Spring is here, and we’re ready to celebrate it with a fresh, glowing face. The dewy makeup look we see all over social media and runways is the perfect way to celebrate this season of new beginnings. It’s all about making your skin look like it’s been kissed by the early morning dew in the garden.
We love this look because it’s on-trend and accessible. With six steps and a few Beauty Society favorites, you can master the spring-dew trend.
1. Establish a Dew-Ready Base
A smooth foundation is a must for creating a dewy makeup look. Start by cleansing your skin and applying your favorite Beauty Society moisturizer. Keep It Light is an excellent choice for oily or combination skin. If your skin tends to be dry, use Anytime Anywhere or another intensive moisturizer.
Next, apply a thin layer of Photo Shoot Facial Primer. It might seem contradictory to apply a mattifying primer when you’re going for a dewy look, but the goal here is to control oil. Using a matte primer helps prevent oiliness from overtaking your dew-kissed glow. It also provides a gripping base for your foundation and glow products.
2. Even Skin Tone & Hide Imperfections
Once you’ve primed your skin, it’s time to even out your skin tone and make your face look flawless. We’re using our Sheer Joy tint to provide coverage that doesn’t look too heavy. The trick here? Use a light hand. Thick or caked-on foundation will diminish the natural glow that the dewy makeup look is supposed to mimic. Use as little tint or foundation as possible to even out your skin tone.
We usually apply Sheer Joy with a foundation brush. For a dew-kissed look, though, we’re going to switch to makeup sponges. Start by misting or wetting your sponge so that it’s barely moist to the touch. A slightly damp sponge will add to the dewy look and boost your skin’s overall hydration. Next, apply just enough tint or foundation to even out your skin tone and cover any blemishes.
3. Add a Little Flush
You’ve created a perfect foundation. Now it’s time to add a pop of color for that flushed, spring-forward look. You can use your favorite blush or bronzer to apply some color to your cheekbones. The classic dewy look features light blush, but you can use as little or as much color as you want here.
The brighter your cheeks, the deeper your flush will look. You can build beautiful color with our Crush Lip & Cheek Tint. Of course, no matter your blush or bronzer, stick to cream or liquid formulas. Powder products tend to sit on top of the skin and make it look uneven and flaky.
4. Get Your Highlight On
Adding bursts of light to the high points on your face will enhance your natural radiance and create that dewy glow. We recommend sticking with a liquid or cream highlighter. Apply the highlighter to the high points of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, the center of your forehead, and right above the cupid’s bow on your lip. A touch of highlighter will add an extra glow that makes the spring-dew makeup look pop.
Don’t forget to highlight your eyes too! Use our white eye pencil to add soft color to the inner corners of your eyes. Then, gently smudge with a brush or sponge for a refreshed, glowing look. You can also add a touch of white to the arch of your brows and below your lash line to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.
If you struggle with undereye discoloration or puffiness, dab on some Upgrade caffeinated botanical eye cream before applying highlighter. It will wake up your eyes and provide a perfect base for blending your pencil highlights. You can also apply a few dabs of Upgrade in the afternoon to revive and refresh your look in a pinch.
5. Gloss It Up
A wet, glossy lip is a must if you’re going for a dewy-fresh face, so you’ll want to apply a little Lip Glisten. It adds that final splash of color as an opaque gloss without distracting from your dewy look. Of course, if you really want your lips to pop, line them in a lip pencil before glossing up. It’s classic ’90s.
6. Finish & Set for Success
The final step to achieving a fresh, dewy makeup look is to set your skin with a finishing mist or powder. Our UnderCover ultra-hydrating, blue-light protection mist is perfect for the job. This mist sets your makeup to look great all day without constant retouching. It also adds a splash of hydration to keep your skin healthy and bring out that dewy glow.