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Drawing With Makeup: A Face Chart Tutorial

teacher avatar Mira Metzler, Mixed Media Artist

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12 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. What Is a Face Chart

    • 3. Terms Used

    • 4. Materials

    • 5. Face

    • 6. Eyebrows

    • 7. Iris

    • 8. Eyeshadow

    • 9. Eyeliner

    • 10. Lashes

    • 11. Lips

    • 12. Class Project

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About This Class

In this class I want to show you how you can make artwork with your makeup and draw a beautiful face chart. If you think you can’t draw, no worries, I will teach you all the tips and tricks I learned from years of makeup artistry and drawing combined!

With this new knowledge I’m hoping you will feel more confident to design and illustrate makeup looks and be proud of the work that you can create. You could frame it to decorate your walls or add text to it and make an inspirational poster.

Follow my lead to have fun with your makeup and discover new expressive ways to create artwork!


So gather your makeup and let’s get started!

Anyone can take this class. No prior knowledge of makeup is required.

Want to watch my other classes?

See my class on Eyebrow Makeup for more in depth talk about the shape of the eyebrow and learn more about pairing eyeshadows with Color Theory for Makeup: Eyeshadow Magic. Don't forget to Clean Your Brushes when you're done, too.  Or get started with makeup the right way!

Soundtrack for this tutorial is provided courtesy of Josh Woodward

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Mira Metzler

Mixed Media Artist


I am a professional Makeup Artist passionate about sharing my knowledge of makeup and love of illustrations. I love teaching women how to make themselves more naturally beautiful with strategically placed makeup to flatter and sculpt natural features.



Watch my beginner's makeup class class using this link !

