skin care concerns 9 Ways to Get Bright, Dewy Skin

How to master the glowy look — for every skin type.

April 29, 2022
Dewy Skin Hack

If you have dry skin, there’s probably one goal that’s been at the top of your mind lately — getting dewy skin. This popular beauty look is all about skin that’s fresh, gleaming, and hydrated — without appearing oily. Achieving this coveted beauty look may be easier said than done, but you can get there with a quality skin care routine and dewy makeup products — even if your complexion is naturally on the dry side. Below, learn how to get dewy skin with nine skin care and makeup hacks.

What is Dewy Skin?

When you have dewy skin, your complexion glows and shines in such a way that it looks healthy, but with no chance of anyone mistaking your face for being greasy.
Dewy skin has spawned countless beauty trends you’ve likely heard about, including glass skin, honey skin, and even glazed donut skin, which has only made the collective desire to get a dewy look even stronger. 

How to Get Dewy Skin

There’s a few steps you can take to achieve the dewiness you’re seeking. Update your beauty routine with these tips and hacks, and get ready to glow.


1. Exfoliate Regularly

It’s good practice to gently exfoliate your skin to remove  dead cells from its surface one to two times a week (or as tolerated by your skin). When dead skin cells build up on the surface of your skin, they can lead to a dull, extra dry-looking complexion. To ensure that your face looks radiant and smooth, try using the L’Oréal Paris Pure Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub to buff away any surface buildup.


2. Grab a Vitamin C Serum

While makeup can do wonders in creating the appearance of dewy skin, if you want your dry skin to become dewy for the long haul, it all comes down to your skin care routine. Add a vitamin C serum, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum, to your daily regimen. This particular serum is formulated with 10 percent pure vitamin C and can help restore a healthy radiance to your skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Smooth it onto your skin morning and evening after cleansing.


3. Slather on SPF

Using sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF not only protects your skin from dangerous UV rays, but it also keeps your skin looking youthful to help promote a dewy, radiant finish. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is recommended to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day. 


4. Keep a Facial Mist on Hand

To refresh your dewy look throughout the day, give your skin a quick spritz of facial spray for the ultimate glowing effect. Personally, we’re fans of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi-Shake and Glow Dew Mist, as it awakens skin with healthy hydration for a natural, dewy glow.


5. Use a Hydrating Primer

It’s always smart to prep your skin for makeup with a primer. Primers help makeup last longer and smooth your skin for a seamless application. If you use a hydrating option, you get the benefits of a primer plus a soft and luminous finish — which is perfect for dewy skin. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer. Formulated with nourishing oils and iridescent pearls, this primer hydrates, protects, and boosts the radiance of your skin.


6. Mix Makeup and Skin Care

There are quite a few products that can give you dewy skin, but there’s one product combination we recommend to everyone who will listen —mixing an illuminating primer with moisturizer for the perfect makeup-meets-skin care moment. Dewy skin is a look that inherently toes the line between makeup and skin, so using both hand-in-hand will give you the dewy complexion of your dreams.

Try mixing a dab of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Collagen Expert Day Moisturizer. It’s that easy. When you apply this mixture to clean skin, you can expect the slightest hint of coverage that will make it look like you glow from the inside out, plus you’ll get a dose of hydration.

Squeeze the combination onto a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. Stipple the mixture onto your face and admire your easy, model-off-duty, dewy makeup look.


7. Use Cream and Liquid-Based Makeup Products

A dewy makeup look is all about using hydrating formulas. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum under your eyes, in the middle of your forehead, and down the bridge of your nose. This will help brighten your complexion while concealing any skin concerns. Add both blush and highlighter, like the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip and Cheek Tint and L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer, to complete your dewy face coverage.


8. Extend the Dewy Love to Your Lips

If your whole face looks beautifully dewy, keep the trend going with a glossy lipstick in a natural hue. We love the L’Oreal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract for this.


9. Don’t Overdo The Dew

When it comes to the perfect glow, it’s important to remember that the trick is for it to look natural. To avoid looking shiny, dab highlighter only along your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.

Your dewy makeup will steal the show, so don’t pair it with other eye-catching makeup trends unless you want to look overdone.


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Edited by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo by: Crystal Miller