Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we can all agree that dewy skin wins every time. Whatever your makeup routine, a radiant complexion is the key ingredient to any look. Fresh, healthy-looking skin takes time, product and practice. From rich moisturisers and glowy primers to lightweight foundations and illuminating facial mists, meet the must-have beauty products for nailing fresh skin every time.
When it comes to dewy skin, there’s one key rule – hydrate. Look out for serums containing hyaluronic acid and glycerine, which help the skin to absorb and lock in moisture. Water-based moisturisers, like Omorovicza’s Illuminating Moisturiser, will give you that post-holiday glow. While vitamin C infused products like La Mer’s Crème De La Mer Moisturising Soft Cream, help to brighten and nourish the skin.
For an ultimate hit of hydration, combine a fast-absorbing facial oil over your moisturiser. The Lancer Omega Hydrating Oil is rich in skin-loving fatty acids that will keep your skin happy and hydrated all day long.
It’s time to set the tone and a primer does just that. You want glowy, not sweaty. The Morphe Luminous Complexion Primer instantly creates a luminous, healthy-looking finish that blurs and soften imperfections. Gucci Beauty’s Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux Silk Primer Serum forms a silky, second skin that ensures optimal coverage and long wear results.
For dry skin, Tom Ford’s hybrid Illuminating Primer hydrates and brightens. And Lancôme’s Prep & Hydrate Illuminating Make-up Primer 24hr, keeps your makeup glowing well into the night.
Dewy foundations are a must-have when you’re feeling dull. Opt for a lighter foundation, like Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Protector, to even the complexion with just a hint of coverage. Charlotte Tilbury’s Unisex Healthy Glow delivers the ultimate holiday glow for her and him. For buildable coverage, Shiseido’s Radiant Lifting Foundation and Nars’ Sheer Glow Foundation blends effortlessly onto the skin for long-lasting, can barely-feel-it wear.
Top tip? For a no-makeup makeup glow, mix your foundation with your moisturiser or serum. It’ll blend seamlessly and prevent the skin from looking cakey or powdery throughout the day.
Get That Glow
Ready, set, glow. Add a touch of Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture The Slim or Revive’s Glow Elixir Hydrating Radiance Oil to the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow. Want an all-over sheen? Mix with your foundation, primer or moisturiser. As a last step, spritz skin with Iconic London’s Prep-Set-Glow or Omorovicza’s Queen Of Hungary Mist, to leave skin looking fresh.