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1. Intro: the charts or makeup poetry. Hi, I'm Middle, my makeup artist and illustrator. I want to show you how you can make our tour quicker makeup and draw a beautiful face chart . If you think you can draw no worries, I will teach you all the tips and tricks I learned from years of makeup, artistry and drawing. Combined with this new knowledge, I'm hoping you'll feel more confident to design and illustrate makeup looks and be proud of the work that you can create. You could frame it to decorate your walls or at next to it and make it an inspirational poster. Follow my lead to have fun with your makeup and discovered new, expressive ways to create artwork. So gather your makeup and let's get started. 2. What Is a Face Chart: across the beauty industry face charts or makeup designs that provide guides in runway shows and theatre or film productions. They are also good for practice and showcase you makeup skills outside professional use. Face charts make a great grown up coloring book and can be a fun hope before anyone who loves to play with makeup. They can be colored with anything from colored pencil to nail polish, and it can make this as realistic or as stylized as you like. Practice Face starts coming pads printed on a special paper that holds makeup better, but there are plenty off face shapes to choose from. Most maker brands offer free templates that you can download and print at home. See the resources to this tutorial, and you can find a template to get you started. 3. Terms Used: Let's do a brief overview off the terms used in this tutorial just so that we're familiar with the main parts off the face will be drawing. First. We will be addressing the bone structure off the face that is the temples, cheekbones, the jawline and the chin. Drawing the eyebrow. We will construct the arch big Azzawi progress with the face chart. We will refer to elements off the eye, such as eye socket, upper lead, lower lid to your doctor. Increase forward down the face. We will create nostrils and defined the Cupid's bow on the lips. This image is available for you to download and reference throughout the tutorial. 4. Materials: for this class, you can use any makeup products and tools you have available. I will draw my face charge on this professional paper that is especially designed to hold cosmetic products. But I have also provided you with a template you can download and print on any paper you choose. I have tested plane copy paper and drawing paper, and they both work well. But as you can see, you get different results. If you're the creative type, you could also draw your own face. Chart would love to see what you come up with. You will need powder into shades, a lighter in a darker tone. It can be loose powder or compact powder. Darker shade can be a bronzer or an eye shadow for the eyes. I have a few pallets with various eye shadow colors and an eyeliner for the lips. I chose a selection off lipsticks that I've departed in this small metal box, because this way I have several colors at the glands. Off course, any lipstick will do the job. Next. I have a tope color eye shadow. This is a cream. Want a soft vestal pencil in a very light shaped for sketching colored pencils in shades off blue for the iris and an eraser that I forgot to show. If you make up brushes in various sizes, water to activate my cake, eyeliner people towel in a scrap piece of paper to rest my hand on last but not least, is a big, fluffy brush so I can wipe off the excess make up from the paper. Don't use your hand to do that, because the face chart will get oily and patchy. Now gather your materials and let's get started. 5. Face: I started by applying a coat of powder in the lighter shade just to keep the face some color cream products like concealer or harder to work with. So I'm only using dry cosmetics for this step. I'm starting from the temple and going down towards the chin, following the counter off the face, so I'm rendering according to the bone structure that I want to mimic. I'm applying the powder with an oval eye shadow brush. My powder has a yellow undertone because it's from my personal kid, and this is my skin color. Notice how I'm holding the brush, pushing the powder into the paper rather than swiping across. I'm covering everywhere except the eyes and the Libs. But this is not mandatory. Some makeup artists don't even call it the skin and go in with just one shade straight to defining the features. - Now I have a good base for my face, so it's time to wipe off the access with my fluffy brush. Following I'm adding, I mentioned to the face using the same brush to apply the darker shade of powder. I'm starting from the left temple because I'm left handed, but I would suggest you start from the right side. If you're right handed this way, you can rest your hand on the side of the face chart. Not onto it. I'm using circular motions to hog the temples, making curs to mimic the roundness off the face. I've decided for my light source to be in front and top, so all my shadows will be on the sides and bottom off the face. I'm drawing the cheekbone and give my model a sculpted look. I'm also adding some powder on the outer corner off the jawline as it is further from the life and in the shadow. After wiping off the excess powder, you can see how light the drawing is because makeup builds up differently on paper. It's like when water colors try lighter than applied. I've switched to a stiffer brush. This is a short blender brush because I felt the previous one didn't provide enough precision. And with this brush, I can make a more defined mark on the paper easier. Here's a tip. A smaller brush is easier to control than a big brush, and that goes for any makeup application. Again, I'm mimicking the bone structure off the temple, the cheekbone and the jawline. I'm also drawing a slight curve for a shadow about halfway between the lower lip and the chin. I'm moving to the other side of the face now, and you can see how difficult it is for me to bend my hand in this awkward angle. So don't be afraid to turn the paper around in order to have a more comfortable hand position and keep a good flow when drawing. I'm doing the same on the left side, curving my brush strokes to give dimension to the face and trying to replicate it. The other side. I'm constantly looking for symmetry and going over both sides to match them. Another benefit off flipping the paper is that you get a fresh view off your work because you've tricked your mind into thinking this is a new drawing. In my case, turning the paper revealed that the cheekbones are not matching, so now I can correct them. I always start my drawings from the outside off the face and work my way towards the center . The nose is closest to the light source, and so it really like that in color. So in order to create the shape off the nose. I have to draw the shadows surrounding it. I'm dragging my brush to draw a line, continuing the curve off the eyebrow. Then I turned the paper and do the same. On the other side, I gently tap repeatedly into the paper to make a thin mark for the nostrils, wipe off the excess and add more color were needed. I'm holding the brush perpendicular on the paper so that I can push the powder better and going back to the eyes. I'll bring the curve off the nose just under the eyebrow to mimic the eye socket where there's a natural shadow. I'm also suggesting Cupid's bow on the upper lip by drawing a narrow line off shadow under the nose. I am also adding some shadow under the eye because our eyes around like a ball, and this helps rendering three D. This process might belong, but I encourage you to explore and designed the face structure. You find the most beautiful coming up. We will draw the eyebrows 6. Eyebrows: for joining the eyebrows. You could use I pencils, eye shadows or markers, and it can get very different effects and looks depending on the texture and the way you apply the product. I chose an old cream eye shadow