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How to Make Your "Glass Skin" Makeup Look as Natural as Possible

Is it skincare or highlighter? They'll never know.
How to Make Your "Glass Skin" Makeup Look as Natural as Possible
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Is it skincare or highlighter? They'll never know.

The tropical country girl's pursuit for "glass skin" makeup is challenging, thanks to our collective fear of accidentally looking like a grease ball. But as impossible as pulling it off seems, there are simple tricks you can do to cop that trendy glow and make it look natural—without disco-fying your pores. Here are a few from Fenty Beauty's global makeup artist, Priscilla Ono:

1. Avoid a flat matte foundation.

To put less effort in your glow, opt for either a dewy foundation or a soft-matte. If you're oily, Priscilla suggests mixing your primer with your mattifying foundation to create a more hydrating mix that creates a skin-like finish!

2. Opt for a cream blush.

A cream will give your cheeks a realistic sheen that'll amplify that glassy effect.

3. Set your T-zone with blotting powder.

You don't have to skip powder to have a glossy mug. The makeup artist recommends using translucent blotting powder to take away excess shine and set your makeup without looking too obvious.

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4. Keep the outer perimeters of your face matte.

Priscilla presses powder below the cheekbone for a wearable glass skin look, because according to her, the contrast between these mattified areas and the highlighted ones will emphasize your glow and keep you from looking oily at the same time. Genius!

5. Add glow only on the high points.

Overapplying your highlighter is a no-no even for a dewy skin look. Stick to the essentials, and hit only the top area of your cheekbones and above your brows, which will reflect light on your face as naturally as possible.

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