Mermaid Eye Tutorial

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water”

-Rabindranath Tagore

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I recently ordered some single shadows from MakeupGeek, and holy shit were they good! I used 4 shadows from the brand, 2 mattes, 1 shimmer, and 1 foil. I was most impressed by the matte purple shadows, as colors like these are impressively hard to make, and they turned out so pigmented!


I was feeling sort of mythological one day and decided to do a visual representation of what I feel looks mermaid-like, as well as a juxtaposing siren look. A quick breakdown on what each creature is for you: Think Ariel for a mermaid. Lovely, pretty, nice, kindhearted, the usual. For a siren, take all of those words and put their antonym in place. The only exception would be “pretty”, since sirens are creatures that lure sailors to their sea deaths with their beauty and singing ability.

I just think Greek mythology is so awesome, because only ancient Greeks would think “Hey, you know what would be a really cool story? Man-eating mermaids, but they also sing songs of death so we’ll call them something less enticing, like a siren. Cool, add that to Volume 5, Phillip”

Let’s get started:


The eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with a powder or shadow that best matches your skin tone.
  2. Begin to define the crease with the first shadow “Hopscotch”. Be as messy with this as you like, as we are using it for transitional purposes.
  3. Take the second shadow “Wysteria” and blend all throughout the crease and outer corner. continue to build up to the intensity that you prefer. I wanted a more whimsical look, so I went light handed on the pigmentation for this look.
  4. Wet a dense packing brush and take the third shadow “Fortune Teller”. Carve out the lid from the inner corner to about halfway. Continue to layer the same shadow until you reach your desired intensity.
  5. With any previous blending brush, blend the harsh edge between “Wysteria” and “Fortune Teller” to help create a seamless transition between the shadows.

Lower lashline:

  1. Blend a mix of “Hopscotch” and “Wysteria” across the lower lashline, from inner to outer corner.
  2. Pack “Fortune Teller” onto the inner part of the lower lashline, layering for desired intensity.


  1. Highlight the tear duct with the fourth shadow “Pillow Talk”
  2. Line the waterline with a nude eyeliner to help open up the eyes.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. I wouldn’t recommend false lashes for this look, as I think it looks better with a very light coat of mascara, in order to showcase the shadows.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a fantastic Friday!

Stay beautiful!

Products used:

Brows – Maybelline Total Temptaiton Eyebrow Definer Pencil “Medium Brown”

Eyeshadow – MakeupGeek Single Shadows “Wysteria”, “Hopscotch”, “Pillow Talk”, “Fortune Teller”

Eyeliner – Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Definer “Nude”

Mascara – L’oreal Lash Paradise “Blackest Black”

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

24 thoughts on “Mermaid Eye Tutorial

  1. Makeup by Erin says:

    I’m such a Greek mythology fan, I took a course in college and loved it! This look is so pretty, I love the mixture of colors together! 😍😍

    • ZoBeautie says:

      Thank you! I have a pretty amateur interest in Greek mythology, but a lot of it has to do with the video games I play. So glad someone hasn’t mentioned they look like Minnesota Vikings colors yet 😂

      • Makeup by Erin says:

        Haha, I’m not into sports so I wouldn’t even be able to tell you whose colors those were! 😂

        • ZoBeautie says:

          I’m not either! Football anyway. My cousin told me that the first time and I just gave her a blank stare. Apparently everyone saw it except me.

          • Makeup by Erin says:

            Haha, literally me. I know who the Steelers are and the Packers, but that’s it. 😂

          • Makeup by Erin says:

            Good ole Wisconsin! Haha, that’s my boyfriend’s fave team even though he also doesn’t like sports. 😂

          • ZoBeautie says:

            I at least know the team exists, but nothing else other than that 😂. The only sport I’ve followed is figure skating. I was glued to the tv for the Olympic events.

          • Makeup by Erin says:

            Haha, I totally understand. I get volleyball because I played a little bit. Other than that, I rather watch something else.

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