Winter is here and it is time to say good bye to the super matte, dry makeup looks. The hydrated, dewy makeup looks are apt for the winter. However, there is a difference between dewy look and greasy face. So, you must have the right products to nail the dewy look perfectly. Here are a few things that you must have in your kitty to get the soft, dewy makeup look for your Christmas party. I have also added recommendations that you may love.
1. Hydrating Primer
A hydrating primer is a must before starting your dewy makeup look. It blurs the imperfections and also takes care of the fine lines and dry patches. Most hydrating primers are enriched with essential oils and vitamins that leaves the skin soft and hydrated. It gives the best surface to do your makeup.
IMBB Recommendation: Hourglass Nº 28 Primer Serum, It Cosmetics Feel The Moment Anti-Aging Primer Serum
2. Liquid highlighter/ Shimmer
The liquid highlighters or shimmers are must to get the glowing, dewy look. You can use it before applying the foundation or mix it with your foundation. The product gives a lit from within, which is a must for these dewy looks. You can also wear it on your cheekbone, over the foundation to skip powder highlighter.
IMBB Recommendation: MAC Strobe Cream Goldlite, NYX Born to Glow Pure Gold Liquid Illuminator
3. Stick Foundations
The stick foundation gives you the much desired creamy, non-greasy, full coverage makeup look. The foundation covers the flaws and gives a satiny, smooth finish. It never becomes cakey or dry. You can set it with a translucent powder if you want or leave it as it is. Also you can skip your concealer, if you are using the stick foundation.
IMBB Recommendation: CoverFX Cover Click Foundation, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
4. Cream Concealer
The liquid concealer can feel a little too dry when you want a dewy makeup look. So, it is better to opt for creamy concealers that come in pots and that cover your blemishes, without giving a dry feel. You should use the concealer over the foundation and use the minimum amount necessary. Also, cream color corrector palettes and cream contour products are must haves when you are opting for dewy makeup looks.
5. Translucent Powder
The full coverage compact powders add layers of powder on your face, that make your makeup look cakey and heavy. So, to set the foundation, using a translucent powder is the best option available. As it is colorless and light, it sets the makeup without changing the color of the base. Also, it never makes the makeup super matte or dry and is ideal for a dewy look.
IMBB Recommendation: Inglot Translucent Loose Powder, Colorbar Sheer Touch Mattifying Face Powder
6. Cream Blush
When you are going for a dewy makeup look, cream blushes or lip and cheek tints are the best options. You can blend the color on your base and pat it in your skin. It makes the cheek look naturally colored without highlighting any dry patch or pores.
IMBB Recommendation: YSL Crème Blush Shade 8 – Red Agate , The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain Red Pomegranate
If you follow IMBB, you will know how famous Rati’s Vaseline glow is. You can skip your highlighter and use Vaseline instead, to get the similar effect. Apply a little Vaseline on the skin and you will get highlighted cheekbones that stay on throughout the day. It suits all skin type and looks naturally dewy.
Check Rati’s Vaseline Glow here.
8. Lip oil
In case of dewy makeup, you can skip your lipstick entirely and apply lip oil instead. The lip oil can be tinted or colorless and it makes the lips look glossy and pouty. The oils hydrate the lips and make it look super soft. You can just apply this on the lips and your perfect neutral lips with dewy makeup look will be ready.
IMBB Recommendation: Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil Honey Glam, YSL Crush Me Orange 7 Volupte Tint-In-Oil
9. Lip Gloss
A transparent lip gloss is a must when it comes to dewy makeup. You may add it on your lips to get the soft, glossy look. But the better use is definitely on your eyes. You can apply your usual powder eye shadow and then add the gloss on it to make the eyes look glossy. Glossy eyes are currently trending and you can do it even if you do not have cream based eye shadows.
IMBB Recommendation: MAC Clear Lipglass, Makeup Revolution Free Lip Gloss Tube
10. Hydrating Spray
Dewy makeup can melt down, if you are in a humid area. So, a setting spray is a must. A hydrating setting spray sets makeup and also adds a luminous finish. It sets the products for the whole day and makes the skin look satiny and hydrated. Once you set the makeup with this, you will get the much desired dewy finish.
IMBB Recommendation: MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist, Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray