Mermaid Braids and a Natural Glow
Guys... I love braids. I always have. Since I was a little girl. So naturally, they are one of my favorite hairstyles to do! I love the braided mermaid hairstyles that are popular right now because they are actually so simple to create, but look SO cool.
I created this mermaid style half-up braid look on Makenzie here and gave her a nice natural yet dramatic makeup look. The braids are simple: one french braid down the middle of her head, then turned into a fishtail. The two side pieces are also just simple fishtail braids, criss-crossed. She had her hair in braids before which gave the rest of her hair that cool, crimped look. To help the braids and to give her hair some good texture, I sprayed it with a texturizing spray while braiding and after.
For the makeup, we used MAC Face and Body foundation mixed with Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 hour foundation, dusted with a little MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Powder. I contoured her face using MAC Sculpting Powder and the highlighter in my Makeup For Ever Artist Face Color Palette. I gave her cheeks some color with a MAC blush called "Gingerly". For the eyes I used my Morphe 350 palette and topped it off with some Ardell Double Wispie lashes, cut up how I like them. The lips are colored with a Buxom nude lip crayon, lined with a MAC lipliner in "Spice", and I threw some clear MAC Lipglass on top.