How to achieve the 'dolphin skin' makeup look

How to achieve the ‘dolphin skin’ makeup look

Dolphins are beautiful animals, but have you ever thought about their skin? It is beautifully smooth and constantly glistening.

It may sound strange, but a new makeup trend revolves around achieving this dolphin-esque finish to your skin using makeup. The trend is inspired by the popular ‘wet look’ that has been dominating for the last few years.

This look aims to turn anyone into a sun-kissed god or goddess who just stepped out of the ocean and is simply glowing.

The dolphin skin makeup trend was coined by celebrity makeup artist Mary Philips, with clients including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid among her top clients. She advises layering up on a number of glowy products to achieve this look.

If you’re having a beach wedding, this makeup trend is especially fitting. While highlighter has decreased in popularity within the last year, the dolphin trend is all about using highlighter for a natural glow.

The best way to go about it is to use a glowy primer like the MAC strobe cream to work as an illuminating base underneath your foundation. You can then layer with more shine-inspiring products like a luminous foundation, the Iconic London Dew Drops as a highlighter and a cream blush like Swiitch Beauty’s Bubble Blush for a dewy finish. You want to focus on liquid and cream products to enhance the ‘wet’ look.

Don’t be shy with the highlighter! Use it everywhere, from your cheekbones and forehead to your collarbones and décolletage. Here a few short Instagram tutorials showing how to rock the look:

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