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Trying out the ‘lit-from-within’ makeup trend

One makeup trend that I’ve seen all over Instagram recently is “yoga skin,” which is supposed to make your skin look naturally glowy, dewy and healthy. I thought it was a really interesting idea and people who tried it out looked effortlessly pretty and their skin was radiant.

So, I wanted to try it out for myself.

I have normal to oily skin, so I was a little bit apprehensive in case my skin looked greasy as opposed to dewy. But here’s how I got on:

Yoga skin products

To create the glowy skin for this makeup look, I combined the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte foundation in the shade 105, the ICONIC London Illuminator drops in Original and the Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate.

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This allowed me to create a base that was moisturising, dewy and lightweight with a touch of shimmer for the dewy glow.

It took a bit of working into the skin as it was a little slippery in its texture, but it actually worked really well. I loved how healthy and natural my skin looked, it was like I’d been on holiday!

The rest of the products

I started off with the e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer, which has now become my favourite primer because it feels great on my skin and allows my foundation to glide over my skin.

Then, I mixed the 3 products I mentioned above into my skin for my base. After, I put a fair amount of my Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Sensual all over my cheeks. I love this blusher because it’s a golden nude colour, which complements my skin tone. I’ve never liked pink tones on my skin, so this blusher is perfect for me (plus it lasts ages).

To give myself a bronzed look, I used my go-to Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base all over my face. This bronzer is incredible because it blends and buffs into the skin so seamlessly and I love the shade. I’m too scared to deviate away from it now.

I then highlighted my nose, cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow, chin and forehead with the Makeup Revolution x Soph Highlighter Palette. I used the white shade at the top left of the palette, as I did not want to add any more colour to my face. This highlighter palette packs some serious pigment and is only £8 – an absolute must-have!

After, I lightly did my eyebrows with the classic Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate. For my eyeshadow primer, instead of using the Tarte Cosmetics Tape Shape Concealer, I opted for the e.l.f. Cosmetics Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer.

The Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer was a new purchase and I was really keen to try it out. However, I’m going to do a full review of the products I bought in my e.l.f. haul in a future post, so I will break down my thoughts on the primer there.

Next, I took my Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette – a palette I hadn’t used in forever – and swept the shade Sin all over my lids. I love this shade because it’s a soft, pretty and cool-toned pink, with a flattering shimmer, which I thought would complement my natural dewy look perfectly. I then used my Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes mascara all over my eyelashes.

To complete my look, I applied my e.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick in the shade Touch of Nude over my lips. I wanted to add just a touch of shimmer to my lips to keep in line with the radiant makeup look and opted for Tarte’s Tarteist Lip Bling in the shade Park Ave Princess. I love this gloss because it makes lipsticks pop.

For the final touch, I set my yoga skin makeup look with ICONIC London’s Prep-Set-Glow in Original.

Here’s how it turned out:

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How I feel about it

This look is SO different for me. Like so so different.

I never normally go for a dewy look because of my oily skin and always use matte foundations. I never wear this much bronzer and just stick to it on my cheeks and contour areas. I pretty much always wear liquid liner. I often build up a lot more eyeshadow on my lids and my brows are normally heavier.

So, pretty much everything about this entire look is new for me. And you know what? I like it.

I look more natural and whilst I adore getting creative with makeup, this was a welcome change and showed me that I don’t always have to wear so many products.

To my surprise, the base also stayed on well throughout the day. I was expecting it to slide off really quickly. It did wear off more quickly than my usual foundations, but only marginally.

Most importantly, though, I looked dewy and not greasy. I was over the moon about this and I think the oil levels in my skin are far more controlled now because of having a better skincare routine.

Final thoughts

I’m really pleased with this makeup look and would definitely go back to this softer look in the future. Whilst I still prefer my usual looks, change is always fun and because I liked it, this gave me a nice confidence boost too.


What do you think to yoga skin makeup? Is it something you’d like to try? Tell me your thoughts in the comments down below.