If you’d like to keep a record of your favorite looks from magazines, then try a Makeup Planner Face Chart, which you can keep as a record any makeup looks that you also do: Free Plan Your Look With Your Own Makeup Face Chart. As well as taking a digital picture of your makeup look that was finally achieved (as mostyoutube makeup gurus do) so you can look back and see how to do so again.

I also have attached my own: Makeup Face Chart Template for downloading in a PDF format that I use to try out new makeup looks and also they serve as a reminder of how I achieved that particular look with what product names and the specific colours by using all the actual makeup items themselves applying with makeup brushes, on grained textured paper that is (as seen above in the tutorial on this topic). However, if I make a mistake I rub it out with a good eraser, and I only use two makeup brush tools for applying: a small stiff angled eyeliner brush used in small circular motions, even for the lips I use this tool, and a blusher blush just to sweep on some colour to the cheek area. And to add depth to any shaded area use watercolour pencils over it, by using the dense colour method. Remember there are no rules here, if you want to use another medium — then do so (see weblink information below).

As the most important point of a makeup face chart along with the colour, is the palette names and numbers listed by you and any photo that can be spray mounted to the back, with other notes that you might wish to make ie. the technique (pat on shadow to lids, sweep in an upward motion) etcetera. Its your very own ‘Makeup Reference Bible’ for your personal usage, no-one else is going to see it, unless you decide to share it.  For example, I’ve attached in PDF format my own design of a face chart: Eyes Come Forward and the makeup colours came from using: New 26 Pro Eye-Shadow & Blush Combo Palette [PE06]. In addition, I will be using a eye-liner pencil in a bright rose colour for the lower eye water line and a sugar plum colour underneath on the lower lash line: 1. being my skin tone, 2. being the eye-liner pencil, 3. being the eye waterline and 4. being my iris eye colour. And the highlight colour under the brow-bone outer half is peach: 1. being my skin tone, 2. being the highlight colour peach, which is the set colour in all my eye makeup looks.  So its all based on position of colour and good blending techniques and the realism of a finished makeup look that can be translated readily to the face.

Weblink Information: Online Colour Combination Testerwhich allows you to see the colours side by side instead of around a colour wheel, thus making it easier to really see if the colours go together, and plus The Mirror of Beauty software package, where you can upload your own picture of your face (recommend applying foundation first and nothing else on the face) and trying out the makeup combinations too (without a new hairdo) as a preparation guidance tool.

MAKEUP IDEAS & TUTORIALS:

And this is followed by Analysing Makeup in Video Photos – Part One, Part Two and Part Three to practice applying the facial cosmetic colours similar in shades and adapted to suit ones own needs, as seen in the slide show photos, or from other sources, such as magazines and online images, and the techniques used for more makeup ideas as well as those given below as video tutorials as exemplars. 

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