According to The Daily Mail, Moscow-based makeup artist Elya Bulochka took the mermaid trend up a notch when she posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing jewel-toned eye shadow, rhinestones... and dead tropical fish on her face. The photos immediately sparked outrage from some of her 25,000 (her account has since been deleted) who declared that her fishy makeup was inhumane. It didn't help that shortly before posting the mermaid photo, Elya had posted a photo of herself holding up the fish in a bag.
Ultimately, I don't think that Elya should have used fish on her face. It seems cruel to kill fish solely for the purpose of one shoot, and it's also, well, pretty gross. Maybe next time Elya should stick to fish decals, because these kinds of photos are definitely overshadowing her obvious makeup skills.
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