The secret to a flawless makeup application begins with the base, but we already knew that! Originating in Korean beauty, the look of “glass skin” has become a growing trend all over the world. Being used in makeup campaigns, runways, and also seen on social media, the glowing, dewy skin has become a fast phenomenon.
The natural skin makeup trend made a huge comeback in 2021, encouraging makeup wearers to embrace their natural skin. Pairing the natural skin base with a bold lip or graphic eye look is the perfect combination. You can wear this versatile look to an event or as part of your everyday makeup routine. Here are some tips on how to do so!
Perfect Skin Prep
To achieve the flawless dewy base it is key to use moisturising and gentle skincare products. Making sure you take time with your skincare is important to the overall look, Glossier has an amazing range of skincare and beauty products perfect for this look, all vegan and cruelty free. Starting off by cleansing your face with the Glossier Jelly Cleanser, it is gentle and moisturising, getting you off to the right start. Its packed full of pro-vitamin B5, known to help lock in moisture and give you a glowy look. This cleanser is perfect for all skin types and contains a mild cleansing agent to not agitate the skin, leaving it feeling dewy and cleansed.
Another essential step to achieving the glass skin of your dreams is smoothing your skin’s texture. A way to achieve this is by using an exfoliating solution, a better and less abrasive way to exfoliate your skin. An exfoliating solution keeps the skin barrier in tact, protecting it from the harmful weather, and the Glossier exfoliating skin perfecter solution does just this. “Unlike physical scrubs, Glossier’s solution uses a 10% blend of skincare acids to ‘unglue’ dead skin and sweep it away, so your complexion appears smoother, softer, and glowier”. Apply this using a cotton pad 2-3 times a week after cleansing, and before moisturiser for a smooth base.
To finish off your skincare, locking all the moisture into your skin with a serum and moisturiser is a crucial part to the glass skin look. The Glossier super bounce serum has a soothing combination of 2% Hyaluronic Acid Complex and Pro-Vitamin B5 that hydrates the skin on multiple levels. It helps with long term hydration, protecting the skin barrier, whilst giving you a glowing base.
The perfect before makeup moisturiser has to be the Charlotte Tilbury magic cream. It helps hydrate, plump and smooth out skin complexion, whilst boosting skin hydration by 226% in just 1 hour and contains vitamins C and E.
Back to base
Natural skin base is in. The recent surge in the beauty industry to embrace your natural skin has taken social media by storm. A light-weight, minimal coverage is the perfect pairing with this hydrating skincare routine.
Apply primer after your skincare as the first step of your makeup routine, this ensures your makeup stays all day and the skins remains hydrated. This particular primer from Milk makeup has been hyped up on TikTok for just this; it gives the skin a glowy look whilst helping the makeup to stay on the skin for up to 12 hours.
To achieve a light-coverage look, using a skin tint or a tinted skin serum is the best way to ensure an even skin tone whilst keeping hydration. Applying it with your hands or a beauty blender is the best way to have a more natural end result. The Typology tinted serum is a silicon-free, non-clogging tinted serum for light coverage and a natural no-makeup finish. Formulated with vitamin C for radiance and squalane & aloe vera for deep, long-lasting hydration, giving the skin our desired look.
For a more full coverage look, use the ‘NARS foundation. This is a light weight foundation with a medium to full coverage, but leaves the skin with its natural appearance and lets the dew drops shine through.
Cheeks are key!
To keep the natural, dewy skin throughout your makeup routine, using cream or liquid cheek products is the way to go. They are easily bendable over your foundation and create a natural finish. Ensuring that your skin has a pop of blush and a natural blow of bronzer is key to keeping the look natural. Blending these products in with ur fingers or a beauty blender creates the most seamless finish.
The Rare Beauty blush and bronzer products are the way to go! They have the perfect bendable formula and don’t budge. They don’t interfere with your foundation and beautifully compliment the rest of the look. There are multiple shade options for all skin tones and are also vegan and cruelty free.
The glass skin and natural makeup has taken social media by storm. The combination of the soft, natural glowing skin can be perfectly paired with a bold lip. The contrast of the two create such a sleek, classy but impactful look. An ode to old Hollywood glamour some would say. Starting by lining the lips will give you the most accurate lip shape and help defining the lip, then by using a matte or satin lipstick, fill in the lips to finish the look.
On the catwalk- Fashion week
The natural skin, bold lip combo has been seen on the cat walk during New York fashion week this year. Khaite had their models in smart business like attire whilst rocking sunglasses and a bold red lip. Makeup artist Diane Kendal ensured the models skin was natural looking, but not greasy, whilst serving a red lip diverting the audiences attention to the sunglasses.
Words By Lily Grimes
Photo Credit: Levi Jade Makeup