A glass skin effect can be achieved with more than just an iridescent highlighter, despite the fact that the final appearance is one of “no-makeup-makeup” with a dewy, reflective glow. “Before you start using makeup to achieve [glass skin], you have to start with skin care and prep — that’s what will really help create the glass skin effect,” celebrity makeup artist Kirin Bhatty tells Elite Daily. In light of this, the best skin care products for glass skin are those that function as a routine to reduce the visibility of your pores and encourage a smooth, clear, even-looking complexion with a dewy sheen. However, a brightening CC cream, a creamy concealer, and a shimmering highlighter can all be helpful when it comes to makeup.
Bicoastal makeup artist Kirin Bhatty has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Jenny Slate, Kate Mara, Kiernan Shipka, and other celebrities are among her clients.
Lily Collins and Gabrielle Union-Wade are among the clients of celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles. Her work has appeared in advertisements for companies like Cartier and on magazine covers like In Style Australia. Stiles is the creator of Reed Clarke, a store that sells independent beauty brands that are well-liked in the market but are less well-known.
Celebrity makeup artist Nydia Figueroa has more than 12 years of expertise. Figueroa has worked on television sets, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, and other locations for five-time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Eve Pearl.
What to Look For in a Glass Skin Product
A spotless surface is necessary for a radiant complexion, just as a tabletop shines brightest when it’s free of crumbs or other debris. Makeup artist Fiona Stiles advises using a mild cleanser followed by a toner to balance the skin’s pH levels and reduce the visibility of pores. “You want to start with clean, toned skin,” she says. Use a humectant-containing product after that, such as hyaluronic acid or vitamin B5, to draw moisture to the skin and support a smooth, plump complexion. Furthermore, using a face oil to seal in the hydration is advised by both Bhatty and makeup artist Nydia Figueroa. (If you’d prefer to stay away from face oils, go with a water-gel moisturiser.)
If you wear makeup, choose items that will make you look more radiant. Stiles advises, “Add a little concealer and highlighter, if necessary. Use a cream or liquid concealer wherever you want to even out your complexion rather than anything too heavy or matte because the texture of the concealer is important. If you tend to have oily skin, Stiles continues, you can use the lightest dusting of blurring setting powder to tone down any strong highlights on the sides of your nose or in the middle of your forehead. Use a light touch to avoid undoing the effort you just put into making your skin appear dewy.
Terry Brightening CC Serum
By Terry’s Brightening CC Serum is described as a “one-step solution for radiant, glassy skin” by Adeline Duff, beauty editor for Elite Daily. This, according to her, is one of the standout products in her makeup collection. It can be worn on its own, over your preferred dewy moisturiser, or combined with foundation to give your skin a genuine glow. This CC cream/primer hybrid, available in four shades, is enriched with rose stem cells to pamper your skin while simultaneously brightening, colour correcting, and energising dull skin. Duff describes it as her top choice for glass-like skin: “I love how it evens everything out without offering any coverage, and how it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your face at all.”
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Lotion
I’ve used L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi Lotion for years because it consistently gives my skin an iridescent glow without aggravating my oily T-zone. This product gives off a luminous glow that makes my skin appear dewy and glassy rather than glittery or shimmery. Before using a concealer, I like to apply this product all over my face, neck, and decolletage for a dewy effect. However, Figueroa advises “[applying] some on your ring finger and patting where needed] if you only want to highlight specific areas.
PÜR Cosmetics Miracle Mist
A trick I like to use when applying any skin care is to seal it in with a hydrating spray, according to Figueroa. I always have the PÜR Cosmetics Miracle Mist in my kit. In addition to giving your skin a dewy boost for a glass-like effect, this mist also contains nutrient-rich fulvic acid and mandarin oil to promote a brighter, less oily complexion. I use it before and after makeup to give the ultimate hydration while extending the longevity of the makeup.
PCA Skin Nutrient Facial Toner
Consider PCA Skin’s pumpkin wine-rich Nutrient Facial Toner if you enjoy pumpkins throughout the entire year. When asked about the best products for glass skin, Stiles responded, “I love the PCA Skin Toner; it [makes skin] feel clean without feeling stripped.” According to the brand, fermented pumpkins are used to make pumpkin wine, which is loaded with vitamins A and C. This toner also includes lactic acid to aid in exfoliation and aminoguanidine to support healthy skin.
Image Skincare The Max Serum
Regarding the glass skin procedure, Stiles says, “The peptide-rich The Max Serum from Image Skincare feels amazing on the skin and is a great base for the next step, which is to add a little [makeup].” Since its peptide complex aids in accelerating the production of collagen and elastin, this serum is perfect if you want to smooth and plump up your skin. Additionally, vitamin C protects against free radicals, and plant stem cells support the health of the skin’s proteins. Although the cost of this item is in the three-digit range, it is still reasonable given that it contains a peptide, vitamin C, and stem cell treatment in a single, discreet package.