When it comes to make-up one of the most popular looks for summer is the one everyone is calling Dewy Skin. Young, fresh and glistening it’s a look that’s really caught our eye as it works toward a smoother, fresher, more natural finish that you can wear anywhere.
We’re also loving the look because rather than just slapping on the products and heading out the door this is as much about routine and taking the holistic approach to skin which has to better in the long term.
Here’s some pointers:
In life they say take the rough with the smooth but if it’s dewy skin your after this simply won’t do. A good but gentle exfoliation on a regular basis will help slough away the dead skin leaving a smoother more youthful base.
You don’t need to overdo it since stripping away too much will dry out rather than smooth skin. Short, regular and easy on the scrub. We’ve been using Voya’s Love Scrub with seaweed extract which is perfect for more sensitive skin and regular exfoliation.
Plump, firm, hydrated skin is the base for getting a good dewy look so use a cream that locks in the moisture and hydrates for longer. If your skin type is dry try working in intensive overnight treatments.
A while ago on the blog we found out about Argon Oil which is really good for overnight repairs. We’ve been loving Naturelle D’Agan which is available at BT’s. Plenty of vitamin E and a unique concentration of fatty acids if you manage to get your hands on the pure version you’ll find it lasts forever.
Use a face mist
For the ultimate dewy base spritz skin with a facial toner before you apply make-up. Not only will this refresh tired skin but it will give a well hydrated base for applying foundation which in turn means you can use less and won’t have to touch up as often. If skin is too dry even the best foundations tend to flake so a spritz in time might spare your blushers !
Use an illiuminator
Being as we at L’Onglex do nothing with our days other than talking shop about make-up we’re quickly learning a few tricks of the trade. At the time of writing there are two illuminators which we simply can’t do without, St Tropez Skin Illuminator which is perfect for highlighting and gives a more sun kissed look and Mac’s Strobe Cream which is a bit lighter and works perfectly as a base before applying foundation.
Swap powders for cream
Obviously there’s a time and a place for everything but at this time of year powdered make-up tends to dry out skin and can leave you with that caked on appearance. Swapping your solid foundations for a cream version like Maybelines Dream Creamy gives better skin hydration and is a bit better at not clogging up the pores.
On a similar note, powdered eyeshadow works in a similar way so lighter highlighters like Benefits Creaseless Cream in Champagne work for a fresher, more natural finish.
As with any new regime their are side effects so whilst we can’t say for certain this will make you look ridiculously young, you may wish to take the some precautions in advance. So, when a stranger asks your sister if she is your mum try not to laugh too hard and of course it goes without saying that you should learn not to gloat when the man at the check out asks you for ID when you do the monthly wine shop !