Tell you how to make the skin smooth and radiant, and the pores almost invisible

A few years ago, mattifying tonal foundations that helped create the effect of velvety skin without a hint of oily sheen were in almost every girl's makeup bag. But trends are changing. And now, many people dream that the skin is beautiful and naturally radiant, but without a hint of oily sheen. This is what “glossy” makeup helps to achieve.

What is the glossy skin effect?

If you follow Korean beauty bloggers, you have long heard about this trend, which almost instantly gained popularity around the world.Glossy Face Skin is a make-up that helps to give the skin a perfect smoothness. If the glossy effect makeup is done correctly, the skin will really look like glossy paper, it will become even, as if there were no pores at all, and radiant, as if you applied several layers of liquid highlighter.

Sounds tempting? But to achieve this effect, you have to try. First, let's figure out what tools may be needed for such a make-up.


What makeup do you need?

The right combination of products will help you achieve the desired effect. Here is a list of what you need:

  • NYX Professional Makeup Pore Filler Base;

  • Born to Glow Foundation by NYX Professional Makeup;

  • Infaillible concealer by L'Oréal Paris;

  • Cheek Heat blush by Maybelline New York;

  • powder NoFilter by NYX Professional Makeup;

  • High Glass Highlighter by NYX Professional Makeup;

  • Plump & Set Eyebrow Mascara by L'Oréal Paris;

  • Infaillible gel pencil by L'Oréal Paris;

  • The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara by Maybelline New York.


How to create a glossy skin effect: step by step photo tutorial

  1. The texture of the skin in this makeup should be as smooth as possible, so you can not do without a base that hides the pores. Apply it on the T-zone and also on the cheeks.

  2. Uniform radiance will help to achieve foundation with reflective particles. If this is not in your makeup bag, mix your regular tone with a highlighter.

    How to properly apply foundation, we told in this video.

  3. While radiance is a key element in glossy makeup, it should still be moderate. Therefore, it is better to choose a concealer that is matte and resistant so that you do not have to correct it during the day. Its residue on the sponge can be blended on the T-zone to reduce the likelihood of unwanted oily sheen.

  4. Since there is no hard correction in this make-up, blush will play the role of a sculptor.

    To do this, apply them not in the center of the "apples" of the cheeks, but on the cheekbones, temples and the tip of the nose.

  5. Set all cream textures with reflective powder. It is important to first apply it with patting movements of the brush all over the face, and then buff with circular movements of the brush.

  6. Highlighter apply with a wide brush on the cheekbones, chin, nose and areas above the eyebrows.

  7. With the rest of the highlighter on the brush, go over the entire face in a circular motion to enhance the radiance.

  8. Makeup with a glossy skin effect should not look like an oily sheen, so it is important that the radiance is voluminous. To do this, use a small brush to draw thin lines with a highlighter on the cheekbones, above the eyebrows and along the bridge of the nose.

  9. Now apply the highlighter on the mobile eyelid and on the skin at the inner corners of the eyes. These small accents will create the necessary effect of volume, eliminating the impression of oily sheen.

  10. In order not to overload the image, it is desirable to make the rest of the makeup very light. Eyebrows can be tinted with colored mascara. This will accentuate their volume, but keep it natural.

  11. Line your upper lash line with long-lasting dark brown kohl.

  12. Cover your eyelashes with lengthening mascara so as not to create excessive volume.

  13. Matte lipstick is not suitable for such a make-up - choose light glossy glosses. Products with a translucent base and fine shimmer will look especially advantageous.

The image is ready!

Overview of products that will help achieve the effect of glossy skin

Pay attention to the products from the list below. According to the editors, they are perfect for creating the effect of "glossy" skin.

  • Pressed highlighter with shining microparticles High Glass Illuminating Powder, NYX Professional Makeup

    This highlighter will definitely come in handy for creating the effect of "glassy" skin. The product contains pearlescent microparticles that reflect and scatter natural light, giving the skin an even glow. Three shades to choose from: Moon Glow, Golden Hour and Daytime Halo.

  • Pore Filler, NYX Professional Makeup

    Without proper preparation of the skin, the effect of glass skin cannot be achieved. With a creamy mousse texture and neutral beige pigment, this primer smooths and masks imperfections and eliminates shine. Thanks to this, the foundation will last longer and lie more evenly.

    Check out what our readers think of this product here.


  • Highlighter Face Studio Strobing Stick, Maybelline New York

    The highlighter's creamy formula makes it easy to apply and blend effortlessly. Pearl pigments give the skin radiance and highlight it without leaving the impression of greasy. Ideal for accents in makeup.

    Check out what our readers think of this product here.


How do you like the resulting image? Would you like to repeat?