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How to get glass skin with Hourglass

How to get glass skin with Hourglass
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Fresh off your trending page, this summer is all about achieving a lit-from-within glow and a seamless dewy finish and Hourglass is here to help. Bracing your beauty bags with luxury cosmetics, the vegan and cruelty-free brand have a range of iconic staples using cutting-edge formulas and innovative ingredients to help you create the ultimate glass skin finish.  

Step 1: Choose a dewy foundation

The key to creating glass skin not only lies within the foundation but the product application itself. The Hourglass Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick is a liquid-like fluid with the weightlessness of a powdergiving you undetectable coverage and a natural look. Concealing imperfections and evening out discolouration, the waterproof formula even adjusts to your body temperature! This helps the product to effortlessly blend into your complexion, giving you the ultimate glass finish. For best results we recommend buffing it into your skin using the Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush for a flawless effect. 

  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick 7.2g (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick 7.2g (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £45.00
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation 25ml (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation 25ml (Various Shades)

    £34.00
  • Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    £55.00

Step 2: Take a brightening Concealer

Brightening your undereye with concealer not only evens out your skin tone but will also work to naturally contour your face and leave you with a luminous glow. The Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer provides full but weightless coverage and blends seamlessly into your skin. Crease-resistant and light-reflecting the formula also works to diffuse the look of pores and fine lines giving you a transparent effect. For the ultimate glass skin look, apply the product directly to the high points of your face that reflect the most light using the Vanish Seamless Finish Concealer Brush as this will help to give the illusion of glossy, natural finish! 

  • Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer Travel Size 1.3ml (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer Travel Size 1.3ml (Various Shades)

    £15.00
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Concealer Brush

    Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Concealer Brush

    £35.00

Step 3: Add a flush of colour

When it comes to glass skin, the secret is to add a sweep of colour to the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones to give you a fresh rosy glow. Using cream formulas such as the Hourglass Vanish Blush Stick really allows the product to sink into your skin without leaving behind a chalky finish.  

Many people can be intimidated by creams because we’re used to powders. Powders are traditional and easy, but this is just as easy! The joy of having a formula that has as much pigment as these do, is that it allows you flexibility. Just applying one stamp and blending it out gives you a very light translucent colour but then you can keep building it and really get that impact, it’s a great versatile product. Marc Reagan, Hourglass Global Artistry Director 

  • Hourglass Vanish Blush Stick 6g (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Vanish Blush Stick 6g (Various Shades)

    £45.00
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush 4.2g (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush 4.2g (Various Shades)

    £38.00
  • Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush 4.2g (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush 4.2g (Various Shades)

    £38.00

Step 4: Illuminate your visage

Perhaps the most important step when it comes to glass skin is applying highlighter to give you an all-round glow. To help illuminate your visage and create definition, we recommend using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Volume II with the Ambient Powder Brush for the perfect application. Featuring unique Photoluminescent Technology, the powders work to capture, diffuse and soften surrounding light to refine your skin’s appearance. Too good to be true, right?! The palette contains three different shades that you can use to set, highlight and contour your face, making it easier than ever to warm up your skin and give you a lit-from-within glow. 

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Volume II 9g

    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Volume II 9g

    £61.00
  • Hourglass Ambient Mini Dim

    Hourglass Ambient Mini Dim

    £22.00

Step 5: The finishing touches

If you want to create the full trending glass skin look, we recommend finishing off with a sweep of the Hourglass Unlocked Extreme Length and Definition Mascara, and a pop of colour on your lipsThe Hourglass Velvet Story Lip Cream is a featherweight mousse that gives you a diffused soft-matte finish and perfectly complements your glass skin. 

For a soft, ultra-feminine look, I like to pair the same undertones. So, if I’m using a peachy blush, I’d pair it with a combined beige and rose lip to get that perfect in-between, peachy colour palette. That way, you’re still getting that wearable, subtle lip and you have a gorgeous pop on the cheek!” Chanel TempleHourglass Global Makeup Artist 

  • Hourglass Unlocked Extreme Length and Definition Mascara 10g

    Hourglass Unlocked Extreme Length and Definition Mascara 10g

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £29.00
  • Hourglass Velvet Story Lip Cream 3.6g (Various Shades)

    Hourglass Velvet Story Lip Cream 3.6g (Various Shades)

    £35.00

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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!
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