Draping is the new way to sculpt and lift your face with blush. The draping technique is to use a blusher on the natural bone structure of the face to have a made up look. It can be as subtle as you want or it can also make a bold statement. This make up technique is a serious throwback to the eighties with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Shields and Cher using this technique back in the day! These days we have seen Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner using blusher in their routines. Also major fashion house brands like Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Adam Selman using this technique backstage at SS17 fashion weeks.
The key to good draping is to blend to perfection, like you would do contouring. Use a darker/deeper tone blush on the hollows of the cheeks to sculpt. Use a lighter colour blush on top of the cheekbones and up to the temple if you want a more statement look.
The look I’ve gone for is a soft everyday Spring/Summer look, with soft pinks on the cheeks and a bold lip. The foundation went on first, then I blended the liquid highlights onto the skin first along the top of the cheekbones. I applied blush as above, building it up with small amount of product first. Then I blended the powder highlight over the whole cheek.
Article by: Mary Kiely
Photography by: Eoghan Lyons
Model: Jessica O’Neill
Hair: Sabrina Higgins
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