The Type Of Makeup To Use For The Dewiest Skin Of Your Life

Dewy skin has gone viral and for a good reason. Recreating this look makes your complexion appear healthy, plump, and glowing. It only makes sense that this type of makeup style would become popular after people began tailoring their own unique skincare routines. If you want to try it, you need to know what kind of products to use to get the look. Creams and liquids are best friends with dewy skin, as they give it the shine it needs without looking greasy. Whatever you do, stay away from powders.

Before even applying your makeup, you should always be using the right skincare products. They will prepare your face so it can look as healthy and hydrated as possible. Adding an exfoliant to your routine will do just that — it prevents the skin from looking dull by sloughing your dead skin cells. You can also use a vitamin C serum in the morning to keep a youthful complexion. Don't forget to always end your routine with moisturizer and SPF for sun protection. Once your skin is prepped, you can apply makeup to create the dewiest look possible.

Choose the right primer and base for your skin type

The type of primer you should use depends on if you have an oily or dry complexion. A dewy makeup look is most beneficial on dry skin because it needs the additional moisture. In this case, you should use a hydrating or illuminating primer — some products even have hyaluronic acid to give you that plump look. If you have an oily skin type, you will need a mattifying primer to create a dewy look without it becoming too greasy.

After applying a primer, you'll need to use products that create the dewy base. The key is staying away from powders because they're mattifying and will absorb the glow that you're creating — that's also why they're best for people with oily skin. Instead, opt for liquid foundation and concealer. Look for keywords like "illuminating" and "glowing" on product packaging to verify it will deliver a dewy finish. Depending on the coverage you need, you can also exchange your foundation for something lighter. Hydrating skin tints, BB creams, CC creams, and tinted sunscreens can give you a more natural finish. Since they're lightweight, they cover blemishes and uneven skin tones while letting your complexion shine.

Use liquid or cream-based makeup formulas

Now that you have your base, it's time to move on to bronzer, blush, and highlight. You'll still need to stick to liquid and cream products to keep the supple complexion that you created with your foundation. Using bronzer will give your complexion a sunkissed glow without spending time tanning. When you're applying it, think about where the sun would hit your face. Add a drop along your hairline, on your cheekbones, and down the bridge of your nose. Next is blush — it's an integral step to creating dewy skin because it adds color to your complexion. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks, and if you want even more glow, choose a blush that has shimmer in it.

Finally, you can't forget about highlighter. Since dewy skin is about enhancing your complexion, you don't want a product that is too glittery. Instead, choose a product that has a subtle shimmer, and don't forget to stay away from powder products. Apply your highlighter to your cheekbones, Cupid's Bow, and even your collarbones. If you prefer to add it to other places, like your brow bone, just make sure you don't add too much — dewy skin is about looking natural. Lastly, finish your makeup with a setting spray that has a dewy finish and your favorite lip gloss.