Using Face Charts

Lots of makeup artists use face charts to create looks or to make sure they don’t forget a look when inspiration strikes them. One of the most famous examples are the MAC makeup charts that are available to browse in the store. It is a great exhibition of talent, and the best proof that makeup artistry is a real, and sometimes breathtaking, art. Using a face chart is just transferring the canvas from a living one, to paper. 

A great example of this kind of talent is one of my favourite MUAs @kilprity: 

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These charts are done using real makeup products. However that isn’t the only option. If you are just experimenting with colours, or want to see what something will look like, you can always use coloured pencils instead. Some makeup products work better on paper than others. Powders, for example. But creams and liquids don’t work. Also using brushes on paper can ruin them.

For inspiration, search the hashtag #facechart on instagram for an amazing display of talent. (I always use instagram instead of Google images, because most makeup artists post on instagram).

And the best part is, with this hack you won’t need to pay for a pad of face charts. Just print this picture!

MAC face chart

This is the basic Mac template. It is the most recognizable face of face chart. Does it remind anyone else of Angelina Jolie?