The glazed donut highlight, honey skin, and smoked marshmallow hair are just three of the many food-inspired beauty trends that have made their way across our social media feeds as of late. We don’t think we’ll ever be tired of trends that sound good enough to eat, and the very latest makeup trend sticks with that theme. We’re talking about buttery skin. Buttery skin has been taking the beauty world by storm, and for good reason. One quick Google search and you’ll see why this makeup look is a must-try for summer, and we’re here to break down all the details. Ready to butter things up? Keep reading to learn about the buttery skin makeup trend, including how you can get the look for yourself.
WHAT IS BUTTERY SKIN?
While matte makeup is still one of our favorite looks, 2019 has really proven to be all about dewy, radiant finishes—which is exactly what the buttery skin trend boils down to. Buttery skin is similar to the glass skin trend in the sense that it’s centered on a glowing complexion, but rather than focusing on skin care, this trend is all about makeup. Whereas glass skin relies on hydration and moisture to get that glowy look, buttery skin is more about achieving a sheen, courtesy of layered face makeup. This allows for instantaneous results since buttery skin is all about your makeup application rather than transforming your skin over time with the right regimen and products. As you’ve probably guessed, buttery skin resembles the look and texture of a stick of butter—smooth, silky, and shiny.
HOW TO GET A BUTTERY SKIN MAKEUP LOOK
Now that you know more about this makeup trend, we’re sure you’re itching to give it a try for yourself. Follow the steps below to get a buttery skin makeup look.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR FACE
To get buttery skin, you’ll want to start by applying a makeup primer. This will help smooth any imperfections while also boosting your makeup’s lifespan. Since you’re going for a smooth and shiny final look, look for a primer with a luminous finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer. This primer will leave your skin with a healthy, radiant glow that lasts all day.
STEP #2: CREATE A FLAWLESS COMPLEXION
Next, use a medium coverage foundation to perfect your complexion without creating a cakey finish. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation provides medium coverage and has a radiant finish, making it the perfect choice for this look. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to apply it and blend, blend, blend.
STEP #3: SCULPT YOUR FACE
Once you’ve given your complexion a glow, define your features with some bronzer. Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer in Deep for an illuminated, natural-looking glow. Apply it to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and jawline, then blend out with a makeup blender.
STEP #4: ADD SOME GLOW
The last step in your buttery skin makeup look? Applying some highlighter, of course! Dot a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops in Daybreak onto your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and down the bridge of your nose, then blend out.
HOW TO FINISH YOUR BUTTERY SKIN MAKEUP LOOK
Don’t stop at buttery skin! Take things slightly further and complete your look.
STEP #1: PERFECT YOUR BROWS
Buttery skin pairs beautifully with a brushed up, undone brow. To get the look, start by lightly filling in any sparse areas and defining your arch with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil. Then, use a spoolie to brush up your brows. Keep your brows in place by applying the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara in Clear.
STEP #2: COAT YOUR LIDS
When it comes to your eye shadow, we think shades that resemble a juicy peach are only fit to complement your buttery skin. Apply the coral shade from the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette onto your lids and along your lower lash lines. Then, pop the lightest shimmery shade around your inner corners to brighten up your eyes. Finish the look by applying the matte peach shade in your crease.
STEP #3: APPLY MASCARA
No makeup look is ever complete without mascara. Coat your lashes with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara.
STEP #4: USE A LIP GLOSS
We’re sure you’re not surprised that this look calls for a lip gloss. Paint your pout in a pink nude shade for a your-lips-but-better look. Give the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Barely Nude a try.
STEP #5: BOOST YOUR GLOW
The final step for pulling your buttery skin makeup look together is to reach for a luminizing setting spray, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist. Spritz your face to lock in a natural, dewy glow that lasts.
Next up, try out another dewy makeup trend! Here’s How to Achieve Glassy Lips.