Mrs Lovett Makeup Tutorial for Halloween

by Loepsie
8 Materials
15 Minutes

Follow this Halloween makeup tutorial to learn how you can transform into Sweeny Todd’s Mrs. Lovett. I’ll show you the magic of contouring and the hair styling that will give you the look that Helena Bonham Carter rocked in the 2007 movie.

Tools and materials:

  • Concealer
  • Dark brown, black and red eyeshadow
  • Black mascara
  • Dark eyebrow pencil and brush
  • Dark blush
  • Pink, white and dark lip liner
  • Sheer red lipstick (optional)
  • Ponytail holders and hair pins
Applying concealer

1. Start with concealer

Finally, a makeup look that capitalizes on your dark under-eye circles!

Start your Mrs. Lovett makeup with concealer, but not how you would normally use it! 

Do not apply concealer under your eyes. Instead, apply it under your dark eye circles, and at the sides of your nose.

Applying concealer

Add more concealer along the length of your nose and around your lips.

Blending concealer

Blend in the concealer with your fingertip.

Blending concealer

Finally, apply and blend concealer below your eyebrows.

Applying eyeshadow

2. Apply eyeshadow

Apply dark brown eyeshadow over your entire eyelid and work it well into the inner corners of your eyes.

Applying eyeshadow

Add a touch of black eyeshadow to deepen the hollows of your eyes.

Enhancing dark circles

3. Enhance your dark circles!

Use red eyeshadow below your eyes to make those circles even more pronounced.

Coloring lash line

4. Color your lash lines

Apply your dark brown eyeshadow again, this time below your lower lash line and at your upper lash line.

Adding mascara

5. Add mascara – and aim for clumps!

Here’s a makeup suggestion you’ve probably never heard before. Apply black mascara to your upper and lower lashes, but leave any clumps of mascara in. The clumps will add to the Mrs. Lovett look.

Shaping brows

6. Shape your eyebrows

To get Mrs. Lovett’s eyebrows, you will need to make your own eyebrows high and pointy.

Shaping brows

Use an eyebrow pencil and then a brush to get this shape and thickness that resembles the look from Sweeny Todd.

Contouring cheekbones

7. Sink your cheekbones

Contouring your cheekbones is the key to achieving Mrs. Lovett’s look.

Apply a dark shade of powder blush just below your cheek bones.

Sculpting nose

8. Sculpt your nose

Apply dark brown eyeshadow to the sides of the tip of your nose to get the sculpted shape that Helena Bonham Carter had for her Mrs. Lovett Sweeny Todd character.

Creating shadow below chin

9. Shadow under your chin

Use your dark blush under your chin to create a shadow.

Lining lips

10. Line your lips

If you look closely at Helena Bonham Carter’s character makeup, you’ll see that her cupid’s bow is connected.

To recreate that, first outline your lips with pink lip liner.

Lining lips

Then use white lip liner outside the pink line, and blend it with your fingertip.

Lining lips

Now add a darker lip liner below the white liner to give more dimension to your lips.

Shading chin

11. Shade your chin

Add dark blush just under your lower lip line to create the look of a new chin.

Adding lipstick

12. Add lipstick (optional)

If you wish, you can also add a coat of sheer red lipstick to your lips.

Parting hair

13. Create Mrs. Lovett’s hairstyle

Part your hair down the center and front of each side forward.

Making high ponytails

Pull each of the back sections into a high ponytail.

Creating messy bun

Pin each ponytail into a messy bun.

Pinning hair up

Then take most of your front hair and pull it back, pinning it on top of your head.

Pinning hair up

Leave a bit of hair loose at the front for that disheveled look.

Completed Mrs Lovett makeup

Mrs Lovett makeup

You have to agree – this is pretty scary looking! If you decide to disguise yourself as Mrs. Lovett from Sweeny Todd this Halloween, let me know if this makeup and hair tutorial helped you get the look you wanted.

Have a happy Halloween and try not to scare anyone too much, Mrs. Lovett!

Suggested materials:
  • Concealer
  • Dark brown, black and red eyeshadow
  • Black mascara
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