the dried, and it's almost a powder. I'm using an angled brush and load it with product. Make sure you forced test the color and size of the market brush makes before a place color . I want to sketch the rough placement off the eyebrow with my pastel pencil. I'm using a scrap paper to protect the face chart and so I can rest my hand. The market's barely visible, but it's enough to guide me and will be completely covered with makeup. By the end, I'm turning the paper upside down again to make sure my mind gets a fresh perspective and it to eyebrows match. Once I'm pleased with the placement, I go in with my brush and start drawing thin lines to mimic hair notice. I'm rendering in the direction the hair grows that is upwards until I reached the arch peak and downwards to the temples, forming a point when deciding the shape off the eyebrows. very in mind that this will drastically affect the overall expression off the face, varying from said, so angry. Just by changing some angles, I'm choosing a neutral sort of relaxed expression for my model. If you want to learn more about eyebrows, I have a full course on this topic. When it's time for the other brow, I turned the paper upside down again and repeat the process, drawing fine lines with little product on my barrage. Building up color gradually is the secret, realistic rendering you might have to feel with both eyebrows going back and forth between them. Just keep in mind they're not identical area life. So don't try to make them twins as the less touch I think in them more at the baseline and make sure they have a clean edge. - I'm measuring the placement again, making sure the brow start and finished on the same level in order to achieve a classic eyebrow shape. Eyebrows down. Now it's time to color the iris 7. Iris: I've decided my model will have blue eyes, so I'm using two shades off blue and the black pencil, first time outlining the iris and the pupil with black. You could also use markers or watercolor for this part. When you throw the I don't just fill in with color, be aware off the round this off the iris. Try scribbling little lines that radiate from the pupil to the outer edge at two or three colors for realism and keep some parts untouched to mimic highlights. Again, here's a piece of paper to protect the face chart. 8. Eyeshadow: the makeup look I want to create is based on the idea off enhancing natural beauty. So I will use color theory to determine the colors off the eye shadows in order to complement the color off the iris. Here I have a color wheel that I made using all the eye shadows that I have so I can see at a glance what my options are. So the blue off my eyes will be better enhanced by using complementary colors for my eye shadows. A complementary color is the color on the opposite side on the color wheel. In this case, thes bronze, copper and chocolate colors. Or my best bet. You can use any combination off eye shadows you like. Don't feel limited by the colors provided by a certain brand. You can mix and match them or even combine them to form a new color. I'm starting with the coppers, eye shadow and the blender brushed. I used earlier for the face. I used tight circular motions to push the color into the paper, covering the whole lid, - same on the lower lid, extending slightly and upwards on the outer corner. Bring down the color to the lower lid so you can still see some eye shadow after we add liner and lashes. Later, I picked up some chocolate color on my brush and place it where the crease off the I should be because the eyes round we have shadows all around it, not just on the outer corner. I'm using brother circular motions on the eye socket. - Bring the color to the inner corner, but make sure it goes thinner. Massage the color into the paper. We don't want any rough ages, and everything should be smooth and smoky, occasionally turned the paper upside down to verify the symmetry off your work, I'm adding 1/3 shade of brown. This is the bronze color. I'm placing it on the half off the lead towards the nose and also underneath the I. At the inner corner. The eye shadow has a metallic unt and adds interest to my face charge. Going back to copper, I apply another layer to make it stronger and bolder, much like I would do if I were applying makeup of skin thin. Multiple layers are the secret to a long lasting makeup looks. I'm almost done with the eyes, so this is a good time to clean up anywhere. I have smartest or smears. I'm using a need of the racer to remove color from the paper without robbing. This way. I don't damage the paper and I can be very precise. OK, now it's time to add eyeliner. 9. Eyeliner: This is where we start to tie the whole makeup. Look together. I'm using cake eyeliner, which means I use water to activate the product. But once it's wet, it acts like any regular liquid eyeliner. I'll apply it with a liner brush inside. Zero. This process is easier done in two steps. Start your line from the center off the lead, going towards the outer corner. At this stage, Just follow the natural curve off the I lift the brush and moved to the inner corner, drawing a curve towards the centre off the lead to join the eyeliner. Now I can go back to the outer corner edge and think in that first half off the lid, creating a wedge shape. Okay, I'm doing the same with the other I now coming to the lower lid. I'm drawing a line up to the tear duct, making your thinner as I go. - Next , I'll be drawing eyelashes 10. Lashes: to create realistic lashes. I will use a quick and confident hand motion, starting from a point and flicking like I demonstrate on this scrap of paper. Luscious can be drawn with a variety of tools, like colored pencils, regular drawing pencils, markers and, of course, eyeliner. Practice some lashes separately. It hopes to relax your hand before you start on your face charge. Think about the growth Bathroom Lashes grow shorter towards the inner corner and curved towards the nose. They are longer on the outer edge of the eye and curved towards the ears. Don't forget to rotate the paper so that your hand stays in a comfortable and relaxed position. If you want a softer look, you can stop. After adding lashes with pencil, I'm going to add some extra lashes on the outer corner using eyeliner. I'm following the same bathroom, making sure I give each lash a good flick. - And because I made the lashes so black, I now have to make the pupil darker, too, because this should be the blackest part of the eye, not the eyeliner. Uh, okay, the eyes air No done. It's time to draw the mouth 11. Lips: for the lips. I'll use a rich shade of red, and I will apply it with a lip brush. Thanks, pal. It's for my personal use and it holds all my red lipsticks. I have another one for pinks and neutrals. I have a blow post on my website about how to make it. So Check that out. If you want to make your own with the brush heavily loaded, I'm outlining the lips with color. This is a good time to adjust the shape off the mouth to suit your preference. I'm sketching some small shapes on the upper and lower lip because I want to avoid them when I fell in so I can have highlight and give the illusion off full lips. I'll drag the color from the outline towards the centre, off the mouth, fading it gradually and we're done. The makeup look is now complete. 12. Class Project: Now it's your turn. Your class project is to create the face chart with a makeup look off your choice and uploaded the class project section. You can call your own drawing or download and use the template I provided. Just have fun with it and be proud of what you create. I would love to see what you made. If you enjoy this tutorial, I would appreciate it a lot if you could give it a thumbs up and writing a few words what you liked about it. These recommendations help me to create more classes like this. Check out My other classes here are skilled share, and you can always find more off me on my website mirror, Mettler that come have fun, richer makeup and make something awesome.