Some of you may have heard of the word draping. In fashion, it is the process of positioning and pinning fabric on a dress form — but in beauty, it’s the new contouring.
It was introduced by makeup artist Way Brandy in 1980’s and Marc Jacob’s Beauty has revived it as a part of their Autumn Winter makeup collection (out in the UK in September), the luxe beauty brand are launching ombre Air Blush Soft Glow Duo palettes with two shades for customizing your own natural-looking glow designed for a different sculpting technique called Draping.
Draping is the technique that embraces the concept of ‘color glow’ as a way of bringing the natural drape of the face. It uses the blush to chisel and sculpt the face, and give it a softer fresh-radiant glow .
If you don’t know how to begin, here are the three different ways to drape.
1 ) LIFT:
Blend both shades together, then place along the high of the cheekbones as opposed to the apples. Blend along the length of the cheekbone, jawline and side of the next. For a more editorial look, you can drape from the eye to the temple.
2 ) SCULPT:
Using the deeper shade of blush, apply it just below the apples of the cheeks, lower on the face so it counterbalances rounds and creates an oval shape. Then, swirl the lighter shade on top and blend the edges away.
3 ) VOLUMINIZE:
Blend both shades together, smile and swirl the blush on the apples of the cheeks, then blend.