How to Drape Your MUA Blusher
So as of this summer, contouring is out and the draping technique is in. The technique has been evolving within the makeup industry since the 70’s, when it was first introduced by Way Bandy. The draping method outlines the natural bone structure to create a very done, made-up makeup look. Essentially, the shape of the face changes with color. The draping technique uses blush to contour the face to achieve a lifted, sculpted, volumized, or balanced look. It is done by sweeping color down from the temples to the apples of the cheeks in a C-shape to create the illusion of lifted, sharper cheekbones. Just like every other trend emerging, what was once old is new again. In other words, sculpting your visage with statement blush is back and on a whole new level.
The key to draping is to shape with a darker color, then blend and soften with a lighter shade. To achieve the look, use a deeper shade of MUA’s Blusher. Apply it just below the apples of the cheeks, low on the face to counterbalance roundness and create a visual oval. Then swirl a lighter shade of MUA’s Blusher to blend away the edges. You can even go as far as giving the same draping treatment to the chin and the eyes, provided you keep things balanced and don’t go overboard with it.
The MUA Blusher Pro Shimmer Kiss four powder palette with a cream-like texture is great for something like draping and color-pairing! However, if you want to stick with the single MUA Blusher palettes, just remember that lighter shades highlight and darker shades contour. It is the precise and proper placement of color that lifts the features!
Some other tips to really nail the look include using the right brush, skin-prep, and applying a bold lipstick. For one, seek soft brushes with natural bristles which disperse color more evenly and give a soft focus effect–the softer the brush, the softer the blend. Try the MUA Brush Highlighting (F11) or the MUA Brush Powder (F4). As far as skin-prep goes, powder blush blends best over smooth, matte skin. So set your skin with a translucent powder before applying blush. MUA’s Pro Matte Satin Pressed Powder in Translucent is perfect for skin-prep! Lastly, to keep the look modern, chic, and not dated, I recommend pairing draped blusher with a bold lip. Something like MUA’s Luxe Vivid Color Lipstick in a bold color gives a modern clash, especially with nothing else but draped blush and a bold lippy.
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