Have you ever wanted that glow? or dreamed about dewy skin as glossy as a glazed donut? Now I'm thinking about donuts...
but let's not get side tracked! You have seen it on the red carpet, the dewy wet look is in and we want to show you how to get the look!
First let's talk about the difference between being OILY and being DEWY. Oiliness is found commonly in areas such as your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. It is not in a controlled area that highlights and compliments the face. Dewiness it a subtle shine in controlled areas such as the cheekbones and temples that give the skin a healthy glow. Does this make sense? Great! Now onto the fun part...
I shopped the retail shelves at myspa to find the perfect product to create a Do-It-Yourself Dewy look. Look up this hashtag on facebook and Instagram created by Dermalogica (#dewyskindiy). This was my inspiration.
The products used to create the final look were: Yonka Lotion, Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals, Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer, Dermalogica Climate Control and lastly the product that inspired us; Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil.
Once you have applied your Foundation, Mascara and Eyebrows...You are ready to begin!
STEP 1: Apply Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals on the perfect bronzing contour areas. Those areas would be your hairline, cheeks and jawline. Applying a bronzer to those areas in a buffing motion create not only a sunkissed look, but also a flattering slimmer look to the face. Vita Liberata Trystal minerals also comes with a lovely Kabuki brush and retails for $68 . This product should last you 8 months to a year.
STEP 2: This is what Dermalogica's Phyto Replenish Oil was born to do! Apply one drop of the oil to the back of your hand to use as a palette. Dab the oil with your middle finger and lightly apply it to your cheek bone towards your temple in a tapping motion. This creates the controlled dewy look that gets me thinking about a glazed donut again...Anyways, Dermalogica's Phyto Replenish Oil is new and retails for $103 (30oz) and will last you a year. See our previous blog post to get all the juicy details about this product!
STEP 3: First of all, I do want to mention that I applied this primer BEFORE my foundation and I also apply it after to give the skin a highlight/strobing effect. Dewy + Highlights for the skin will have people stopping you in the streets asking what your skincare routine is! This primer has SPF in it which is crucial to have in your make up or skincare. It also has a beautiful universal tint and pearl effect that give the matte highlight on the tip of your nose and upper lip. Instead of applying an oil to those areas, we want to apply a product that shines but applies matte. Reason being is since those two areas will produce oil during the day, we do not want to add any more oil, but rather a shimmer instead. Apply to the tip of your nose in a circular motion and up the bridge of your note in a straight line. On the middle of your upper lip, apply in a circular motion. It's not an area most people think to highlight, but look what it does to the final look! Dermalogica's Skin Perfect Primer retails for $69 and should last you 6 months.
STEP 4: The finishing touches...A simple lip gloss or chap stick will complete the Do-It-Yourself Dewy Skin look. Dermalogica's climate control is my go too ($14) and I used the oh-so-popular Yonka Lotion ($45) to set the make up look and hydrate the skin.
So what do you think!? I love my dewy skin look AND absolutely love that all the product I used are versatile.
Next time you take a look at your cosmetics, be creative and think how else can you use them.
I am going to leave you with my little creative secret...
K's PRO TIP: Use your pre cleanse in dry hair before shampooing to get rid of oil and product build up. It saves you shampooing twice or coming out of the shower still feeling like there is product left.