In my last blogpost you could read about the facecharts skintone. So now it is time for the next step. The one I think is the most difficult one. Your facechart’s eyes! And not only do I mean the iris of your facechart, but also the eyeshadow and lashes. The first time I drew lashes on my facechart I was soooo scared to ruin the whole facechart. But now after really a lot of training, I am not nervous about the lashes anymore. No, I am nervous about the eyeshadow. Because on paper…. adding eyeshadow is a bigger challenge then on real eyes! Read here all about it!
Your facechart’s eyes
The first thing I do after the facechart’s skin, is the iris. For this I don’t use make-up but a good quality pencil. It is version four in the ‘Eyes variation’-chapter in Liza’s book. Make sure your pencil is sharp. I decided to make green eyes for this babe. But, as you might know, eyes are not one colour. For instance, I have green eyes with brown and yellow in it. But when you look really quick, you’ll see blue eyes. Strange isn’t it? So for my facechart I use light green, dark green, brown and yellow. Build it up. So start with the darker colour for the limbal rings. The closer you get to the pupil, the lighter your colour. With the lightest colour, yellow in my case, I go all over the iris. So the colours blend nicely.
You also have to add some shadow on the white part of the eye. You do that in the inner and outer corner and under the upper lash. For this you can use a light grey mixed with a bit of salmon or light pink. The closer to the iris, the whiter it will be. So your eye looks round and gets depth.
Your facechart’s eyes: give her eyeshadow!
Now give your facechart some eyeshadow! This, for me, is the most difficult part of the facechart. Because you use real eyeshadow on paper and the colours may not seem that bright then. So, here it is important to use a small applicator instead of a brush. In her book Liza gives four eyeshadow variations starting at page 195. I use the NYX Ultimate Brights Palette. I love this palette because it is highly pigmented and the colours are so… so…. bright!
Decide your look. I wanted to try to make a look which I saw on Liza’s instagram page. Only in purple colours instead of blue. So in this case I didn’t use the book. But the technique stays the same. Use the small applicator to draw the make-up on the facechart. If you use a brush for this, the eyeshadow powder will not be so intense. And you have to push it a bit in the paper so it stays on it’s place. Otherwise you can blow it of your paper. Not nice.
After you did this, you’ll notice that the lines maybe are a bit to sharp. So you have to blend them to make them softer. Here is the point you use a small blending blush. Be carefull! Only blend on the sharp lines to keep the eyeshadow in the right place.
The lashes! Pam.. pam.. paaammmm (scary music)
This took me a lot of training! Lashes are also quite difficult to draw. So here’s what I did. I made about 50 copy’s of the facecharts eyes. Only the eyes. You can do that on normal printing paper. Take a fineliner. I used a 005 fineliner. And make little ‘hooks’ on the eye to draw the lashes. The lashes on the outer corner you draw to one side, when your in the middle of the eye you draw them upwards and the innercorner you draw them in the direction of the nose. Make larger lashes and shorter lashes. Make some lashes thicker then others. For a natural effect.
Practice which each eye also an eyebrow. Watch the facecharts of Liza closely and make a study of the eyelashes she draws. And practice as long as you need till you’re confident enough to draw them on your own facechart. As Liza says: “it’s 10% talent and 90% practice.”
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