Cloud skin is the new glass skin (and here’s how to achieve it)

Spring has finally sprung and with it, new mood-lifting makeup trends are making an appearance. A shift from the overly glowy, wet-looking gleam we’ve come to know as glass skin, ‘cloud skin’ focuses on creating a lit-from-within, soft-focus radiance. With the help of the new CATRICE and essence Spring 2021 collections, here’s how to nail the dreamy trend on a budget.


Cloud skin is all about mixing skincare and makeup to get an ethereal, hazy finish. Start with the CATRICE Sensitive Moisturising Serum Milk (£5.99) for a boost of freshness, thanks to the probiotic complex which restores the skin barrier and deeply hydrates.

Next, use the essence Hello, Good Stuff! Face Oil (£4.50) with rosehip and squalene oil to infuse the skin with intensive moisture and leave a subtle glow.


Follow up with a luminous foundation and use powder sparingly in the T-zone. Blending textures together will help to create a multidimensional look. The new and upgraded essence Stay All Day 16H Foundation (£3.80) is the perfect base for cloud skin. Thanks to its super soft texture, it will give complexions an even, smooth look for up to 16 hours!

The Skin Lovin’ Mineral Powder (£3.50) from essence then provides a matte, blurry finish due to nourishing ingredients like Aloe Vera and minerals. The perfect dreamy combo!


To achieve the cloud-like look, finish off with a subtle highlight to your cheeks, lips, eyes, and cupids-bow. Follow by adding a delicate dust of blush in the space between the apple of the cheek and the temple. Use the new CATRICE Cheek Lover Oil-Infused Blush (£4.99) for a peachy, healthy radiance.

Complete the look with the subtle highlighter in The Nude Mauve Collection Eyeshadow Palette (£4.99) from CATRICE for that ethereal, lit-from-within glow!

The NEW SS21 Collections from CATRICE and essence cosmetics are available now at!

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