This new makeup trend has taken over Instagram. The aspiration of having glass skin, yoga skin, or just plain old ‘good’ skin, free of blemishes, wrinkles, and visible pores, is an easy way for brands to sell us both makeup and skincare products. The latest term to describe having the most glowy sheen imaginable is ‘dolphin skin’. And before you begin to think that has anything to do with actual dolphins, it does NOT (thankfully).
Who Coined the Term “Dolphin Skin”?
Coined by A-list celebrity makeup artist, Mary Phillips who’s devoted clients include Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Chrissy Tiegen, she describes it as skin that has a glow, a sheen, a touch of dewiness, and the smoothness of a dolphin. How is different from plain ol’ glowing skin? It’s a touch different from glass skin, which is purely about the shine, as it has the summery sea-themed fun of dolphin frolicking in the ocean thanks to the addition of blush and highlighter.
Here’s How You Can Get Dolphin Skin Too:
The good news is that it’s not something you have to pay loads of money towards treatments to achieve – dolphin skin can be achieved with makeup, even though, as usual, being blessed with smooth, glowing skin to begin with is a big help.
According to the makeup artist, Mary Phillips, all you need is “Use ICONIC London’s Prep-Set-Glow and Illuminator for a fresh, glowy look that won’t budge,” she says. Then, use the Sheer Blush to add a “sheer gloss of colour to the cheekbone, to add to the dewy wet glow.”
However, before you spend money on a whole lot of expensive products – we have a cheaper alternative to achieving the same smooth look:
ou can create dolphin skin by making sure your face is properly moisturised (with sun cream on top, please – it’s so important to protect yourself from sun damage, otherwise all your skincare dreams are dashed), ditching your mattifying products, and using high-shine liquid highlighters along the cheek bones. Add a sheer blush on your cheeks for an extra cheery, glowing complexion.
We might be stuck indoors with nowhere to go but that’s no excuse to not try out exciting new beauty trends.