In today’s blog post, I’ll be covering some amazing tips on how to get¬†dewy skin, the cheating way. That’s correct, not all of us are able to lead a lifestyle dedicated to what we eat, how much we drink and if we sleep enough. If you are able to live this lifestyle, I envy you. Hope is here though, you can still cheat the dewy skin look with make-up and serums, without looking cakey! let’s see what products on the market can work magic on our morning regime.

How to get dewy skin, without make-up and serums?

Before I begin this article, it’s important to note that you can achieve a dewy look with ease, with the correct tools and products. Yet it’s also more important to note the benefits of gaining dewy skin throughout a brilliant diet and a more careful life-style.

Dewy skin basically shows how well you keep your skin hydrated. When your skin is hydrated, it looks and feels plump, youthful and radiant. Who wouldn’t want their skin too look like this!? Bye bye expensive concealer! Yet it’s not just about your water intake, it also revolves around what you’re putting into your body food wise, how much sleep are you getting, are you smoking or taking drugs and so on…

Their are also factors to consider such as: Do you lead a stressful lifestyle? Do you exercise? Do you live in a big city? Are you on birth-control, health problems/diseases etc… They all affect our skin. Yet you are what you eat, so if you’re eating a lot of sugar and saturated fats, then this is not only ruining your chances of amazing skin, but also your waist line!

My advice would be, instead of relying on high-street products, take a good look at your lifestyle and diet first. Whilst make-up can work wonders, I’ve seen women spending a fortune on these products in the hope to gain dewy skin. Whilst this might work for the short-term because make-up and serums can work miracles, it’s not creating healthy skin, it’s faking it. This is aimed specifically at women wanting dewy skin without make-up. If you just want an extra boost in your make-up routine or a pick-me up for the morning after a long night, keep reading!

Hydrate

To plump and quench skin without oiliness, pat your skin with an essence lotion. If you’ve got dry skin, top your essence lotion with a moisturiser and always use an SPF! If you do have oily skin, don’t avoid all oils thinking they’re your devils. Essence lotions are known as “drops of youth” since they are a gel-to-water liquid, bursting with hydrators and nutrients. The best thing about these essence lotions is without feeling heavy on the skin, they have to ability to sink deep into your skin. Hence why gently patting these lotions onto the skin works wonders as it enables them to sink into your skin as they should. Your end result? The perfect canvas to not only plump your skin with some vitamin E, but for a much smoother make-up application.

Prime

Once you’ve hydrated your face with an essence oil of your choice, add a even & thin layer of primer to keep your hydration and foundation in place. Even though essence oils will soak into your skin, they will leave a silky base which creates the perfect canvas smooth skin. A blurring primer will work amazingly for locking in hydration and anchoring your foundation. Blurring primers are used to control shine and pores, as well as blurring out imperfections and fine lines. A product that is worth a great investment in my eyes.

Base

Now that you’ve hydrated and primed, you need a glow-giving foundation that adds more hydration to the skin. Yes – gimme more hydration! If you can find a foundation that contains rose water and aloe vera, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Even a foundation with one or the other in, will always work wonders for your skin. It’s also important to note that you do want a hydrating foundation, something that feels plump on your skin and blends well. You really want to avoid a foundation that is going to slip and slide across your face.

As stated before, even you’ve got an oily base – you still need to hydrate your face! If anything, you’re more prone to dehydration on your skin because you might be avoiding moisturisers. If you haven’t already got a hydrating foundation, seek a foundation that states on the bottle “hydrating” or “luminous”.

Highlight and Glow

The best highlighters that offer a better glow and last longer in my opinion, are liquid highlighters. I find that when applying a matte highlighter, I’m using either too much or giving off a shimmer more than a glow. With liquid highlighters, you can just dab/squeeze a little onto a beauty blender and apply it with so much more ease! Dab or apply the highlight onto the top of your cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow and chin to capture the best light across your features. My best advice is to not go overboard with the highlighter on a daily basis, you don’t want to make your glow look fake – you want to make it look real and to be honest, not stupid.

Sculpt and Contour

The beloved make-up techniques that have lifted my heavy nights plenty of times. I always recommend a fluid again, as these are the most natural looking, but they’re also easier to sculpt if you’re new to contouring. You really don’t want matte your finished look too much either, as the whole step-by-step would have been a waste of time.

The Final Finish

Don’t be afraid to apply powder! What you have to bare in mind, is that you’ve got a lot of liquid products on your face, and you definitely want to keep them at bay for as long as possible. If you’re also prone to gaining oil throughout the day, carry a compact powder with you. I use a large fluffy powder brush to gently dab just a little powder on my t-zone after each application. This is to ensure I don’t produce oil throughout the day, and that I don’t let any products slip off my skin.

I hope you enjoyed this article and that you’ve taken some great tips and potentially new purchase ideas from it.

Happy Monday!