You may have heard about the latest K-Beauty trend, ‘Glass Skin’. You may have even stumbled across Ellie Choi and her skincare routine on Instagram @elliejellyb3an. Ellie has a substantial following on Social Media from her make-up posts and her skincare routine for ‘Glass Skin’ went viral. The look consists of a dewy, glowing complexion with no visible pores.
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I know, I know… How are we to emulate this vision of youth with a wailing toddler clinging to our legs and surviving off broken sleep for 5 years?! I hear you! BUT even though you don’t get a full 8 hours sleep, you don’t have 5 minutes to spare, let alone 30, you too can achieve this look in 5 easy steps.
First, you will need to ensure your skin is properly hydrated so that you are glowing from the inside-out. Your painting is only ever as good as your canvas, so you need to take care of your canvas (your skin.) To do this, you will need a good serum to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to deliver moisture effectively. Acids sound scary and harsh but Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant; a moisture-binding ingredient that retains skin moisture and keeps up the production of collagen. The Ordinary, the cult brand that produces effective, no-frills skincare has a Hyaluronic Acid serum that delivers results instantly. As if all this wasn’t enough to sway you, you can buy this beauty staple for less than the price of 2 cups of coffee. It’s going to benefit your skin far more than the coffee too.
To protect your own natural glow you will need to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and from pollution. Ultrasun’s new Anti-Pollution Face Fluid provides a high Sun Protection Factor without clogging pores or adding a greasy layer of product. It contains high-potency anti-oxidants to reduce the impact of pollution on your skin. The fluid contains no preservatives or perfumes so it’s perfect for sensitive skin. It’s absorbed quickly and acts as the perfect base with or without make-up. Using this face fluid will be a long-term investment in the care and appearance of your skin.
Want post-workout glow without spending an hour in the gym? No problem! Becca’s First Light Priming Filter can give you just that. The translucent lavender liquid will transform lack-lustre skin into a picture of healthy, rejuvenated skin that glows from within. This primer is one that professional Make-up artists are reaching for at the moment to give their clients an ethereal sheen. This can be worn alone or underneath foundation or tinted moisturiser. This product comes in one shade and works beautifully on all skin tones.
You’ve seen liquid, powder and balm highlighters but what about a Jelly highlighter? Inc.redible Cosmetics has created just that with their You Glow Girl Iridescent Jelly. The Jelly comes in 4 shades, Cosmic Blur, Flocking Fabulous, Peach Out and Show Glow. You can apply the jelly to the areas of your face that will naturally catch the light, your brow bone, cheek bones, cupid’s bow, chin, the tip of your nose, the centre of your eyelids. A little goes a long way with this product so apply lightly and see how much more glow you may want to add.
Now that you have plumped up, hydrated, protected and glistening skin, now you can add the same glorious glass-like texture to your lips. Inc.redible Cosmetics Jelly Shot Lip Quencher is enriched with Avocado, Vitamin E and Rice Bran Oil to protect and moisturise your lips. There are 4 shades including a green PH-adapting shade that changes to a pink to suit you. The shade pictured above is called Ex-Revenge and is infused with 24-carat gold to give a beautiful glow to your pout.
So, there you have it! 5 simple, steps to Glass-skin with easy-to-use products. We have tested these in a sleep-deprived state and can confirm that you can do this with bleary eyes and your morning coffee in-hand.