Don't you hate it when you see an IG model with perfectly dewy skin, but when you try the look for yourself, you look like you're sweaty all over? Attaining the perfect, minimal, dewy look is no easy feat, and most of us have the epic fails to show for it. (Guilty!) But after endless research and experiments, we've finally cracked the code to acing a minimal, dewy makeup look that works for every single occasion — even if you're just going grocery shopping. Here's what you need to do.

 

Step #1: Lay the base

Lay the base

The most important part, of course! Even if you're aiming for no-makeup makeup perfection, you still need to be careful of what kind of base you use. We recommend using the Lakmé 9 to 5 Complexion Care CC Cream SPF 30 PA++ since it does the job of giving medium to light coverage while still retaining a natural finish. The versatile CC cream conceals, evens skin tone, and contains SPF 30 because you know that we're not skipping out on sunscreen in this household! Pick a shade, take a pea-sized amount, and blend away for a flawless, natural base.

 

Step#2: Conceal

Conceal

We love our skin; we love our minimal face, but we don't love our dark circles. Concealing is one of the most important steps here since it'll take care of all the little spots, dark circles, and whatnot without interfering with a minimal look. Opt for the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer since it'll deliver a crease-free finish. With the properties of a full coverage concealer and a brightening formula, this concealer will make your skin look radiant and flawless. Simply swipe on the concealer on the areas you want to be concealed — like under your eyes or on dark spots — without going overboard, and blend away.

 

Step#3: Highlight

Highlight

Now that we've got the minimal part sorted out let's talk about the dewy part. Especially with Indian skin, adding too much highlighter can make it look like you're sweating rather than glowing. That’s why striking the right balance is important. We suggest trying the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick, which has a luminous, silky formula and blends effortlessly. Simply apply it on the high points of your face, which would normally catch the sunlight — such as the top of the cheekbones, the nose, and the cupid's bow.

PS: If it's skin texture you're worried about, you can mix the highlighter with your favourite moisturiser and apply.

 

Step#4: Gloss-over

Gloss-over

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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 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.

 

Step#5: Finish it up

Finish it up

You need to set your look! Opt for a dewy, hydrating finishing or setting spray — we recommend something with rose water — to seal the deal. Go forth and live your best glowing skin dreams already!

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