Earlier this week, Marc Jacobs posted a photo on Instagram that will be sure to inspire our next favourite beauty look: draping. This summer, Marc is commanding you to start sculpting your face with bush – using the draping technique. A homage to Way Bandy, celebrity makeup artist to Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, and Barbara Walters, Bandy introduced Marc to the technique in the '80s.
The drape method follows the natural bone structure to create a very made-up look using bright pink blush. The method allows you to change the shape of your face with colour, using it to drape the contours of your face to achieve what you desire, whether it's sculpt, volume, or simply balance, giving you an '80s appeal that follows this seasons '80s-inspired voluminous hair trend.
Draping is a flexible technique that can be tailored to fit your needs. So, how can you achieve the look for yourself? Marco Jacobs spelled out four different ways to drape.
Blend blush and a shade of bronzing powder that is one to two shades darker than your skin tone, then gently place the brush along the high of the cheekbones as opposed to the apples of your cheeks. Blend along the length of your cheekbone, jawline, and side of the neck. For an even more dramatic look, you can drape the colour from the eye to the temples.
Using a deep shade of pink blush, apply it just below the apples of the cheeks, lower on the face so it counterbalances roundness and creates an oval shape. Then, swirl a lighter shade of highlighter on top and blend the edges away.
Blending blush and bronzing powder together, swirl the blush on the apples of the cheeks, the blend. This technique will give you the most subtle, natural-feeling look of all the different draping techniques.
Blend a pink blush of your choice over the peak of the brow at the temples, bridge of nose, tip of the chin, and along the sides of the neck near the ear lobes, then blend.