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Decoding Mermaidcore: 7 Products From Nykaa To Help You Jump On The Trend Bandwagon

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Our insatiable infatuation with life underwater has paved the way for the revival of an enthralling trend. ‘Mermaidcore’ has drummed up a certain renewed excitement amongst the consumers and the creator community ensuing a deluge of inventive interpretations on social media. This rekindled interest may also be attributed to the highly anticipated release of the Hollywood remake, ‘The Little Mermaid’ — with the search term #mermaidcore raking a whopping 14. 5 bn views on TikTok till date. Inspired by the flora, fauna and fabled creatures of the sea, the aesthetic is equal parts sultry and otherworldly majestic! Albeit, admittedly a tad tricky to create at home — ahead, we attempt to uncomplicate the art of mermaid-core. Looking to ride high on the trend wave, grab these SKUs from Nykaa for surefire outcomes!

Fresh Skin

Dot & Key Barrier Repair Ceramides & Hyaluronic Hydrating Face Cream

Ultra-gleaming skin is one of the hallmarks of the mermaid core aesthetic. As no glow stick can one hundo mimic the radiance emanating from healthy skin – we suggest prioritising skin prep. Begin with a cleanser suited to the skin, concern-led serum and follow up with a hydrating moisturiser for a fresh look. We recommend the Dot & Key Barrier Repair Ceramides & Hyaluronic Hydrating Face Cream With Probiotics. Infused with the humectant, hyaluronic acid — the moisturiser leaves the skin nourished and plump. A good place to start, if you want to score a glassy-textured base reminiscent of mythical mermaids residing underwater.

Glistening Goddess

Huda Beauty Glowish Multidew Tint

Kay Beauty Illuminating Highlighter

As discussed, the mermaid core aesthetic puts glistening skin - front and centre of the beauty mood board. And now that you have fortified your base, it's time to unlock ‘THAT’ impeccable glow. Wonder how the mermaid-sque glow is different from Hailey Bieber’s widely popular glazed donut skin or the recent fad around dolphin skin? Let us break it down for you. Imagine resurfacing after a fresh dip in the ocean, the sunlight reflecting off the high, focal points on your face. This unparalleled, high-powered glow is what we hope to mirror with Mermaidcore. Begin with a dewy-finish foundation -we recommend the Huda Beauty Glowish Multidew Tint for the job! The potent formulation, with high-reflective pearl pigments, will deliver the requisite glowing base. Once your foundation is on and even, knock yourself out with a generous amount of highlighter. The Kay Beauty Illuminating Highlighter packs shimmer particles for a layer of spellbinding sheen. Apply topically on the apples of your cheek, the brow bones and the bridge of the nose.

The Eyes, They Never Lie

the Swiss Beauty Loose Foil Pigments

Rude Cosmetics Star Party Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

Nothing adds an air of mystique to your glam avatar more than an intricate eye look. Pearl embellishments, swathes of aqua-blue glitters, and the hint of lilac infused on the lids — in line with the mermaid core aesthetic have been quite the rage amongst consumers. To create ‘THE’ multidimensional look, you can count on the Swiss Beauty Loose Foil Pigments, a beautiful shade of scintillating cobalt. Whether you opt to lay the lid entirely or opt for a pop at the corner of the eye, there is ample room for experimentation. Rude Cosmetics Star Party Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in shades of solstice and falling star — liquid glitter eyeshadows that will grant your eyes depth and dimension without the fear of fallout.

Mermaid Hair

Plum Hello Aloe Just Gel For All Skin & Hair Types

The L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Normal Hold Hair Spray

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