Draping - How to Contour with Blush

Draping: How to Contour with Blush
Draping with MAC Peachykeen Blush

Contouring is definitely a must for this decade. Sculpted cheeks are in, and there are many ways of doing it. I've noticed beauty trends from the past come back in different names and this 'new' trend we have this year is called 'Draping'.

The actual technique of draping is not new to makeup artistry. It is the art of using blusher to chisel the cheeks. You can do this in multiple ways:

1. With one blusher: Use a pigmented blusher beneath the cheekbone just under the apples of the cheeks and gradually pale away to the top. I find MAC Sheertone blushes to be excellent for this purpose as they contain no shimmer and are easily buildable.

2. With two blushers: Apply a darker blush where you would apply contour powder, just beneath the apples of the cheeks, and pat a paler blush on the apples.

You can use as many shades as you like to create a gradient effect. Just make sure the darker shades are at the bottom, with lighter shades on top.

For my wedding makeup look last year (pictured), my MUA used the first method. He used MAC Peachykeen blush on the cheekbones and faded away to the top of the apples of my cheeks. If he named it 'Draping' then, he would be ahead of the times!

Are you a fan of contouring and what do you think about the 'Draping' technique?

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1 comment

  1. I agree I've seen this done waay back when it also reminds me of KBeauty wherein they use 2 tone blushes. :)

    CJ | From Manila with Love Blog


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