Why Yoga Skin Is The Sexy No Makeup-Makeup Look Of 2019

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Yoga Skin huda kattan

If there’s one trend that’s going to take over 2019, it’s yoga skin. Yoga skin basically looks like you’ve just done five hours of down dog – your skin is super dewy and luminous AF. Think of it as the no-makeup makeup refresh for 2019. And, as obsessed as we were with ‘glass skin,’ it was damn hard to achieve with makeup, and unless you literally have flawless skin (and let’s be real, not many of us do), it was a pretty hard look to pull off!

The ‘yoga skin’ concept was first created by makeup artist Sara Hill, who explained, “I created The Yogaskin Technique to make skin look lit from within. Healthy, glowing, hydrated, radiant, sheer and natural. Skin that looks like skin at its very best.” Now that’s a trend we can get behind, 100%. To get the look, Sara mixes a luminous foundation, a facial oil, a skin illuminator, and glow drops. She then massages the combo into the skin with her hands to boost circulation and get a stunning natural finish.

The final look is stun-ning, but it got us wondering; how long will this look last for? At HB, we love good coverage and long-lasting makeup that gets us through our busy days without getting in the way. So, although we live for Sara’s technique, to make it longer-lasting and more oily skin-friendly, we decided to emit the face oil and simply use highlighters instead. We also have a technique for locking the look in place with a seriously dewy finish. Here’s our version of yoga skin:

Check out Sara Hill’s OG yoga skin technique:

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To get the look, Sara combines:

However, you can use different variations of the products above, whatever you prefer!


To create our complexion perfecting yoga skin mixture, we used:

For the powder:

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Yoga Skin huda kattan

Prep your skin: The secret to nailing any skin trend is to prep your skin properly before you even think about applying any makeup. So double cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize (and SPF for daytime) to create the perfect base for application.

Tailor it to your skin type: If you have super oily skin, we’d recommend ditching the oil to avoid the base slipping and any midday shine. Instead, use a lightweight foundation and liquid highlighter cream and shimmering primer to keep the foundation in place. If you have any blemishes that you want to conceal, you can. To finish, use a setting powder on your T-zone to control oil.

Complete the look:

Brows: Another trend that’s going to be big this year is more natural brows – thick, bushy, and unruly –  so you can kiss super-defined Instagram brows goodbye! It’s hard, we know, but trust us, once you get into it you’ll never question it. We like to comb our brows through with The Diorshow Bold Brow, $27, it adds thickness and gives the brow a very natural, full finish. Remember to comb upwards until you get to the arch and then comb through at an upwards angle.

Blush: Blush is making a major comeback in 2019, and we’re high-key feeling it. Plus, flushed checks work perfectly with yoga skin. Use a crème blush, and a little to your lips too. Simply dab the blush on your lips using your finger – don’t worry about being too precise, the undefined edges complete the look perfectly. We’re obsessed with Glossier Cloud Paint, $18, as they have a gorgeous collection of shades.

Let us know if you vibe with this skin trend in the comments below.