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By now, you've probably heard of glass skin, the beauty trend that's all about having a translucent, pore-free complexion. While it has existed within the Korean beauty industry for years, it has only recently caused a stir in other parts of the world, bringing with it an appreciation for healthy-looking skin.
Thanks to this, we are now witnessing more trends aimed at helping beauty lovers to achieve a "lit from within" look. At the forefront of this new movement is makeup artist Nam Vo. With an obsession for luminous skin, Vo coined her own hashtag #dewydumplings to showcase her ultra-glowy look. We take a look at the trend to see why the hashtag has since gone viral and how you can achieve the look at home.
If you search "dumpling skin" on the Internet, your results are likely to include some rather delicious looking images of steamed gyoza alongside recipes on how to make dumpling wrappers. So, how did the phrase end up describing a beauty look? According to Vo, "dumpling" has always been a term she uses as a sign of endearment and, since dumplings are moist and glowy, she put the two together and the phrase stuck.
"Soft, plump, moist and delicious," is Vo's description of the look, which essentially involves creating a wet-look complexion that is insanely illuminated.
Image: Instagram user namvo
Similar to glass skin, the dewy dumpling look cannot be achieved through makeup alone. Before you can get what Vo describes as a #GlowJob, you have to first achieve a perfect base. This means having a solid skincare routine that includes exfoliating, moisturising and using a whole lot of sunscreen.
Once you've got your skincare down, you can work on the makeup side of the look:
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Dewy dumpling skin is all about making the skin look flawless, so you don't need to add much makeup (unless you want to). The trend really is mostly about skincare as, the better your skin is, the better your makeup will lay. Adding intense highlight will finish off the look, but you can go easy on the eyes and lips and let your skin make a statement for you.
Unfortunately, Vo admits that not everyone will be able to achieve a true dewy dumpling look. Those with very dehydrated skin may find that their end result will not be as moist and glowing as they might have hoped. Whilst upping your skincare routine and investing in a good moisturiser can really help, at the end of the day, having a truly luminous complexion also comes down to genetics and lifestyle.
You can still follow the steps to achieve the look, though. Whilst you might not look exactly like a dewy dumpling, you'll definitely look more hydrated and glowed up than usual.
Main image: Instagram user namvo
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