You may have heard the news, “cloud skin” is in! This look is all about achieving a soft angelic glow that looks like you have just emerged from the clouds. It's a fresh, youthful look that has taken the beauty world by storm, and we will explore how to achieve this look using the best skincare and makeup products on the market. If you want to look like you are effortlessly glowing from within, look no further!
Bouncy and Radiant Skin
The most crucial step in achieving cloud skin is having an amazing skincare routine. Prepping with the right products for your personal skin concerns is the best way to create a beautiful base. This involves using exfoliating, depuffing, and moisturizing products that will ensure your skin is smooth, hydrated, and well-prepped.
Before makeup application, it’s best to get rid of dead skin cells that cause a dull, uneven skin tone. We recommend using an exfoliating treatment once or twice a week. For a gentle yet effective exfoliating mask, we love the Sisley-Paris Exfoliating Enzyme Mask. In just 1-minute, it helps to remove dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin smooth, radiant, and ready for makeup application.
Deep moisturization is key to achieving a fresh, youthful glow. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is one of our favorites, especially when applied before makeup. This cream is a cult favorite for a good reason. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it provides intense hydration and nourishment to the skin, making it the perfect base for makeup application. Apply a dime-sized amount of the cream to your face and gently massage it into your skin. Watch as it fills in fine lines and gives a radiant glow.
As we know, SPF is always important for our beauty and health. But this is especially after any exfoliating treatment, as our fresh skin is more sensitive to harmful sun rays. The Supergoop! Mineral Mattescreen SPF 40 is a great product that provides broad-spectrum protection while also giving your skin a soft matte finish. This lightweight formula also evens out your skin tone and blurs imperfections, creating a flawless base for your makeup. This sunscreen will pair perfectly with a moisturizer, mattifying your skin just enough.
Don't forget to hydrate your lips! For a deeply nourishing lip balm, we recommend the U Beauty Plasma Lip Compound. This lip balm is a game-changer. Not only will provide instant relief to dry, chapped lips but it also deeply conditions and exfoliates. It’s cool, metal applicator also feels amazing to apply. We love to apply lip balm before we start our makeup – that way lips will be plump and hydrated.
Perfectly Primed Skin
After preparing your skin, it's time to create the perfect base for your makeup. Cloud skin is the perfect combination of flawless skin and a natural finish. A blurring primer will smooth over large pores and texture. We’ve got the best primers to make your skin look silky.
For the ultimate cloud-like base, try the Traceless Soft Matte Primer by Tom Ford. The hybrid formula transforms from a gel to a cloud-like, powdery finish. Suitable for all skin tones, this primer dries down transparently and will stay put under your makeup. Best of all, it lasts for up to 12 hours, so your makeup won’t break up from day to night.
Create the Perfect Base
Like a cloud, these foundations feel weightless on the skin. They are designed to provide sheer coverage that evens out skin tone and blurs imperfections.
Chantecaille’s Future Skin gel foundation is perfect for creating a soft, smooth complexion. The light-reflecting pigments in the foundation ease the appearance of imperfections, giving you a flawless finish that looks like your skin, only better. In addition to being lightweight and hydrating, the foundation is also long-lasting, making it perfect for all-day wear.
For a medium to full coverage foundation with added sun protection, we also love the Clé de Peau Beauté's Radiant Cream Foundation SPF 25. The creamy texture of the foundation glides on smoothly and blends seamlessly with your skin, creating a natural-looking finish that lasts all day. It is available in 24 shades, so you're sure to find the perfect match for your skin tone. This provides the perfect amount of glow, giving your skin a youthful, bouncy appearance.
Fresh Finishing Touches
The next step in achieving the "cloud skin" makeup trend is to set your look to get that smooth, never-cakey finish. This will also ensure that your makeup lasts all day and night.
The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish powder is formulated to brighten and blur any areas of darkness, such as under the eyes and along smile lines. The micro-fine powder instantly targets dark shadows, creating a bright and radiant complexion. It mattifies the skin without creating a cakey or dry look.
Finally, adding a setting spray will melt all the powders beautifully and create a subtle glow, not to mention it will lock your makeup in place. It can also be used throughout the day to rehydrate and refresh your skin.
We are obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray, which has the most incredible staying power. It keeps makeup looking fresh and flawless for up to 16 hours without melting, fading, or settling into fine lines. And because it's weightless, it won't feel heavy or greasy on your skin, which is perfect if you're going for that cloud skin look.
If you have dry, normal, or combination skin, the Hourglass Veil Soft Focus Setting Spray is a great pick. This lightweight spray is the perfect finishing touch to any makeup routine, blurring imperfections and creating a naturally radiant appearance. Its ultra-fine and hydrating mist is undetectable on the skin, while also having water-resistant properties.
Achieving the "cloud skin" makeup trend is easier than you may think. By following the above steps and using the recommended products, you can achieve a soft-matte, youthful glow that looks like you are effortlessly glowing from within. Remember to prepare your skin, create the perfect base, add some color, and add some finishing touches to complete the look.