This Summer, we wrote about the draping blush technique, which eventually made its way into YouTube tutorials.
“Oh god, I just read something about that the other day," Dedivanovic said. "I actually screen shotted it, because I was like, ‘What the hell, why draping?’ I feel like people sit around in meetings and think about, ‘What is the next term we can use to sell products?’"
He went on, "I didn’t quite understand the draping thing. It’s basically like putting blush where you would put contour, right? It’s like a '70s, '80s thing. It’s pretty, and I do it for shoots sometimes. I don’t think it’s the most flattering look to go to the office or go to school."
While draping is usually done with blush, and contouring is done with bronzer, Dedivanovic prefers the later. "Contouring is one of those things that has always been around . . . and it will always be around," he said. "Now that people know it and know how to do it, it’s life-changing in terms of doing your makeup and for photos."
If you'd like to try both — contouring and draping — snag a palette that offers bronzer, blush, and highlighter. We love the Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact, since the textures blend easily. Also, Dedivanovic recommends applying blush after you contour!