A makeup trend that took off from the fashion runways and has been adopted by makeup lovers from around the world, blush draping is THE way to bring in drama.
Contouring has earned quite the reputation over time. Call it the Kardashian effect, the chiselled cheekbones, pointy nose, defined jaw….and we can go on and on. Draping isn’t very different from contouring, except, yes you guessed it right, it’s done using a blush! For most of us, blush is our favourite favourite product in our makeup kits. We just can’t get enough of it. And what would be better than to find just one more use for it.
Blush draping is simply contouring your face using blush verses bronzer. Instead of using a dark brown toned product, we use blush to enhance the angles of the face. Draping just gives a more natural look, it just adds life and freshness to the face. The soft pinks, corals and plums are a more modern take on harsh contouring products while giving the same results when correctly placed.
Now grab your blush and get to work, we’ve got a face to contour (or should I say…Blush)!
- Start off by brushing some blush, we recommend Gush Beauty’s blush from Stacked in Your Favour palette on your cheekbones using a contour brush instead of your regular blush brush.
- Contouring sculpts the face but not only highlighting the cheekbones but also adding depth at the temples. To do the same using blush, apply blush in a C-shape starting from the temples right down to the cheekbones. Blend the product upwards and outwards towards the temples. Gushing tip- use 2 shades of blush (darker near the temples, lighter towards the cheekbone) instead of one single shade for added depth and a more sculpted look.
So, we see someone’s blushing! We’ve been obsessed with blush draping for a while now and congratulations, you’ve just joined the gang. Stay blushing!
Article by Ananya Jain