Honey, Water, and Natural: The Secret to All 3 K-Beauty Glows

Updated 04/09/18

If you had to describe your skin in two words, what would they be? Some days, I'm sorry to say that my skin more closely resembled "orange peel" than "glass skin." But thanks to a prescribed regimen from glow authorities Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, co-founders of Glow Recipe, I've been able to achieve an unreal "honey glow," or dewy, bouncy, plumped skin.

As you could've probably guessed already, Korean beauty culture is keen on coining terms for different skin textures and consistencies (we also recently covered cloudless skin). Today, we're bringing you "water glow," courtesy of Chang and Lee's first shoot from their newly launched Glowipedia on GlowRecipe.com, a "glow glossary" that translates each K-beauty glow trend (or gwang, as they're called in Korea) and the steps necessary to achieve them.

We'll also be showing you how to get "honey glow" and an every day "natural glow," all crafted by celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes (who's often responsible for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's dewy skin). Below, watch the step-by-step videos. (The best part: No makeup is required—just skincare, so you can glow long after you're done applying product.)

Honey Glow

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"Like you highlighted your face with honey (or kkul in Korean) to achieve an allover hyper-glossy, mirror-like shine," explain Chang and Lee.

Directions:

• Soak a cotton pad with Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Water and gently sweep across face to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil.
• Take a dime-size amount of Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and double-cleanse to rid any leftover impurities while also hydrating skin.
• Splash a few drops of Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner onto hands and gently pat onto skin. Add additional layers as needed.
• Take a full dropper of the LGH Vita Propolis Ampoule and apply all over face.
• Shake Whamisa Hydrating Double Layer Mist to mix the bi-phase formula, and spritz all over face.


• Seal in all the dewiness with a few pumps of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer.
• Apply a dime-size amount of Blithe InBetween Instant Glowing Cream, and use as a highlighter, strobing across cheekbones, nose, and brow bones.
• Amplify glow with Blithe Gold Apricot Pressed Serum and finish across the high points of the face.

• Soak a cotton pad with Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Water and gently sweep across face to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil.
• Take a dime-size amount of Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and double-cleanse to rid any leftover impurities while also hydrating skin.
• Splash a few drops of Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner onto hands and gently pat onto skin. Add additional layers as needed.
• Take a full dropper of the LGH Vita Propolis Ampoule and apply all over face.
• Shake Whamisa Hydrating Double Layer Mist to mix the bi-phase formula, and spritz all over face.


• Seal in all the dewiness with a few pumps of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer.
• Apply a dime-size amount of Blithe InBetween Instant Glowing Cream, and use as a highlighter, strobing across cheekbones, nose, and brow bones.
• Amplify glow with Blithe Gold Apricot Pressed Serum and finish across the high points of the face.

Water Glow

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This glow, also known as Mul-gwang, is the most covetable among Korean beauty culture for its intensely hydrated, almost wet-looking sheen.

Directions:

• Soak a cotton pad with Whamisa Organic Flowers
Cleansing Water and gently sweep across face to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil.
• Take a dime-size amount of Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and double-cleanse to rid any leftover impurities while also hydrating skin.
• Spritz Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist all over face. Repeat this step between the remaining steps.
• Take a few drops of the LGH Grow Hyal B5 Toner and pat onto face. Repeat this step seven times (seven-skin method) for maximum moisture.


• Apply a drop of LGH Grow Hyal B5 Ampoule and press onto the high points of the face.
• Seal in hydration with a pump of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer and apply all over face.
• Strobe with Blithe Hydro Priming Cream and tap onto high points of the face as you would with a highlighter on the cheekbones, nose, brow bones, etc.
• Finish with a last spritz of Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist.

• Soak a cotton pad with Whamisa Organic Flowers
Cleansing Water and gently sweep across face to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil.
• Take a dime-size amount of Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and double-cleanse to rid any leftover impurities while also hydrating skin.
• Spritz Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist all over face. Repeat this step between the remaining steps.
• Take a few drops of the LGH Grow Hyal B5 Toner and pat onto face. Repeat this step seven times (seven-skin method) for maximum moisture.


• Apply a drop of LGH Grow Hyal B5 Ampoule and press onto the high points of the face.
• Seal in hydration with a pump of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer and apply all over face.
• Strobe with Blithe Hydro Priming Cream and tap onto high points of the face as you would with a highlighter on the cheekbones, nose, brow bones, etc.
• Finish with a last spritz of Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist.

Natural Glow

Courtesy of Glow Recipe

Chang and Lee tell us that this look is "the most natural kind of lit-from-within glow that comes courtesy of a consistent skincare routine, hydrating on the regular, and getting plenty of sleep."

Directions:

• Soak a cotton pad with Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Water and gently sweep across face to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil.
• Take a dime-size amount of Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and double-cleanse to rid any leftover impurities while also hydrating skin.
• Splash a few drops of Make P:rem Micro Essence Toner pat onto skin.
• Take a drop of Blithe InBetween Makeup Prep Essence and layer on top of skin.
• Finish with Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer to add the finishing touch of natural radiance.

• Soak a cotton pad with Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Water and gently sweep across face to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil.
• Take a dime-size amount of Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and double-cleanse to rid any leftover impurities while also hydrating skin.
• Splash a few drops of Make P:rem Micro Essence Toner pat onto skin.
• Take a drop of Blithe InBetween Makeup Prep Essence and layer on top of skin.
• Finish with Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer to add the finishing touch of natural radiance.

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