Dewy Skin 101

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I'm always and forever getting questions on my skin and how I get it looking so dewy, fresh, and glowy.  Here it goes!

Let's begin with skincare, this has to be one of the most important steps prior to getting dewy skin, the big secret to dewy skin is what goes on before your foundation, which is the skincare you use and sticking to a routine. Having a clear base that's been cleansed well is key to getting that fresh glowy skin we all crave for. A while back I was sent the amazing Magnitone barefaced cleansing brush to test and review and I instantly fell in love with it, not only did it clear up my skin but it has made it feel so much smoother! I switch between cleansers but my favourites have to be Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser and the Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean

After watching this video by Wayne Goss - whom by the way is one of my favourite youtubers - he is so real and honest with his reviews (had a huge fan girl moment when he replied to me on twitter a few months ago) I was so amazed at how one single product could make such a huge difference! He showed us a quick demo of himself mixing an OIL with foundation which sounds crazy but it totally changed the game - it didn't change the coverage instead it makes your skin look morning fresh and super radiant, the formula does thin out a little which allows it to look less cakey on the skin and not to mention the application to go on so much smoother and easier. I use sweet almond oil as a moisturiser some nights/mornings, its hydrating and has also helped reduce my dark circles under my eyes. Yaaaaay for multi-purpose products :)

purchased from Holland & Barrett
Next up it's primers. Now if I'm honest I haven't tried any high end primers as of yet, I've never been been interested but if you do have any recommendation please leave them down below I'd be happy to invest in one. What I have tried and loved can be found in your local boots/superdrugs is the L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer. This stuff is amazing, I have sworn by it for years! A little definitely goes a long way, (if you have oily skin I wouldn't recommend using a whole pump as it may become greasy looking, try use half a pump) you can either mix this in with your foundation for a overall glow OR for best results pop it on the highest points of your face (cheekbones, temples, brow bone, cupids bow, bridge of your nose etc..) and just blend with your fingers, with the warmth of your fingers the product will instantly mould into the skin giving you a 'lit from within' finish. I need to re-stock! 

Another product I highly recommend is MAC Fix+, now loads of people make the common mistake in thinking this is a setting spray - this is not a setting spray. MAC Fix+ has many purposes, some being that it can be used to prep your skin before make up, re-fresh your make up throughout the day when it becomes dull and you can also use it to moisten your brushes before applying glitter eyeshadows/foundations - it makes any 'cakey make up' look and feel lighter. MAC Fix+ is an amazing product to turn to when in need of a dewy look, one spritz of this makes your face look glowy and healthy - I do drown myself in this sometime hah. I personally use this so much whilst doing my make up and I love that it's packed with natural ingredients that are good for the skin too. 

Moving onto foundations that I'd recommend when looking for a dewy look - all have been reviewed on the blog, links are down below:

MAC Face & Body: it's light weight, water based and it gives a 'my skin but better' finish.  Read my full review here
Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation: I've been using this foundation religiously recently and have also done a full review that you can read here. I love how this gives such a healthy glow to the skin without making me look greasy.
NARS All Day Luminous Foundation: I used this religiously throughout summer 2015, as the foundation states it definitely is luminous and it lasted throughout the humid whether whilst I was in Turkey! 
Maybelline FitMe foundation: this is a drugstore favourite of mine! The formula of this is a gel formula (like the make up forever ultra HD) its super moisturising on the skin and leaves a dewy finish. Review can be read here.

We all know a dewy look isn't a dewy look without crap loads of highlighter - which now is known more as 'strobing'. I love looking like a light bulb (as Amrezy would say) and I don't care if people think it's over the top, I think it looks great! My go-to highlighters have to be MAC - Soft & Gentle, Topshop Glow Pot in 'Polish' and a drugstore highlighter which is blooming amazing - MUA Undress Your Skin in 'Iridescent Gold'. All three of these highlighters allow you to get the beautiful glow, my personal favourite is the Topshop Glow Pot, I reviewed it here.

I hope this post helped you ladies and answered your questions, but if there is anything else feel free to pop it down below. Do you have any different tips for dewy skin? Let me know!

p.s drink loads of water! Keep your skin happy by staying hydrated.

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  1. Your makeup is seriously my goals! So effortless and beautiful ! ❤️❤️ What lip color are you wearing in that picture, if you remember? It looks amazing against your yellow undertone (and hopefully mine too haha) thank you!


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