I recently posted a picture of some of my dewy makeup picks on my Instagram account and I really couldn't believe I hadn't blogged about it properly! I have combination skin, which means I can be prone to shine - especially during the summer months. However as I get older, I find matte aren't always that flattering for everyday wear. These are the products I love for getting that healthy, fresh glow without looking like a greasy mess...
I really love my Marc Jacobs Coconut Dew Drops in Dew You?* | £32. I sometimes use this liquid highlighter like a primer under foundation but usually mix it in with my base to get that subtle luminosity. It's a stunning, subtle oyster gold colour. The Touch in Sol Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base | £19.50 | is also gorgeous. It's a lightweight honey-like product that gives my skin a hydrated, glowing finish. It's nothing too over-the-top but gives a healthy, dewy look to my complexion. The Nars Pure Radiant Moisturiser (St. Moritz) | £30 | is my go-to everyday base (and actually the product that taught me I could do a dewier look) because it looks fresh and glowing but doesn't go shiny or wear away during the day. I think I'm coming to the end of my 4th tube of this stuff! It gives that radiant look without being too shiny for my skin and is light coverage but still evens out and perfects my complexion.
To highlight, I love using either the ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter in Dream Catcher | $8 | or my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Opal | £26. They both give that gorgeous dewy glow without being thin and greasy with flecks of glitter in the formula. The ColourPop highlighters really are unique; they have a creamy, spongy texture that has beautiful opacity and isn't shiny on the skin. This is a light gold with an iridescent shift that I dab onto my cheekbones with my fingers (Dream Catcher isn't available any more but the have a vast shade range that I've linked up to). The Becca formula is more of a traditional cream but it's nice and lightweight, blending out effortlessly. This is an almost universally flattering muted champagne colour. If you like the look of it: move fast because it looks like this formula might be being discontinued!
There are a few other cheek products that are really great for a shine-free glow. First is the Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk | £15. This liquid-cream blusher gives a gorgeous wash of colour and a fresh look to this skin without making it oily. It's also really long-lasting. The muted peachy-brown nude colour makes it one of my go-to shades on an everyday basis. I also love my Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunset* | £34. This is the darker of the two bronzing shades in this collection of glow-boosting liquid products (the others are all highlighters). It's super-pigmented and has a warm, very slightly luminous finish so you only need a couple of drops in your foundation (for all-over bronzed radiance) or to dab onto the cheekbones and blend out with a damp sponge.
Finally, if you're oilier then you can add a dewy look to your makeup through products that aren't for the skin. On the eyes the Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss in Spark | £15 | is gorgeous! It has this sort of jelly formula that's super-pigmented and I blend it onto my lids with my fingers and once it sets down it won't budge but still gives you a glossy, glitzy gold eye look. You can also get a dewy, glossy look with your lip choice. I really recommend both the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Punch* | £19.50 | and the Clarins Instant Light Comfort Lip Oil in Red Berry* | £19. I love love love the Fresh tinted lip balms - they give an impressively pigmented wash of colour with a dewy, nourishing finish and Punch is a gorgeous warm reddish-coral tone. I love lip oils and my favourite is this one from Clarins - it's super hydrating and gives a glossy look without that sticky, gloopy finish (this is a very sheer red tone that sinks into the lips).
What are your favourite products for grease-free glow?