Makeup trends come and go but what never seems to go out of style is healthy, glowing skin. The demand for a smooth and dewy complexion reached its peak with last year’s glass skin craze and while that was great, not all of us (sadly) have the same level of flawlessness and extensive skin care routines that most Korean idols do. This season, however, we welcome a promising new trend that seeks to make beautiful skin wearable for everyone: buttery skin.
As its name suggests, buttery skin mimics the smooth, satiny sheen that a stick of butter has. It came into popularity when makeup artist Isabelle De Vries posted a fresh and glowy makeup look on Instagram with the hashtag #butteryskin. While glass skin focused primarily on skincare (think: hydration, hydration, hydration!), buttery skin is a makeup technique that builds glow in layers and the result is a dialled-down, dewy look. Curious about how to get it and if you should try it? Here’s how it works.