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Dolphin Skin Is The Latest Easy Beauty Trend For Getting That Summer Glow

Perfect for those who want radiant skin - no actual dolphins involved.
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A wet-look and glowing complexion has summer written all over it - just picture the sea-spray speckle of dewiness after a pool session. And even if we can't head to the beaches of Bali at the moment, we can fake that island glow with a little help from our makeup, which will certainly come in handy the next time we head to the beaches or a casual meet-up with our friends.

Enter Dolphin Skin, which has taken over Instagram for its amped up, slippery-looking skin that looks silky and luxe (rather than overly oily), and well, smooth as a dolphin.

A term coined by A-list celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips, who has worked on the faces of the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber, this trend channels a young, radiant, bold and fresh look, thanks to its illuminated highlighter, but still brings some summery, sea-themed fun, thanks to the addition of the blusher.

And its easy to achieve this look. Firstly, make sure your face is properly moisturised (with sunscreen on top, of course!), and ditch all your mattifying products, opting instead for high-shine liquid highlighters, such as the perrenial beauty editor's favourite, the BECCA shimmering skin perfector™ pressed highlighter in Champagne Pop that comes in the summer approrpriate soft gold in peachy-pink pearls, brushing it along the cheek bones, the cupid's arch, the tip of the nose, at the bottom of the brow arch and the forehead bone.

To finish off, and to heighten that glow effect, make sure to top off with a high shine lip gloss, such as with Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, or the Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm, that contain plant oils and conditioning butters respectively for soft, smooth, and ultra glossy lips.

Add on some creamy eyeshadows for an extra boost of colour - try the Hera Eye Shadow Duo, which are ultra spreadable and compact, coming in the trendiest colours of the season, or the Victoria Beckham Beauty Smokey Eye Brick in Signature, for four versatile neutral shades.  

 Ahead, check out some of the top looks of the trend and get inspired.

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