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Contouring With A Lifting Effect: That'S Why We Love Draping Make-Up From The 1970S

 

The draping technique is one of the best alternatives to classic contouring today to model the contours of the face. We explain how to do it and what you need to know (with expert tips).

The new contouring trend 2021: The draping technique from the 70s

Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 

Just as you have finally mastered the art of contouring, a new (old) technique for contouring the face comes with draping. In the world of makeup, there are several ways to achieve the same effect, each with its own tricks and benefits.

Contouring, strobing, or draping? That is the difference

As the Kardashian sisters showed us ad nauseam, the play of light that can be achieved with a palette of shades of brown can sculpt our face to accentuate our features and contours. This is what contouring is all about, a technique that is still going strong among professional makeup artists and make-up enthusiasts, but with the advent of other methods of achieving similar effects such as strobing, in which certain areas of the face are highlighted with light, and the aforementioned draping, in which color is used, a certain amount of competition has arisen.

We spoke to experts about make-up news, new beauty trends, and the perfect look. Luciana Llanos, responsible for trends at CyZone, who are always one step ahead when it comes to trends, told us what consumers are looking for.

One of the trends Llanos told us about is blush. With a blush, a lifting effect can be achieved on the face, which is also known as draping.

What is draping?

"Draping essentially consists of modeling the face with the play of light and dark colors. You put a lighter color on top of the cheekbones and a darker color on the bottom," explains Luciana Llanos from CyZone. "It's the same as contouring, but instead of going back to traditional nudes and browns, this technique uses blush for a fresher, softer, more radiant finish, as opposed to contouring, which creates a more tanned look."

Draping is about applying blush to key areas of the facial bone structure such as the face. B. the cheekbones, temples, and browbones.

What is draping? | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
© Rosdiana Ciaravolo - The cheekbones are emphasized with a blush when draping.

How do I drape properly?

Draping, which translates as "draped", refers to the classic case of a curtain, which in a sense forms a relief. This curve, like an elongated U, is what you look for when applying blush. The first thing you need to do is place two colors, one light and one darker, preferably in the same area (red, pink, coral).

Once you find your two shades of blush, choose the lighter shade and apply it to the top of your cheekbones. Start with the cheekbone (which forms when you smile) and blend it in a circular motion up towards your temples. Then the darker shade comes just below where you would normally apply the outline. Ideally, use a matte, non-glossy product so that the play of light comes into its own. This combination creates a gradient from light to dark to "accentuate, outline what you want to emphasize and what you don't," as Llanos explains. Make sure that you blend both applications very well so that you do not mark a cut too strongly and lose the desired natural effect.

How do I drape properly? | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
© Rosdiana Ciaravolo - Draping with blush

These 3 different results can be achieved with draping

The result of draping is not always the same. As with contouring, playing with light and dark allows you to shape your face in different ways and thus achieve more than one result. So you can achieve a "lifting effect" with draping, you can model it, create the illusion of volume and even give your face a harmonious balance.

  1. Lifting effect Apply the blush mixture to the top of the cheekbones, also blending a little on the eye sockets all the way to the temples. Apply to the sides of the neck as well.
  2. Modeling With the well-known contouring technique, you can model your face by applying the darker shade under the cheeks, concentrating on the lower part of the face to even out the curves, and then applying the lighter shade to the upper part of the cheeks and blur the edges.
  3. Volume Another well-known technique. Mix your light and dark blush well and use the brush to apply a circular pattern to your cheeks while smiling.
  4. Balance The best way to achieve balance with draping is to apply the blush mixture to several key points; H. on the chin, on the earlobes, on the sides of the neck, and on the bridge of the nose. Remember mix, mix, mix!

These 3 different results can be achieved with draping | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
© Lorenzo Palizzolo - The draping technique gives volume on the cheeks

 

Contouring with the draping technique: How to find the perfect shade:

  1. If you have a fair complexion, look for blushes in the pink and peach range. For women with dark complexions, more intense shades (fuchsia, orange) are recommended.
  2. Mixing is the key to success when it comes to draping. Make sure to blend the edges well so the effect looks as natural as possible.
  3. Use two brushes, one thick for the cheekbones and a smaller one for areas like the browbones.

Contouring with the draping technique: How to find the perfect shade: | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
© Cortesía. - Draping instructions

Inspired? Here are the most beautiful blush shades for every skin tone for after-shopping:

The perfect blush for fair skin:

Inspired? Here are the most beautiful blush shades for every skin tone for after-shopping: | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
The "Inner Glow Cheek Powder" in the color "02 Twilight Hour" by Shiseido is great for a light complexion

For a slightly tanned, olive-colored skin tone:

Inspired? Here are the most beautiful blush shades for every skin tone for after-shopping: | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
The best color for a slightly tanned, olive skin tone: the "Joues Contraste Powder Rouge" in "71 Malice" by Chanel

Nice to dark skin color:

Inspired? Here are the most beautiful blush shades for every skin tone for after-shopping: | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
Perfect for darker skin tones: the blush in "Mata Hari" by Nars

Professional tool for the draping technique:

Inspired? Here are the most beautiful blush shades for every skin tone for after-shopping: | Contouring with a lifting effect: That's why we love draping make-up from the 1970s
 
"129S Blush Brush" from MAC

 
 
 
 
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