Gavin Rajah MBFWJ17 (Pic: SDR Photo)
Gavin Rajah MBFWJ17 (Pic: SDR Photo)
Gavin Rajah MBFWJ17 (Pic: SDR Photo)
Gavin Rajah MBFWJ17 (Pic: SDR Photo)

After Contouring and Strobing, a new beauty trend from the 80’s is conquering the catwalks: Draping!

While darker and flashier red shades were used in the 80’s, the modern version focuses on a more fresh and natural look. Fashion forward singer, Rihanna, rocked this trend at MET Gala in May this year.

 Rihanna at the MET Gala (Pic: Instagram)

Rihanna at the MET Gala (Pic: Instagram)

In a similar way to contouring, Draping uses two different blush shades to sculpt the face and add freshness and expression. First, a darker blush shade is applied below the cheekbones and along the temples up towards the hairline to act as a contour. 

Next, a lighter shade is used to emphasize the cheekbones, the area above the eyes and the bridge of the nose. To create a special glow, the highest point of the forehead can also be highlighted using the lighter shade. Simply blend any sharp transitions with a brush to keep the look natural.

Create the draping look with L.O.V:

This trend looks best on a flawless complexion.
Uses a primer as a base: Perfectitiude Mattifying Primer
Make-up: LOVtime 18h Long Lasting Foundation
For the actual Draping: use two different blush shades: Heartful Healthy Glow Blush 040 & 060


 A brush for the application and blending: Perfectional Duo Contouring Brush
The Translucent Powder sets the make-up in place: Perfectitude Translucent Loose Powder
A Fixing Spray ensures a long-lasting beauty look: Perfectitude 3in1 Prime & Fix Spray

Tip: When you’re in a hurry and you don’t have blush close at hand, you can use lipstick instead. It’s best to rub a small amount between the fingers and softly work it into the skin.