May 25, 2024

Yoga skin is the new cocktailing technique that will dramatically enhance your God-given glow

There have been so many makeup and skincare trends this year, it can be hard to keep up. From the rising dominance of J-beauty, to lion mane brows and even face lift tape, the list is long and you’d be easily forgiven if you haven’t had time to try them all.

But if you were going to attempt just one more in 2018, make it yoga skin.

The technique, which was created and coined by makeup artist Sara Hill, will not only give you the glowiest skin of your life, but it’s so easy, you’ll be done in just a few minutes.

What is ‘yoga skin’?

You know it’s going to give you glow, but if you’re wondering how ‘yoga skin’ differs from other trends like glass and cloudless skin, creator Sara explains:

“Yoga skin is a look that feels real. ‘Glass skin’ and similar trends are about creating a perfected, flawless complexion, but yoga skin is about creating luscious, fresh and juicy skin that looks natural, but glowing with health. ”

“I called it ‘yoga skin’ because it emulates that really gorgeous radiance you have when you step out of the yoga studio; juicy, dewy and super-hydrated. It’s not about hiding imperfections but creating a hyper-real version of your natural skin, pinchable and just irresistible! ”

I do yoga twice a week and it’s totally transformed my body and health

How to get yoga skin

Don’t worry you don’t actually have to do yoga (unless you want to).

“To get the look, start by applying your regular skincare as normal, and leave it for at least five minutes to settle into your skin”, says Sarah.

“Apply a layer of primer, and then it’s time to get to mixing! What I love about this look is that it’s completely customisable to your needs, preferences and skin type. ”

  1. Create your ‘skin mix’. I use a ratio of 60-70 per cent foundation, 15 per cent facial oil, 10 per cent liquid illuminator, 5 per cent glow drops. If you have dry skin you can also squeeze in a small amount of moisturiser for extra hydration. If you have oily skin you can use less of the skincare mix and have a higher percentage of foundation in the cocktail.
  2. Massage the mix into your skin using your hands, in layers. Push the mix into the skin to really work it in and to get the blood pumping, creating a natural flush. Let each layer settle for a minute, and build up until you’re happy with the finished effect.
  3. Apply liquid or cream concealer where you feel you need extra coverage, using a fluffy eyeshadow brush for a lighter, more natural effect.
  4. You can powder if you need to, but keep it very minimal. This look is about fresh, dewy skin so only use powder where absolutely necessary.
See Sara’s step-by-step in action:

The Yogaskin Technique I created to make the skin look lit ? from within. Healthy, glowing, hydrated, radiant, sheer and natural. Skin that looks like skin at its very best. ✴︎Step One – Cleanse and prep your skin as normal. Let your skincare absorb fully before adding the next step. ✴︎Step Two – Apply a small amount of primer (silicone free). ✴︎Step Three – 3-4 Pumps of your favourite foundation liquid. Preferably Sheer/Medium (water based). No full cover. ✴︎Step Four – One drop of your favourite skincare facial oil ✴︎Step Five – One drop of strobe cream or Liquid highlighter. Golden tones work best. ✴︎Step Six – For super shine One small drop of Glow drops (this step is optional ) ✴︎Step Seven – Massage into your skin using your hands; this does many things. It gets the circulation flowing, relaxes you, de-puffs, and makes the base sit better too. Build up in layers on top until you are happy with the coverage created. I would recommend allowing time between layers. ✴︎Step Eight – Add a small amount of liquid concealer only in the areas you wish more coverage like under eyes, spots or around the nose. Please do not overdo this step ✌? . You can lightly powder to set concealer. Add cream blush and cream bronzer if you wish. And you can set your face overall with powder too, use a small fluffy brush to do this or puff and keep the powder to a minimum and sheer. No baking please ? . If you wish to use setting spray make sure it’s alcohol free to give further hydration. I used. . @chanel. beauty – foundation @kiehlsuki -Facial oil @kevynaucoin -Highlighter liquid @revolutionpro – Glow drops @chanel. beauty – Cream bronzer @glossier – Cream blush Recommend powder – @maccosmeticsuk Blot powder. Recommend set spray @pixibeauty. If this all seems to complex don’t panic! just add a little facial oil into your base keep everything looking sheer as possible. If you have very oily skin and don’t like to look shiny this might not be the look for you. Thanks to @shebysmd @coloursagency @_donnamcgowan @bobrafferty #yogaskin #realskinrevolution #freethefreckle #motd #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #inbeautmag ❤️? #nomakeupmakeup

A post shared by Sara Hill Makeup (@sarahillmakeup) on Nov 11, 2018 at 12:55pm PST

Best products for yoga skin

One of the best things about this technique is that you can just use the products you already have and love. Sara’s favourites include:

Skincare tips for the best results

Like most dewy skin looks, Sara’s ‘juicy’ creation produces the best results when applied on skin that is well-loved.

“Of course, imperfections can be masked and blemishes can be disguised, but skin can only really look amazing if it’s nourished, healthy and cared for”, says Sara.

“Personally, I try to moisturise twice daily with products that are right for my skin type, and use SPF every single day. You can’t drink enough water either – skin can’t look juicy and dewy unless you’re well-hydrated. ”

“Get enough sleep, eat plenty of good food, and take your makeup off properly every single night. I love using a rich cleansing balm for this. I also think that you should have days where you don’t wear makeup, to give your skin a break. ”

Go it? Now go forth and glow.

Sara is hosting a makeup masterclass at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

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