draping makeup trend

Come and gone are the beauty trends that claimed they could take over the reign of contouring. Tontouring, Nontouring, Strobing, Baking, you all held a structured face but the latest contouring alternative is one that we actually hope sticks around.

Draping is the latest trend to hit our beauty vocabularies thanks to Marc Jacobs’ new Autumn Winter makeup collection. Draping uses different blush tones to sculpt your features for a soft glow and fresh alternative to hard & dark contouring. Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duos have been designed specifically for draping by blending together a lighter shade for highlighting and a deeper blush to contour.

Photo credit: @marcbeauty

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So how do you actually drape your face?

1. With a powder brush, add a swoosh of your darkest blush below the apples of your cheeks (contrary to what your Nan always told you), along your temples and under your brow bone. TIP: For sharper features use a contour brush to define your cheekbones.

2. Drape your blushed features by swirling the lighter shade over the top.

3. Use a buffer brush to blend any harsh lines and create a naturally flushed glow. The new Air Blush Soft Glow Duos aren’t available until September (Seriously Jacobs, you know how to tease a gal) but you can start practicing your drape with some of these radiant blush combos instead:

NARS Contour Blush RRP $63.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush RRP $57.

Bare Minerals Lovescape Blush Stolen Heart RRP $35.