With autumn fast approaching, one of the most drastic differences in makeup and beauty trends is the shift from matte skin to dewy skin.
While a matte finish is generally believed to be a more polished look, matte skin can actually make you appear older than you really are, especially if your skin isn’t adequately moisturized, making for cakey foundation application. Likewise, matte makeup emphasizes fine lines and accentuates wrinkles, a big no-no! 😦
This is why in spite of the hotter months of summer, I’ve actually always been more of a fan of dewy skin makeup looks because I feel that it’s a closer representation of actual skin, with a slight glow on the forehead, nose bridge, and cheekbones that exemplifies healthy, amply moisturized skin! 🙂 A big plus – it makes you appear a lot younger than you really are since it’ll look like you have amazingly clear and healthy skin! ❤
If you’re also a fan of dewy skin, read on to see which products I use on a daily basis to achieve that beautiful, healthy glow!
Every other night, I use Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask, an overnight mask that leaves skin feeling fully moisturized in the morning. The best part about this mask is that it requires super low maintenance, since you can just apply a thin even layer on the face before you go to sleep. For best results, I apply this as the last step of my night time skincare routine, and in the morning, I literally wake up with glowing skin, as if I just drank a gallon of water 🙂
In the morning, when I do my makeup, I generally like to start off with Innisfree’s Mineral Glow Base after I’ve applied sunscreen. Though it appears purple, this base actually goes on translucent, giving skin a little extra glow. Rather than applying it all over my face, though, I only dab and blend a bit onto my cheeks, which tend to be the driest parts of my face. Since other parts of my face don’t need the extra glow, I tend to skip out on applying another layer of product because I don’t want to overwhelm my skin.
Following the glow base is base makeup application. While a lot of girls reach for foundations, I prefer Skin79’s Super Plus Gold BB Cream because it offers buildable coverage that leaves skin looking flawless yet entirely makeup free 🙂 Even on really bad skin days, when I have to apply a few more layers of BB cream, my face isn’t cakey at all, retaining the skin’s natural glow!
After makeup, I follow with just a light dust of Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder. To ensure that powder application is light, use a fluffy brush and focus on only the forehead, nose, and chin. With what’s left over on the brush, lightly pat onto the cheek area so that skin looks vibrant and youthful.
Last, but definitely not least, highlight your face (and no, I don’t mean with a bright neon yellow pen hahah)! I generally switch between two products, Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl or Innisfree’s Mineral Single Shadow in Color 1 Luminous Sunshine. A liquid-based highlighter such as Benefits is good for days when I have extremely dry skin, since it will add a watery glow to my face. In the summer, though, I tend to stick to a powdery formula, focusing on the nose bridge, cupid’s bow, across the forehead, and on the cheekbones, giving a light healthy glow 🙂
And an optional step that I only use when I really want my makeup to last longer is to set my look with Makeup Forever’s Mist & Fix, which completes the whole dewy complexion 🙂
Dewy skin started as a trend in Asia, specifically Korea, where the youthful, vibrant, and innocent looks are highly preferred, especially in comparison to stronger, more polished makeup looks such as matte foundation, arched eyebrows, and harsh contours.
What do you all think of the dewy skin makeup trends? Do you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments! And of course, thank you all so much for always giving my blog so much love! ❤ You’re all the best!