K-beauty buzzwords are no joking matter — these trends are born from well-thought-out skincare routines, complete with effective ingredient list and techniques for applying them. One of these trends that you might already be familiar with is glass skin — a trend that helps you achieve a dewy, clear and glowing complexion. The secret? A routine that relies on layers of hydration! Taking it a step further is honey skin, which adds serious shine to the look, almost mimicking the warm glossiness of honey!
How is ‘honey skin’ different from ‘glass skin’?
Both terms are quite the rage in K-beauty, but while glass skin is used to denote super smooth, poreless skin; honey skin seems to go one step further and give you super hydrated, dewy skin that's plumped with nourishment. The focus of glass skin is to work on the texture and for the honey-like finish, the priority shifts to ultra hydration levels and suppleness. In fact, it is honey skin is an older term that’s more popular in Korea, while glass skin is a newer, less-renowned term.
The ‘Honey Skin’ makeup effect
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The path to achieving honey skin is similar to that of a glass skin routine — the first few steps of the routine is built around hydrating, cleansing and exfoliation and finish off with layers of hydration. For that added honey-like glow, the addition of face oil or oil-based pressed serum form the last step of the routine.
The slippery shininess of honey skin has hugely been translated to makeup looks as well. Sheer and pigmented highlighters are placed on the high points of the face to mimic that envious glow. Additionally, products like illuminating primers or glitter induced serums are added to get that blinding glow. You can also use a silicone-based primer like the Lakme Absolute Undercover Gel Primer, which is enriched with vitamin E for that desired lit-from-within look.
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