Halloween make-up: Dark Mermaid by Rimmel & CocoChic

Make a splash this Halloween! Watch beauty blogger CocoChic show you how to get this gorgeous Dark Mermaid make-up look, brought to you by Rimmel London.

Step 1

Prep skin using the Lasting Finish Primer for a smooth base. Then apply Wake Me Up Foundation, followed by Wake Me Up Concealer under your eyes.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer


30ML | £23.30 per 100ML


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Step 2

With the Insta Conceal and Contour Kit, lightly apply the darker shade to the contours of your cheeks and around the top of your forehead and blend in.

Step 3

Prime your eyelids and brow bone with the Magnif’eyes Eye Primer.

Rimmel London Magnifeyes Eye Primer


6ML | £8.32 per 10ML


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Step 4

To finish the base, set everything using the Rimmel London Insta Fix & Matte Powder.

Rimmel London Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder


8G | £74.88 per 100G

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Step 5

To create the scale effect, place a pair of fishnet stockings over your head. Dab a deep purple on the contour of the cheeks and around the hairline. To add depth, take a blue and apply just above the purple on your cheeks and forehead. Finally, use a green shade to lightly go over the blue and purple. 

Step 6

Prepare your brows with the Brow This Way Brow Gel, brushing upwards to give a more wild appearance. Fill in any gaps with a pencil.

Step 7

Using the Kate Sculpting Palette, take the highlighting shade and apply to the tops of your cheeks, nose and cupid’s bow.

Step 8

Return to the Magnif’eyes Colour Edition palette and blend three colours together on your eyelid: purple on the outside, blue in the centre and white for the inner corner.

Step 9

Apply a few layers of Wonder’fully Real Mascara to the top and bottom lashes to make them really thick.

Step 10

Tightline and smoke out the lower lash line with a black pencil, then line under the lower lashes with the Exaggerate Eye Definer in Aqua Sparkle and Emerald Sparkle. Use the black pencil again to take down that colour to give the appearance of water marked make-up.

Step 11

Finally, finish off by applying Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pitch Black, but not right to the centre. Apply the Blue Iris shade to the centre of your lips to create the ombre look.