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How to Get Dewy Skin

Soft, supple and dewy skin – it’s the ultimate no-make-up, make-up look that really lets your natural beauty shine through. It’s also super-simple to do, especially if you’re rushing to get ready for work.

What is dewy skin?

Dewy skin is all about that super-hydrated look that hits the fine balance between matte and oily. Think sun kissed, glowing skin that looks like you slept all night on a bed of clouds. It’s a natural look that simply highlights your best features, without you needing to cake on the make-up.

How can I get a dewy look?


So how do you get dewy skin naturally? First thing’s first – look after your body. That means staying hydrated, eating well and getting plenty of exercise. After all, dewy skin gives off that healthy vibe, so it only makes sense that you need to be looking after number one.


Next, give your skincare routine the kick-start it needs. South Koreans swear by the 10-step routine, which includes everything from double cleansing to face masks and serums. But if you’d prefer to keep things simple, start by using a cream cleanser – which hydrates your skin as you wash it instead of drying it out. Follow that with an SPF day cream and a night cream that includes the super-hydrating ingredient, hyaluronic acid.


When creating a dewy skin look with make-up, it’s good to start with a dewy primer followed by a dewy foundation. To add even more of a dewy finish to your foundation, mix in a couple of drops of liquid highlighter before applying to your skin. I’d recommend the highlighters with more of a pearlescent finish, as this will be more dewy and less glittery.

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Getting a dewy look with dry skin

Having dry skin can often make it tricky to achieve that hydrated, dewy look, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Start by using products that contain hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin E. And when it comes to make-up, never use mattifying foundations or powder highlighters, instead go for liquid or creamy alternatives.

Getting a dewy look with oily skin

There’s a fine line between dewy and oily skin – and only one looks good. To achieve that tell-tale dewy look without the greasy finish, start by introducing oil-balancing cleansers and moisturisers into your skincare routine.

Can I use a primer if I want a dewy make up look?

Yep of course, just try not to use a mattifying primer and instead choose one that is going to add a glossy glow to your skin. And if you want to add even more of a dewy finish to your skin, mix in a hydrating serum to your primer, or even some liquid highlighter.

Ready to get that dewy skin-look? From looking after yourself from the inside to being a make-up pro, we hope our blog has taught you everything you need to know to achieve that dewy look.