This below post will give you a step-by-step guide to drawing makeup on your fashion illustration. The technique is the same as adding makeup to your own face!
The purpose of contouring or shading the face is to enhance the facial structure in a subtle way. This is equivalent to adding concealer, blush, and highlighter prior to defining the eyes and the lips. Drawing makeup on a paper face follows the same principles as drawing makeup on your own face.
If you add darker shadows where the face would hollow, and highlight where the face protrudes, the facial bones will be more exaggerated and distinguished (see below). I will walk you through the steps…
* Shadows are very dark for instruction purposes only. Whether you are using a pencil, marker, watercolor, etc….choose a color that is 1 shade deeper than your skin tone. Subtlety is key!*
Download a free face template here
4: Lightly shade at lower lid and lips. See close up of lips below
Now that you have your base complete, it’s time to add definition to the eyes and lips. I made a pinterest board of makeup looks. Pick a few of your favorite looks. Referring to inspiration photos is very helpful while drawing!