This new take on matte makeup is all about keeping skin looking fresh and fun for spring, not cakey or dry. Maybelline New York will help you score this dreamy look in just a few easy steps.

There will always be a place for dewy, glowy skin (hi, glass skin, we love you!). But the latest trend on TikTok is a new take on matte skin and it’s as dreamy as its name suggests: cloud skin. When you think of clouds, what comes to mind? Soft, pillowy, airy? That’s spot on for the soft focus effect that you get when you apply powder in a certain way. The goal is not to rid your skin of any glow or dimension, but instead to strategically place powder so that you’re left with a lit-from-within glow. In fact, it’s a trick that makeup artists have been using on red carpets for years to keep shiny complexions at bay.

To get the look, watch this video and follow these steps.

How To Get Cloud Skin Makeup Look

Explore tips from our Babelline @giseleayora to achieve this dreamy look in just a few simple steps.
Step 1: Plump and Prime
In order to achieve this glowy, yet matte look, the first step should be prepping the skin. After moisturizing, use a primer like FaceStudio Master Prime Primer Makeup to hydrate, smooth and plump.

Step 2: Lay Your Base
Next, apply Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup with a brush for a smooth finish. It’s dry-skin friendly and will leave skin looking radiant.

Step 3: Lighten Up
If you want to add some highlight sans shimmer, go in with a concealer that’s lighter than your foundation shade. Super Stay Longwear Liquid Concealer offers a handy doe foot wand for targeted application.

Step 4: Powder Right
This is the step that makes or breaks this look. Apply Super Stay Powder-Foundation Face Makeup with a damp sponge. Pro tip: it helps to concentrate on areas that need the most coverage first (when you have the most powder on the sponge) so that you’re not completely mattifying your entire complexion.

Step 5: Dial Up Dimension
Warm up your skin a little and build your contour with the City Bronzer & Contour Powder Makeup.

Step 6: Bring on the Blush
Healthy-looking skin calls for a flush of the cheeks. Fit Me! Blush on the apples and up the cheekbones will do just that while sculpting the face, too.

Step 7: Make it Last
A few spritzes of FaceStudio Lasting Fix Makeup Setting Spray will lock in this hazy spring look for all day wear.