Like A Glazed Donut: Everything You Wanted To Know About Dewy Skin Makeup


Wouldn't you agree that dewy, glowy skin is a sign of good health? I do too. There are two ways to get a radiant complexion - one is an internal process and the other is external. An internal process involves drinking lots of water, getting enough hours of sleep and eating the right food. By the right food, I would mean eating soups, your vegetables and plenty of fresh fruits. An external process involves makeup. You know what they say, right? Fake it till ya make it! With the right makeup products and the right technique, you too can achieve dewy skin instantly. If you're clueless about where to begin, here's everything you need to know about dewy skin makeup. Let's go!

Dewy Skin With Makeup

Dewy Skin Makeup Tricks


How To Get Dewy Skin With Makeup

Step 1: Cleanse Your Skin

You should always begin on a clean canvas i.e. your face. First, use a wipe to remove any makeup residue on the face. Then use a face wash to cleanse your skin and don't forget to massage the product in circular motions. Once it lathers up, you can then wash the product off with lukewarm water.

Step 2: Prep Your Skin

To even out your complexion, use a toner after. Wait for a minute and then apply illuminating moisturiser mixed with SPF to make your skin moist, supple, and more radiant. The GLOW By MyGlamm's Iridescent Brightening Moisturising Cream (Rs 1595) is the bomb at giving your skin hydration and a glowy boost. Enriched with rosehip oil and other amazing benefits for our skin, you're going to love how it looks on your skin and even beneath your foundation. 

Step 3: Apply Foundation

testing foundation on skin

When it comes to foundation, go with 'the less is more' approach. Your foundation is meant to match your skin tone and not look a tone lighter or darker. Also, use a good beauty blender like the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (Rs 1,149) or the original Electric Violet Beauty Blender (Rs 2,000) to blend in your foundation. Once you've done that, you're ready to move on to the next step.  

Step 4: Get Your Highlighter Game On

Now, for the main part, apply highlighter onto the high points of your face. Pick up a liquid highlighter - MyGlamm's Spotlight Illuminating Liquid: (Rs 1,195) is a beautiful, blinding highlighter! Just apply it directly to the high points of your face and dab it for the glow! 

Step 5: Don't Forget To Set Your Makeup

Now that you're sparkling bright like a diamond, you'll need something to help you maintain that glow. Your makeup setting spray should be your weapon in such a situation. Pick one that gives off a dewy finish. MyGlamm's Glow to Glamour 2 in 1: Shimmer Powder + Fixing Powder (Rs 1195) is a great buy as adds the perfect amount of shimmer to your face. You gotta try it to believe it!

Dewy Skin Makeup Tricks

1. Mix Facial Oil With Your Foundation

If you have terribly dry skin, you might want to mix a bit of your foundation with your facial oil. This trick is perfect for achieving a luminous finish. What you also can do is first, apply the foundation and then dip your makeup brush into a bottle of facial oil and gently buff the product on. Magic, isn't it?

2. A Dash of Highlighter

You want your glow to look natural and not too over-the-top? For that to happen, you gotta apply a tiny bit of highlighter on the high points of your face using a fan brush. Since it's dewy skin that you're aiming for and you're going to be using a highlighter, you might want to stick to a little less product. 

3. Hello, Facial Mists

You can use a good setting powder to set your makeup, but that would give it a matte finish. For dewy skin, I suggest that you go for a facial mist. A few spritzes are more than enough to help you get glowy, radiant skin. 

4. What Texture Is Your Moisturiser?

moisturising face with cream

In order to make your makeup sit well, your skin needs to be hydrated and moist first. One way to do is to after cleansing your face with a face wash, you should apply a moisturiser soon after. For dewy skin especially, you might want to use a gel-based moisturiser. The Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (Rs 890) is the perfect product to use before applying your foundation. This baby is oil-free and is compatible with all skin types. Once applied, it instantly melts into the skin and gets absorbed into the pores. Apart from adding radiance to dull skin, it hydrates, nourishes and softens skin.

5. Concealer Hack For Oily Skin

Ladies who have oily skin, this tip is for you! After cleansing your face, you want to mattify your skin first with a primer first. Post this, dot your face with BB cream and then, use a liquid concealer under your eyes to brighten them. Use a beauty blender to blend the product into your skin and give it a luminous finish.   

6. Petroleum Jelly Is The Best

Whether you're wearing makeup or not, applying petroleum jelly to your lids, cheeks, jawline and browbone makes you glow like a bulb! If you're looking for an inexpensive option compared to spurlging on a highlighter, pick a tub of petroleum jelly up. It's affordable and effective. 

7. Blending Is An Art

using a beauty blender

For that dewy finish, you might want to blend your foundation with a wet beauty blender. Since the sponge contains water, it will not only thin out your makeup but also make your skin look super dewy and fresh. Why don't you give this makeup trick a shot today?

8. Eyeshadow Will Do Too

Did you know that you can make your own highlighter with the help of eyeshadow? Yes, you can! All you have to do is take an eyeshadow in shades of either beige, peach, gold or white and add coconut oil to it. Blend the ingredients well using a toothpick. It's ready to apply soon after!


1. What does dewy skin mean?

As opposed to matte, dewy skin has a moist finish. Dewy skin has a shine and radiance to it. You can either achieve it by changing your lifestyle or by makeup. Makeup is a quicker option offering instant results.

2. How to make makeup look even dewier after application?

Invest in a dewy finish setting spray. Pick one that's free from alcohol and contains SPF, it's safer for your skin. Such a product will make your makeup look fresh and bright!

3. Foods to eat for naturally dewy skin?

eating healthy

You need to eat foods that are rich in healthy fats, vitamins and protein. Say no to greasy and oily food. Take baby steps. Start with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, walnuts, watermelon, fish, broccoli, flaxseeds and mangoes.

4. Which foundation makes your skin glow?

A few of my favourites include - Clinique Even Better Glow Liquid Foundation Makeup SPF 15 (Rs 3,250), Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation - 2 (Rs 2,810), Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 (Rs 3,700), Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation With SPF 45 (Rs 615) and Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation (Rs 3,050)

5. Are dewy foundations good for your skin?

It all depends on your skin type. Dewy foundations are great for women who have dry and combination skin types. It will help your skin look healthy and hydrated and keeps flaky dry skin at bay. 

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