Make-up Trend Alert: Draping


Contouring is a thing of the past. The new make-up buzzword is draping.

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Made famous by the late great American make-up artist, Way Bandy, draping came to light in the ‘70s. The technique was placed on the back burner as other face-chiselling methods, such as contouring and strobing, caught on.

Designer Marc Jacobs brought the trend back with the launch of an ombre AirBlush palette, designed for a different sculpting technique. The trend is taking make-up artists around the world by storm. It’s time to get on the glow bandwagon.

The key here is to create an overall glow on the entire face with the tactical use of colour.

Get the look

Apply the blush evenly to the cheekbones, blending up and back towards the top of your ear using a blush brush.

Use a fan brush to apply the highlighting colour on the top of your cheekbones, blending up towards the temples.

“Dark skin tones need bold highly pigmented shades. Avoid cool undertones and focus on warm undertones. Orange blushers look pretty, sunkissed and subtle on dark skin,” says Resident trainer at Smashbox Nomfundo Biyela.

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