How to get glazed donut skin, according to Hailey Bieber herself

Krispy Kreme, eat your heart out

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 29 2023

By now you’ve probably heard the skin care term ‘glazed donut’ being bandied about a fair bit. 

As the name might suggest, it’s all about using skin care that leaves your complexion looking like an original glazed Krispy Kreme donut.

But unlike more involved skin care trends like jello skin, the glazed donut trend was coined by the queen of minimalism – Hailey Bieber. The 25-year-old developed the signature glaze finish for her skin care line Rhode Beauty, and it’s unbelievably easy to achieve.

So let’s all collectively sigh in relief, because according to Mrs Bieber, looking like a sugary snack is as simple as using this serum as a final step in your foundation routine.

Bieber appeared alongside her makeup artist Leah Darcy in a TikTok where the pair shared the secret to nailing the glazed look.

“What’s the Rhode trick?” Bieber asked Darcy in the video. 

“The Rhode trick” Darcy responded as she pumped serum onto the back of her arm. “ to add ‘Glaze’ on top of makeup with a beauty blender.” 

“Ready for this glow?” she said, as she picked up the Rhode Beauty serum on her arm with a beauty blender and tapped it onto the high points of Bieber’s face to diffuse her makeup. 

Unfortunately, the Rhode Peptide Glazing Fluid is only available in the U.S. currently, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying out the trick yourself. 

The hydrating formula contains a blend of niacinamide, peptides, hyaluronic acid and marula oil, which are pretty common ingredients. 

Looking for an alternative to tide you over? We recommend: 

Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster (was $56 now $44 at Paula’s Choice); Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops ($51 at MECCA); and Medik8 Liquid Peptides Drone-Targeted Peptide Complex ($104 at Adore Beauty).

Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops

Medik8 Liquid Peptides Drone-Targeted Peptide Complex

Want to get the glazed look from head to toe? This is how to copy Hailey Bieber’s nails too.

Main image credit: @stevie_dance


Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).