You might have already seen snippets or clips here and there from Haute Couture Week in Paris. And whether your favorite influencer was in the Frow or you’re tuning into the trends created at the shows, if you don’t already know, now you know — glass skin was a huge takeaway. This is thanks to the Maison Margiela show, in particular, thanks to the heavenly, ethereal makeup application Pat McGrath created. Whether you’re leaning into this trend or just want to see where it will take the makeup movements next, Glass Skin is one trend you should read up on.
What is The Glass Skin Trend
We’ve seen the “glass hair” trend making the rounds as we all opt for in-salon and at-home gloss treatments to get supremely shiny hair results. But as we head into Spring, dewy “donut-like” skin has been taken one step further thanks to McGrath.
Accompanying the 1920s looks served up on the Maison Margiela runway, the makeup was almost like looking at a doll. Eyebrows were bleached and then drawn on, skin was seriously shiny and there didn’t seem to be a single pore in sight. And while we love this idea for a fancy dress affair, we’re sure to see makeup and skincare trends take inspiration from this look without a total recreation.
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How To Get Glass Skin
While Pat McGrath shared a few of the products behind how to get the look after the show, she also went on to hold a live Instagram Masterclass where she shared the real secrets behind the sheen finish. Skin was prepped with Pat McGrath Labs Divine Skin Rose 001 The Essence Lotion before being perfected with her Sublime Perfection Foundation and then following up with a glowy finish thanks to Divine Blush: Legendary Glow Colour Balm. (If these products sound familiar to you, it’s because Taylor Swift was also prepped to perfection with Pat McGrath products on her Eras tour.)
The Secret Pat McGrath Formula for Glass Skin
Then to create a glassy, otherworldly finish, McGrath set the entire look with the help of , McGrath used the Proot Calendula Peel Off Mask, Freeman Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask, Daggett & Ramsdell Tea Tree Peel Off Mask, and Que Bella Pineapple Hydrating Pineapple Peel Off Mask, followed by the Skin Illustrator Clear Gloss. Each of these steps was applied and then carefully dried in between applications, often taking 1-2 hours per model to complete. The layering process itself was a creation McGrath has spent years perfecting, and some speculate she'll be releasing a product to create this exact look very soon. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled.