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In Deep: Dewy Skin Incoming

In Deep: Dewy Skin Incoming



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, dewy skin every time.

Start with a hydrating moisturiser

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.

What's the best primer for a dewy look?

It's time to set the tone and a primer does just that. You want glowy, not sweaty. The M.A.C Studio Radiance Moisturizing + Illuminating Silky Primer instantly creates a luminous, healthy-looking finish that blurs and softens imperfections for a dewy finish. 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, Dolce & Gabbana's Secret Veil Hydrating Radiant Primer can be worn by itself or under makeup to hydrate and brighten the complexion. While YSL's Touche Eclat Blur Primer helps to brighten and blur the skin and keeps your makeup glowing well into the night.

What are the best foundations and tinted moisturisers for a dewy glow?

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. Urban Decay's Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator delivers the ultimate holiday glow thanks to ingredients chosen to hydrate. For buildable coverage, Shiseido's Radiant Lifting Foundation and NARS' Sheer Glow Foundation blend 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.

What are the best highlighters for a dewy look?

Ready, set, glow. A creamy highlighter is a non-negotiable if you're seeking that dewy finish. Add a touch of Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm Duo or Revive's Glow Elixir Hydrating Radiance Oil to the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow to accentuate and reflect the light. Want an all-over sheen? Mix Iconic London's Illuminator Drops to your tinted moisturiser or foundation for added dew.

What are the best glowy face mists?

The last - but all-important - step to getting the dewiest skin ever: a face mist. Begin your makeup look with Pixi's Vitamin Wakeup Mist, which instantly awakens the skin thanks to its clever combination of orange water (perfect for soothing and toning), grapefruit peel oil (for smoothing and glowing) and liquorice root extract (for brightening). Spritz Omorovicza's Queen of Hungary mist over your finished makeup look for added glow. Or go for the Iconic London Prep-Set-Tan for a setting mist with glowy particles dispersed in the formula, leaving behind a sun-kissed tan.