Creating your ideal dewy and natural face is a lot like discovering the perfect LBD. This is a classic look that’s easy to build upon for a night out, or dress down on the regular. Once fool-proofed, this routine usually becomes a staple in anyone’s collection of go-to’s. Keep these tips in mind when forging your own perfect formula:
1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
No matter what makeup style you’re aiming for, moisturizing should be an essential step in everyone’s beauty routine. It’s especially important when you’re trying to create a healthy and radiant glow, so be generous with this step.
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2. Let Your Skin Breathe
For a more natural feel, opt for a tinted moisturizer instead of your favorite full-coverage foundation. Tinted moisturizers tend to let the skin breathe a little more — giving your face an organic and luminous cover. Depending on the brand, tinted moisturizers usually build up to a medium coverage — perfect for this style!
3. Invest in a Great Sponge
Beauty products are only as good as the tools used to apply them, so make sure to invest in a great sponge. Using a damp sponge works wonders for creating a dewy face — it helps products blend naturally onto your skin, leaving your face looking clear and lively.
4. Highlighting is Key
Nothing says glowy and bright quite like a hint of highlighter! Dab a little onto your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and right under the arch of your brows to freshen up your look. This step really seals the deal for a dewy face. However, please note that a little goes a long way with this stuff.
5. Say No to Setting Powders
Now that you’ve completed your work, its time to set your visage! Since you’re aiming for a glowy face, I recommend steering clear of setting powders (they usually work better for matte finishes). Instead, reach for a finishing spray to lock in your makeup all day long.
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