I didn't do any needle sculpting on the face -- This is a flat "pancake" doll. I drew the face on with colored pencils & ink pens. (I used some acrylic paint for the eyes & mouth).
Believe me, it was a struggle NOT to over-embellish her!
(BTW - this is not an original design by me. I saw a photo on Pintrest of a doll similar to this. I tried to find the original source of the photo to give them credit, but could not. So, I apologise to the artist who designed it. If anyone knows, please let me know.)