GLASS SKIN IS A ‘THING’ AND HERE’S HOW TO ACHIEVE IT

For skin that looks fresh as a daisy (and then some), the new wave of spring beauty launches is putting a ‘spring’ in your complexion’s step. Taking the lead of our stunning Seoul sisters, ‘glass skin’ first came on the scene during 2018 when the runways were stalked by a legion of glossy-faced models who looked so impossibly dewy we didn’t know where to begin… thankfully, the brands are catching up with our desire to exude the kind of light-reflective highlight that accompanies a week of sleep and countless pints of water – a futuristic sheen that’s big on ‘mirror’ (less on ‘shimmer’). 

Fancy learning how to ‘gloss’?Armed with the latest arrivals from brands such NARS, Kevyn Aucoin and Laura Mercier, your summer beauty update’s in the (make up) bag…

A highlight but not as you know it,BECCA’s incredible {Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick} is a translucent balm packed with skin-loving extracts to nourish your cheekbones while granting a modern suggestion of… something. Think: French women’s answer to looking fresh-faced without effort, this is basically ‘je ne sais quoi’ in a stick.

NARS’ stunning {Multi-Use Gloss} has a chic vinyl shine with a whisper of glitter that’s stunning applied to your eyelids or dabbed along ‘high points’. A great way to nod to the trend without steering too far towards ‘greasy’, this lends an immediate gleam that looks grown-up and gorgeous. We love the shade ‘Star Babe’ applied with your fingertips.

If you want to achieve that fresh, post-workout sheen without breaking an actualsweat then pair classy athleisure with Kevyn Aucoin’s stunning {Glass Glow Face & Body Illuminator} in ‘Crystal Clear’ – a luminous fluid that works as a highlight or mixed with your day cream to fake an ‘outdoorsy’ skin finish that no one will know didn’t come from a spin class (just dew it).

New from the brand that created *the* featherweight skin tint the beauty realm swears by, Laura Mercier’s chic spin on ‘glass skin’ is perfect for those who like trends with a cool, grown-up twist. With four shades to choose from, the {Glacé Touch} gloss is designed for lips, lids and complexion – the ‘Dreamer’ bronze shimmer is perfect for lending a summery sheen to post-holiday skin.

Skin care meets plumping and cell-quenching oil,Milk Makeup’s {Hydrating Oil} is a beautiful, post-yoga sheen in a slick twist-up bullet. Completely free from tint and shimmer, this nourishing solid oil formula means you can lend a fresh, barely-there glow to the places you want to look shiny – without trying (and failing) to bend your inflexible legs like a pretzel.

And for all those who still like their strobe with some sparkle, Charlotte Tilbury’s {Beauty Light Wand} unites the pearlescent appeal of ‘traditional’ highlight with a hefty dose of dew that grants an otherworldly glisten. Beautifully buildable to vary the intensity from subtle to show-stopping, we defy you not to fall for the exquisite new ‘Glowgasm’ hues – ‘Peachgasm’ is perfect for a springtime flush of colour with a captivating lustre. Top with a gloss to bring edge to your elegance…

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