Dewy, glowing skin is having a huge moment right now with celebrities and influencers flaunting the dewy makeup look just about everywhere. From red carpet events to magazine cover shoots, the petal-fresh, lit-from-within glow definitely has a lot of takers.
While it may seem like the people flaunting this fresh and glowing skin are naturally born with it, it’s far from the truth. What if we told you that with the right makeup products and application techniques, you too can achieve this trending dewy makeup look in no time? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you master the dewy skin makeup look with the correct dewy skin products to use.
What is Dewy Skin?
Having dewy skin makes your skin look healthy and radiant, without giving the impression of being oily.
In the last few years, there have been countless beauty trends, most of which include Korean beauty trends that culminate in dewy skin. Examples include glass skin, honey skin and glazed donut skin.
Follow These Steps
Prep Your Skin
To achieve the dewy makeup look, it’s necessary to prep the skin well because your makeup looks a lot better on healthy, well-moisturised skin. Start with a hydrating moisturiser so that your skin looks glowing and radiant. Take a coin-sized amount of the Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser all over your face and neck. Wait for about five minutes before moving on to the next step — this allows the moisturiser to sink into your skin for better hydration.
Here's a little hack to get that dewy base: Take a powder highlighter or a liquid highlighter (whatever you have handy) and mix it with the moisturizer. Apply it all over your face to get that lit-from-within glow and make the skin appear more supple!
Apply A Primer
To even out the texture of the skin, use a blurring and pore-filling primer. Primer gives the foundation something to cling onto making it last longer. Prime your skin with the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer. Applying a primer helps fill in the pores, blur skin imperfections, smoothen out skin texture and creates the perfect canvas for your makeup to go on. Plus, it also helps your makeup last way longer. Concentrate more on those areas that tend to get oily such as your T-zone, cheeks, chin, etc.
Apply Your Foundation
Now that your skin has is properly prepped for makeup, let’s move on to the foundation. Choose a dewy finish foundation such as the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation and blend it into your skin using a damp makeup sponge. This will push the product into your skin and deliver a natural and skin-like finish.
If you feel like you need more coverage, grab the Lakmé Absolute White Intense SPF 20 Concealer Stick and apply a tiny bit over imperfections such as visible dark circles, blemishes, discolouration, etc.
Add That Blush And Highlighter On Your Face
This is the most important step to create the dewy makeup look. Start with applying the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Peach Affair onto the apples of your cheek and blend it outwards for a flush of colour.
Next, take the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter – Rose Gold and apply it to the high points of your face such as your cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, brow bone, chin and cupid’s bow. Although both these products are vital to fake fresh and healthy-looking skin, avoid going overboard as that could ruin your entire look.
Set Your Makeup
Ditch your usual compact powder, and spritz a generous amount of a setting spray all over your face. Spritz a little of Lakmé Absolute Made To Last Setting Spray on your face. Do not dab or wipe it; instead, allow it to dry off on its own. This will not only lock all your makeup products in place but also give you that radiant and lit-from-within look.
Gloss It Up
You're almost there! But before you werk it, don't forget to add some gloss in the mix. Use the Lakmé Absolute Plump & Shine Lip Gloss – Rose Shine for a beautiful sheen all over your lips. The 3D gloss contains a wide shade range consisting of high-shine pigments that will make your lips look bomb. Plus, it contains marine collagen that'll keep your lips full and hydrated at all times. If you're feeling a little adventurous, try swiping the gloss of your choice on your eyelids — it works as a fantastic eyeshadow and gives that perfect, sultry dew that most of us strive to achieve.
But if you’re not a fan of lip glosses and to keep the subtle yet dewy look going, go for a nude creamy lipstick. Try the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lipstick in Brunch Nude for this purpose. Its argan oil content will hydrate your lips while lending it that dewy finish.
How To Get Dewy Skin Naturally
If you’re wondering how to have dewy skin naturally, keep these things in mind.
Get Sufficient Sleep
A CTM routine (cleansing, toning, moisturising) every day is important for healthy skin, but getting enough sleep is just as important. You need eight hours of sleep each night, so put down your phone, and stop scrolling. Sleep helps boost growth hormones and regenerate skin cells, preventing ageing.
Make SPF A Daily Ritual
The importance of wearing SPF every day cannot be overstated. The sun's UVA and UVB rays can harm your beautiful skin. Long-term sun protection will make your future self grateful to you. It can reduce your chances of developing skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, premature ageing and sunburn. Make sure you use sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Besides removing dead skin cells that clog up your pores, exfoliating increases the penetration of your skincare products, making them more effective. Your skin will look smoother, will have fewer breakouts, and will fight signs of ageing by exfoliating twice a week.
Use Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for Cleansing
Regardless of whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or sensitive skin, coconut oil is good for you. It is a great moisturizer and makeup remover, as well as a deep cleanser, due to its many antibacterial properties. It's so gentle but so effective! Additionally, it prevents premature ageing and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. You should include this in your beauty routine to achieve a glass-like complexion.
Apply Hydrating Mask
Keep your skin fresh and radiant with clay masks and hydrating masks once or twice a week. Sheet masks are also great for your skin, so incorporate them into your regimen. A nice movie and a face mask are also perfect for relaxing!
Drink Plenty Of Water
Our ears are bombarded with it, but we aren't following through enough. Ladies, let's drink up! You should drink lots of water. Keep hydrated by carrying a bottle everywhere you go. Your skin and body will be cleansed of harmful toxins if you drink eight glasses of water daily. It's important to keep your skin hydrated so that it looks radiant and glowy.
Healthy & Balanced Diet
You need to cut back on all the fried foods, sugar, and dairy you consume. Sometimes it's fine to indulge in junk food, but avoid making it a habit. Maintain a healthy diet filled with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and treat your body kindly. To boost your skin's radiance, consider taking zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin E supplements. Also, green tea is very good for the skin and the body.
Written by Kinnari Ashar on Aug 12, 2022