If you keep up with Instagram beauty trends, perhaps you’ve heard this term before. If you haven’t, it’s not what it sounds like, meaning it doesn’t involve doing yoga. In fact, yoga skin is achievable without even breaking a sweat. It also, somewhat surprisingly, doesn’t have to do with your skin care routine. In actuality, yoga skin is the latest social media makeup trend to go viral. Keep reading to learn what yoga skin is and how to get the look via your makeup look.
WHAT IS YOGA SKIN?
You’re likely already familiar with the many trendy, multi-step skin care routines that aim to achieve healthy, hydrated skin. When skin is at its healthiest, it has a sort of glow that radiates through a room. However, it’s not always realistic to have perfectly healthy skin all the time—between work, travel, and having a social life, sometimes our skin just doesn’t glow from the inside out as much as we’d like it to. Whenever this happens, there’s always makeup to save the day! And that’s exactly why yoga skin has taken off as a trend. All about getting a glowing, dewy complexion with makeup, yoga skin is reminiscent of the recent glass skin trend. The main difference being, yoga skin focuses on achieving a more natural look. Whereas the goal of glass skin is to get a picture-perfect, flawless-looking complexion, yoga skin is inspired by the pretty flush and glisten skin has after a particularly good yoga class.
HOW TO GET YOGA SKIN
With the 10-step Korean skin care routine being one of 2018’s biggest beauty trends, you might assume that yoga skin is another complicated trend, but you’d be wrong. In 2019, we’re shifting toward simpler skin care and makeup routines, and yoga skin is no exception. It’s really quite easy, involving cocktailing together multiple makeup products—usually a foundation, face oil, moisturizer, and glow drops—and applying them to the entirety of your complexion. You don’t need any fancy tools to do the mixing, either. You can simply place a small amount of each of the products in your palm, rub your hands together, and apply using your (clean) fingers.
The other cool thing about this makeup technique, besides the gorgeous final outcome, is that it’s totally customizable. Since your skin’s needs and concerns change daily, maybe even hourly, you can adjust the ratios of each product to meet your needs. For example, if your skin is feeling extra dry one day, you can add a little more facial moisturizer into the mix.
Ready to try yoga skin for yourself? Follow these three steps and you’re all set:
STEP 1: APPLY A GLOW-BOOSTING PRIMER
First things first, you should always start your makeup routine off by applying a primer to your freshly-cleansed skin. Not only will it help keep your makeup look lasting longer, using a primer that’s formulated specifically to boost your skin’s radiance will make yoga skin even easier to achieve. Reach for the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer and apply it onto clean skin, all over your face.
STEP 2: CREATE YOUR COCKTAIL
Now, this is the fun part! Since you’ll be mixing in the palm of your hand, it’s helpful to get all your products out and ready before you begin. First, dispense a lightweight foundation, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation—for reference, you’ll want the foundation to make up about fifty to sixty percent of the entire mixture. Next, add a few drops of your favorite facial oil and two to three drops of a highlighter, like the L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops. Now, all that’s left to add is moisturizer. Use a water-based moisturizer, like the L'Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Dry Skin, to complete your cocktail.
Once you have all of your individual products ready to mix, it’s time to do just that. Blend them together and massage the mixture over your entire complexion and neck.
STEP 3: GET CHEEKY
Your yoga skin look won’t be complete without a bit of blush. Stick with a cream formula, which will look more natural and really emulate that post-workout look. Dab one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks onto the apples of your cheeks and blend out using your fingers, then you’re done. If you’re tempted to layer on more makeup—hold back. The more products you use, even if you absolutely love face powder, the less natural and dewy your skin will look—which is the whole point of yoga skin!