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How to Get the Glowy, Dewy Skin You’ve Always Dreamed Of

A combo of skin care and makeup is the trick to a luminous glow.
July 10, 2023
How To Get Dewy Skin

Achieving the glowy, dewy skin look is equal parts skin care and equal parts makeup. If your skin is lackluster and dehydrated, there is only so much makeup can do to conceal that. But if your skin is parched and full, it’s going to take some time for your skin care products to work their magic. 

If you’re on a glowy skin journey, one ingredient that should immediately be on your radar is hyaluronic acid. While you may think it’s reserved for those with dry skin only, it’s a powerful skin care ingredient that has many other benefits than just hydrating the skin. When it’s paired with the right makeup products (AKA ones that boost the skin’s luminosity), the skin care-makeup combo create the perfect recipe for a stunning, glowy visage. Take notes as we share how to get glowy skin with the help of L’Oréal Paris skin care and makeup products.  

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How Can I Make My Skin Glowy and Dewy?

Here are three things to consider for your skin care and makeup routines when the goal is a dewy glow.

1. Exfoliate

Glowy, dewy skin starts with your skin care routine. Incorporate a chemical exfoliant like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum into your nighttime routine. The formula contains the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid, which can buff away dead skin cells to resurface skin tone, leading to a glowy, smooth and even complexion. Start by using it a few times a week and build up to everyday use as your skin can tolerate it.

2. Hydrate

Along with routine exfoliating is making sure your skin is properly hydrated. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream is a lightweight moisturizer that suits all skin types. It’s formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which allows it to hydrate the skin while it repairs the skin barrier. Use it morning and night to hydrate the skin and replump fine lines and wrinkles. 

3. Reach for Glowy, Radiant Makeup 

Once you know your hydrating skin care routine is solid then you can focus on makeup. Look for formulas with glowy, radiant finishes. Dewy skin has a luminous glow that looks healthy and well-hydrated, not oily. The L’Oréal Paris True Match Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer, is a glow primer that delivers a lit-from-within luminosity that all skin types can enjoy. It’s not glittery or greasy-looking and it works as a foundation primer or on the high points on the face as a highlighter. Pair this primer with a radiant foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation and you have yourself a foolproof glowing skin beauty routine. 

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What Can I Mix With Foundation to Make It Dewy?

To transform a matte foundation into one with a dewy, luminous veil, mix in your favorite glow primer like the aforementioned True Match Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer. Add two to three drops to your matte foundation and watch it transform into a glowy skin perfector. If you’re looking to sheer out your matte foundation and make it more hydrating (without shimmer), add a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum to create your own tinted moisturizer. Or, try the L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum.

Do You Use True Match Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer Before or After Primer?

The nice thing about the True Match Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer is that it’s multi-use so you can use it as a primer, before primer or after primer. Use it as a primer for a lit-from-within glow, or layer it on top of your favorite long-wearing makeup primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Prime Lab Up to 24H Pore Minimizer to boost your makeup wear time and illuminate the skin. You can also wear it on its own for a glowy, no-makeup, makeup look, or you can use it on the high points of your face after you apply foundation like highlighter. 

How to Use L’Oréal Paris Skin Care and Makeup Products for Glowy, Dewy Skin

Here’s how to achieve glowy, dewy skin that rivals a social media filter with the help of L’Oréal Paris makeup and skin care products. 

1. Start With Hyaluronic Acid Skin Care

On clean, damp skin, start by applying a hydrating face serum like the Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Gently pat it onto the skin for immediate hydration and skin plumping effects. Continue with L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Caffeine Eye Serum, a hydrating eye treatment that helps to depuff and brighten the under-eyes. Use the roller ball applicator to massage it onto the under-eye area and lightly tap it in with your ring finger (it has the gentlest touch of all your fingers).

Lock everything in with the aforementioned Revitalift Derm Intensives Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream and follow up with L’Oréal Paris Bright Reveal Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily UV Lotion if you’re doing a daytime makeup look. There’s no need to worry about using too much hyaluronic acid, in fact, layering hyaluronic acid products is a great way to boost the skin’s hydration levels while aiding in moisture retention.

2.  Apply the True Match Lumi Glotion Skin Enhancer

Once your skin is soft and hydrated, then you can move on to makeup. Choose a shade of the True Match Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer that best suits your skin tone, or you can use the Deep shade for a bronzy glow, like TikTok It girl, Alix Earle. Apply a pea-sized amount to your face and use a foundation brush or a makeup sponge to gently blend it in. 

Editor’s tip: Use the True Match Lumi Glotion Skin Enhancer like Martha Stewart and apply it on your shoulders and collarbone for post-spa day skin glow. 

3. Apply Your Glowy Foundation of Choice

After you’ve primed your face, use a radiant foundation to play up your glowy skin. The aforementioned L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation has buildable coverage, a natural finish and comes in 47 shades organized by warm, cool and neutral undertones. If you’re looking for something with more coverage, try L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation. With medium to full coverage that conceals blemishes and dark spots for up to 24 hours, the radiant formula still manages to feel ultra-lightweight on the skin.

4. Use the True Match Lumi Glotion Skin Enhancer to Highlight the High Points of Your Face

Use the same True Match Lumi Glotion Skin Enhancer to highlight the high points of your face, like the bridge of your nose, your cheekbones and Cupid’s bow. Use your finger to lightly dab it into the skin for a seamless glow. 

Once you’ve applied your highlighter, proceed with the rest of your makeup routine as usual. 

5. Wash Your Face and Reapply Your Hyaluronic Acid Skin Care

At the end of the day, wash your face with a cream cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser, which gently exfoliates and removes makeup. Once your face is cleansed, apply your hyaluronic acid face serum, eye serum and moisturizer. Skin care is not something you should use only when you want glowy, dewy skin, it’s something you should use daily to keep your visage looking and feeling its best. When you’re consistently keeping up with your hydrating skin care routine, glowy, dewy skin will come much easier. 

Next: 5 Ways to Get Glowing, Bronzed Skin Without the Sun

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Associate Creative Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Associate Content Director: Shalwah Evans, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Digital Tech: Erik Dalzen, Photo Assistant: Sam Kang, Model: London Knight

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