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How to get glass skin with Hourglass

How to get glass skin with Hourglass
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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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. 

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 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 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 

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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!