Easy Steps to Create Glowing Dewy Skin
I know we all love to contour, especially for its widely appreciated role in lifting and defining. And after a couple of trials with multiple errors, I have grown to love this look, as well. However, when we are discussing a natural or near-natural day time look, nothing beats dewy skin. Yes, that fresh-faced, I-just-got-back-from-the-gym glow, but I haven’t stepped in there for months youthful radiance. And with its multiple ultra-moisturizing applications, your skin will happily thank you during the dry winter months. But there’s a little trick to this technique to keep you glowing and far from greasy. Scroll down to learn these easy steps to master this lovely look. Enjoy!
Dewy Skin with These Easy Steps
- Prep: It all starts with your daily skin care routine, i.e. cleanse, tone, exfoliate, moisture,etc. I have stated and will continue to rave about Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream due to its lightweight and silky texture. However, if you are looking for other great products: both Chantecaille Rose De Mai Cream and Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel-Cream have received rave reviews. (For more advice, you can check out my daily skin care routine, here.)
- Moisturize….Again: I warned you above that there would be multiple moisturizing applications, but this time you will use concentrates and oils. Start with the concentrate of your liking and then lightly pat an essential oil, such as Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil.
- Concealer: For the most natural look, the best practice is to match a color that is near your skin tone. Spot under the eyes, discolorations and/or blemishes.
- Foundation: The major takeaway message of this post, is that the Bare Minerals Hydrating Gel Cream is seriously one of the best in the market. At $29.00 and winning Allures’ Best of Beauty Awards, it was an easy one to try and I’m glad I did. It’s lightweight and covers,which is the name of the game for that perfect dewy complexion.I also use Clinique Up-lighting Liquid Illuminator. I mix a pea-sized drop of the Illuminator with the Bare Minerals andapply this mixture with a damp beauty blender for a lit-from-within glimmer. Then apply a light contour as well as blush to the cheeks.
- Spot Moisturize: Using a damp beauty blender (different from the one above), apply a small amount of balm to the cupids bow, top of the cheek, chin, and the bridge of your nose.
- Powder: (This step cannot be overlooked in order to prevent the greasy look). Apply a translucent powder under your eyes, sides of the face, sides of the nose and apples of the cheeks to diminish shine.
You really need to keep your skin type in mind when you are picking out a foundation and highlighter; people with dry skin should lean towards face oils, dewy formulas for foundation and liquid highlighter. “Those with oily skin should use a more satin or sheer matte finish foundation and a powder highlighter.”
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Before reaching for liquid highlighter, grab a powder-formulated luminizer (opt for one with a gold shimmer like Chanel’s Limited Edition Gold Highlighting Powder to cut down the shine factor and brush along your cheekbones and temples, avoiding your T-zone. For a warm finish, dust your cheeks with an apricot powder blush and you’ll shine in all the right ways.
DOING THE DEW