How to get the natural and dewy skin look this winter

27 July 2017
By Fashion Quarterly

Let’s face it. Dewy and glossy is in, matte and opaque is out. Health trends are at an all-time high, so naturally, we want to look just as healthy as we’re striving to feel!

It’s freezing babes. The fact that the colder months of the year leave our precious skin in a dry and vulnerable state, the need for facial hydration is more important than ever before. It’s everywhere; beauty bloggers and YouTubers are striving for light coverage, celebrities and models are sharing their tips on the ‘no makeup makeup look’ and beauty editors are going crazy over cream and liquid products, not to mention all of the brands that matter are catching onto the “I need to look like I’m sweating, but like, not sweating!” trend.

So the real question is, what are the best cream and liquid products that help us to achieve this lit-from-within facial glow? It’s all about choosing the right products, 

SKINCARE

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No matter what look you’re going for, whether it be dewy or matte, a flawless face always begins with skincare. Prepping your skin before a face of makeup is essential, especially if you are going for that oh so trendy ‘no makeup makeup’ look. If you’re going to invest in anything, invest in your skincare before your makeup. You’d be surprised by how the right cleanser, serum and moisturiser combo can aid into the success of a fresh face!

Our picks:

Cleanser: Manuka Dr ApiNourish Hydrating Facial Cleanser – You know that awful drying feeling that some cleansers can leave your skin? This wouldn’t dare do that to you.

Facial Spray: Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater – Consume infused water in more ways than one!

Serum: Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum – A cult favourite, lock in that hydration and know your dewy look is covered with this skincare gem.

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Moisturiser: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream  – Seal your skincare for the long term with everyone’s new fave moisturiser. Charlotte knows what we’re after!

The trick is to then allow your skincare to sink in for at least ten mins until it looks like a beautifully glowing blank canvas. Resume operation dewy skin and fire away with the right makeup products!

PRIMER

Becca Backlight Priming Filter – This step may feel a little OTT, however some of you dry babes should opt to just go for it! This will not only add an extra seal on your perfect skincare routine, but it’ll also help to prep the surface to prolong the lasting of your makeup product masterpiece, with an added glow of course!

FOUNDATION

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream – You’ve probably already seen every woman and her dog use this super star product, but it absolutely steals the show in terms of creating the perfect dewy look. Being a full coverage, colour correcting cream, anti-aging hydrating serum and SPF 50 sunscreen, it’s basically everyone’s one-product-stop dream come true. Oh and don’t worry, it won’t break you out!

POWDER

Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder – Some of you may be thinking, ‘What? Powder? Powder will dry me out!’ Nuh-uh, girlfriend. This powder is so finely milled that you can barely see it. The best part? It actually adds a glow and eliminates any unwanted shine. There’s a balance! This is perfect for oily skin that is opting for the dewy look and can be used lightly to set the foundation or in layers to keep that shiny nose at bay.

BRONZER

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel – Again, a serious cult favourite. It’s just so easy to use. It’s the perfect bronze shade and can be used lightly or is able to be built up to look a bit more intense. Glowy and hydrating, yet we swear it won’t interfere with the flawless dewy base that you’ve created!

BLUSH

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee – Arguably the cutest blush product ever, it literally uses ingredients such as Argan oil to help achieve that natural flush but still has the durability of a cream product. How very cheeky.

HIGHLIGHT

RMS Magic Luminizer – A Miss FQ ultimate fave! Use your fingers on the high points of your face to really tie together this dewy look.

EYESHADOW

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Creme Shadow – Not only do these superstar shadow sticks bring a sultry, coloured, defined and glistening look to the eye area, they are just so damn easy to use. That’s what we want, right? Right!

LIPS

Mecca Lip De-Luscious SPF 25 – Maintaining the SPF theme here (because protecting your skin from the sun in winter is just as important!) these gorgeous little rose gold packaged pots add the right amount of moisture to combat dry winter lips alongside a range of gorgeous tints to add the much needed pop of colour that we need at this cosy time of the year. Pucker up babes!

Words: Ash Owens

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