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Get The Look: Blush Draping

January 1 | 1 minute watch


Words by Romy Erdos

Originally published on | August 25

This month, we’re celebrating all things trending now: the looks, the moments and products to know. Here we show you how to recreate some of the most-wanted looks as created for our campaign by makeup artist, Shella Martin.

From TikTok to your bathroom mirror in the morning, blush placement is always on our minds. Across the nose, it's sunkissed. On the apples, it's flushed. Applied upwards, it's lifting.

The boldest of blush trends? Draping. Borrowing from the '80s, yet feeling so modern, the technique involves sweeping colour across the cheekbones, brow bones and eyes. Bonus points if you do as our makeup artist does, and combine pink and orange hues for extra dimension - and wow factor!
Memo Blush Draping Tutorial 3x4 1
Memo Blush Draping Tutorial 3x4 2a

  1. Using its doe foot applicator, tap a few dots of NARS' Afterglow Liquid Blush in Orgasm across the tops of your cheekbones, then work the product into the skin with your fingertips.
  2. Now it's time to add dimension - using the top of your hand as a palette, apply more Afterglow Liquid Blush, and add a small squeeze of Chantecaille's Liquid Lumiere in Sheen. Blend them together with your fingertip and apply it in a C-shape around the outer corner of each eye.
  3. Next, apply NARS' Blush in Orgasm with a brush to the same area, again in a C-shape. With a smaller brush, take the same blush and apply it to the inner corners of each eye.
  4. To finish off the monochromatic look, take Kosas' Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss in Fruitjuice and swipe it across your lips.

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