I’ve been on the hunt for more ideas when it comes to makeup and how I can achieve a natural look while feeling beautiful in my own skin.
I came across this old but revived trend called “draping”.
Draping is basically the newer version of the contour, focusing more on the natural effect.
It’s been used by celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner.
Here’s how it works:
Draping is contour using blush. Sounds crazy, I know.
But have a look at this picture from Marc Jacobs’ Instagram account describing how to apply the blush to sculpt out your contour, yet deliver a natural look.
What you’re doing is “draping” your complexion with “different tones of blush for a soft defined look”, Brittany Lane, Beauty/Crew.
It’s a revival of Bandy’s 1970’s look.
This is how you do it:
(According to Marc Jacobs)
Apply blush just below the cheekbones (where you would normally apply contour) and sweep it in an upward motion towards the cheekbones and use the lighter shade to blend out the harsh edges. Apply some to the temples, sweeping it in a crescent moon shape towards the eye. Place a little touch on the chin to create balance, and finally apply some to the centre of the neck and the neckline of the outfit that you are wearing (décolletage).
In simpler terms; contour with the darker shade of blush. Highlight with the lighter shade of blush. Create balance.
The key? … Blending.
It looks gorgeous. So I’m going to try it and tell you what I think.
If you’ve tried it, tell me if you liked the look!
Lots of love,
Images: Marc Jacobs Instagram, macjacobsbeauty.com