[infobox subtitle=”Mermaid Festival Inspo” bg=”green” color=”white” opacity=”on” space=”30″ link=”no link”]Bold Ideas[/infobox] Coney Island is not an ordinary place. Home to dime museums, burlesque, vaudeville and circus sideshows, it’s a place where celebrations occur on the daily. And this coming Saturday, June 20th, the annual Mermaid Parade is back to prove that fun isn’t limited only to the realities of life in America’s Playground.

Whether you’re taking part in the celebration of all things King Neptune and Queen Mermaid or not, a festival celebrating mermaids merits beauty looks worthy of these ethereal creatures. Cue intense eyeliners, bright blush, popping nail colors, and metal shadows — products that often get pushed aside on our vanities for fear of misuse.

Below, view ten of our favorite products essential to creating bright makeup looks, and keep in mind that the only rule to using these products is that there are no rules. Use a little, use a lot. The point is to have fun!

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes

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Cynthia Rowley Pencil Eyeliner



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Butter London Nail Lacquer

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Ciaté London Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish



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Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick



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Urban Decay Eyeshadow

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Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow



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Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lips and Cheeks

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Christopher Kane for NARS Blush


Featured image: Christian Dior S/S 2014 during PFW photographed by Schohaja for T magazine

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