Quick Look – Facecharting

What is a face chart?

Basic answer is, it’s a way for make-up artists to plan and/or design a look prior to applying the look to their client. Face charts are helpful to streamline make-up looks for a fashion show or photoshoot and is a great way to give a look a ‘test run’.

Here at ACSM, our students use face charts for each and every single look they want to create – whether it be for their avant-garde assessment or their photographic make-up look.

Want to see face chart being created in real time?

Our brilliant lecturer, Alistair, created this look – check it out below!

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How to Clean Your Brushes (…and how often you should do it!)

We paint, contour, colour and brush our faces with our make-up brushes every. single. day, but how often are those brushes being cleaned? Turns out, not enough.

According to dermatologists and makeup artists, we should be soaping up our tools on a weekly basis — at least — in order to prevent bacteria buildup, which can ultimately led to unwanted breakouts. Read on to find out OUR tips on how to keep those make-up brushes squeaky clean!

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Quick Looks – Brow Block


Many makeup styles require a different eyebrow shape than what you might already have, making it necessary to cover yours up!

Whether you’re going for a fierce drag look, creating a Halloween-inspired look, or simply just spicing up your usual appearance; covering your eyebrows is relatively simple!

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What Is A Drag Queen?

Drag Queen (noun): a man who ostentatiously dresses up in women’s clothes.

drag queen is someone, usually male, who dresses in female clothing/costume and often acts with exaggerated femininity for the purpose of entertainment.

There are many reasons people do drag – such as self-expression, enjoyment and higher-profile performing and entertaining.
However, drag is often seen as a creative outlet, a means of self-exploration, and a way to make a statement.

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