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Makeup doesn’t have to mattify your skin’s natural radiance – instead, it can enhance your complexion and lend your skin a lit-from-within luminosity. This is why the dewy makeup trend is a timeless classic. The dewy makeup look calls for a long-lasting glow that meshes with the skin – and never looks shiny or oily. It’s a delicate balance that isn’t always easy to accomplish, so we’ve created a guide to the best dewy makeup products and how to use them to create glowing makeup that lasts all day.

How To Get The Dewy Makeup Look

How to create a dewy makeup look

A dewy makeup look can highlight your features for a high impact yet minimalistic makeup style. There is a fine line between dewy and wet, so it’s important to use high quality products that aim to illuminate your complexion. To build a dewy finish makeup look you’ll need ultra-hydrating skincare and moisture enriched makeup. Let’s unpack what to search for in your products:

  • Choose skincare products that boost hydration and help the skin barrier retain moisture.
  • The most effective dewy makeup products have cream formulas, but don’t be afraid of powders with light reflecting elements.

  • Our dewy makeup tutorial will help you achieve a natural finish in five simple steps.

    Step 1: Skincare is key

    It’s often said that a good base is the key to your whole makeup look. You can think of skincare in the same way: to achieve a glowing makeup base, start with hydrated skin.

    To achieve the dewy makeup look, a hydrating skincare regimen is essential. The Lancôme Advanced Génifique serum is one of our favourite hydrating skincare products that can help strengthen the skin moisture barrier and leave you looking lustrous. Apply Advanced Génifique after cleansing by pressing the product into the skin – start in the centre of your face, working outwards and then down your neck. Finish up with a hydrating moisturiser to seal in your skincare.

    Dewy Makeup Look Tips

    Step 2: Apply a luminous base

    Luminescent foundation is the hero of a dewy makeup look, but it can be difficult to find a foundation that gives you a glowing complexion without making you feel oily. The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation is the perfect option - it’s a buildable, dewy foundation formulated with skin care ingredients. So not only does it give your complexion a long lasting, dewy finish, but ingredients like mandelic acid and hyaluronic acid can help improve your skin over time. Find your foundation shade and apply after preparing your skin with a skincare, SPF and primer.

  • To achieve a sheer finish, apply this foundation with your fingers.
  • If you prefer an airbrushed look, use a damp beauty sponge to apply your shade.
  • A densely packed foundation brush will help you achieve a flawless base with this foundation.

  • Step 3: Blush and highlight with creamy formulas

    When creating a dewy makeup look, choose cream blush and highlighter formulations over powder options. Using your fingers to blend cream products into the skin can create a softly diffused look that elevates your makeup. Simply tap the product into the cheeks and high points of your face in an upward motion.

  • The Teint Idole Ultra Wear Blush Stick has a buttery cream-to-powder formulation that melts into the cheeks leaving you with a warm flush that lasts for hours.
  • For truly glowing makeup, top your cheeks with the light reflecting Teint Idole Ultra Wear Highlighter Stick. It’s buildable nature makes it easy to take any look from subtle radiance to dramatic glow.
  • Lipstick in Dewy Makeup

    Step 4: Add shine to your lips

    Lip makeup is a simple way to pull any makeup look together, and a dewy makeup tutorial would not be complete without a touch of shimmer on the lips. A swipe of lip tint or gloss can make for a high impact, dewy finish to your whole look.

    When it comes to lip makeup, we prefer a product that looks as good as it feels, which is why we recommend the L'absolu Mademoiselle Shine Moisturising Lipstick. Its balm-like texture doesn’t compromise on shine while deeply moisturising the lips.

    Step 5: Seal it with setting powder

    To ensure your makeup lasts all day, a setting powder is always essential. Some setting powders have mattifying qualities, while others have light reflecting elements that can enhance the dewy finish on your makeup look. These kinds of face powders pair beautifully with dewy foundation to help accomplish natural, glowing makeup that lasts.

    A dusting of the Absolue Sublime Radiance Smoothing Powder is the final touch needed for a dewy makeup look. It’s delicately infused with 24K gold particles to create a natural sheen that will hold your dewy makeup look in place as long as you need.

    Now you’ve mastering glowing makeup, next elevate your skincare regimen with our guide to the skin microbiome.


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