The claim: Sculpting your face with *only blush* is a fresh take on the contouring method that will leave you looking naturally sculpted. Contouring stepped on the scene as a trendy makeup application method thanks to Kim Kardashian, but it was eventually overshadowed by the debut of nontouring, a technique that focused on letting your real skin shine through sans heavy makeup (FYI, Kim’s a fan of this trend too). I put this beauty mythbuster to the test and have to say — I totally get it.


It doesn’t get more simple than the makeup draping technique, y’all: You simply apply blush to your face in the shape of the number “3.” What does that mean? Starting at your hairline, apply a healthy dose of blush, moving from the hairline down to the top of your cheekbones. From there, in a continuous motion, apply the blush to your jawline, making sure to bring the brush stroke all the way to the top of your chin. Boom. Done.

I noticed that my face looked slightly contoured, but with a softer effect, thanks to draping. My complexion looked warmer overall but it was pretty subtle, which I liked. I had never applied blush this way before — I usually only put it on the apples of my cheeks — so I was happy to see that it didn’t look like I took a bath in blush when I was finished. It left a healthy, rosy glow that I was all about.



Definitely. I actually really liked draping and will continue to turn to this method, especially while we still have a little bit of summer left! I think draping is a perfect addition to your summer makeup routine when you want to keep your glow a bit longer.

Follow us on Pinterest for more beauty trends + mythbusters.

Brit + Co may at times use affiliate links to promote products sold by others, but always offers genuine editorial recommendations.