Glass skin base, ft: Essano skincare

Glass skin is no new thing, chicken wing. This style of makeup has been used by makeup artists for a long time, particularly for editorial. The look is basically ‘no makeup makeup’ but with a beautiful sheen. Sounds great, but how do you achieve this style without looking like a grease ball?

The key to getting the perfect glass skin is using thin layers, and picking products that leave behind a nice dewy look. Once you’ve done that base work, you don’t want to cover it up with heavy makeup, so thin consistencies are needed for this look.

I recently picked up the Essano Illuminating face oil. I was really intrigued by the illuminating claim, as I haven’t seen that from a skincare face oil before. It doesn’t contain any shimmers or glitters, in fact it is 100% natural. The scent reflects this and is really soft and botanical. This oil is perfect for a glass skin look as it hydrates the skin, but leaves behind a gorgeous sheen.

“This luxurious oil contains pure turmeric that balances skin, reduces inflammation and slows the signs of ageing, combined with Crambe Abyssinica seed oil to promote skin suppleness and softness. Rosemary improves circulation and Blackcurrant restores natural glow”

After adding my oil, I go in with my Essano Vitamin C Moisteriser. Vitamin C is renowned for brightening a dull complexion, and you are getting bang for your buck with this also being SPF 15. This moisturiser is actually quite thin, but it works well for me as I have a normal skin type, and I like to add a couple more layers after moisturiser for this look.

Now it’s time for foundation. I use a dropper foundation as it’s nice and thin (you can see product details here: Fresh skin base: Foundation drops review) and I also like to add in 1 drop of the Essano oil for extra sheen (if you have oily skin you might like to skip this step). Only add foundation thinly to the areas that really need it, as you just want to even out the skin tone. Next, spot conceal as needed.

I take one more drop of Essano oil, rubbing it between my fingers, then gently tap that over the tops of my cheekbones, around my temples and up above by brows.

Lastly I add a liquid highlight, my favourite is Becca shimmering skin perfector in Opal. You want something glossy or sheeny not glittery as this look is meant to be natural. Hit the tops of your cheekbones, top of the lip, arch of the brow and above the brow, also the inner corners of your eyes.

I like to top the look off with a fluffy brow, a small amount of dark brown eyeliner, mascara, and a lip balm.

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