Why ‘glazed donut’ skin is the look celebs are fawning over

The glazed donut skincare trend has some big-name celebrity fans in 2022. So, what is it, and how do you achieve this luscious new look?

If you’ve seen people with beautiful, dewy, shimmering, next-level glossy skin, you’ve witnessed the glazed donut look.

It’s a trend gaining momentum in recent years, but when American model Hailey Beiber posted about her glowing skin routine that leaves her looking as good as a glazed donut, the trend got a name and has gone viral, praised by the likes of Gigi Hadid and other celebrities.

What is the glazed donut skin craze?

Make-up By Mikayla founder Mikayla Khoury says in a nutshell, the craze is all about “making the skin the primary focus rather than the other make-up”.

“You’re purposefully enhancing the skin, so it catches the light and creates a glossy finish that glows and looks healthy and fresh,” she says.

But achieving this look is not just about slathering your face in product.

Make-up artist Belinda Masri says less is more.

“It’s a form of self-care,” she says.

“It is about keeping your skin nourished, so it feels naturally soft and nice.”

How do to get the glazed-donut look

1. Hydrate

The first step is to ensure your face is well nourished by applying a quality moisturiser before bed.

“It’s 100 per cent hydration,” Belinda says.

“Being in the sun and living in Australia, we’re always prone to dryness.

“So, adding that hydration back in at the end of every day is amazing and will create a great base to work with.”

2. Prepare

When you wake up, the first thing to do is exfoliate, creating a clean base.

Belinda says be sure to use a gentle scrub and cleanser that won’t irritate the skin.

3. Moisturise

An excellent day moisturiser is the key to this look.

Make sure it’s suitable for your skin and is not too oily if you already have oily skin.

Bieber says in her online tutorial to avoid using heavy creams on areas where you’ve got a pimple breakout.

Serums are also a good alternative if you’re looking for something light but hydrating, Mikayla adds.

4. Prime

Now it’s time to add foundation for an even skin colour.

“Avoid thick foundation,” Mikayla says.

“You’ll want to use something thin like a BB or CC cream.”

Apply it evenly with a wet sponge or your fingers in a gentle patting motion.

5. Glaze

Now you’re ready for the final step.

This is when you apply a cream bronzer to the areas of your face that you want to catch the light, such as your cheekbones, eyebrow line and forehead.

Alternatively, you can use a shimmering powder but make sure the brand doesn’t have a matte effect.

After applying, you should have dewy, plump skin that looks beautiful and lasts the whole day.