One of the compliments I get most often is how glowy my skin is; being someone with insanely dry skin, you can imagine how much this means to me. Glowy, natural makeup is my absolute favourite to wear – don’t get me wrong I love a good smokey eye, but there’s something about ‘no makeup’ makeup that just looks so pretty and romantic.
Since I get a lot of comments on my skin, I decided to finally make a little tutorial on how I get my skin to look so dewy. This look is all about enhancing what you’ve already got rather than covering anything up, and it’s super quick and easy makeup that is perfect for school or work – or if you’re like me, any day of the week!
The most important step in getting a dewy base is moisturising – I like to use the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for Dry/Sensitive skin because it’s insanely hydrating. I also always prep the skin with a good illuminating and hydrating primer; my absolute favourite is the Becca Backlight Priming Filter (which is what I used for this makeup) but the NYX Born To Glow! Illuminating Primer is a good dupe if you want to save some money.
The next product I use for a glowy base is the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation – although it is a foundation it adds very little coverage and instead just evens out skin tone and makes your skin look so radiant and healthy. This is by far my favourite foundation because it makes my skin look amazing whilst still showing my freckles and looking like my skin.
For concealer I use the Glossier Stretch Concealer, which has a very dewy finish and gives just enough coverage to conceal any imperfections and dark circles without looking obviously like makeup. I use a small amount of the Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick just to give my face some dimension and add a little bronze glow. I also like to add a tiny touch of the Glossier Cloud Paint in ‘Dusk’ to give a ‘barely-there’, natural flush to my cheeks – this stuff is amazingly natural and lasts all day!
Although my base makeup is already pretty dewy by this point, I like to go the extra step with a highlighter. Now I’m not talking a super intense, metallic highlight as we want this look to be pretty natural, but instead a glowy, almost sweat-like (in a good way!) looking highlight – which is actually how I prefer my highlights! I love the Glossier Haloscope for this, it has no shimmer so it just gives natural radiance to the skin, and the oil centre makes this look really balmy and gorgeous.
To set my face I go in with a tiny bit of the Cover FX Perfect Loose Setting Powder – just under the eyes as the Stretch Concealer has a tendency to slip around – which is my favourite setting powder as it keeps everything looking radiant whilst locking your makeup in place. I then go in with the GLAMGLOW GLOWSETTER Setting Spray to up the dew even more and set all my makeup, and then we’re done with the base!
I like to keep my eyes really simple with this look, because obviously it’s supposed to look natural and as non-makeup-y as possible. All I use is a slight coat of mascara – I like the L’Oréal Paradise Extatic Mascara but any mascara will do. Of course, if you’d like to keep this look even more natural then you could go with a brown mascara, or skip the mascara entirely!
Even with ‘no makeup’ makeup I have to do my brows at least a little, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow is my favourite way to go. To keep them looking fluffy and natural-ish, I use the Glossier Boy Brow to push all my brow hairs up and keep them set in place.
Finally, I add a touch of the Ilia Tinted Lip Moisturiser in ‘Arabian Knights’ to give my lips a little pop of colour, and the look is complete!
And there’s my final look! This is the easiest, five minute makeup but it makes your skin look so healthy and radiant. I absolutely love this makeup, and I hope you guys found this little tutorial helpful!
Let me know in the comments what you think about this look, and if you try it out yourself then make sure to tag me in any photos because I’d love to see them! See you next time,