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The Student News Site and Newsletter of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

The Torch

The Student News Site and Newsletter of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

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Pat McGrath’s ‘Glass Skin’ Tutorial

A step-by-step guide to achieving the famous trend
Soraya Cuevas
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The Maison Margiela Fashion Show was held in Paris on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. The show included inspiring looks from talented beauty experts like Dame Pat McGrath. 

McGrath became popular in the 90s for her collaboration in fashion shows. Her unique makeup looks shaped a new definition of “glass skin”. The glossy finish and bold makeup represent porcelain dolls. 

The trend has made its way toward social media, wanting fans to try this at home. Do you want to know how? Scroll Below!

Prep Your Skin

Use a cleanser to get rid of makeup residue and dirt on the skin. Keeping your skin moisturized will help achieve a smoother and hydrated look. Using a moisturizer and primer will do the trick. 


Thin brows mimic a doll-like appearance. Draw long dark brows and have a flat brush to carve them out. It is recommended for beginners to have a brow pencil.


Use a fluffy brush to add bright eyeshadow. Start lightly around the eyelid near the nose, then generously pack it around the lid and up to the brow.

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Put foundation on the forehead, cheeks and nose for a fair skin tone and gently pat with a beauty blend for an evenly spread.


Plaster concealer under the eyes to hide the appearance of eye bags. Blending with a dense brush helps get an even finish.

Setting Powder

Set the entire face with a powder puff and pressed powder. 


A big brush is a necessity for the upper cheek. The blush should contain different pastel colors like yellow, pink and green.

After blush is added


An eyelash curler is necessary for enhancing your lashes.

After two coats of lengthening mascara.

Face Mask

Put any clear face mask in water and mix for serval minutes. The consistency should be runny.  Then apply the first thin layer with a flat mask application. Repeat the process until satisfied. 

 There are only two rules: be creative and have fun! If you try out this unique look, send pictures to The Torch.

The finished product
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Esther Dorielan is a junior at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is currently a contributor and this is her second year taking journalism. Esther first heard about this class from her ninth grade teacher, Ms. Prusicki. The reason why she is a part of The Torch is due to her enjoyment of current events going on in school and the world. Esther participates in after-school activities such as The Black Student Union, Kennedy Cancer Society, and Key Club. Off-campus, she is involved in her usher and choir program at her church, as well as working at her retail job on the weekends. When Esther is home, her interests include watching movies, specifically romance comedy, and listening to music.
Soraya Cuevas is a junior who will graduate in 2025. This is her second year in journalism where she is a contributor for The Torch. She is in journalism to improve her writing skills. Her favorite subjects in school are math and English. Outside of school she enjoys listening to music, watching tv, and playing volleyball with her friends. After high school, she is interested in working in a hospital either for radiography or sonography. When she has graduated college she wants to be able to help people. She also wants to travel when she is older and plans on visiting as many countries as she can with her close friends and family.

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