Bright, fresh, and luminous skin. The dolphin skin effect is nothing more than a makeup technique that seeks to imitate the complexion of the aquatic mammal. “The wet skin that is worked in fashion can be emulated with a daily makeup, achieving a very beautiful effect of juicy skin,” says make-up artist Cristina Lobato. We have resorted to her to explain the step by step of this technique that is sweeping on social networks and among celebrities like Jennifer Lopez , who we usually see on her Instagram profile with this type of finish. Gone are the matte finishes and powdered faces. Today luminosity and juiciness are the trendsetters when it comes to skin make-up and this is how it is achieved.
PREPARE THE SKIN
To achieve this wet face effect it is very important to prepare the skin beforehand. Makeup artist Cristina Lobato recommends including lotions in your facial care routine, after cleansing and toning the skin. Thanks to them, luminosity and a pleasant sensation of moisture are provided on the face. “To achieve luminous skin, I recommend cosmetics that contain mica in their composition. It is an ingredient of mineral origin that provides a very luminous glow finish on the skin,” says the expert.
After the lotion, you have to apply the serum. If you have dry skin, oil serums are the best option to gain radiance. In the case of oily skin, it is recommended that the serum contains mica among its ingredients. As for moisturizing creams, if they are illuminating even better to enhance the dolphin skin effect.
THE FOUNDATION AND HIGHLIGHTER
At this time you can choose between two paths. On the one hand, apply the makeup base and then go lighting in areas. Or add a few drops of highlighter to the base to make it look juicy and very natural all over the face that can then be emphasized in the upper area of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow with an extra highlighter. As an extra tip, Cristina Lobato recommends that those who suffer from dry skin give an extra touch of illuminator in the chin area.
THE LAST TOUCH
Essential for the optimal result that the cheekbones have that touch of blush color . For the dolphin skin effect to be perfect, blushes in ocher and pink tones are the most suitable. In this way, you will achieve that your cheeks have that just iridescent touch that will make your skin look like that of a dolphin for hours. As a last step, you can apply a mist that in addition to fixing the moisture-looking makeup on your skin.