Glass skin is the newest and most popular makeup trend right now! We have strayed away from super glam makeup into healthy shiny and dewy skin. Here are the 10 steps you need to take to achieve this look!
1. Face Mask.
The first step is to prep the skin by applying a deep pore cleansing mask! That will help smooth out skin texture.
Recommended Product: The GLAMGLOW – SUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask! This product uses the Super Six Acid Blend that helps unclog and minimize the look of pores.
2. Shave Your Face.
This might seem a little extreme but shaving your face exfoliates it and removes dead skin cells from the surface of the face. Use an eyebrow razor to shave, make sure to wet the skin before doing so for the best results. Here is a video tutorial for those doing it for the first time.
This is the second to last step in the skin prep category! But following the face mask and the exfoliation by shaving your face needs to be cleaned to remove any remaining debris. Make sure to use a hydrating formula that does not trip your face from natural oils, as the key to glass skin is hydration.
Recommended Product: DRUNK ELEPHANT, Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. It’s a non-foaming formula so it won’t dry out your skin. It is also non-sensitizing as it is made without SLS, fragrance, and essential oils making it suitable for all skin types!
The very last skin prep step is to moisturize the skin before makeup application. We recommend using a facial oil to add that glow to your face.
Recommended Product: TARTE Maracuja Oil. It comes with a dropper for easy, mess-free application. The Maracuja oil is fast absorbing and is high in vitamin C to boost your radiance.
5. Liquid Highlighter.
Now onto our first makeup product, liquid gold highlighter! Bring on the shine and apply a sheer layer of liquid highlighter to the skin. This will serve as the base from the artificial “glow from within” makeup procedure.
Recommended Product: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Liquid Highlighter. This the perfect highlighter for some strobing action, make sure to hit the high points of the face! Which includes nose bridge and tip, cheekbones, brow bone, and upper lip cupid’s bow.
6. Spot Conceal.
In this step use a heavy-duty concealer to hide any blemishes, sunspots, and acne marks from the skin. After that, use a lighter shade of concealer and use it for highlighting the under-eye area, this will make you look more youthful and awake. Use a beauty sponge to apply the concealer for optimal results.
Recommended Product: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. This is a concealer with medium to high coverage, yet a radiant finish. Making it perfect for hiding away imperfections yet keeping the skin looking healthy for our desired glass skin look.
For this step, we recommend using a tinted moisturizer in the place of a foundation. If you prefer to use foundation opt out for one with a minimal and sheer coverage with a dewy finish.
Recommended Product: LAURA MERCIER Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating Formula. Not only is this a good illuminating tinted moisturizer. It also comes in a wide range of shades, making it one of the most inclusive tinted moisturizers out there.
8. Setting Powder.
Powder is the enemy of the glass skin look! As it soaks up all the moisture and mattifies your skin instead of allowing it to glow. If a powder is needed for a hot summer day or potential creasing, we advise using a translucent powder and only applying it to distinct areas, not the entire face! As that would erase all the moisture you have developed so far.
Recommended Product: BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder. This power is super lightweight! It lets your skin breath underneath it and it is actually water-based, which helps leave the skin feeling and looking hydrated.
This step calls for a metallic highlighter to top it off, get yourself a foiled style highlighter that compliments your natural undertones. Then we recommend using your fingers to apply it to the face, make sure your hands are clean! Using the fingers to apply the highlighter as your hands possess natural oils and warmth that will blend it into your skin more seamlessly. As opposed to having it applied with a brush that leaves the product sitting on the skin rather than blending into it.
Recommended Product: HOURGLASS Ambient® Lighting Palette. This highlighting is formulated with the finest glitter, for a clear glass finish. It is also offering the highlighter in three different shades, so it allows you to contour and highlight with a highlighter, allowing for a sculpted glass skin look!
10. Setting Spray.
This final step is very important for the longevity of your look. Choose a formula that locks in makeup, makes it long lasting yet leaves it looking radiant.
Recommended Product: URBAN DECAY All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. Make sure you don’t get the oil control version of this, as that one will mattify the skin. This will allow for long-lasting makeup and blurs away any power used.