We're all about a beauty trend that is actually achievable. Mega bonus points if it's one we already do on the regular. One such trend that's making a resurgence—and just so happens that we've been doing all along—is draping. If you're not familiar with the term, we have a feeling you'll be well-versed in the technique already.
Draping is a makeup technique that saw a lot of popularity in the '70s and '80s. Basically, it's contouring with blush instead of bronzer and highlighter. The idea is to give the appearance of raised cheekbones all with your favorite rosy blush. Last year, we saw the boom of this look again with the launch of Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo, which featured a blend of two complementary blushes.
To give your cheeks the sculpted, lifted look you normally achieve with a contour kit, use a lighter shade of blush on the highs of the cheekbones and a deeper, darker shade or rouge just below the apples. By avoiding applying product to the rounds of the cheeks, you give the appearance of plumper and lifted cheeks. You can even take the blush up to the temple for an even bolder elevation. Easy, right?
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