Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Do The Dew.

I thought I knew how to do the dew - dewy makeup, that is, and it turns out that I was waaaaay off.  Can anyone say grease lightnin? Yikes! So I did a little research and found some simple tips for how to get the dewy-skin-look in time for spring.  (I'm putting in bold all the tips I previously got wrong so you will not make the same mistakes I did).  Good luck doing the dew, ladies!

The key to looking dewy and not greasy is in how you prepare your face before you apply makeup. Mostly, remember not to overdo it -- though if you live in a warm climate, dewy can easily turn to gooey because of natural heat and perspiration.
Follow these tips:

  • If you're naturally a bit oily, start with a clean, dry face, and apply an oil-free moisturizing lotion, skipping the T-zone, which doesn't need it.
  • If your skin is dry, start with a clean, damp face, and apply a light coating of moisturizing cream to the entire face.
  • Instead of using foundation, choose a sheer tint that exactly matches your skin tone and is not a hint darker. Look for a product labeled with the words "glow" and "transparent," and avoid anything with shimmer. Remember, you're looking for dewy, not sparkly.
  • Use very little product and blend well. Apply just a few drops of makeup, concentrating on the upper cheekbones and sides of the face; blend in light strokes with your fingers.
  • Apply a golden, rosy-hued gel or cream blush to the apples of the cheeks, and extend the makeup lightly upward at the cheekbones.
  • Apply a soft highlighting cream or gel to the entire eyelid and under the brow bones.
  • To keep your look more natural, use only the slightest bit of mascara.
  • Keep lips clean and simple, using the same golden-rosy shade you used on your cheeks.
  • Don't apply face powder -- it will make your skin look matte, not dewy.

Click here for a list of recommended products!  Good luck getting dew-y. 
{makeup tips via ivillage}
{photo via j.crew & pinterest}

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you so much! i've been wanting to know how to do this!

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