Draped Blush Is The Trendy Technique To Elongate Your Face With Just Makeup

Blush has gone through such a transformation over the years. We can go back and look at over 100 years of blush and still find new ways to use the product. There are so many options for blush, including using them with a cream, liquid, or powder base. However, despite our many options and colors, many of us have spent the last decade just putting it on the apples of our cheeks. While it does create a beautiful look, there is a trend that will shake up how you put on your blush.

Draped blush was popular in the 1980s and has been gaining popularity for how it sculpts and elongates the face. It gets its name from starting at the eye and moving along the cheeks. The beauty mogul and influencer Huda Kattan cosigned the trend on TikTok saying, "This blends so beautifully and there's no crazy highlight [from bright under-eye concealer]. There's nothing standing out, I just get a beautiful seamless blush." With simple steps, there are so many ways to incorporate this trend into your makeup

Incorporate it into your eyeshadow

If you want to create an ethereal look, add some blush to your eyeshadow. This can be done by placing the product onto the corner of your eyes and then bringing it down along the cheeks. From there, you can add another eyeshadow to the inner corner to create a seamless look.

Layer it with duo-toned blush

What makes this placement so great, is that you are not limited to one blush. While most stick to one color while putting it on the apples of the cheeks, you can use multiple to create a dimensional look. In order to do so, apply the darker blush along the eyes and cheeks, and place the lighter blush on top of it.

Pair it with your favorite highlighter

Blush and highlighter ups the glow factor of your look, as well as make the cheekbones stand out. The best way to utilize a highlighter is to start at the inner corner of the eye and let it follow along the cheekbones for a natural glow.

Add your favorite contour

For those who want an added sculpt, a contour is the perfect addition to your blush. Using a contour color that is two shades darker than your skin tone, blend it along the bottom of your blush. This adds the perfect amount of depth, without overpowering your look.