How to master blush draping
As heavy contouring begins to fall out of favor, makeup trendsetters are starting to play around with their blush placement. Bringing the 70s trend back, more and more people are opting to put blush where you put contour.
From red carpets to your For You Page, blush draping is the next big thing when it comes to new makeup trends.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to contour with blush. Read on for your new go-to blush draping tutorial.
What is Blush Draping?
Blush draping is a blush technique that was popularized in the 70s and is experiencing a new found revival.
Think Rihanna at the 2017 Met Gala – blush draping is essentially contouring with blush, that leaves cheekbones defined and adds a burst of fresh color to enhance the shape of your face.
Rather than applying your blush to the apples of your cheeks, blush is applied along the cheekbones, all the way up to your temples, often blended into your crease to frame the eyes.
This blush placement emphasizes the natural contours of your cheekbones and lifts for a flushed, sculpted glow.
Where Did Blush Draping Come From?
Blush draping is an old-school technique, created by Cher’s makeup artist, Way Bandy. Coined by Bandy as “color glow,” the blush application enhances your natural features and gives the illusion of higher and sharper cheekbones while adding a pop of color for a seriously on-trend makeup look.
How to Drape Blush
Ready to get the TikTok makeup look everyone’s going crazy for? Checkout our 5-step blush contouring guide and learn how to drape blush like a pro!
Step 1 – Apply Your Base
After prepping the skin as normal, apply your FOUNDATION and CONCEALER. A clean finished makeup base is essential as this acts as the glue for the blush draping makeup technique.
If you’re after a full-coverage base that won’t budge, without feeling heavy on the face, reach for our CONCEAL & DEFINE range. With 60 skin-true shades, ranging from fair to deep this versatile collection is designed to suit every skin tone and type.
If a more lightweight base is your kind of thing, opt for our Conceal & Hydrate range. A hydrating collection of concealers and foundation, the CONCEAL & HYDRATE range comes in 50 shades and is infused with plumping Hyaluronic Acid to smooth the skin for a satin finish.