Make Waves This Summer With Our Favorite Mermaidcore Makeup Looks

June 12, 2023
Reece Andavolgyi
By: Reece Andavolgyi | by L'Oréal
Person wearing a lavender and pearl embellished eyeshadow look.

Mermaidcore hair, makeup and nails are stealing the spotlight this summer thanks to a certain movie about everyone’s favorite mermaid — you know, the one with gorgeous red hair? These beauty looks are typically beautifully ethereal and accented with iridescent textures, seafoam green and blue colors, and delicate pearl and rhinestone embellishments. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite mermaidcore makeup looks on social media to recreate, so you too can indulge in your inner mermaid fantasy.

Mermaidcore Makeup Looks to Recreate

Under a Sea of Pearls

Embody mermaidcore to its fullest extent with this wet hair and sea glass eyeshadow moment from @_makeupbymelody. We recommend using the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Glow Shots Liquid Eyeshadow in Feelin’ Grape to create a similar eye makeup look — and don’t forget to swipe on a glossy iridescent lip, like the Pat McGrath Labs Lust Lip Gloss in Astral Moon Flower to complete the moment. 

Siren Shimmer

For a makeup look that includes gadgets and gizmos galore, use this maximalist glam moment by makeup artist @makeupbyliesel as inspiration.

Serving Sea Princess 

Loose mermaid waves are the perfect finishing touch to this pearl-embellished graphic eyeliner look. Replicate it with the Urban Decay 24/7 Inks Liquid Eyeliner in Hi-Energy and follow up with the Carol’s Daughters Disney's The Little Mermaid Goddess Strength Leave In Cream Gift Set to shape and nourish your natural waves. 

Sea Foam Glimmer

We can’t help but swoon over this shimmery pink and blue gradient eyeshadow moment. To get a look similar to @glambyknight's mermaid-approved smoky eye, use the Kim Chi Chic Juicy Nine Palette in Juicy Velvet.

Sunken Treasure Shadow

A crystal-embellished wing in dreamy shades of blue and lavender stun with a glowy base, as evidenced by creator @glambysinead_. To get the look, the creator used the NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Concealer Serum paired with the NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick in Brunch Me

Rainbow Fish

Use a mermaid’s tail as inspiration for your winged eyeliner, just like @doeneseya. Since no mermaidcore makeup look is complete without glitter, layer on a little bit of the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Disco Day Dream on the lids.

Ocean Wave Liner

Bookmark this shimmery graphic eyeliner look that resembles gentle ocean waves for a delicate yet ethereal take on the mermaidcore makeup trend. 

Bronzy Blue Beauty

Bronze skin, a shimmery blue cut crease and wavy red hair make for the ultimate mermaidcore moment. Add a natural glow to the skin with the help of the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Glow Liquid Bronzer. Then, proceed with the Carol’s Daughter Disney's The Little Mermaid Black Vanilla Leave In Conditioner Gift Set to gently hydrate and define your wavy strands. 

Midnight Mermaid 

In this reel, @glambymykaila paints her lids with shades of purple, turquoise and lavender, topping everything off with iridescent glitter (like the Danessa Myricks Infinite Chrome Flakes in Strobe Light) for a mesmerizing glow.

Photo: @doeneseya, Design: Juliana Campisi

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