According to makeup artist Eddie Doyos, Make Up For Ever Pro artist and global educator, where glass skin prioritizes a plump, dewy complexion that focuses on the natural look of skin, tinted glass skin does the same, but with a touch of transparency that the color shines through.
“This creates a ‘no makeup’ look that emphasizes the dimension of healthy-looking skin while providing an excellent canvas for any eye or lip look,” Duyos explains.
How to get stained glass skin
Since stained glass skin is all about a dewy finish with a whisper of pigment, Duyos says using cream products and ultra-hydrating liquid formulas works best to get it right.
“The deliberate placement of glossy and satin finishes is key,” he adds. In terms of how you apply your products, Duyos says to keep it simple. “Two of the best applicators for this trend are your fingers or a wet sponge,” he reveals.
In addition to using the right formulas and finishes, Duyos says to remember the basic principle of stained glass skin: The colors you use should be transparent. With that in mind, you’ll want to prioritize sheer, buildable makeup products for the best end result.
7 Products That Deliver Dewy Skin With A Spot Of Pigment
Laneige, Glowy Makeup Serum – $32.00
The first step in achieving stained glass skin is to start with a nice dewy complexion. This 2-in-1 primer will help you do just that with the help of nourishing ingredients like olive oil and vitamin E, plus mineral diamond powder that creates a gorgeous glow. What’s more, it will help control sebum production, create a smooth finish, and seal any makeup you apply over it for a long time. Loved by over 125,000 Sephora shoppers, it’s one product definitely worth trying.
Beautyblender, ORIGINAL BEAUTYBLENDER Makeup Sponge – $20.00
To apply your makeup in the smoothest way possible, add one of the best-in-class sponges to your beauty routine. Makeup artists love this tool for its ability to create an even, buildable finish, and you can use it on your cheeks, eyes, and all over your face. Pro tip? Wet it before you start working.
Saie Duo Blush Liquid Blush – $25.00
For a dewy kiss of color on your cheeks, apply this liquid blush, which is sold in six shades. It comes with a foot applicator for precise placement, so you can apply it as easily on your cheeks as you can on the bridge of your nose. It’s sheer, yet buildable, allowing you to customize your final look to your heart’s desire.
Danessa Merricks Beauty Yummy Skin Glow Serum – $34.00
Flaunt a shimmery, sun-kissed look with this high-quality bronzer and highlighter hybrid. It is sold in two shades, both of which will make your complexion look positively radiant. Since it’s a cream, not a powder, it blends easily into the skin and can be used anywhere you’re looking to add a little extra shine. Try it on your cheekbones, brow bones, Cupid’s bow, or anywhere else light naturally hits your face.
Tarte, Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump Shift – $24.00
For glossy, tinted lips that aren’t a little sticky, they don’t get any better than the new Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump Shift. It is necessary for me at all times. My go-to model is the Kiwi version (pictured above), but there are eight other shades to choose from.
And if you love the idea of a color-changing makeup product, be sure to check out one of my favorites—Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip & Cheek Shift ($24)—too. Sold in 13 colors and applies beautifully for a dewy, non-sticky finish.
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