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A dewy glow is fresh, natural and easy to maintain — especially for girls with oily skin. Your skin type already gives you a moist look, but let's face it: Melting makeup and oily breakouts are never in style. The key to a dewy finish is makeup that keeps oiliness to a minimum, while still letting the real you glow through.
Create a Light Glow
Skip the caked-on makeup for a breezy look that takes only a few seconds to apply. After you wash your face, apply a tinted moisturizer. It provides light coverage that evens out your skin tone — and you can always dot a little extra on blemishes. The moisturizer will give your skin that dewy glow you crave, with color that makes heavy powder foundation a relic of the past.
On days you need extra coverage for breakouts or red patches, make liquid foundation your go-to for a moist glow. Skip powder foundation — it can cake into creases — in favor of more forgiving liquid makeup, as "Marie Claire" recommends. If your skin is so oily that cosmetics tend to run, try a matte foundation to enjoy a fresh glow that doesn't slip off. Apply with a light touch to let your natural radiance shine through; that's the key to a successful dewy finish.
Reduce Overzealous Shine
A little shine is natural — especially for a dewy look — but too much gives away your skin's unseemly oiliness. If your skin churns out oils faster than you can say abracadabra, dust loose mineral powder on your skin. "Marie Claire" dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler recommends mineral makeup for oily skin because it's noncomedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores. And if you want a color boost while you minimize shine, dust a dollop of bronzer on your cheekbones. It livens up your look, giving your skin the appearance of a light, natural tan.
Enhance Your Features
Add a subtle shimmer to cheekbones and beneath your brows for a refreshing look. This will enhance your coloring and add life to your skin. Go with a highlighter for a natural sheen that plays up your features. For more color, a combo of glossy blush and eyeshadow does the trick. "Elle" recommends a shimmery — not to be confused with glittery — eye shadow to make your eyes look more awake.