Get the Mermaid Look

Northern Ballet's Wigs & Make-up Manager Harriet Rogers shows you how to recreate an ethereal mermaid look from our ballet The Little Mermaid.

Dancer Miki Akuta


  • Eyebrow Wax or Grease Paint – We recommend Kryolan Eyebrow Plastic Special FX Wax or Kryolan Supracolor Grease Paint in white
  • Translucent Fixing Powder – We used Grimas Translucent Powder
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation – We used shade NC10
  • French Connection UK Cream Eye Shadow – Shade: Leprechaun
  • MAC Dazzle Shadow – Shade: Can’t Stop, Don’t Stop
  • MAC Eye Pigment – Shade: Reflects Very Pink
  • MAC Dazzle Shadow – Shade: Try Me On
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish – Shade: Soft Frost
  • White Eye Liner Pencil – We used a Kryolan pencil
  • Black Eye Liner Pencil
  • Black Mascara
  • Eye Lashes – As bold as you like!
  • MAC Studio Eye Gloss – Shade: Pearl Varnish
  • MAC Glitter – Shade: Reflects Blue
  • MAC Metallic Lipstick – Shade: Rose-Dipped
  • Kiko Metal Lipstick – Shade: 01


  • Brow Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Sharp Edge Eye Shadow Brush
  • Flat Pointed Brush
  • Highlighting/Blusher Brush
  • Lipstick Brush
  • Tissues

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