Blush Draping Technique

OMG, After Colored Mascara, 80’s-Style Unblended Blush Is Back! – But Now It’s Called ‘Draping’

What do you think? Have I just run a marathon or tried to use the draping technique?

I’m telling you guys, I’ve always thought so, but now I’m sure of it: I have psychic powers.

Do you remember that a couple of weeks ago I talked about about the comeback of colored mascara?

And do you remember how I started that post?

No? Well, allow me to remind you:

So, what do you think of blue mascara?

Does it trigger memories of mullets and unblended fuchsia blush you’ve been trying to suppress for the past 26 years?

If so, I’m sorry. You may leave now, I understand.

Well, despite (or maybe because of??) me mocking it, unblended bold blush going all the way up to the temples is back. *insert emoji of your choice. I’ll go with Munch’s The Scream, but feel free to opt for heart eyes*

Or at least, it’s supposed to come back, according to Mr. Marc Jacobs.

Yep! I read on that, apparently, using color to drape the contours of your face and change its shape is the new way to blush. So basically this fall we’re going to contour using blush – or at least that’s what the Marc Jacobs Beauty marketing team wants us to do with their brand new Air Blush Soft Glow Duos.

Blush Draping Technique Madina Prisma Blushes 05 03With their intense pigmentation, I think the MADINA Milano Prisma Blushes in 03 (coral) and 05 (fuchsia) would be perfect for the ‘new’ draping technique

Marc Jacobs new blushes definitely look pretty, but if I ever get one, I’m pretty sure I’m not going to use it the intended way. As you probably know by now if you’ve been following this blog, I love me some crazy colors on the lips, I like bright eyeshadows, and I’m OK with colored mascara, but when it comes to base I like things to look pretty natural and simple. And this 70’s/80’s revival is all but natural-looking.

So yeah, mama’s gonna pass on this one! (If I accidentally bump my head against the wall extremely hard, lose even the last remnants of my sanity, and start draping my face in fuchsia blush, you can totally hold this against me.)

What do you think? Are you gonna give this ‘new’ draping thing a try? And do you think mullets are coming back also??

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  • Reply
    July 8, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Love the colours, thanks for the ideas!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

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    July 8, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I will also have to pass on this one, I’m usually very sceptical about makeup trends, it’s only a matter of time before we deeply regret them, even though I have to admit I’m always a little bit influenced by them!

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    July 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    nope. I’ll pass.

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    July 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Oooo I’m just not sure about this! Must say, you pull it off incredibly well. I’ll have to play around and give it a go myself. Interesting concept though, trends always come back around – whether the everyday woman wants it or not. No doubt this will take the beauty blogging industry by storm in the next few months! Well done for being one of the first 😉


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    July 8, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I´ll go with Munchs emoji as well. That and triangle ear rings, neon leggings and a close ringlet perm have scarred me for a lifetime.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    Dora Toubanaki
    July 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Mixed feelings about this one! I always like to keep an open mind though!!

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    Shireen L. Platt
    July 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I do blend my blusher up to my temple but only very natural looking ones and it’s blended with my bronzer unlike the 80s! And I’m giving this ‘trend’ a pass too. LOL!

    ps: Must say it looks pretty good on you though. 😉

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    wendee isaacs
    July 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Most of the things we do now are things that used to be done in the past. It kind of confirm the world is circle.
    Everything we stopped doing is gonna make a comeback like it’s all new.


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    Velvet Blush
    July 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t think I’ll be going for this either! Sometimes it seems like ‘trends’ are now appearing just for the sake of it! 😉 xx

    Velvet Blush

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    July 9, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Very interesting, but I think I’ll pass. These blushes are gorgeous!

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      Carol in a
      July 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Yep! And they’re also very good quality.

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    July 9, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I didn’t grow up in the 80s but I am kinda interested in this trend! I’d like to see if it takes off 🙂

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      Carol in a
      July 11, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      Hi Natalye!
      Yeah, I’m pretty curious myself.

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    July 9, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I quite like this look, not sure if I could fully embrace it although I’m not that good at doing my blusher so most of the time it looks unblended lol. The blue mascara looks really pretty.

    Gemma x

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    July 10, 2016 at 12:01 am

    This is probably the absolute worst technique I’ve ever heard of… Doing that with a contour color or bronzer makes a bit of sense, because it recreates the shadows or the tan you could have naturally, but doing with a bright blush?? No effing way. It looks ridiculous (although you’re still very pretty in that picture), like you’re bruised or something.


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      Carol in a
      July 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Haha, yes, I completely agree, it looks pretty ridiculous!

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    H A Parker
    July 10, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Ok so obviously this trend is completely unwearable, but it looks so good on you! I definitely like the idea of there being a new popular trend, besides contouring. I’m just not too sure whether excessive blush is the way to go. But this look seems a lot of fun to create none the less and you definitely pull it off.:) – My Minimal Summer Make-up Look | Mostly Drugstore

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    July 10, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Although I would say yes to the coloured mascara, I wouldn’t try this one. Too memories of unblended product that make me wanna cry every time I see old pictures of myself haha! 🙂


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    Kiss & Make-up
    July 10, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Same here, not a big fan of the whole bright blush or strong contouring look on myself, I also like it subtle.

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    July 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve heard about this! Not sure it would work on me though. I like blush, but there are limits! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    July 10, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Love the look of those blushes, so perfect for summer.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    July 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Yeah….I don’t know about this one either. I was all on board for the colored mascara but draping…*no way emoji* it sounds a lot like strobing, which I kind of think isn’t a real thing but companies use these terms to sell products. :/

    You still look gorgeous but definitely a bit marathony red 😀

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      Carol in a
      July 11, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      Hi Annie!
      I know what you mean, but I feel like this one is even worse than strobing. I can’t imagine it looking good on anybody!

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    July 11, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Oo I like the look of that firey red-orange blush! I feel like I sometimes do that blush technique by accident when I’m too into the moment and my brush goes everywhere on the sides of my face! I like the look on you!

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    July 11, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Haha draping, I love it! I can’t pull off blue so I’ll give it a miss 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    The Fashion Folks
    July 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Your lipstick is so good, love the color and goes so well with the blue mascara! Xx

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    July 11, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Loving this muted colorful make up! The blue mascara is taking me back in time!

    Have a great week gorgeous!


    Tamara –

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    Andreea Birsan
    July 12, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Sounds interesting, but I might have to pass haha. x

    Have a nice week,

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    July 12, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I’m gonna pass too… At least it’s what I’m saying for now. ahah

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    July 12, 2016 at 1:32 am

    i think it will take me time to like this trend!

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    July 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Naaahh! I like colourful mascaras on others but this trend makes me cringe. I don’t thin that this will go big.

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    July 12, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Unblended blush sounds great and looks good 🙂


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    Face to Curls
    July 12, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Very interesting, but I think I’ll pass on this one. The blushes are gorgeous though!

    Ann-Marie |

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    Beauty Follower
    July 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I have never tried blue mascara… looks perfect for summertime!

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    July 19, 2016 at 10:41 am

    What happened in the 80s should probably stay in the 80s! I highly doubt that women will follow this trend. It’s just not the best thing to bring back from the past and no matter how hard fashion and beauty magazines will sell it, we know what suits us best. If at least that was fun… but it’s just so very unflattering.

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