14 Beauty Products That’ll Make You Feel Like a Mermaid
For those who predicted we reached peak mermaid in 2016, they seriously underestimated the fascination with our aquatic sisters. The year has really just begun. But there have been as many mermaid-inspired beauty launches as new holographic makeup products and matte lip kits. And we’re fine with that.
Instead of embracing our inner mermaids once a year on Halloween, we get to do it every single day of the year. A shimmering highlighter can evoke iridescent scales, while a dab of glitter on the eyes is reminiscent of sparkling ocean waves. If the products are applied with mermaid-themed beauty tools, even better.
We may not ever be able to pull off seashell bras, but we don’t mind. As long as we have these beauty products.
Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Mermaid Parade, $35 at Amazon
Want a subtle way to shine? Then you’ll love this gorgeous green shade that even mermaids fawn over. Use it to create everything from cat eyes to negative space looks.
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray, $24 at Captain Blankenship
Dreaming of mermaid waves? Then you need this sea salt spray in your life. In addition to sea salt, it boasts organic sea kelp extract and organic aloe vera.
INC.redible In A Dream World Iridescent Sheer Gloss in Mermaid on Land, $13 at Sephora
Treat your lips to this mermaid-inspired iridescent sheer lip gloss. It features swirls of pigment that shift in color depending upon where the light hits it. You can even flaunt it over your favorite lip color.
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Sea Siren, $24 at Lookfantastic
This eyeshadow is inspired by mermaids. The three shades perfectly capture the iridescent shimmer of mermaids' scales thanks to a holographic finish.
Deborah Lippmann Iconic Treatment-Enriched Nail Polish in Mermaid's Dream, $20 at Sephora
Mermaid tail envy will be a thing of the past thanks to this glittery seafoam nail polish. When it's applied to toes, it gives them an on-point mermaid look.
Butter London Mermaid Glazen Eye Gloss, $24 at Butter London
Glossy eye makeup and mermaids are both popular. So when the two are combined, the result is magical. The innovative pudding-like formula applies like a gel, but dries to a powder. And the gray-green shade with blue-green shimmer is 100 percent mermaid.
OGX Kandee Pop Glam Mermaid Moisture Ultra-Hydrating Hair Mask, $9.99 at Ulta Beauty
This mask conditions, moisturizes and protects color-treated hair from fading. And it does it all in three to five minutes. So you can achieve #mermaidhair in no time. The smell is pretty cool, too. It’s a mix of cotton candy, semi-floral and tropical scents.
Winky Lux Mermaid Kitten Palette, $25 at Winky Lux
Winky Lux’s seaworthy palette has micro-milled shadows. The nine shades come in shimmer, pearlescent and matte finishes. They go on velvety smooth and deliver maximum color payoff, which is exactly what your inner mermaid is craving.
Million Dollar Tan Mermaid Mousse Extreme for Face, $40 at Million Dollar Tan
Get glowing without exposure to the sun's harmful rays thanks to this lightweight mousse. The formula is especially formulated for faces so there's no need to worry about it being streaky. It also comes with added benefits that help lift and firm skin. And take a second to admire the mermaid bottle.
Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner in I'm Half Mermaid, $14.50 at Amazon
This sparkling teal shade is meant for mermaids. Well, half mermaids. But you can also rock it on dry land.
Mermaid Body Wash, $20 at Anthropologie
Because all great mermaid looks should start in the water, there is a mermaid body wash. The luxe cleanser has an invigorating scent of coconut, orange blossoms and the sea.
Lime Crime Mermaids Hi-Lite Palette, $38 at Ulta Beauty
Looking to glitter and glow? Meet your new BFF. This highlighter palette contains Sparkling Lavender, Ivory and Seafoam options. Swipe on over your cheeks, brow bone, lids and more to really shine.
Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color in Starfish, $35 at Nordstrom
There are many more colors in the sea besides blue and green. Chantecaille's Mermaid Eye Color Collection includes a range of less obvious ones. And the dermatologist-tested eye products all feature a shimmering water-resistant formula that can be applied wet or dry. Experiment using it as an eyeliner or as a shadow.