The Secret to Getting Glass Skin in 5 Steps

Who doesn’t want radiant, dewy skin? It’s the hallmark of a healthy complexion, and in South Korea – the beauty capital of the world – a new, glowy trend is taking makeup lovers by storm. Enter ‘glass skin’; a look that gets skin so luminous, it appears gleaming, glossy and poreless, thanks to a combination of perfect prep and glow-giving makeup. Here’s how to try the trend…

1. Perfect Your Prep

When it comes to glow-boosting skincare, it’s not just about the products you apply; the way you apply them is also key, so get ready to press, pat and tap your complexion to perfection. Start with a cream cleanser and buff it off with a muslin cloth, making sure to concentrate on drier areas, like the cheeks or around the nose.

Then, layer a hyaluronic acid serum underneath your usual moisturiser, pressing it into pores for maximum absorption. After smoothing on your day cream, use fingertips to tap along the cheekbones, forehead and chin. This simple step gives circulation a boost, which gets skin looking flushed and dewy before you’ve even applied your base.

Model prepping for glass skin makeup look
Max Factor Miracle Prep Illuminating & Hydrating Primer

2. Mix and Match Your Primer

Make your primer do more by choosing one that locks down makeup and veils skin in a glassy finish. We love Miracle Prep Illuminating & Hydrating Primer. Not only does this dreamy base give you some instant luminosity, but it also harnesses blemish-battling niacinamide to improve skin tone over time.

Want to take your glow further? Add a drop of Miracle Glow Pro Universal Highlighter to the primer; an illuminating liquid that we’re calling ‘glass skin in a bottle’.

3. Or Customise Your Foundation

If you want that glassy finish to appear even more reflective, wear your primer alone (no mixing) and add a dot of liquid highlighter to your foundation instead. Try Radiant Lift Foundation, which has a radiant-matte finish that teams flawlessly with Miracle Glow Pro Universal Highlighter’s dew-boosting particles.

Already custom-blended your primer? Then go for a brightening base, like Miracle Touch Foundation, which boasts a cream-to-liquid formula that’s brimming with hyaluronic acid. A few taps of the sponge are all it takes to achieve a glossy, glassy canvas.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation
Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator

4. Sculpt with Strobing

Swap contouring for strobing, which sculpts your features in a different way, making cheekbones pop and eyes sparkle with a dose of dewiness. Use Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator, which holds two creams – a matte highlighter and a shimmer highlighter – and comes in three shades to give a glow to all skin tones.

Next, tap, tap, tap. Dot the shimmer over the very tops of cheekbones, the brow bones, on the inner corners of eyes, the bridge of the nose and the centre of your chin. If you want to make lips appear fuller, add a little to the arch of the cupid’s bow. Then, for a hint of warmth, finish with a sweep of Bronzer

5. Get Glassy with Gloss

No glass skin look is complete without radiance on eyes and lips. To give eyes a glow-up, go sheer and shimmery by gliding on Wild Shadow Pot in the light-reflective shade Fervent Ivory.

Then, to make sure your skin does all the talking, go for glossy nude lips over a red lipstick. We’ll be swiping on Honey Lacquer in Honey Nude all season long.

Max Factor Honey Lacquer

Looking for more ways to get a glow?

Upgrade your glass skin look with these radiance-boosting, natural-looking makeup tricks or head to the @MaxFactor Instagram for endless makeup inspiration.