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How To Achieve The Glass Skin Trend

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 2 Aug, 2023

Mastering the Glass Skin Routine: Tips and Tricks for Radiant Complexion

Are you tired of dull and lackluster skin? Look no further! In the quest for that coveted radiant complexion, the glass skin routine has taken the beauty world by storm...oh and TikTok is completely obsessed. This Korean beauty trend focuses on achieving a smooth, transparent, and dewy skin texture that resembles glass. But how do you master this skincare routine and unlock the secret to a flawless complexion?

In this article, we will delve into the tips and tricks that will help you achieve the glass skin of your dreams. From the right products to the proper techniques, we will guide you through each step of the process. Say goodbye to dullness and hello to luminosity as we uncover the secrets behind the glass skin routine. Get ready to transform your skincare makeup regimen and unleash your inner glow!

What Is The Glass Skin Routine?

The glass skin routine is a skincare regimen that originated in South Korea and has gained popularity worldwide. It involves a series of steps and products that aim to achieve a smooth, luminous, and poreless complexion. The goal is to create the illusion of transparent, glass-like skin that appears flawless and radiant. This trend has become a favourite among beauty enthusiasts due to its transformative results and the natural, healthy glow it imparts to the skin.

Australian model and influencer, Isabelle Mathers, has officially mastered the no-makeup, makeup look with the glass skin routine and now we all want to try it, which is why we've put together our top products to achieve a healthy, dewy complexion that looks natural and radiant.

Step-by-step guide to the Glass Skin Routine

Follow these steps daily to achieve that coveted radiant complexion:

STEP ONE: Double Cleanse

This is probably one of the most important steps to getting the clean girl look, and we're loving the Dermalogica Micellar Prebiotic Precleanse followed by the asap Daily Facial Cleanser for a super refreshed and cleansed finish.

STEP TWO: Exfoliate

Exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Gently massage a pea-sized amount of exfoliator onto damp skin, we recommend the Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub, focusing on areas that are prone to congestion. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.


After cleansing and exfoliating, apply a hydrating toner, like the Pelactiv Essential Clarifying Toner to balance your skin's pH level and provide an extra layer of hydration.


Apply a targeted serum that addresses your specific skin concerns. Whether you want to brighten, firm, or hydrate your skin, choose a serum that contains the right ingredients for your needs. If you're looking for brighter skin, whilst also improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles then you need the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic.

STEP FIVE: Moisturise

Finish off your routine with a lightweight, hydrating moisturiser, like this best-selling Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. Apply a small amount to your face and neck, using gentle upward motions. Allow the moisturizer to fully absorb into your skin before moving on to the next step.

STEP SIX: SPF & Bronzing Drops

This is going to give you the most radiant, glowing and hydrated base, whilst also protecting you from harmful UV rays. Mix together the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ with the MCoBeauty Super Glow Bronzing Drops and apply to your skin with a soft buffing brush.

Now that you've got a glass-like base, you can add the finishing touches for the complete no-makeup makeup look:


You want to define your eyes without making them look heavy, which is why you are going to need a brown eye pencil crayon such as the jane iredale Eye Pencil Crayon. Simply apply a small wing in the corners and smudge it out with your fingers, you can then lightly line your top lashes with the same pencil for a more filled lash line. Next your going to use the same crayon to lightly contour your lips, to give them a fuller and more plump effect.


Now to add a bit of length and curl, so take your Napoleon Perdis Curl Gurl Gold Eyelash Curler and apply the best-selling Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara to the ends of your lashes. Don't stroke the full lash as this will create more of a heavy makeup look, so just gently tap the ends of your lashes.


It's time to give yourself a sun-kissed and healthy glow using the MCoBeauty Cheek & Lip Tint . Lightly apply the tint to your lips and cheeks to give you some colour and a more radiant complexion.


Now that your lips have a slight tint, it's time to add in our favourite bit... the lip liner. We're loving the Youngblood Lip Liner Pencil in Plum as it gives a really subtle, natural lift for a plump and fresh finish.


Last but not least, we like to finish off the look with fluffy brows using the Eye of Horus Dual Brow Perfect. This 2-in-1 gel and pencil is perfect if you have a few gaps in your brows that need filling or if you want to just fluff up those brows for a natural laminate finish.

Et voila! You're finished and ready to take on the day with the ultimate radiant glow!