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If you'd mentioned the words 'dewy skin' to me a few years ago, I'd have visibly flinched! For me; 'dewy' meant greasy, however this summer I've learnt to embrace fresh, glowing skin. Today I'm sharing the skincare and base products I've been using for this sort of look...
- SKINCARE -
I love using face mists; I apply them in place of a toner, set my makeup with them and even mist my face to refresh my base throughout the day. At the moment I'm really enjoying using the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist* | £25 | full review coming soon. This smells amazing and contains watermelon, hydrating hyaluronic acid, a low concentration of brightening hibiscus flower AHAs. It softens, smooths and hydrates the skin, giving it that fresh, dewy look.
In terms of serums - I often reach for the Dr Roebuck's True Blue Ultimate Hydrating Serum* | £46 | full review | or the Alpha-H Vitamin E* | £29 | full review. The Dr Roebuck's serum is a long-time favourite of mine - it contains that magic water-retaining ingredient: hyaluronic acid, but also smoothing peptides and calming aloe vera. It really hydrates my skin and gives it that healthy look and feel, which makes it the perfect base for a dewy makeup look. The Alpha-H Vitamin E is such an amazing product - I have no idea why it isn't more talked-about! This is soothing, super hydrating and just makes my skin look dewy and fresh whilst still being water-light on the skin.
My favourite dewy-look moisturiser is the Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream | £42 | full review. This is a water-based cream that melts onto the skin and is incredibly hydrating without being thick or heavy in the slightest. It absorbs beautifully but still leaves that gorgeous 'glass skin' look behind.
- MAKEUP -
Of course 'dewy skin' starts with the base and I'm in love with the Kosas Tinted Face Oil* (Shade 6) | £40 | full review | at the moment. I honestly felt like this could have gone very wrong! However - even with my combination skin - as long as you set it properly, you'll get gorgeous, fresh skin as opposed to looking greasy (and it will last incredibly well). It gives light coverage and looks beautifully radiant on the skin. I also love using the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow* | £38.50 | mixed in with some of my less dewy foundations. This is a subtly luminous cream that just adds this pearlescent sheen to the skin.
Moving onto cheek products, we'll start with an old favourite: the Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk | £15 | full review. This liquid blusher can be dabbed onto the cheeks for a natural wash of muted peachy-nude colour that gives a fresh 'barely blushed' look. I'm also loving my Kosas Colour + Light Creme in Tropic Equinox* | £32 | full review. This is definitely a more dewy, oil-based cream blusher and highlighter formula than I'm used to but this duo gives that gorgeous glossy look to the skin. The highlighter is natural and pearly, whereas this peachy-tan blusher shade is surprisingly pigmented. Finally we have the late and great Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunset* (discontinued) | £34 | full review. There are other cream bronzers out there but I have to be true to what I've been reaching for and it's these drops! You only need the tiniest amount but they blend beautifully and seamlessly with my base and the pearly-matte finish never looks flat; it gives a gorgeous luminosity to the skin.