Steal My Stunning Mermaid Makeup Look for Halloween

This mermaid tutorial is for you if you want to create an under-the-sea Halloween costume this year. Here you'll find a mermaid makeup tutorial and instructions on creating a DIY mermaid crown!

The DIY mermaid crown is so easy to make using items from the dollar store, and you can get all the beautiful purple and teal makeup on a budget from Ulta.

I am obsessed with this stunning mermaid makeup look and the DIY gold crown I made for Halloween. I love the way this stunning mermaid Halloween makeup look came together.

Mermaid Makeup Look for Halloween

How to Get Started

My first step in preparing for this stunning mermaid makeup and crown look was to search for inspiration on Pinterest. You can check out all the images I saved here to inspire my look.

Then determined the supplies I needed for the DIY mermaid crown because I knew I wanted the crown and the mermaid makeup to be complementary.

I picked purple, gold and teal as my colors and planned to incorporate lots of glitter and pearls into the mermaid makeup look and the DIY mermaid crown.

Once I had all the material, I got to work on creating the crown.

Supplies for DIY Mermaid Crown Supplies

  • Plastic Princess Crown
  • Seashells (assorted sizes)
  • Starfish
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Metallic Gold Spray Paint
  • Adhesive Pearls
DIY Mermaid crown for Halloween

Learn How to Make this DIY Mermaid Crown

After getting all the supplies for the DIY mermaid crown at the dollar store, it was so easy to put together with some hot glue and spray paint. It did take me a few hours but that was only because the spray paint needed time to dry.

You could easily create this crown for a last-minute Halloween costume. Watch the video below for a step-by-step video tutorial of how I made the beautiful gold and pearl crown.

All of my materials came from the dollar store except for the starfish from amazon. I did link similar items on my amazon Halloween list in case you want to have everything shipped with prime to your house.

DIY mermaid crown tutorial

Supplies for Mermaid Makeup

You have plenty of creative freedom with this mermaid makeup! Here are some of my recommendations:

Mermaid Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Halloween makeup looks are my absolute favorite thing to create. I love makeup daily, but there is so much more art and creativity involved in Halloween costumes.

This costume allowed me to try colors I would never normally wear since it requires a hefty dose of fantasy to look like the Little Mermaid!

For this particular mermaid makeup look, I was inspired by this YouTube video and went looking for similar purples, shimmers, and teals.

All color names and products are linked below, along with a complete step-by-step video of how I applied the makeup, created the mermaid scales with fishnet stockings, and got the glitter to stay in place.

I hope you enjoy this stunning mermaid makeup tutorial. It was so fun to create.

Halloween Stunning Mermaid Makeup Tutorial
stunning mermaid makeup tutorial

Final Thoughts

Now that you've completed your mermaid look, you're ready to go to your next Halloween party!

I planned a creative photoshoot with a local photographer Jessica to make my mermaid makeup and crown come to life a little more. She is so talented and truly brought my creative vision to life with her lighting and creative post-production edits.

If you recreate this stunning mermaid makeup look or make the DIY mermaid crown sure to tag me @mycancerchic. I would love to see your beautiful looks!


Breast cancer survivor, lover of style, beauty and all things pink! Inspiring you to thrive through adversity. 


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