Personalized Face Charts

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Hello! It’s only been WEEKS since I’ve updated this, thank you gross sickness for making me want absolutely NOTHING to do with makeup!

Aaaaanyways, I wanted to show you guys this cool thing we did in my makeup class. Our teacher wanted us to have personalized facecharts so that we knew how a look would transfer onto our faces instead of using the standard face chart, so she took pictures of each of us and then basically edited them down to an outline so we could do charts on our faces. My chart didn’t exactly come out so well (I had no nose or mouth, didn’t really work!) So I decided to just make my own using a random picture I had taken when I was trying to take pictures for a look.

Shades

I took this to photoshop and googled tutorials on how to make a picture into a sketch. I finally ended up mainly using the photocopy filter and then erasing any extra lines or shading I didn’t need. That got me to this!

Shades-7

To make the actual chart, I just dragged the image onto Powerpoint and then created a table with different areas of makeup (base, shadow, highlight, etc) and printed it out on watercolor paper. The reason I used watercolor paper is because it is textured and helps hold the color on much better than printer paper. Oh yeah, I also use my makeup and brushes to do the face charts, I find it muuuch much easier than colored pencils or the like!

If you don’t have Photoshop, you can always google to find websites that will make your image a sketch for you. I used one here to make this image:

Shades

Not bad, just a little light. If you darkened it up and erased all the extra marks and shading on the skin, it would work just fine!

If you decide to do this show me! I’d love to see how yours comes out!! :)

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14 Comments

  1. Meg

    March 13, 2010 at 12:17 am

    This is really really cool, I’ve been trying to figure out what I want for my next tattoo and found some really cool color pictures on google. I love how they turn out to a sketch image so it can easily be taken into a shop and not have to be redrawn.

    I know totally off topic of makeup but thanks for sharing this site, I would’ve never known about this if it wasn’t for your vlog.

  2. Ruzin

    March 13, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Cool :)

    I really love your eye makeup in that pic :D, you are so pretty :)

    I have a makeup blog too, not as popular as yours but if you have time you can check it out.. http://rosebarbie23.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the great tutorials…

    Ruzin

  3. Kendall

    March 13, 2010 at 9:19 am

    thts awesome. thx 4 sharing! -XOXO Kendall-

  4. Melanie Dawn

    March 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for this great trick! I love it and have had fun doing my own today. This should really come in handy in the future when practising and designing. Many thanks for sharing xxx

  5. Tia

    March 14, 2010 at 3:42 am

    I did this in high school but after we drew our picture I then add different shades of blues for different shadows I still have it one of my favorite piece of works and I won first place for it. I would love to send you the picture of how it turn out. look just like me

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  7. Groovygirly

    March 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    This is a great idea! I made my own using picnik and paint, definitely not perfect but it works! http://www.flickr.com/photos/22751705@N03/4436370564/

  8. Kibena

    March 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    thanks for the tutorials. I have learned a lot. I have been putting makeup for years and seeing your tutorials has helped me to get my makeup looking flawless!!. thanks!!

  9. shopcoholic

    March 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    wow! thanks for sharing..

  10. LuLy//Fujiko

    March 17, 2010 at 12:24 am

    so cool! I can really give this a try instead of sketching random faces xD Very cool tip Leesha ?

  11. C X

    March 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Hiya!
    OMG thats soo cool!
    But…..
    The paper isnt the same colour as our skin, will it look really different with like the foundation and stuff!?
    C X

  12. Hannah

    April 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

    That is such a great idea! Thanks! I made mine and I’m going to try it later on!
    Oh and I also have a blog, if anyone is interested please visit: makeupbyhannah.blogspot.com

    xx Hannah

  13. subgirl

    May 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    What are the product titles you used in your table? All I can find are the MAC ones and they’re… vague and weird.

    Just curious. This is a really fun project. I’ve already got a line-art of my face from art school (project) so once I find that, it’ll be easy peasy to make and really fun to play with! I like that you added boxes on the product titles. You could put product samples in there, right?

    Anyway, just found your channel and page and having fun going through the archives! Thanks for all the info!

  14. NykkeyB

    April 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Ohh what a great idea! But watercolor paper is a bit pricy, i would suggest a heavy weight drawing paper, has the same effect it’s more textured than copy paper but cheaper than watercolor.

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