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We’ve got to talk about the “glazed donut” beauty trend! Achieving this “glass skin” look is about cooking up a smooth, hydrated canvas that glows from within. Of course, it’s our inner qualities—like kindness and empathy—that make us truly radiant, so be sure to opt for products that are free from animal-derived ingredients and haven’t been tested on animals.
Here are some tips for embracing your inner vegan baker with cruelty-free products.
Glaze and Amaze With Skincare
To get the “glazed donut” look, whip up a skincare routine that includes the following:
You can also incorporate DIY, yummy-smelling, and cruelty-free skincare routines and items like sugar scrubs, rose water toners, coffee-ground facials, and coconut oil. Not only will your complexion look good enough to eat, it’ll also smell like a real treat! And by creating your own vegan skincare routine, no animal will be harmed. Be smart about what you put in your cart! (Donut worry—everything suggested here is, of course, cruelty-free.)
Makeup Is the Frosting on Top
This trend is all about creating a dewy finish that looks like it’s shining with glaze. So apply a lightweight, luminous foundation after your skincare routine. Nothing cakey—it’s about “donuts” here!
Add touches of highlighter to the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, brow bone, and the bridge of your nose. Then choose a water-based blush to add a healthy flush, which will enhance the natural, radiant look—without harming animals.
To go full “glazed donut,” a warm, golden-tonedbronzer can help add a sun-kissed glow. Select products no more than two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Blend well, and don’t forget your neck and collarbone.
For eyes, aim for soft gold or champagne shades. You can also sprinkle a bit of glitter to create a more dazzling effect. Next, opt for natural-looking false lashes to make your eyes pop without looking too over the top. Then lightly fill in your brows to frame your stunning eyes.
To finish off the look, apply high-shine lip gloss for a juicy appearance. Think pink, peachy, or latte hues. Then bake in the glow with a spritz of dewy setting spray. You’ll be the “glaziest donut” in the shop, knowing that you chose cruelty-free products.
Donut forget to treat your skin like the sweet delicacy it is with your nighttime makeup remover and skincare. After using a gentle remover, apply a hydrating oil to whisk away dry areas on your face, such as around your eyes. But remember your skin type! Zits are sprinkles you don’t want—so don’t overdo it with oil. Something else to consider: a sparkling, “donut shop” smile!
Vegan Foods: The Cherry on Top of a ‘Glazed Donut’ Look
Enjoying vegan foods rich in nutrients can do wonders for your skin. So if you want to achieve that “glazed donut” beauty look, start by nourishing your skin and spirit. Going vegan reduces harm to animals, protects the environment, and promotes a more sustainable food system.
Here are some vegan foods that can make your skin look like a snack. (Actually, combining all these would make for a sensational salad!)
- Avocado is loaded with healthy fats and vitamin E, which can help your skin stay hydrated. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that a diet rich in avocados could help improve skin firmness and elasticity.
- Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. Research shows that vitamin A is essential for healthy skin, as it helps repair sun damage and makes skin suppler.
- Almonds are a good source of vitamin E, which functions as an anti-inflammatory agent in the skin. And studies show that it can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is essential for producing collagen—a protein that helps keep your skin firm and elastic. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who consumed higher levels of vitamin C had fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who didn’t.
- Berries are jam-packed with antioxidants, which can help protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. According to a Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology study, berries can also protect against damage from ultraviolet light.
Hungry for More?
Why not try our Baked Vegan Doughnuts recipe? After all, you are what you eat!
Cruelty-Free Products for a ‘Glazey’ Glow-Up
True beauty radiates from within. So be sure to check PETA’s extensive Beauty Without Bunnies database. When you choose cruelty-free makeup and skincare, you support brands committed to treating animals with kindness and respect.