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 powder, giving 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.
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 as this will help to give the illusion of a glossy, natural finish!
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
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.
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 lips. The 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 Temple, Hourglass Global Makeup Artist
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