Dewy skin is super sexy and fresh…
Love it or hate it – this look is everywhere. From catwalks to bridal inspiration – there is no escaping the dewy skin look right now and personally I am a massive fan… infact I am a little obsessed if truth be known. There is a fine line when creating this look between looking effortlessly fresh (like you have just been out on brisk walk) to just looking greasy.
It’s my go-to look…
It is my own go-to look these days and I am always getting compliments on my skin during my online Beauty Live Q and A sessions. You know you are doing something right when people take the time to comment and ask for the same look replicated for their own special events.
Glowing skin does wonders for maturing skin
This no-makeup makeup look might look easy but it takes a little effort to look fresh (the irony, hey?). However, the very basics of this dewy look is skin that is already well maintained. Dewy skin is definitely an enhancement of already deliciously hydrated and cared for skin… but when it’s applied correctly, it is so flattering for brightening mature skin (after all, matte skin and fine lines are not friends). Many brides also love this finish as its beautifully natural and radiates a dreamy glow that every bride deserves.
The secret to flawless makeup is beautiful skin
And beautiful skin is my thing…
Whether I am applying makeup on clients or myself, creating my beautiful skin is priority and I never rush this process. Especially on clients who are booking me for their weddings or special events. Skin needs to photograph well and stay flawless for the entirety of the event. Determining skin type is crucial to achieving quality results – products need to be matched accordingly especially when creating dewy skin.
Top product recommendations for dewy skin
Here are some of my favourite products that all contribute to getting that glow without the need for highlighting powders…
EMULSION EYE CREAM WITH REVITAL EYES
Eye cream – an absolute staple requirement for all skincare routines. I really love Emulsion’s eye cream. Packed with nourishing ingredients for the delicate eye area such as green tea, caffeine and pomegranate. All working to tighten and tone the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Available from www.emulsion.co.uk for £22.00
FILORGA OXYGEN GLOW CREAM
This illuminating moisturising cream contains Hyaluronic Acid which intensely hydrates the skin – which is ideal for dry-normal skin, particularly when creating a radiant look. It’s gloriously creamy and feels very nourishing on the skin.
Available from www.lookfantastic.com – £37.00
TROPIC RAINFOREST DEW HYDRATING SERUM
This lightweight serum is the ideal base after cleansing to add hydration to the skin. Its the perfect solution to help replace lost moisture if you have been eating a salt/caffeine (or alcohol) rich diet. This will put the “plump” back in to place and the perfect product for getting that dewy skin look.
Available from www.tropicskincare.com – £42.00
DOUVALL’S ORGANIC ARGAN OIL
I don’t have enough words for how much I love this product. Created from 100% cold pressed Argan Oil, it is very light weight, packed with lots of amazing ingredients such as essential fatty acids and antioxidants which all work together to nourish the skin and improve the appearance of the fine lines and effects of ageing. This is also a multi-use oil – so it can be used on hair, cuticles, dry skin – even in the bath! The huge benefit of this oil is how fast it absorbs in to the skin.
Available from www.douvalls.com – £25.00 for 50ml
ILLAMASQUA BEYOND LIQUID HIGHLIGHT
Whether you are after a natural radiance or you prefer a strobe effect on your skin, this is a really highly pigmented liquid highlighter. I have been using this a lot lately and I really love it. You can even mix it with your favourite moisturiser for a beautiful subtle glow that just looks like fabulous healthy skin.
Available from www.illasmasqua.com – £24.00 but there is a summer sale on now so hurry!
BURTS BEES GOODNESS GLOWS FOUNDATION
If you like a natural, glowing skin complexion this foundation is for you. The natural ingredients have amazing moisturising benefits thanks to the Meadowfoam Seed Oil. I have to let you in to a little secret though… it has a certain fragrance initially that smells like you have just stepped on to a farm! Its VERY natural smelling but don’t let this put you off. It’s a great foundation and the fragrance goes very quickly as soon as you start applying it. An absolute must-have for dewy skin fans.
Available from www.burtsbees.co.uk – £14.99
DR HAUSCHKA BRONZING TINT FLUID
This product is an absolute game changer for me. Although the colour can look a little scary in the bottle, it applies very naturally to the skin (I recommend using a brush) and creates a summery natural warmth to the skin. As this is a liquid product rather than a powder, it helps to keep the dewy skin look.
Available from www.drhauschka.co.uk – £29.50
Mix up your products
So you can mix up your products to achieve your desired results. I create my own concoction to personalise my finish. Makeup is all about experimenting… so enjoy the process…