It looks like the glass skin trend is here to stay—who doesn’t want a clear, smooth, and dewy face? But it can be intimidating to try if your skin is on the oily side. Your skincare routine might not be enough to make you shine in all the right places, so cheat the look with makeup. Below, a few tips on how you can get glassy skin using makeup:
1. Prep your skin with a face mist.
Prepping and priming should be an essential step in your makeup routine. Skip the mattifying primer and opt for a hydrating mist instead. This will help balance your oil production throughout the day. Try the BYS Rose Quartz Hydrating Mist—it can help keep your skin smooth and supple and act as a base for your makeup.
2. Do a glossy eye look.
You don’t need to use creams or oils to try this trend—you just need to be strategic with the colors and finishes you use. Start with a palette like the BYS Crystal Eyeshadow Palette—it has matte, shimmer, and glitter shades, so you can play around with the colors and textures of your makeup. Take a matte shade the same color as your skin tone and blend it all over your eyelids, then pat a sheer glitter eyeshadow on the center of your eyelids for a subtle wet look.
3. Use a shimmery powder blush.
If your oily skin can’t keep cream blush in place, use a shimmery powder blush instead. The key is to use a shade that looks like your natural flush. Play around with BYS’s Blushes in Rose Quartz and Crystal Pink. The sheer, luminous finish will help you achieve a healthy glow.
4. Highlight key areas.
The trick to glass skin is adding shimmer to the areas where light naturally hits your face: your brow bones, cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, and nose bridge. Take a powder highlighter like BYS’s Diamond Highlighter and apply it on these areas with a small stippling brush to make sure you don’t overapply the product.
5. Don’t forget to set.
Ditch the mattifying powder and use a setting spray to keep your makeup in place. Generously spritz the BYS Amethyst Prep & Set Spray all over your face to lock in your glassy makeup look.