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Dolphin Skin is the Latest Skincare and Makeup Trend Celebs Have Mastered

Hailey Bieber at the 2021 Met gala
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You know how some celebs have perfectly dewy skin at all times, and their makeup seems to glow and glisten perfectly? Well, it turns out there’s a name for that smooth and shiny look: dolphin skin — the latest beauty trend that has everyone scrambling to get a gorgeous, fresh face.

“Dolphin skin is a new beauty term being used to describe a glistening, luminous, fresh-out-of-the-water makeup look,” makeup artist Mary Phillips, who popularized the trend, told Allure

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To achieve dolphin skin, you have to take good care of your skin by keeping it exfoliated, hydrated and moisturized. From there, you can add some illuminating products such as a highlighter and a satin-y foundation (you can’t get this look with a matte one, so put away the dry foundations and powders). For your eyes, cheeky and lips, everything should be shiny and glossy, so opt for creamy eyeshadows and blushes, and some gloss or a lip oil to finish things off. If you’re looking glazed and glow-y, mission accomplished!

Now that you know how to get dolphin skin, look to these 10 celebs for some inspo. From Hailey Bieber’s dewy skin to Bella Hadid’s glowing cheeks, these stars are looking radiant.

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Get Hailey Bieber’s fresh-faced glow

Use peachy makeup to replicate Hailey’s wet and clean look.

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Try Zendaya’s glossy lips and eyelids

Keep your makeup natural like Zendaya for this look.


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Get J. Lo’s perfectly pink cheeks

Try some pink blush and keep the rest of your makeup super simple.


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Illuminate your cheekbones like Bella Hadid

Put on that highlighter ASAP!



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See Olivia Rodrigo’s edgy eyeliner

She kept her makeup clean and dewy, but paired it with dramatic eyeliner for an unusual twist on the trend.


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Get Halle Bailey’s smooth skin

The Grammy-nominated singer and soon-to-be movie star always looks moisturized.


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Try Lana Condor’s matching gloss and blush

The To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before actress opted for a romantic take on the trend.


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Opt for Alicia Key’s simple glow

The Grammy-winner always keeps her skin fresh and her makeup minimal.


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Try Kourtney Kardashian’s mermaid-inspired look

The eldest Kardashian sister paired her glossy pout with bronzed lids.

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Get Jada Pinkett Smith’s sun-kissed luminescence

Highlight your nose and cheeks so that you always look golden-hour ready.

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