If what you want is skin at perfect health, nothing beats a rigorous skincare routine. The glass skin trend speaks to this. After all, nothing says “healthy” like a youthful, translucent complexion.
Thing is, the keyword here is really “routine:” to actually achieve that glass-like base that needs no filters, you’ll have to commit to it. But hey, no one can blame you for wanting an easy, instant fix from time to time, either!
So if it’s a shortcut to idol-perfect skin you’re after, makeup is a powerful tool. Though “glass skin” prides itself in its bare-ness, you can totally still cop it with cosmetics and none would be the wiser. Here’s how we did it!

HOW TO FAKE “GLASS SKIN” WITH MAKEUP


STEP 1: PRIME WITH HIGHLIGHTER
Don’t have a glow-y primer in your makeup arsenal yet? Here’s a neat trick: use your strobing stick! If it’s as creamy and blendable as the one we picked out, you’ll have no problem prepping your base with it. Simply glide the product everywhere and watch your skin come to life instantly!
WE USED: mark. by Avon Hi Light Strobing Duo, P399

STEP 2: EVEN OUT YOUR COMPLEXION
Glass skin is synonymous with a flawless base, free of blemishes and redness. So if you’re having a bad skin day and you want to rock this look, a lightweight foundation can save you. Apply a sheer layer all over just to even out your complexion. Then, spot-correct only where necessary, to keep the finish as fresh and skin-like as possible.
WE USED: mark. by Avon Nude Matte Fluid Makeup SPF 20 in Nude, P399

STEP 3: HIGHLIGHT OVER HIGHLIGHT
Post-foundie, you might notice your primer-slash-highlight isn’t as glow-y as you want it to be. Remedy this by reapplying on the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, nose bridge, and cupid’s bow. This will give you just enough shine without looking oily!

WE USED: mark. by Avon Hi Light Strobing Duo, P399

STEP 4: SET WITH SHIMMER
Lock your highlight down with a bit of powder highlight. The one we’re loving now isn’t blindingly shimmery, so it can easily be built up without looking too done. Concentrate the powder over the same high points. Then, give the rest of your face a light sweep for that diffused, lit-from-within finish.
WE USED: mark. by Avon Dual Glow Cheek Color & Highlighter in Basking Beauty, P399
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