The trend involves using skin-care and makeup products to get a post-yoga flush.

By Renee Cherry
January 24, 2019
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Thanks to a collective obsession with having skin that exudes health, there's a new take on glowy skin every five minutes: Glass skin, dewy dumpling skin, reflective aviators skin, and so on. (Okay, we made that last one up.) One of the latest makeup trends to make the rounds is inspired by how your skin looks after yoga class. "Yoga skin," a technique created by makeup artist Sara Hill, involves applying a cocktail of various liquid makeup products to make it look like you're fresh off the mat. The end result is high shine with a subtle flush. (Side note: This Is What Hot Yoga Is Really Doing to Your Skin)

Hill posted a tutorial to her Instagram and like so many "natural" skin looks these days, it's relatively involved-like, a total of nine products are involved after you go through your normal cleanse, tone, serum routine. (You can also try an alternate approach opt to follow these beauty tips that we sourced from yoga instructors before yoga skin was ever a thing.)

Here, the steps she laid out:

  1. Apply a silicone-free primer.
  2. Mix together three to four pumps of a sheer- or medium-coverage liquid foundation, a drop of facial oil, a drop of gold liquid highlighter, and an optional drop of Revolution Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter. Massage it into your skin. Hill recommends going with a higher foundation-to-oil/highlighter ratio if you have oily skin. (She used Chanel Vitalumière foundation, Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate, and Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting Highlighter for the tutorial.)
  3. Apply liquid concealer with an eye shadow brush where you want more coverage.
  4. Set with a small amount of powder, then apply cream blush and cream bronzer using an eye shadow brush.

Or you know, for a truly ~authentic~ yoga glow you can:

  1. Take a yoga class.

Then post a selfie with the hashtag #Yogaskin and sit back while everyone asks for your facial oil rec. (Next up: 5 Skin-Care Ingredients That Get Rid of Dull Skin and Help You Glow from Within)