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Sunday Chats With Liv | New Obsession

Sunday Chats With Liv | New Obsession

August 21, 2016


Hey! We’re back again with another ‘Sunday Chats With Liv’ and if you didn’t see my previous one then you can check it out here. So a while ago I was scrolling through pinterest, as you do and came across these images of makeup designs/ideas that were drawn out on paper and remember thinking that they looked really cool, so naturally I searched up images of them. They are called face charts and after looking at a few I became instantly obsessed with them and went straight to google to print out a template. I’m still not incredible at them as of now as I’m still trying to experiment to try to get them to look as good as others, but this is how it’s going currently and continue to read on if you’d like to find out a bit more!


So the best way that I could describe a face chart if basically a way of drafting a makeup look on paper before bringing it to life on someones face. It’s like a way of trialing and creating different makeup looks or experimenting to see what will work best. They can be used in numerous ways be it for your typical type of makeup or for more gory / SFX style makeup but at the moment I’m trying to perfect the natural / glam makeup looks.


Above is what the face chart templates that I used looked like. Due to the fact that I didn’t know necessarily how to do the makeup on the face charts, I didn’t know about the techniques that were the most effective, I searched up on YouTube tutorials on how to complete a face chart and quickly learnt how to do them.


It’s pretty much like how you would normally do your own makeup, you need makeup brushes and the your chosen eye, lip and face makeup. I wouldn’t say that there is a specific order in which you have to apply the makeup, the same way with how there is not a fixed order when applying your own makeup. Sometimes I choose to start with the skin, whereas other times I choose to start with the eyes, it all just depends for me really. So I’m going to take you through the steps of how I’ve been doing the face charts at the moment and show a few little examples of each step; but still baring in mind that order in which I apply the makeup does vary a lot.


Before I apply any of the makeup to the chart, I like to take a pencil and lightly sketch in the eye brow shape, the crease of the eye and the lines around the nostrils so that I have a basic guide one it comes to extenuating those features.


The next thing that I like to do is to bring some colour into the skin, this step you could say is equivalent to doing your foundation and concealer. I like to use a small fluffy brush and press down the powdered product down in circular motions to work the colour into the paper. I just bring this all around the perimeter of the the face, cheeks and along the nose but making sure to leave white space in the areas where the natural highlights of the face would be.



Taking a slightly warmer and darker shade than the previous one, I used a smaller more tapered brush to bronze and warm up the complexion. Around the temples, on the cheeks and jawline and a little bit around the nose area to begin sculpting the shape out. Then taking a powder darker than the bronzer, I began to contour under the cheekbones, temples, jawline, nose and to carve out the cupids bow and use the same coloured powder to add some dimension to the crease of the eye.


I’ll then take a warm or cool toned brown shade to be the base colour for the brows and just lightly fill them in with that colour, following the previous pencil guide that I sketched earlier. Next I scrape out a little bit of the same coloured powder that I used to fill the brows in onto a dish and mix it with the tiniest drop of water to create a liquid-y paste. Taking a thin brush, I dip it into the paste and create a mixture of long and short strokes to imitate hairs throughout the whole brow.


For the eyes, I normally just experiment but I do always buff a few matte colours into the crease to act as transition colours and along the bottom lash line too. Then I just add and build up the lid colours. In the picture above, I was in the process to a creating a cut crease.


The eye liner is pretty straight forward, I just map out the wing with a pencil and then fill it in with a nice dark black liner, normally about 2 layers gets it to its most opaque format. Eye lashes I find quite difficult, I either use an eye liner, a black pencil or a thin marker.



Last but definitely not least is the blush, highlight and lips. For blush I normally just mix a bunch of eyeshadows until I get a colour that corresponds or pairs well with the eye shadow look. For the highlight I will either use a rubber to get a sorta matte highlight or go in with one of my shimmer highlighters to make the cheekbones really pop. Then I just top it off with a little bit of lippy and there we have it!


And that my friends is my newest obsession! I have about 15 more templates that I’ve printed out so I’m well equipped for the upcoming weeks. So do you like face charts too? Do let me know if you have tried making your own face charts before or if it is something you would now like to try out, but that’s all I have left for ya today. I will speak to you again soon!






P.S: Back To School posts coming up next after being voted for in my Twitter poll! There are so so so many posts that I wanna write for you guys, just keep your eyes peeled or you can just go ahead and subscribe to my mailing list in the sidebar to get alerts. Byesies! Xxxxx

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Lauren king September 1, 2016 - 8:21 PM

I’ve seen these on tv before they look so much fun! Lovely post!

Olivia Alesha September 1, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Thank you Lauren! Ohh that’s so cool I’ve never seen them on the TV before!
-Olivia Xx

leanne August 23, 2016 - 8:44 PM

These look so fun! You’re really good at them! I think I’m gonna have to give it a try. Although, I’d be rubbish at it haha xx


Olivia Alesha August 24, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Thank you! They are so much fun to do.
-Olivia Xxx

Ella August 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

I love thi spost so much!!! Might just have to try these out!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx ♥♥

Olivia Alesha August 24, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Thank you Ella! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <3 <3

Holly August 22, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Great post x I’ve never heard of face charts before but they seem so interested and fun to do I really like the images in this post as well x enjoyed reading this 🙂

Olivia Alesha August 22, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Thank you Holly, I’m so happy that you enjoyed reading my post!
-Olivia Xxxx

Stephanie // StephieBeau August 22, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Such a good idea! I love creative/arty stuff and I’ve never thought of this! I’ve had face charts given to me at makeup counters after an artist has done my makeup, but never thought to actually do it at home myself! Love it! x


Olivia Alesha August 22, 2016 - 5:23 PM

I absolutely love arty and creative things too, face charts are such a fun and quite a relaxing way to be creative and let your imagination run wild.
-Olivia Xxx

Anaelle August 22, 2016 - 5:12 PM

This is such a cool and unique idea! Great post xx

Olivia Alesha August 22, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Glad to hear that you liked it Anaelle!
-Olivia Xxxx

Erin Grace August 22, 2016 - 5:11 PM

This is amazing! I’ve seen face charts in shops like Bobbi Brown but I’ve never thought of doing one myself – now I’m going to have to print off a template and have a go! Thanks for the inspiration!x

Erin // Everything Erin

Olivia Alesha August 22, 2016 - 5:14 PM

Awwww thank you Erin! I’m literally so so happy that I’ve inspired you to get creating some face charts! <3
-Olivia Xxxx

Kayleighzara August 22, 2016 - 5:11 PM

This is amazing! Yours had come out so well, I know people who have done face charts before to practice there skills but I’ve personally never done it!

Olivia Alesha August 22, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Thank you so much Kayleigh!
-Olivia Xxxx

Emma August 22, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Omg I love this idea, this is amazing!!! I haven’t but I would love to get some!!

Olivia Alesha August 22, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Thank you, I hope you have fun creating them!
-Olivia Xxx


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