to pay tribute to the mermaid. With a base of turquoise and deep, electric blues, the tail is created using a bold, purple liquid liner. Blending is key, to create this look, as the palette of colours is so strong. With a flash of bright silver at the inner eye, the artist brings to life the mythical vibe of the look.

Some of the mermaid-inspired make up looks use glitter, sequins and even rhinestones, to add a finishing magic touch. Sticking to one colour palette, this look uses turquoises and blues to allow for the thick, black liner to take centre stage, with a flick of a mermaid tail at the tip.

👑 R O S E G O L D • W A V E S 👑 Day 60 of #100daysofmakeup ~ I need your help again guppies! I love this look I made today but I can't find a cool name for it 🤣 EDIT: Thank you @ilblogdii for the name inspiration! 😍 And thanks to all of you for all the amazing name suggestions 😍😍😍 As usual I wrote them all down for future reference! 💕 Feat. one of the new Dazzle Liners by @nablacosmetics (Comet) & Sugar Plum Fairy glitters by @theunicornglitterbox 🦄 Products used: 🐚 Eyeprimer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance. 🐚 Eyeshadows: @Sugarpill Frostine and 2AM; @NablaCosmetics Delirium (from the Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette), Lotus, Eresia, Nocturne and Antique White. 🐚 Glitters: @theunicornglitterbox loose glitters in Sugar Plum Fairy. 🐚 Eyeliner: @NablaCosmetics Dazzle Liner in Comet. 🐚 Eyepencil: @MACCosmetics Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline. 🐚 False Lashes: @Ardell_Lashes Wispies Black lashes. 🐚 Mascara: MAC Cosmetics Extended Play Gigablack Lash. 🐚 Brows: NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in Mars. 🐚 Brushes by @SpectrumCollections and MAC Cosmetics. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupobsessed #makeupaddiction #Sugarpill #NABLA #theunicornglitterbox #SpectrumCollections #arielmakeup #muaintraining #universodamaquiagem_oficial #wakeupandmakeup #featuremuas #underratedmuas #undiscovered_muas #eyemakeup #lotd #motd #eotd #instamakeup #makeupbyme #makeupoftheday #makeuponfleek #makeuplife #makeupartistry #makeupcommunity #glittermakeup #meritocracyforbeauty #italianmuasdoitbetter

A post shared by Ariel (@arielmakeup) on

Without drawing the full mermaid tail, this artist managed to recreate the trend using a stunning liquid eyeliner which appears almost like foil, over the blended purple shadows. A sweep of glitter under the eye really brings the whole look together.

If you want to go all out with the mermaid look, this liner look is absolutely perfect. The fishnet detailing on the brow, intersparsed with rhinestones and sparkling cerulean eyeshadow, complete with a beautiful fishtail, really brings this look to life. And the sprinkling of glitter underneath the bottom lid makes for a magical touch.

Remember that book about the rainbow fish from your childhood? Well, this eyeliner look takes the beauty of rainbow fish and multiplies it by ten. Complete with glittering silvery fishtail and a myriad of tonal colour, this look is ideal for those looking to impress. And that purple is just to die for!

Mermaid Eye ~ This eye makeup is what dreams are made of ❤

A post shared by Zara's International Academy (@zarasinternationalacademy) on

One of our absolute favourite interpretations of mermaid eyeliner trends, this look brings together glittery sequins with shimmering eyeshadow in a palette of aquas. Pair with extra long, thick lashes for a look that’s dreamy and will have you longing to swim under the sea.

To give you a hand in recreating the look yourself, we’ve picked out just some the palettes and liners available that hold the right hues for mermaid perfection, always sticking to bright colour; purples, pinks, greens and turquoise.

Although, it just wouldn’t be quite right to apply all this mermaid beauty to your face without a very special and appropriate brush kit. With pink to blue to pink ombre brushes and fishtail tips, this brush set is everything we could wish for and more.

Want these?🎉 Check Out the Link in my Bio🛍️ 🛒Use the code "MYBEAUTY" for out holiday sale 🎊

A post shared by Atherie (@atherie.shop) on

Over to you – what do you make of the new mermaid eyeliner trend? Share your thoughts with us in the comments on Facebook and Twitter.

Salon Gold also provides insurance for freelance and mobile make-up artists. For further information, please visit our Make-Up Artist Insurance page.


Leave a comment

*

*

Our Reviews

4.9 / 5 Based on 679 Reviews
Read all reviews »

very helpful, good support if i ever need help, reasonable priced as well

on Jun 17th

Quick with no hassle would recommend to anyone looking for insurance

on Jun 15th

Highly recommended by other face painters, great cover options, simple forms, understanding of the trade and our needs and the cheapest quote ive had. Bang on!

on Jun 14th
© Copyright 2018 Salon Gold | Salon Gold, Holistic Gold, Counselling Gold and Fitness Gold are products of Henry Seymour & Co (Barkdene Ltd) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.Registered in England No 1842617 Insurance Brokers. All rights reserved.
Get a Quote