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Thanks to our gal, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, we're seeing a spike in interest for mermaidcore makeup, and we totally get why! The effortless and ethereal beauty of a mermaid has always intrigued us since we were little girls, and now we can finally embody their mythical glow.
To do mermaidcore right, the key is to avoid from making it too costume-y. Don't take it too literally. Think of it as minimalist makeup meets Euphoria. Mermaidcore beauty is somewhere in between those two trends. Intrigued? Below we discuss the elements needed to nail the mermaidcore trend, sans the dinglehopper.
How To Achieve The Mermaidcore Beauty Look For Beginners
If you're always underwater and exposed to the sun, you must keep your skin looking dewy and hydrated. Go for a tinted moisturizer for a second-skin finish and a liquid highlighter for an ethereal glow.
Colourette First Base Everyday Skin Tint SPF30, P599
Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer, P1,750
Nothing says mermaidcore more than shimmery lids! We suggest you grab a pearly coral eyeshadow if you want a low-key effect or go all out with aquatic shades like blue and green. Lavender is also an ethereal choice.
Au naturel is the name of the game so brushed-up brows—forget about the Instagram kilay at the moment. This brow volumizing gel is a staple in our makeup kits because it makes brows fluffy with just a few coats.
Issy & Co. Brow Volumizing Gel in Brown, P349
A juicy pout is a signature element of the mermaidcore beauty trend. Turn to a peach or pink lip gloss for a natural look.
Chu Chu Beauty Lip Syrup in So Berry, P199
Wet look hair
No mermaidcore look would be complete without wet look hair. Grab a soft hold gel and style your baby hair for a modern and IRL take on mermaidcore look. Alternatively, you can just go for a just-showered look.
Gatsby Water Gloss Soft Gel, P88
Layer a bit of shimmery powder on sheer polish to get this look and apply pearl stick-on embellishments. For a one-step approach, grab a bottle of pearly white nail polish.
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Bonus: Pearl and shell accessories
Penny Pairs Erin Gold Huggies, P1,499
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