What Is The Dolphin Skin Makeup Trend All About?



No, this beauty look doesn’t involve an actual dolphin. With just the right glow and flawless complexion, you can ace this newest highlighting makeup trend—Dolphin Skin. 

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Picture this: A beam of sunlight striking your cheekbones then it instantly reflects a blinding shimmer. Fancy, right? Getting flawless skin with the right amount of dewiness is still an on-going beauty trend and consider yourself lucky if you’ve found the skincare products that gives you exactly just that. Now, while the iconic Korean glass skin is actually not quite far from the dolphin skin, do take note that in mimicking the glistening surface of the gentle creature, you don’t need an glass skin, because your go-to glow products can work the magic.

Flaunting skin which is smooth or looks as magical as a dolphin, this makeup trend makes use of highlighter and other shimmer-inducing beauty products. The term ‘dolphin skin’ is coined by A-list celebrity makeup artist, Mary Phillips who suggests piling on layers of highlighting beauty products until you get that stacked up spectrum of shine.

To kickstart your luminous journey and get that dolphin skin in an instant, you need to use an illuminating primer to base your skin. For the primer and other highlighting products, it’s best to use the liquid than the compact ones. Your highlighter shouldn’t wait after the foundation is applied. What you have to do is mix a few drops of highlighter with your liquid foundation. After applying foundation, go ahead and smearing layers of shimmer. You can even use glistening blush for added warmth and depth. In here, there’s no such thing as too much shine. In other words, imagine bathing in shining, shimmering, splendid highlighter or bathing from a pool of crystalline waters with the sparkle of the seas perpetually swathing your skin.

Oh, in the rare case it wasn’t crystal clear, no dolphins were harmed in the making of this social media beauty moment.

We listed the 10 best highlighters and illuminators you can use to achieve the dolphin skin makeup trend:

Iconic Prep-Set Glow and Illuminator

Dolphin Skin
Photo from @iconic.london on Instagram

NARS Illuminator in Orgasm

Dolphin Skin

Dolphin Skin

Benefit High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter

Dolphin Skin

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Glow Skinstick and Shimmer Skinstick

Max Factor Miracle Glow Pro Universal Highlighter

Mary Kay Honey Glow Finisher

Photo from @marykayphl on Instagram
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