“It’s not about hiding imperfections but creating a hyper-real version of your natural skin, pinchable and just irresistible!”
From the rising popularity of bold eyeshadow, jaw-slimming tape, prosthetic nose makeup and many more, 2018 was no doubt a year filled with plentiful makeup and skincare trends. As difficult as it may be to keep up with every single craze, the glowy and natural-looking makeup style was highly raved since the start of 2018 and it doesn’t seem to be backing down in 2019 either.
We’ve seen many techniques by Asian and Western beauty gurus on how to achieve that kind of look, but it seems that a new method called “yoga skin” may be the go-to way this year to get that dewy, glowy complexion.
Practising yoga may be effective to help improve the skin’s texture, but that’s not what “yoga skin” is all about. Trust me, no yoga moves are involved in this new trend.
The technique was created by Scottish makeup artist Sara Hill who previously worked with celebrities such as Kanye West, Grace Jones and Rose Huntington-Whiteley. As suggested by the name, the look is described as “a glow that looks as fresh and juicy as if you’ve just stepped out of the yoga studio”.
According to Glamour Magazine, Sara explains that her creation differs slightly compared to the glass skin and cloudless skin trends.
“Yoga skin is a look that feels real. ‘Glass skin’ and similar trends are about creating a perfected, flawless complexion, but yoga skin is about creating luscious, fresh and juicy skin that looks natural, but glowing with health. I called it ‘yoga skin’ because it emulates that really gorgeous radiance you have when you step out of the yoga studio — juicy, dewy and super-hydrated. It’s not about hiding imperfections but creating a hyper-real version of your natural skin, pinchable and just irresistible!” said Sara.
Although many of the techniques frequently shared by beauty gurus to create dewy, natural looks go by the golden rule of “less is more”, “yoga skin” actually requires a cocktail of primer, liquid foundation, facial oil, liquid highlighter and concealer.
In the makeup tutorial shared by Sara on Instagram, she creates a mixture with 3-4 pumps of medium coverage foundation and a drop of facial oil, liquid highlighter and glow drops in her palm. Then, she mixes them evenly with a rubbing motion before massaging into the skin. It’s a technique that’s similar to Fenty Beauty’s take on glass skin, so we know it works.
Instead of reaching out for a beauty blender or brush, Sara recommends massaging the makeup into the skin just like how you would do with your skincare products as it “gets the circulation flowing, relaxes you, de-puffs and makes the base sit better too”.
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While the end result is sheer, hydrated and natural-looking skin, Sara says the look might not be suitable for those with very oily skin. She also warns to not bake the skin for this look and use an alcohol-free setting spray for further hydration.
Would you be up to try this new technique?