Ursula Makeup for The Little Mermaid: Step by Step Guide

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Ursual makeup is a fun way to embrace your Disney Style. You might also like Rapunzel, Maleficent, and Cinderella makeup tutorials.

In this Disney makeup tutorial, you’ll learn how to transform yourself into Ursula from the movie The Little Mermaid. Perfect for Ursula Disneybounding!

Ursula’s makeup is also a great choice for those who want to experiment with bold and dramatic makeup looks, as it involves using intense colors, contouring, and intricate detailing. 

Here’s a sneak peek:

We’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to do Ursula makeup, inspired by the amazing tutorial by makeup artist Stephanie Stokkvik. But before we get into the nitty-gritty, we highly recommend checking out the full video tutorial on her YouTube channel. It’s not only informative but also super entertaining!

We encourage you to watch the original video fully before following the steps below, as Stephanie provides detailed instructions and helpful tips throughout the video.

So go ahead and watch the video, get inspired, and then read below for our step-by-step guide. We promise to make it easy for you to transform into the iconic sea witch.

First things first, watch the full video here…then read the steps below:

Full Ursula Makeup Tutorial

Materials Needed

  • Bobbi Brown Jet Black Eyeliner
  • MAC Pure White Eye Kohl
  • DUO Dark Tone Eyelash Adhesive
  • INGLOT Eyelashes 60F and 13S
  • MAC White Eyeshadow
  • Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Grey
  • Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Steel
  • Too Faced Mascara Better Than Sex
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner Gel Black Ink
  • DermaColor Waterproof Fixing Powder P1
  • MAC Blanc Type Eyeshadow
  • MAC Chromaline Pure White
  • MAC Chromaline ‘Hi-def cyan’
  • Inglot Brown Gel Eyeliner TF04PGA
  • MAC Lipliner in Brick
  • MAC Lipstick Lady Danger
  • Kryolan Fixing Spray
  • URBAN DECAY Narcotic Eyeshadow
  • Kryolan Tooth Enamel in White

Step 1: Cover Your Eyebrows

Start by covering your eyebrows, as Ursula does not use them in her makeup look.

Step 2: Prime Your Face

Prime your face before applying any makeup.

Step 3: Mix the Grease Paint

Mix Kryolan SupraColor grease paint in G 108 and 482 to create the perfect shade.

Step 4: Create the White Smile

Use Kryolan tooth enamel to create Ursula’s signature white smile, and let it dry.

Step 5: Draw and Blend the New Crease

Draw a new crease using black kohl pencil and blend it.

Step 6: Apply White Kohl

Apply white kohl on the waterline and just below it.

Step 7: Use Ursula Shell Brush Set

Using the Disney Ursula shell brush set, use the A18 brush to fill in the new crease using the ocean blue MAC Chroma Line.

Step 8: Add White Chroma Line

Apply Chroma Line in pure white to highlight the center of the crease to make it 3D.

Step 9: Apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Apply Urban Decay narcotic eyeshadow over the top to blend the shades together.

Step 10: Add White Eyeshadow

Apply white eyeshadow in the center.

Step 11: Line Below the White Under Eyes

Use black gel eyeliner to line below the white under your eyes and High Def Cyan and narcotic eyeshadow again below it.

Step 12: Draw Ursula’s Signature Eyebrows

Draw Ursula’s signature eyebrows as high as your ego using the black from the wolf face art and effects palette with a little fish hook.

Step 13: Apply Eyeshadow Above the Crease

Start with applying human skin-colored eyeshadow above the crease, followed by Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in ‘Grey’ over the top of it.

Step 14: Apply Eyeliner Winged Out

Apply black eyeliner winged out in the corner.

Step 15: Apply Darker Grey Eyeshadow

Apply a darker grey eyeshadow than previously below the eyebrows and above the new crease, but use a smoky eye liner brush on the inner corner.

Step 16: Apply Mascara and Winged Eyelashes

Apply mascara, then use extremely winged eyelashes by Inglot in 60 F, but glue them towards the center of your eyes to extend the lashes further out for a dramatic effect.

Step 17: Define a Crease

Define a crease by using Inglot dark brown gel eyeliner as well as drawing a line below the blue under your eyes also. Also, use this to draw lower lashes.

Step 18: Contour Using Kryolan

Contour using Kryolan white TV stick as your highlighter and Kryolan SupraColor in R 27 to shade.

Step 19: Draw an Extra Chin

Draw on an extra chin using the Inglot dark brown gel eyeliner.

Step 20: Apply Translucent Powder

Use translucent powder over the top.

Step 21: Start with MAC Lip Liner

For Ursula’s big juicy lips, start with MAC lip liner in Brick.

Step 22: Apply MAC Lipstick

Follow with MAC lipstick in lady danger.

Step 23: Set with Kryolan Derma Color

Make sure you use the purple on your arms as well, and set it with Kryolan derma color waterproof fixing powder.

Step 24: Use Kryolan Fixing Spray

To really set the lipstick, use Kryolan fixing spray over the top. Make sure you only use this on your body as it’s too strong for your face.

Step 25: Draw Cartoon Smile (Optional)

If you wish to have that full-on cartoon smile, you can also draw your teeth on your lips using Chromaline Pure White and draw the lips on the outside.

Step 26: Draw Brown Line and Color Lips

After the brick lip liner, draw a brown line using Inglot gel liner extending from your actual lips onto the new lips. Then color the lips using the red color in the Wolfe Art & Effects palette.

Step 27: Transform into a Human

Now it’s time to transform into a human. You can do this using any additional makeup you would like.

Step 28: You’re Done!

Congratulations, you have successfully completed the Ursula makeup look!


Creating the iconic Ursula makeup look requires attention to detail and a steady hand, but the final result is truly impressive.

By following the step-by-step guide outlined here and watching Stephanie Stokkvik’s tutorial video, you’ll be able to recreate the look of the famous sea witch from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

From the unique color palette and intricate detailing to the bold contouring and signature white smile, each element is important in creating a cohesive and dramatic look that embodies Ursula’s powerful presence. With some practice and patience, you’ll be able to transform yourself into the iconic villain and feel like a true Disney legend.

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