TikTok seems come up with a new skin trend every week and we are on top of it to give you the latest details.
Now, get ready for the coolest (and possibly strangest) skin trend of them all. It’s time to add the “vampire skin” trend to your to-try list.
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 popular book and film franchise, Twilight.
For those of you who aren’t Twilight fans, the vampires in this franchise glow in the sun instead of bursting into flames like what we know of classic vampires.
In light of Halloween, TikTok user @imonaugust replicated this glittery skin with makeup. The result? An ethereal look with a gorgeous glow that can be worn all year long. After his video went viral, everyone has been dying to try this look out for themselves.
Read on to see how you can get this shimmery look.
How to get “vampire skin”
- Use a hydrating primer as a base (we’ll give you some recommendations later on!) This primer should give you a natural sheen that will add to your glow that comes from the glitter.
- Mix your foundation with a cream glitter product. You can pour the two products onto a plastic plate or just on the back of your hand.
- Apply this like you would a foundation. You can choose to use a makeup sponge, brush, or your fingers – whichever you prefer.
- For an extra glittery look, dust on pressed or loose glitter. If you don’t have any, consider using glitter eyeshadow instead. You can apply this to the facial features you’d like to highlight, for example, your nose bridge, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow.
- Lastly, use a body glitter and sweep it over your arms, neckline, and even your legs for an all-over glow, from head to toe.
It’s as simple as that! You’ll get a look that’s similar to this:
Vampire Skin✨🧛🏻♀️ inspo by @imonaugust
♬ Supermassive Black Hole (Twilight Soundtrack Version) – Muse
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.
Making it the perfect look for you to make a statement during your night-outs.
Vampire skin for Halloween 🧛♀️ Credits to @imonaugust ✨This looks even better irl, glitter is hard to capture on video. #halloween#halloweenmakeup#vampire#twilight#makeup#tutorial
♬ Supermassive Black Hole (Twilight Soundtrack Version) – Muse
Alternatively, you can pop in a pair of red coloured contact lenses and add a splash of fake blood if you want to follow this TikTok user. On top of her shimmering skin, she added on these spooky features as a Halloween makeup look.
Here are some products you can explore so you can hop onto the “vampire skin” trend.
Products for “vampire skin”
Peach C Peach Glow Makeup Base
For aa hydrating primer that’s great as a makeup base, try this one, which has a gel texture that provides moisture while giving your skin a dewy finish.
It also features ingredients like peach extract, lychee extracts, and meadowfoam seed oil that has anti-ageing benefits for your skin.
Peach C Peach Glow Makeup Base retails for RM50.07, available at Yesstyle.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
With its serum-like texture, this product can prime your face while delivering multiple skincare benefits.
This is a highlighting serum that provides moisture while reducing the appearance of dark spots.
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 RM160, available at Sephora.
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
This is a glitter product you can consider when you’re creating your “vampire skin”. Its formula is the perfect mix of pearls and glitters to give you an iridescent glimmer.
Because of its water-infused texture, it mixes effortlessly with foundation and dries down smoothly. Your face will also be shining all day because this liquid eye shadow is known for locking in maximum sparkle with minimal fallout.
There are also multiple shades from pinks, to bronze, and silvers so you can pick which colour will suit your “vampire skin” look better.
For a look that makes you stand out, we recommend Wanderlust, a deep rose gold that will add warmth to your complexion. If you prefer a subtle shimmer, try a simple holographic silver like Perlina.
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow retails for RM117, available at Sephora.
RiRe Luxe Liquid Shadow
This liquid eyeshadow is one of the most popular products on Yesstyle, with many of users praising it for its vivid pigmentation and blendability.
Its formula may be dense but spreads easily, so you’ll find it easy to mix this into your foundation.
With a liquid eyeshadow like this that has a metallic finish, your entire face will be enhanced with a mesmerising shimmer.
There are five shades for you to pick from; all of them have neutral shades – except the bright pink Pink Dress – that will match most skin tones perfectly.
For a softer shimmery look, try Honey Ginger, a light bronze nude or Nude Glam, a light beige nude. On the other hand, if you want a striking shimmer, you can try Pink Dress or Gold Edge, a rich gold that will shine brighter than the sun.
RiRe Luxe Liquid Shadow retails for RM33.03, available at Yesstyle.
Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil
This highlighter can be used for the last two optional steps of dusting glitter all over your face and body.
As the name suggests, this highlighter will act as a shimmery veil so you’ll definitely shine as bright as a diamond with this.
The Diamond Bomb features a unique jelly-powder formula that’s bouncy, cool to the touch, and melts into your skin like butter. Because of this, it is extremely buildable so you won’t have any trouble blending this highlight out.
If want to skip your blush, try Rosé Rave, a lovely rose gold. Because of its pink pigmentation, you can dust this highlighter on your cheekbones to let it replace the blush effect.
Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil retails for RM178, available at Sephora.
Featured image credit: @seyda/TikTok, @imonaugust/TikTok, and @lolhamz/TikTok