skin care essentials How to Try the Glass Skin Trend With Makeup and Skin Care

Count on skin care and makeup to achieve this glowing skin trend.

June 24, 2022
How To Do Glass Skin Trend

If we had to name one Korean beauty trend that has taken over the skin care world, glass skin is at the top of the list.  As the name suggests, glass skin is meant to resemble glass, meaning it’s all about skin that looks healthy, dewy, clean and baby-soft. It’s easy to love glass skin because this look is a common goal all skin types want — a hydrated and glowy complexion.

K-beauty trends are often fabled for their lengthy, 10-step routines that give off a more-is-more approach. This means getting glass skin is likely going to take a few adjustments to your routine — so enjoy the process and think of it as some well-deserved self-care. Keep reading to see our step-by-step guide on how to get glass skin with skincare and makeup.

How to Get Glass Skin With Skin Care Products

The foundation of glass skin is always good skin care. Korean skin care favors double cleansing and layering lightweight, hydrating products to help create the appearance of glowing, dewy skin. Here’s how to get the glass skin trend with your skin care routine.

1. Double Cleanse

A fundamental part of Korean skin care is the double cleanse and it’s the basis for a solid skin care routine. The first cleanse is to remove any makeup and the second cleanse is to remove any dirt or impurities left on the skin.

To remove makeup, try a micellar water like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types. Apply some micellar water to a cotton pad and swipe it over your complexion to remove all your makeup. Next, look for a cleanser that can help brighten the appearance of your complexion, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser

Squeeze a small amount of facial cleanser into your (clean) hands and add water to transform the clay to a mousse consistency. Gently massage the facial cleanser onto your face, then rinse it off thoroughly with lukewarm water and gently pat your skin dry with a washcloth.

2. Exfoliate With a Face Scrub

Glass skin always looks, well, smooth as glass. So, exfoliating is a really important step to remove dead skin and unveil a smooth, glowing complexion. Grab a scrub like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub. Post-cleansing, apply the scrub to damp skin, massage in circular motions, rinse it off and pat your skin dry. 

Scrub a few times a week and be careful not to overdo it if your skin is sensitive. The goal with any facial scrub is to achieve gentle exfoliation that reveals a bright, fresh-looking complexion — no redness wanted. 

3. Reach for a Sheet Mask

Who says you can’t add a little pampering into your glass skin routine? Sheet masks are a great way to give your skin a nourishing treat while addressing your skin care concerns. For glass skin, choose one to boost moisture and lock in hydration

Editor’s tip: When it’s time to remove the sheet mask, don’t wipe off excess product, instead, press it into the skin for a final bit of hydration.

4. Use a Hydrating Toner

Contrary to popular belief, not all toners dry out your skin. The key is to use a hydrating offering that’s free of alcohol, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 5 Percent Glycolic Acid Peeling Toner. This toner includes aloe vera to soothe and moisturize all skin types while offering daily exfoliation for smoother, brighter skin. 

5. Apply a Hydrating Serum

Glass skin is all about a healthy-looking, dewy complexion, so hydrating your skin is an absolute must. After cleansing and toning, apply a facial serum to your damp skin. Hyaluronic acid is a hero in Korean skin care because it does such an exceptional job at hydrating the skin.

Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which absorbs quickly and gives skin a visibly plumped, youthful look. To use, apply a few drops onto your face and neck, then gently smooth over your skin in upward motions, being careful to avoid your eyes.

6. Layer on a Lightweight Moisturizer

Yes, that’s right — you’ll want to layer a moisturizer on top of the serum, which will ultimately help to lock in moisture and give a radiant glow. Try a moisturizer with vitamin C to help brighten the skin, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer. This star moisturizer is formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and pro retinol to help brighten, firm and hydrate the skin — the perfect prep for a glass resembling complexion. Apply it after serums to lock in moisture.

Editor’s tip: If you often forget to layer on sunscreen after your moisturizer, opt for the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30 which has SPF built-in to offer sun protection alongside moisture.

How to Get Glass Skin With Makeup

Skin care is the foundation to glass skin and makeup is the cherry on top. If you’re implementing a new skin care regimen to achieve glass skin, you’re going to want to pick makeup that will complement all of your efforts. Keep reading to see how you can use makeup to achieve glass skin.

1. Pick a Glowy Foundation

Glass skin would never be caught looking matte! To really ensure a glowing, glass-like final look, use a foundation that’s moisturizing and even dewy or radiant. A medium-coverage foundation is a great way to build up to your desired look without appearing cakey. Your best bet is using a foundation with a radiant finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation.

If you prefer something even more lightweight with a natural finish, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50. This foundation offers serum-like coverage with a radiant finish that won’t settle into fine lines. 

2. Use Minimal Powder

We get it — sometimes powder is a must, especially if you have oily skin, but there’s a fine line and too much powder can take away from glass skin. A good rule of thumb — save powder for essential areas like the t-zone or under eyes. Go for a soft-focus, translucent powder like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder.

3. Apply a Liquid Highlighter

Applying highlighter is like the icing on the cake for glass skin. To achieve glass skin, a liquid highlighter is always the way to go because it blends seamlessly into the complexion. To get the look, squeeze some of L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer onto your fingertips and blend into the skin. Pay close attention to your cheekbones and the tip of your nose for an all over glow.

4. Add a Glowy Lip

Now that you’ve done all this work to achieve glass skin, you can’t have chapped lips.  Go for something light and hydrating to compliment your glass complexion, like the L’Oréal Paris Glow In Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract. This lightweight lipstick helps to hydrate your pout while offering a healthy glow.

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Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo Credit: Kennedi, @kenni.g, Design by: Crystal Simone