Halloween: Mermaid Look + Cloud Nine Review

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Halloween: Mermaid Look + Cloud Nine Review
For my final halloween look, I've teamed up with Cloud Nine to create a more glamourous halloween look and quick hairstyle rather than the more scary looks I've created over the past couple of years. If you do want some more scary and unusual halloween looks, then check out my previous posts, I've created a Cheshire Cat, Pop Art Zombie and Sugar Skull look this year. 

This look is very different to others that I've created although I'm using a lot of the same products that I used in my previous halloween looks this year, here's the list of products but feel free to substitute and use whichever products you have!

- Max Factor Smooth Effect Foundation in 40 Porcelain
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 
- Essence Fixing Powder
- Makeup Revolution Awesome Eyeshadow Palette 
- Makeup Revolution Unicorns Unite Lipstick in Horn of Magic 
- Benefit Roller Lash Mascara 
- Primark False Lashes in Sultry 
- Essence Body Glitter
- Real Techniques and Spectrum Brushes
- Primark Fishnet Tights
- Cloud Nine The Original Curling Wand 

Phew, yes I did use quite a lot of products for this look but most of them are quite inexpensive and easily available. If you are looking for cheap halloween and brighter makeup then definitely check out Makeup Revolution as they have a fantastic range including their new Unicorns Unite lipsticks

1. First I started with my regular foundation, concealer and powder, all three of which I have been using for months and I love them! However this time round as I wanted the skin to be more moisturised and luminous so I used the MeMeMe primer before my foundation. 

2. Now, this is where it gets a little weird...put the fishnet tights over your head/face...yes, this is essential to the look as when you apply eyeshadow over the top it will look like scales on the skin! This method is so quick and easy but it can be slightly unconformable and restrictive. I would recommend using eyeshadows wet and with a stiff/dense brush for the pigmentation to be as strong as possible. I used blues, purples and gold in this look but you can use whichever shades you want. 

3. When you have the scales as you want them, you can move onto the brows. I used a gold eyeshadow with a wet brush over the brows because you know, mermaids have gold brows, right? 

4. For the eyes I applied a shimmery light blue shade all over the lid and a gold into the inner corner. Instead of regular black liner, I used a bright blue liquid liner and made a dramatic curved wing. I finished with mascara then Primark false lashes in Sultry which even for a newbie like me, they were SO easy to apply but I did have to trim them. 

5. I kept the lips simple, I applied a bright turquoise eyeliner all over the lips and then the new blue shade from the Unicorns Unite range to make it more metallic/wet looking. 

6. For the final touches I used a body glitter from Essence and lash glue to add some glittery dots to the temples, this is entirely optional. I added more blue to my jaw and hairline. 
Halloween: Mermaid Look + Cloud Nine Review
When the makeup is done, I moved onto my hair and I was very kindly sent the *Cloud Nine The Original Curling Wand (£99.95) which comes with a heatproof glove, safety mat, protective heat guard and instructions. The wand came very quickly and was packaged well so it would make a great christmas gift. 

The wand is tapered so depending on where you wind your hair around, you can get tighter or loose curls! It is unlike other curlers I've used as it comes with a plastic heat guard/cover over the barrel so you can put the curling wand in it just after you've used it so it protects the surface you leave it on. I used the mid heat setting to create beachy waves as it's the perfect hairstyle for a mermaid! 

The wand was so quick and easy to use and the glove was so useful even though it looks and feels like an exfoliating shower glove...The curling wand gave me smooth, soft and long lasting beachy waves that with a small amount of hairspray lasted all day which is very impressive as my hair is fairly thick so curls usually drop after an hour or two. 

I will have a post on my blog next month with a full review of the wand and a few hairstyles that you can create with this fantastic curling wand so stay tuned! 

What do you think of my final halloween look? Have you tried any products from Cloud Nine? 

13 comments

  1. Curls are so perfect for a mermaid look. Love this makeup idea! (:
    Nati xx
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  2. Love this! I never thought of being a mermaid, but it's definitely a great idea! Lovely look!
    xo Kiki
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  3. Never knew that fishnet tights were so useful - great idea. I really like those particular shades of blue. Especially the one on your lids. Fantastic tutorial. You look amazing! x

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  4. thats such a cool mermaid outfit
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  5. What a gorgeous look! Maybe I should reconsider my Halloween outfit haha, now I'm just planning to go as Minnie Mouse :D

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  6. This is amazing! xx

    Julie
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  7. I adore your style so much! It's super chic!
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    xo,
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  8. Oh wow that curling wand sounds amazing!! I love Cloud Nine! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  9. Wow .. this looks amazing ... my stepdaughter would love this look for Halloween , I am glad I saw this review as I was running out of ideas :)

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  10. Love this look, amazing! It's actually something I was planning on creating as my second Halloween makeup look but I didn't have enough time so will leave it for next year. Your hair looks fab too x

    Beauty with charm

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