Buttery Skin, Glass Skin, Cream Skin And Yoga Skin: What’s The Difference?

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Buttery skin, glass skin, cream skin and yoga skin: What’s the difference?

It’s only been three months since we stepped foot into 2020 and we’ve already seen so many makeup and skincare trends that it’s difficult to keep up. While we were still learning the multiple steps involved in K beauty, J beauty rose to prominence and now we have a new set of terms to learn.

It all started with the shine-free, matte-looking glass skin in the beginning of the year, but it didn’t stop there. A few more terms have been added to the beauty dictionary since then; are you aware of them? Well, we’re here to get you up to speed. Here’s everything you need to know about glass skin, cream skin, buttery skin and yoga skin.


Glass skin

Buttery skin

Glass skin is a term used to describe intensely moisturised, smooth and even-toned skin which is so flawless and clear that it gives the appearance of glass. An 8-step skincare routine, the glass skin skincare regimen involves double cleansing, exfoliating, toning, using an essence, treating with a serum or ampoule, moisturising, applying an eye cream and masking. Honey and dewy skin are the predecessors of this K beauty skincare trend and it aims at keeping the skin intensely moisturised.


Cream skin

Buttery skin

Cream skin is a lot like glass skin minus the big routine. It focuses on achieving similar results by using fewer skincare products and combining the softening and hydrating powers of a toner and moisturiser. In simpler words, glass skin places emphasis on the skin texture describing it as poreless, smooth and translucent, whereas cream skin is all about using a hybrid of toner and moisturiser.


Yoga skin

Buttery skin

You know how gorgeous your skin feels and looks after an intense workout or a great yoga session? Well, that’s what this trend is all about; it focuses on skin that is dewy, super-hydrated and looks naturally beautiful. Yoga skin is a makeup trend and not a skincare trend. Thankfully you don’t have to join a yoga class to get it (although it would be great if you did). To get yoga skin, you have to create a cocktail mix wherein you take around 70% foundation, add 15% suitable facial oil, 10% liquid illuminator and another 5% glow drops. Massage this cocktail of products into your skin in layers, giving each layer at least a minute to settle. And there you have it; yoga skin!


Buttery skin

Buttery skin

As the name suggests, buttery skin refers to a look that has a smooth, luminous texture and the stunning natural sheen that butter has. Similar to yoga skin, buttery skin is also a makeup trend and not a skincare trend. It can be achieved using your favourite makeup products and does not require you to follow an elaborate routine. To get buttery skin, start by using a hyaluronic acid-based serum or sheet mask, follow it up with a dewy foundation, define your features using a bronzer and apply some highlighter on your cheekbones, Cupid’s bow and bridge of your nose and blend well. Once the look is complete spritz on an illuminating facial mist to get the perfect look.

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Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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