Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

Hey kids! Here’s my Halloween surprise! A costume look that I constructed from all toxin-free makeup products!

I’m not much of a makeup artist, and I don’t really even consider myself very good at makeup. But I like to do these tutorials more to show you the looks that are possible with clean, green, organic, vegan and especially toxin-free makeup. Even Halloween looks!

Read on to find out how I achieved this look:

As usual, I’m going by Think Dirty ratings since I find that they are the most scientifically sound and backed up by the most reliable (i.e. Canadian and European research agencies, as well as peer reviewed research) sources. You’ll notice, however, that a lot of the products I use are not yet entered into the Think Dirty database. Where that occurs, I’ve used my judgement of the individual ingredients contained in each product to decide whether or not they are “toxin-free”. But none of them would be included on this list were they not. Here are the safe cosmetics that I used to construct this look:

100% Pure Luminous Primer (Scores a 3 out of 10 on Think Dirty)

NYX Stay Matte but not Flat Foundation (Scores 3 out of 10 on Think Dirty)

L’Oreal Bare Naturale Soft Focus Mineral Finish Face Powder (Scores 3 out of 10 on Think Dirty)

Pure Anada Pressed Mineral Cheek Colour in Forever Summer (Scores a 3 out of 10 on Think Dirty)

W3ll People Bio Brightener Stick (Scores a 0 out of 10 on Think Dirty)

Pure Anada Luminous Loose Mineral Eye Shadow in Sparkling Lemonade (Not Rated)

Meraki Botanicals Calming Neroli Lavender Toning Mist (Not Rated)

Pure Anada Pressed Mineral Eye Colour in Cameo (Not Rated)

Pure Anada Luminous Loose Mineral Eye Shadow in Caribbean (Not Rated)

Pure Anada Pressed Mineral Eye Colour in Reef (Not Rated)

100% Pure Long Last Liquid Eye Liner in Black Tea (Scores 6 out of 10 on Think Dirty — took me by surprised: this rating is due to the inclusion of the paraben-like Japonese Honeysuckle in the product. For something cleaner, try their Pencil Eye Liner which scores a 3 out of 10)

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara in Black Tea (Scores 0 out of 10 on Think Dirty)

Pure Anada Loose Mineral Brow Colour in Coast (Not Rated)

Axiology Lipstick in Phenomenon (Not Rated)

The top is thrifted Zara, and the skirt I made years ago from items such as jewelry, lace, t-shirts and fabric that I bought at the thrift store. The wig I’ve owned also for years, although between the human hair trade and the petrochemicals in artificial hair — I’m not sure the wig trade has any current ethical options. However, it’s always more sustainable to use something you own rather than throwing it away! And so yay turquoise wig! 🙂