Ever since makeup artist Ellie Choi’s glassy-faced selfie hit Instagram, skincare girls all over became obsessed with getting this clear, dewy, and translucent glow!
In her post, she revealed one of the key elements to getting this skin effect: “I have COMBINATION SKIN TYPE. Oily in t-zone, dry around my cheeks,” shared the influencer. The good news? This is actually the skin type of most Pinays! So if you’re one of the blessed ones and have fairly good skin, it’ll be easy for you to score this effect. Here’s how:
Step 1: Skin Prep
After applying a light essence or moisturizer, warm a bit of primer between your fingers and pat it over your face. Tip: Look for primers that say glow or radiance for a more luminous effect.
KANEBO Light Glow Primer, P1800, Rustan's
Step 2: Conceal
Glass skin looks so pretty because of it’s even and practically flawless finish. The best way to get this effect without piling on a crazy amount of foundation? Use your concealer to cover up dark circles or uneven areas, so your skin can still shine through.
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MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Concealer, P1750, SM Megamall
Step 3: Ditch The Powder Blush
Using a gel or cream formula to add a hint of color to your cheeks can help amp up your glow and give your cheeks a healthy-looking flush. This one's our best pick for a sheer and natural finish!
NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, P2250, Rustan's
Step 4: Use a Brightening Powder
Since you’re going for glassy—not oily—you still need a lightweight powder that can help control your skin’s natural shine without giving you a matte, flat finish. The game-changing product we fell in love with is this one from Shiseido. The formula has a Radiance Maximizing Powder and Hydro-Synergy Complex to control the way light hits your face, so your skin still looks clear and vibrant as it mattifies.
The trick is in the application—pick up the least amount of powder possible on the puff (applying too much might leave a white cast), press and roll it over your skin (don’t dab!), and only apply it over the areas where you get super oily (like your T-zone).
P.S. This powder is a limited-edition release, so make sure you grab it while you can!
SHISEIDO White Lucent Brightening Skincare Powder N, P3250, Power Plant