TikTok seems to come up with a new skin trend every week. There’s the recent “laminated skin” which encourages us to embrace our natural sweat and sebum, and “jello skin” which promotes a healthy lifestyle and solid skincare routine for clear and supple skin.
Now, get ready for what seems like the strangest skin trend of them all. It’s time to welcome “vampire skin”.
When you think of vampires, a pale ghostly creature may come to mind, but this skin trend has nothing to do with your typical masters of the night.
Instead, we’re trying to achieve the same look as the vampires from our favourite book and film franchise, Twilight.
For those of you who’ve never heard of Twilight (seriously, where the hell have you been, loca?), the vampires in that world sparkle in the sun instead of bursting into flames like the classic vampires.
In light of Halloween, TikTok user @imonaugust tried to replicate this glittery skin. The result is an ethereal look with a gorgeous glow that you might be able to pull off all year long. After his video went viral, everyone has been dying to try this look out for themselves.
Here’s how you can cop the otherworldly glow.
How to get “vampire skin”
Step 1: Use a hydrating primer as your base
We need this primer to give you that natural sheen that will add to your glow, coupled with glitter.
Step 2: Mix your foundation with glitter
Mix your foundation with a cream glitter formula. You can pour the two products onto a plate or the back of your hand and mix them.
Step 3: Apply the mixture on your skin
Press this mixture on your skin and apply it to your face like regular foundation. It doesn’t matter if you use a makeup sponge, brush, or your fingers.
Step 4: Dust on any glitter powder
If you want to have an extra glittery look, you can dust on any pressed or loose glitter you have. You can even use glitter eyeshadow and dab it on the high points of your face, such as your nose bridge, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow.
Step 5: Apply body glitter
Lastly, you can use a body glitter and sweep it over your arms, neckline, and even your legs for a full-body shimmer.
It’s as simple as that! You’ll get a look that’s similar to these:
Vampire Skin✨🧛🏻♀️ inspo by @imonaugust
This user followed all the steps to the “vampire skin” trend and got this gorgeous shimmer all over her face. Because of its subtle shimmer, it looks like she is naturally emanating this glow.
Who doesn’t want an Edward-inspired date night look?
Wanna take it to the next level? Pop in a pair of red coloured contact lenses and add a splash of fake blood for a memorable Halloween look.
Here are some products that’ll help you achieve “vampire skin”.
Products to create “vampire skin”
Peach C Peach Glow Makeup Base
You’ll need a hydrating primer for your makeup base and this one has a gel texture that can provide moisture to your skin and give it a dewy finish.
It also features ingredients like peach extract, lychee extracts, and meadowfoam seed oil that have anti-ageing benefits for your skin.
Peach C Peach Glow Makeup Base retails for S$13.18, available at Yesstyle.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
With its serum-like texture, this product can prime your face while giving you multiple skincare benefits.
This is a highlighting serum that will provide moisture to your face while reducing any dark spots that you have on your face. It will quickly deliver a glow and give you a reflective glow.
You can use this as the last step of your skincare routine before your makeup for a glossy finish.
It boasts ingredients like niacinamide which can correct skin dullness; watermelon which has vitamins and amino acids to brighten your skin; and hyaluronic acid which retains moisture within the skin.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops retails for S$54, available at Sephora.
Ciaté London Marbled Metals Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow
This is one glitter option you can explore when you’re creating your “vampire skin” concoction. Originally a metallic-glitter eyeshadow, you can knock some of the glitters into your foundation to create your glittery mixture.
Aside from the glitters, this eyeshadow also has a metallic finish that will give your skin an iridescent glow. Its formula provides long lasting shine and will give you that additional pop you need for this look
The four shades available are Twisted, Wicked, Phoenix, and Entwine. We suggest that you give the shades Twisted which is a black shade and Wicked which is a dark purple shade a miss for this look.
However, Phoenix which is a nude rose gold and Entwine which takes on a light champagne shade will perfectly complement your natural skin tone.
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow retails for S$38, available at Sephora.
RiRe Luxe Liquid Shadow
This liquid eyeshadow is one of the most popular products on Yesstyle. Many of its customers praised it for its high pigmentation and how easy it is to blend out.
It has a dense but spreadable texture which helps it glide on your skin smoothly. You’ll also find it very easy to mix this into your foundation since its texture is so buildable.
With a liquid eyeshadow like this that has a metallic finish, your entire face will be enhanced with a mesmerising shimmer.
There are five different shades for you to pick from. All of them are very neutral shades that will match your skin tone perfectly, except the shade Pink Dress which is a bright pink.
For softer shimmery looks, you can try the shades Honey Ginger which is a light bronze nude or the shade Nude Glam which is a light beige nude.
On the other hand, if you want a striking shimmer, you can try Pink Dress that we mentioned just now or the shade Gold Edge which is a rich gold that will really make you shimmer like the sun.
RiRe Luxe Liquid Shadow retails for S$8.69, available at Yesstyle.
Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil
This highlighter can be used for the option last two steps where you dust glitter over your face or your body.
As the name suggests, this highlighter will act as a shimmery veil all over your body. So you’ll definitely shine bright like a diamond with this.
The Diamond Bomb features a unique jelly-powder formula that’s bouncy, cool to the touch, and will melt on your skin like butter. Because of its texture, it is extremely buildable so you won’t have any trouble blending this highlight out.
You can pick up three different shades that will complement any skin tone. If want to skip your blush, you can try the shade Rosé Rave which is a lovely rose gold.
If not, feel free to pick between the shade How Many Carats?!, which is an icy silver; or the shade Cognac Candy, a rich bronze that will give you that goddess-like glow.
Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil retails for S$60, available at Sephora.
Featured image credit: @seyda/TikTok, @imonaugust/TikTok, and @lolhamz/TikTok