What Is Cloud Skin, and How Do I Get It?

From cold-girl makeup to glass skin and even glazed donut skin, it seems like a new beauty trend pops up every single day.

And if you love staying on top of the trends, you need to know about the latest viral trend, cloud skin. Cloud skin just recently popped up on social media and has already been tried out by all of our favorite makeup, skincare and beauty gurus. Want to learn more? Here's everything you need to know about cloud skin, and how to get it.

What is cloud skin?

Cloud skin is the latest beauty trend and is supposed to leave you looking like a cloud: soft, matte and slightly glowy. This has everything to do with skincare and makeup, with both playing an important role that's supposed to leave you looking ethereal.

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How do I get cloud skin?

1. Hydrate

The first step to achieving cloud skin is by hydrating your skin barrier. This can be done with your go-to moisturizer.


2. Protect

Next, you'll need to protect your skin. After all, it's called cloud skin for a reason, so it'super important to apply an SPF to your face and neck (and don't forget the ears!).


3. Cover

After your skin prep, it's onto the makeup. Depending on the sort of coverage you prefer, we suggest going in with a buildable foundation or even a skin tint.


4. Enhance

And to finish things off, it's time to enhance your features with some blush, bronzer and highlighter. Put these on all of the normal spots!


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What products do I need to get cloud skin?

Moisturizer – MAC Hyper Real SkinCanvas Balm Moisturizing Cream: $49

In order to get the cloud skin look, you'll need a hydrating moisturizer, and MAC's Hyper Real SkinCanvas Balm Moisturizing Cream will get the job done. Crafted with Japanese peony extract, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and ceramides, this will leave your skin prepped and left with a natural-looking glow.

(via MAC Cosmetics)


Sunscreen – Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40: $38

When it comes to sunscreen, you need something that won't pill and will look super natural. That's why we love Supergoop!'s Unseen Sunscreen. Made with SPF 40, this weightless skincare is packed with red algae, frankincense and meadowfoam oil, which work together to protect the skin.

(via Supergoop!)


Foundation or Skin Tint – beautyblender BOUNCE Always On Radiant Skin Tint: $29

When it comes to covering the skin, we suggest going in with a foundation or skin tint of your choice, and if you don't have one you're already in love with, you can't go wrong with beautyblender's BOUNCE Always On Radiant Skin Tint. This is formulated with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and beta glucan and will leave your skin plumped and covered. Plus, the formula is buildable!

(via beautyblender)


Blush – Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand: $42

Since cloud skin is about balancing dewy and matte looks, we think going in with a matte blush is your best bet. Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand is an amazing option and comes in four colors. It will give your skin the pop of color cloud skin calls for!

(via Charlotte Tilbury)


Bronzer – Tower 28 Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer: $20

While cloud skin isn't focused too much on sculpting the skin, it is about balance, which is why you shouldn't skip bronzer. Tower 28's Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer is a great choice and comes in five shades, depending on your skin type. It's illuminizing and bronzing all at the same time, which is pretty much perfect for cloud skin.

(via Tower 28)


Highlighter – rms beauty Luminizer: $40

If you followed each and every step up until this point, you can absolutely leave it there, but if you want to take it a step further, add a non-glittery highlighter to complete the look. We're obsessed with the Luminizer from rms beauty in the shade Living Luminzer, as it looks like your skin, but better.

(via rms beauty)


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Can anyone get cloud skin?

Absolutely! Depending on your skin type, you might want to look at the ingredients in the products you're using, but overall, any skin time will be able to rock cloud skin.


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