With contouring, highlighting, strobing and non-touring all vying for our attention, it's no wonder we're getting confused! But with spring just around the corner, it's time to forget everything you've learned and look towards the newest trend: draping. So what's the difference?
Contouring allows you to create light and dark angles across the face using multiple shades of makeup – think darker shades at the hollows of the cheeks and lighter shades down the bridge of the nose. Strobing, on the other hand, uses only shimmering creams and powders to accentuate features of the face without contouring. Similarly to strobing, non-touring is all about taking it back to basics: light, dewy makeup finished with cleverly-placed highlight.
Draping is a form of contouring that began way back in the '70s thanks to makeup artist extraordinaire Way Bandy (who is actually responsible for contouring in the first place!). He made over stars like Cher, Farah Fawcett and Diana Ross – and we can see why.
It's a little daring, a lot disco, and it's going to be the new go-to makeup look for weddings and parties when the weather heats up.