14 Beauty Products That'll Turn You Into an Undercover Mermaid
All fins on deck! We're going to wager that no matter where you are in the world, you've already begun carving out ample time for pool- and beach-side shenanigans. Whether you simply like to dip your toes in the water while sipping on your favorite beverage, or you're committed to splashing around with your besties, this roundup of products will beautify, nourish, and protect your skin and hair from the sun and chlorine to help you achieve "undercover mermaid" status.
Volition Beauty Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF50
A mermaid is never caught without her SPF. We totally get it, though: sometimes it feels waxy, oily, pasty, or creates an unflattering white cast when you wear it on your face. Volition Beauty's Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50 ($35) applies seamlessly without doing any of the above, plus it's formulated with shimmer powder to add luminosity to your skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid to deeply moisturize.
Frédéric Fekkai The Uplifting One Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Just launched in April 2018, Frédéric Fekkai's The Uplifting One Volumizing Shampoo ($30) and Conditioner ($30) are great for Summer for a few reasons. For starters, the shampoo contains a UV filter that protects your hair from sun damage. Second, both are formulated with south sea blue seaweed extract, which pumps up the volume for Ariel-level body.
Kevin Murphy Shimmer.Me Blonde Treatment
Did Kevin Murphy accidentally allude to the pirate's famous saying "shiver me timbers"? We'll probably never know. What we do know is that his Shimmer.Me Blonde Treatment ($35) is, like, really pretty. It contains color enhancers, optical brighteners, and natural softeners to help make your hair basically glow under the sun. It's ideal for highlighted, blonde, and gray hair and is available for purchase at salons across the country.
Tarte Cosmetics Mer-Makeup Vault - Be a Mermaid & Make Waves Collection
We completely understand if you a need a moment to collect yourself after beholding the beauty that is Tarte's new Mer-Makeup Vault — Be a Mermaid & Make Waves Collection ($159). This comprehensive set of mermaid-inspired products contains a stunning brush set, the Be a Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette, Mermaid Glitter Gel, Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Exposed, Holographic Lip Paint, Mermaid Lashes, Mermaid Jewels, Mermaid Sea-Quins, and a Mermaid Lash Curler. It's truly the one-stop makeup shop for all your mermaid needs.
IGK Foamo Holographic Hair Foam
Thanks to IGK's Foamo ($22), you can rock holographic hair for as short or long as you want. The temporary color comes in two colors — Moon Rock (pink to teal) and Meteor (blue to purple) — that you apply to your hair and rinse out with your standard shampoo whenever you're ready. Oh, and you can thank blue sea kelp and moonstone extracts for creating that iridescent effect!
Blue Lagoon Foaming Cleanser
If you're in the market for a gentle cleanser, Blue Lagoon's Foaming Cleanser ($55) could be a great contender. It's made with sea water, algae extract, and lactic acid to cleanse and purify without stripping your skin. P.S. Some say that mermaids vacation at the blue lagoon. We can't confirm this fact, nor can we deny it.
Captain Blankenship's Mermaid Dry Shampoo
Combat greasy hair with Captain Blankenship's Mermaid Dry Shampoo ($24). It's a powder-form dry shampoo that's made with organic arrowroot powder, aluminum-free baking soda, and organic essential oils. Just sprinkle a little at your roots and gently massage it into your scalp to absorb oil and add texture and volume.
Winky Lux Matte Lip Velour Lipstick in Mermaid
Winky Lux's Matte Lip Velour Lipstick in Mermaid ($14) is a no-brainer, here! The dark green lipstick is formulated for long wear and creates a plush, velvety finish. We love that it's cruelty, paraben, and gluten-free, too.
Stila Glitter & Glow Highlighter
A little bit of Stila's Glitter & Glow Highlighter ($30) across your cheekbone is a simple way to elevate your summer look. We especially love Admiral (teal) and Queen (purple), and you could even go wild and wear the product on your eyelids!
Osea Gigartina Therapy Bath Soak
If Osea's body scrubs are good enough for Kylie Jenner, they're good enough for us. Yep, the beauty mogul swears by this stuff, and we can totally see why. Their Gigartina Therapy Bath Soak ($48) contains a red algae called Gigartina that activates once it makes contact with warm water. It deeply hydrates, softens, and boosts the skin's barrier function while natural lavender and plumeria soothe the skin and your mind.
Victoria's Secret Pink Prism Beach
Victoria's Secret has officially launched its limited-edition summer collection, and it's full of beachy must-haves. For that "lounging on the beach all day, I'm basically a mermaid" smell, spritz the Prism Collection Body Mist in Prism Beach ($17), which smells like coconut water and mimosas.
Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighters
Are you ready for this jelly? Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighters ($28) shimmer and shake and imparts the perfect amount of glow. They're available in five shades, including pink, bronze, gold, rose gold, and champagne, which apply beautiful on bare skin or over makeup.