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Mermaid Make-up by KatieAlves Mermaid Make-up by KatieAlves
You guys voted on it! So here it is! This is my version of a mermaid! I WILL be doing a video tutorial on this, I'll most likely film it tomorrow! (So get excited!) You can check out my youtube channel here: [link]

It's hard to tell here but everything is just covered in sparkles! You'll be able to see it in the video though!

So I've put scales up on the forehead (lots of sparkles) blue fin shaped eyes that fade to black (lots of sparkles) and green wispy things that resemble seaweed. Then on my lips is just a really shiny pink/purple with blue glitter (Yay! More sparkles!)

If you have more Halloween make-up tutorial requests, feel free to ask!

As always, the colour is dulled on here, so check out my facebook or tumblr to see the colour better!
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I absolutely love this!I adore how you put a seaweed affect!You added shine and shading to them.I love the color of lipstickyou picked.I also like that you put a deep aqua blue around it. It gives it a sort of mystical affect especially
because there is a nice glittery sparkle to it.I like that you didn't cover you eyebrows like iv'e seen in a few other pictures like this.I think the headband was a good match with your eye makeup.I personally think the scales on your fourhead should be lighter and a different shade of green.I hope to see more work from you soon!

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Critique by ElRinaZuza Jun 12, 2012, 11:00:18 AM
First of all I want to say that with the recent time I am a fan of mermaids and I am very glad that someone here (on our beloved DA) had show us these beautiful and mystic creatures in such a specific way! Really, I saw many very talented and high qualified pictures but mermaid make-up is some very special and unusual artwork!

Well, let’s go straight to the artwork by itself. I love how the artist kept the "classical for mermaids" palette of colors (green as algae, blue as water) and of course I could not ignore the red hair of the model which comes to the most famous mermaid from our (most of us) childhood - Ariel. All this is very classic but nevertheless author added many special/specific elements in her work. These will be the drawn algae in each corner of the eyes what is new because I haven't saw this element ever before. And what is also a little bit strange for me is the top line of blue part in the make-up. Why is it strange? I do like how the lower line goes and emphasize the eyes but the top one finish straight "in the middle" of the eyes, but the blue make-up continuous. Maybe if those lines would go both from the corners of the eyes it would look a little bit better. Nevertheless the abundance of all the make-up on the face of the model doesn't let this spoil the whole look. One more thing confuses me. In the green part of make-up we can see her dark, as a feather of a crow, eyebrows, but then (and we still see it) the eyebrows are calked. I wanted to point on this element because I didn't get the sense, why the artist needed to hide only the part of the models eyebrows. Now I can go to the green part of the make-up. I really like how it unapparent goes from the bridge of the nose and cover the entire forehead and even a little bit the hair line. This shows how attentively and thoroughly the artist was doing her work, but nevertheless I have one "but" even here! I said that I love that the artist had used the green color in her work and I really love all the green palette in this work, but all those "spots" reminds me not a mermaid but another amphibia - frog. I didn't say that I do not like frogs, on the contrary I love them very much, but nevertheless how I would love them, they won't become mermaids (prince maybe)!

I love all the sparkles elements in this artwork. I don’t know how it looks in the reality, but I can see how shinny and sparkly it is even on the photo, so I would not fully agree with the author with “it's hard to tell here but everything is just covered in sparkles” because I see it right here! About all the sparkle elements I can truly say brilliant because it brings something very special in this artwork, so it became less static then it could be!

Well, I still think that this is very special and unusual artwork and I can say that I love it in spite of every criticisms that I said (I want to remind that it was only my own point of view and I believe that most of the watchers may be just crazy about the art of this artist). Thank you for showing us your incredible talent!

With all my respect.
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NancyKartoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
OMG! Terrific mermaid makeup -- love your texture and metallic eye design, Katie!!
LadyDragonKat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I love Mermaid Make up! <3
Linuziux Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your deviation was featured here [link] :heart:
kelseyluvsoccer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
that would be interesting make up for a frog or something for halloween or something that has to do with nature
Witchgirlkc Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
This is beautiful!
EdgeofFear Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, very nicely done!!!!!!
TaylorNicoleReed Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so pretty!!!
TaylorNicoleReed Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so pretty!!!
lichobaz Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woah *.*
Silk-Elle-LaBoe Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
So beautiful :)
** Splish Splash Greetings :)
PopCornSalt Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GWAAH! So awesomely cool!
agentbella007 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOur an exellent model and an incredible make-up artist. Kudos!!
SleepyIguana Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
That's gorgeous. :heart:
LRyukluvrLighthater1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
mee4ever Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Photographer
SeeTheMagic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Sorry, I can't critique, it is perfectly awesome! :D I love it!
l3l0ody0ne Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is gorgeous <3
HollaGirll Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
You look so pretty in this! It's very lovely. Great work!
faeryheart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Do you have photographs of the tutorial or only on video? It's so lovely
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I only have photographs of the finished product unfortunately.
faeryheart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Really beautiful :-)
firefoxchibi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
that is bad ass
psychogizmo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing and intricate!
Snow10101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
People would pay BIG MONEY for you to do their makeup.

I know I would! :D
nimrod14 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist
this is amazing makeup! I also love the way your hair looks with it too; it matches so perfectly.
GLEEKintheTARDIS Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
your make up is officially the most beautiful thing ever!!
Seivoria Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Ooh very pretty!
LeRHAT Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist
That looks so beautiful. You did an amazing job.
eth-derivat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
beautiful ^^ :D
twarren92 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Maybe something for a medieval that would be really cool!
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
muy bello maquillaje!
minniewnab Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
wondering if you could do a mickey and minnie eye? that would be oober cool!
Lalita17 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
so sos os ososossosoosossooooooo beautiful:love:
AmyIsWayCool Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
This was my favorite tutorial of yours!
DanikaMilles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so awesome. Great work!
StarlessEden Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I'm dressing as a sort of dark fairy hopefully I was wondering if yoiu could do a dark/enchanted fairy with purple colouring in it
Dahlia-Dubh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
very well done fair play :)
Leonna-Kanine Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
AWESOME! You make a gorgeous mermaid! :D
F0ggi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student General Artist
This is soo gorgeous and sparkly keep up the good work and the tutorials :clap:
DivaDivine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Love it :D!!
ilovenightcrawler Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So pretty! :D Great job!
ChainedKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
This is fantastic! My brother hasn't been able to pick a costume for Halloween but this could work for some sort of reptile theme. Just mix up the color scheme and he could be a dragon. Thanks for the idea I can't wait to try.
De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Very very pretty!! <3<3<3
Crittercre8r Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! As always =D

Do you still have the blue in your hairline?
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I had a shower and it thankfully came out! But I just did it again for the video tutorial, so now it's back and I've got 2x the sparkles I did yesterday! XD
Crittercre8r Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*Gasp* Sparkles are like leeches! They never want to come off! Lol!
Sam0728 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
My sister whats to know what kind of paint you use on your eyes.
Love this btw!
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It's all eyeshadows and liquid eyeliners! It's a jumbles of different brands. I'll be putting up a video tutorial with all the products and stuff soon!
Sam0728 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Oh...thanks! X^D
NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Neato! I sort of think of a sick twist between a mermaid Rose from Titanic xD
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