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Glass skin makeup is trending on TikTok – and it’s all about getting the dewiest skin, ever

Glass skin is a trend that’s rooted in Korean skincare principles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use makeup to achieve the look – and that’s what a number of TikTokers have been doing lately.

It’s all thanks in part to TikTok star Erika Titus, who shared her glass skin base back in June – prompting plenty more of the app’s users to give it a try for themselves.

“This is the kind of glow that I dream about at night! This is not even a glow… it’s literally glass skin,” TikToker Jawaria Khalid said in a video stitch of the makeup routine.

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Other big TikTok influencers, such as Mikayla Nogueira, have also shared glass skin product recommendations. 

Since the idea behind the original skincare technique is to layer lightweight products to build hydration and create a juicy and plump complexion, it makes sense that the makeup process isn’t all that different.

For Erika, it starts with a layer of the ultra-sheeny Supergoop Glow Screen SPF30, before a healthy spritz of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray. “I do a pretty good layer of that,” she says.

Instead of foundation, she opts for the colour-correcting Dr Jart Cicapair treatment, which she taps into her skin sparingly (though be aware: this product isn’t suitable for all skin tones). For concealer, it’s a few small dots of Tarte Shape Tape under the eyes, around the nose and chin – she adds that she uses Ilia’s True Skin Serum concealer for “any other problematic or red areas”.

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Erika doesn’t use any powder for the look, and sticks to cream products for her bronzer, highlighter and blush, too. A few dots of Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour and Beauty Light Wands in Pillowtalk and Peachgasm make up the majority of the look, but she also adds a little of Rare Beauty Liquid Blush in Entourage. The key is tiny amounts of product, blended in mainly with the fingers. 

Of course, anyone with oily skin might be a little triggered by the glass skin look – which generally requires no powder and really leans in to that glossy look. “My oily skin could never,” responded one follower – but another advised: “If you wanna use powder and keep the glow, I recommend Laura Mercier Glow Setting Powder – I always look so dewy after!”

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