"Glass skin" is K-beauty's ideal for translucent, bouncy, and super hydrated skin. Basically, it's skin so clear and glowy, you can almost see yourself right through it. It sounds impossible now, but we swear there's a skin care routine for it. The only downside is you might have to wait a couple of weeks (or months) for it to take effect. So while you do that, might as well simulate the look of your dream skin already. Fake it 'til you make it, right? Below, we list our favorite skin bases that will keep you dewy for as long as you need it:
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, P750, SM Beauty
This foundation has buildable coverage, so you can customize your look while maintaining a fresh complexion.
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ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation, P2400, Rustan's
Think of this as the cult favorite Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation's lightweight, dewy cousin.
BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, P2620, Sephora.ph
Becca's highlighters in foundation form, but with a natural skin finish.
HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, P2850, Sephora.ph
Most stick foundations can leave you with a mask-like look. This one is a fresh, medium-coverage exception.
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MAX FACTOR Skin Luminizer Foundation, P945, Watsons
For dry skin that needs more coverage and a lively glow, make this your pick.
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KOH GEN DO Maifanshi Aqua Foundation, P2750, Beauty Bar
This might not have full coverage, but it'll add a superb sheen to your skin that won't even need flash to stand out.
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PERIPERA Pearly Night Ink Lasting Cushion, P720, TriNoma
We can't promise that this cushion will make you as glowy as the packaging, but it does come very close and lasts impressively well on the skin.
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DEAR, KLAIRS Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream, P1100, Althea
Instant glass skin in a tube that's perfect for light makeup days. It helps heal blemishes, too!
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BANILA CO It Radiant CC Cream SPF 30 PA++, P1215, Zalora
Dull skin? This brightens your skin tone upon application while adding a skin-like dewy finish.
KANEBO Luster Cream Foundation, P7200, Rustan's
A moisturizing cream that plumps your skin up with a sheer glow.