While many celebrities and models spend hours with makeup artists to rock the natural, glowing look of dewy skin, having dewy skin brings its own challenges to the makeup table. A face that starts the day looking fresh and clean may feel oily by lunch hour. Use the techniques of professional stylists to prep your dewy skin for makeup, giving your look polish and staying power. Women with dewy complexions take note: The matte, overly-powdered look highlights wrinkles and facial flaws. Stay on-trend and sleek by letting a little facial shine sneak through.
Clean and exfoliate your skin with your favorite, non-oily products. But no unnecessary roughness! Be gentle and apply products with your fingertips, patting and making small circles to get your blood flowing and your cheeks naturally rosy. Splash on cool water to rinse and then pat your face dry.
Select a light primer to smooth over your face. If genetics awarded you with even skin tone, your primer may simply be a pearly power that keeps extra oil at bay. If your skin color is uneven, dip into a colored primer to balance different parts of your complexion, conceal trouble spots and cover shadows.
Ditch the oil in your foundation. Apply a water-based or mineral-based foundation instead. Oily makeup is a red flag for dewy skin, clogging your pores. Use a light touch so that your natural glow takes center stage.
Use clean brushes or sponges for a camera-ready finish. If you spread your foundation from the center of your face outwards, tracing the shape of your face muscles, you get a smoother finish that stays around until cocktail hour.
Stick to natural hues for your eye, cheek and lip makeup. The glittery disco diva look a dewy complexion brassy, though you can sneak in a subtle sheen by using pearly finishes. Play up your natural radiance and strike a boho chic vibe with earth tones. Step up the elegance factor with light taupe and rosy pink.