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
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.
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
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.
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
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:
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.
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.