Seven Makeup Essentials To Tap Into The Soft Glam Trend

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If you thought soft glam makeup had peaked in 2021, think again. The popular TikTok makeup trend is back just in time for the end of summer. For those who missed it the first-time round, soft glam makeup is all about pared back glamour. Think healthy, radiant looking skin with a diffused, neutral smoky eye and sculpted cheekbones.

What Is Soft Glam Makeup?

In layman’s terms, it is a lighter take on the traditional glam makeup. The classic dark, sultry smoky eye makeup and striking red lips have been dialled down with a neutral palette. If you usually channel minimal makeup, tapping into the soft glam makeup look will mostly likely require more effort than usual, but it’s worthwhile checking out for a special occasion.

The key to this trend is to dial everything down. Use less base (or a lighter coverage), opt for neutral tones across your eyes and lips and similarly to the latte makeup look, make sure you blend, blend, blend.

What Are The Best Soft Glam Makeup Products?

01

Hourglass

Veil Hydrating Skin Tint, £49.00

Best Soft Glam Makeup Base
If you usually wear a medium to full coverage base, you should consider switching this out for a lighter base for the soft glam makeup trend. We are currently loving the new Hourglass Veil Skin Tint. It’s lightweight but buildable so you can layer up where you need to without your base looking heavy or cakey.

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02

Rare Beauty

Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick, £15.40

Best Contour For Soft Glam Makeup
There is a lot of love for cream bronzers right now. This formula is easily one of the best out there as it blends in seamlessly – it’s also one of the best Rare Beauty products in our humble opinion. Use the bronzer to subtly define your cheek bones, jawline and nose.

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03

Westman Atelier

Baby Cheeks Blush Stick, £44.00

Best Soft Glam Blusher
While people have been loving the editorial, bold blusher look, there's also something about recreating a naturally-flushed look that will have others wondering if you have blusher on or not. Westman Atelier is championing the look with their iconic cream blush that also double perfectly as a lipstick.

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04

Charlotte Tilbury

Luxury Eye Palette, £24.00

Best Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
An eyeshadow palette will help sculpt and define your eyes for this look. We highly recommend Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette in The Sophisticate and The Golden Goddess are two of our favourites as they’re fairly neutral but have a shimmery shade that allows you to dial up the glamour. The general rule of thumb with an eyeshadow quad and this trend is to use the lightest medium shade as a base, taking it up to your eye socket, and apply the slightly darker tone to define the eye socket – don’t forget to blend . The darkest shade can be used as an eyeliner, along your upper and lower lashes.

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05

KOSAS

Brow Pop Dual-Action Defining Pencil, £20.00

Best Brow Pen For Soft Glam Makeup
Brushed up brows are a key part of the soft glam makeup look as they help to frame your face and add definition. Kosas’ Brow Pop Dual-Action Defining Pencil is the tool you need for the most natural-looking brows. Brush them up and fill in any gaps before combing through.

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06

Nars

Climax Mascara, £15.00

Best Soft Glam Mascara
A swipe of mascara will complete your soft glam eye makeup and NARS’ bestselling formula provides volume, length and definition in one sweep. False lashes aren’t necessarily off the cards but opt for individual lashes, like Sweed All Black, £12.50, for a natural finish.

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07

Charlotte Tilbury

Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur, £28.00

Best Lipstick For Soft Glam Makeup
Swap out your pillar-box red lipstick for a more pared back shade. It doesn’t mean you have to forfeit pink and red hues, but you should lean into more natural hues. Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Blur in Medium Pillow Talk Blur and Rose Blur are two very dreamy shades to seek out.

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