Picture this – You put on a full face of makeup in the morning before you head out the door for work, and right after that comes your weekly yoga sesh in the evening. You hop into the bathroom, look into the mirror and what do you see? Your face beaming from within, with your makeup worn in yet looking radiant and healthy, with just enough showing through. That exactly depicts yoga skin, the latest makeup technique blowing up on Instagram.

Sara Hill, a UK-based makeup artist explains how you can fake it till you make it sans the actual exercise with a step-by-step tutorial. She says of the technique that has been catching on with global makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts, “Healthy, glowing, hydrated, radiant, sheer, and natural. Skin that looks like skin at its very best.” Here’s how you can achieve the look at home..

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The Yogaskin Technique I created to make the skin look lit 馃挕from within. Healthy, glowing, hydrated, radiant, sheer and natural. Skin that looks like skin at its very best. 鉁达笌Step One – Cleanse and prep your skin as normal. Let your skincare absorb fully before adding the next step. 鉁达笌Step Two – Apply a small amount of primer (silicone free). 鉁达笌Step Three – 3-4 Pumps of your favourite foundation liquid. Preferably Sheer/Medium (water based). No full cover. 鉁达笌Step Four – One drop of your favourite skincare facial oil 鉁达笌Step Five – One drop of strobe cream or Liquid highlighter. Golden tones work best. 鉁达笌Step Six – For super shine One small drop of Glow drops (this step is optional ) 鉁达笌Step Seven – Massage into your skin using your hands; this does many things. It gets the circulation flowing, relaxes you, de-puffs, and makes the base sit better too. Build up in layers on top until you are happy with the coverage created. I would recommend allowing time between layers. 鉁达笌Step Eight – Add a small amount of liquid concealer only in the areas you wish more coverage like under eyes, spots or around the nose. Please do not overdo this step 鉁岎煆. You can lightly powder to set concealer. Add cream blush and cream bronzer if you wish. And you can set your face overall with powder too, use a small fluffy brush to do this or puff and keep the powder to a minimum and sheer. No baking please 馃槝 . If you wish to use setting spray make sure it鈥檚 alcohol free to give further hydration. I used.. @chanel.beauty – foundation @kiehlsuki -Facial oil @kevynaucoin -Highlighter liquid @revolutionpro – Glow drops @chanel.beauty – Cream bronzer @glossier – Cream blush Recommend powder – @maccosmeticsuk Blot powder. Recommend set spray @pixibeauty. If this all seems to complex don鈥檛 panic! just add a little facial oil into your base keep everything looking sheer as possible. If you have very oily skin and don鈥檛 like to look shiny this might not be the look for you. Thanks to @shebysmd @coloursagency @_donnamcgowan @bobrafferty #yogaskin #realskinrevolution #freethefreckle #motd #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #inbeautmag 鉂わ笍馃#nomakeupmakeup

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Start by cleansing and prepping the skin as per usual, but allow the skincare to fully sink in before layering a primer on top. Then, Hill makes a cocktail by fusing three to four pumps of liquid foundation, one drop of face oil and one drop of liquid highlighter together. She then applies the mixture on the skin with her hands, saying, “It gets the circulation flowing, relaxes you, de-puffs, and makes the base sit better too.”

“Build up in layers on top until you are happy with the coverage created. I would recommend allowing time between layers,” she continues. Following that, she suggests adding a small amount of concealer, but only where you need extra coverage, such as on blemishes and under the eyes. She then uses a cream blush or bronzer before setting the look with a light dusting of powder.

To retain that dewy finish on the skin without mattifying it, Hill avoids baking and using any setting sprays that contain alcohol. This versatile look doesn’t just look good with minimal eye and lip makeup, but works wonderfully with bolder, more intense colours too. Now, good luck and get glowing as if you’ve clocked in actual hours at the studio!

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Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen