Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Face of the Day ~ Arabian Mermaiden.

Portland Black Lipstick Company in Indigo Bridge
+ generic purple glitter

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in RF133
Collection 2000 Pressed Powder in Ivory
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Velocity used as blusher
 Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Mochi, 2am and Velocity
Collection 2000 Dazzle Me! in Heavenly, Bewitch and Fairy Dust
Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe
Barry M Kohl Pencil in White 
+ shimmery eye shadows from generic palette

I know what you're thinking, it's Mermaid week and I didn't use pearls!? Believe you me I was tempted, but I decided that actually I might prove that I'm not a one trick pony - plus gems are just as fun! On a plus, the stenciling worked out nice, unlike last time! Which I am pleased about. The whole look is still a bit messy, but I'm quite happy with the outcome. Doesn't help that I basically poured a lot of white liquid eyeliner into my eye whilst trying to apply is as mascara, the boyfriend was all "wash it all" and I was all "no way am I putting water on my nearly finished face" so I just sort of, cried it out. When I was researching inspiration for this look I realised I didn't want to go too generic and do a pastel mermaid or use that fishnet effect that is everywhere and occasionally looks like scales. Those two looks do look nice but I wasn't up for copying either of them. I sort of wanted to do a slightly creepy mermaid, hence the white eyelashes and eyeliner. If it isn't evident the shape on my forehead is inspired by a whale's tail and was sort of the boyfriend's idea, so kudos to him. Go here to see the rest of the Mermaid looks done for the tag. They both look awesome. Next look, in two weeks' time involves choosing our favourite spring/summer collection and doing a look inspired by it. Exciting! Don't forget you can always join in, just head over to the previous link and Bekki tells you how!


  1. I love this so so much. Brilliant idea, beautiful finish, and the stencilling really adds to the whole effect. For this, I award you an A*.

    But seriously, this is amazing. =DD

    Love B xxxxx

    1. Yaaaayyy! Bekki likes it, Bekki likes it! But yours was so much more amazing...the seaweed effect <3

  2. Dat lip! Dat reverse stencil! Love it! I've been meaning to do some reverse stencil work for aaaaaages, you've really inspired me!

    1. Haha! I'm glad I've inspired you! <3
      I can't wait to see what you do!

  3. My god I friggin love this in every way.

  4. New follower, I adore experimental makeup and dark clothes, enjoying going through your blog. Also I really like this and your stencilling is amazing in this love the colors too! :)


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