When it comes to makeup, blush has always been a trusty sidekick for adding a healthy flush of colour to our cheeks. But what if we told you that blush could do more than just provide a rosy glow? Enter the fascinating world of blush draping! This makeup technique takes your blush game to a whole new level by using it to sculpt and define your face.
Blush draping is all about using blush to contour and shape your face, similar to what you would do with bronzer or highlighter. Instead of simply applying blush to the apples of your cheeks, you strategically place it along your cheekbones and temples to create dimension and definition. The goal is to achieve a sculpted, chiseled effect that enhances your natural bone structure.
Techniques for Blush Draping:
- Selecting the Right Shades: The key to successful blush draping is choosing the right blush shades. You'll want to work with at least two complementary shades: a deeper shade for contouring and a brighter one for highlighting. The deeper shade should be a few shades darker than your skin tone, while the brighter one should be a bit lighter.
- Identifying Your Face Shape: Different face shapes benefit from slightly varied draping techniques. For example:
- Oval faces: Apply blush along your cheekbones and blend towards your temples.
- Round faces: Focus on contouring along the sides of your face to add definition.
- Square faces: Soften the angles by blending blush along the cheekbones and towards the hairline.
- Layer and Blend: Start by applying the deeper shade (contour) in the areas you want to define—usually along the cheekbones, temples, and jawline. Then, apply the brighter shade (highlight) just above the contour. Blend the two shades seamlessly to create a natural transition.
- Build Gradually: It's easier to add more blush than to tone it down, so start with a light application and build up the intensity gradually.
To help you achieve the perfect blush draping look, we recommend our Cheeky Affair Liquid Blush. We offer a range of gorgeous shades that blend effortlessly, making it ideal for achieving a sculpted flush.
Check out our Cheeky Affair Liquid Blush collection and discover the perfect shades to elevate your blush draping game.