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The best products for dewy makeup are ones that I have been using for over 2 years. I have perfected the dewy makeup look and I want to teach you all how to get it.
A good place to start is with an illuminating base, skin tint, a cream blush of sorts and a great eyebrow product. Don’t worry if this seems overwhelming, I’m writing this review so that you get the best products for dewy makeup so you’re all set!
The one thing you have to know about dewy makeup is that it can be for oily skin too! Anybody can wear dewy makeup even if you have mature skin. The trick is always having a setting powder to set some of the areas in your face that you get too oily.
Again, don’t worry about this babe because I have you covered for the best products for dewy makeup – let’s get into it!
The Best Dewy Makeup Starts with Moisturized Skin
If you want to get the most healthy glowy dewy makeup without looking flat you’ll need to ensure your skin is prepped with a good moisturizer or primer. If you go down the primer route make sure it is water based because most skin tints are water based and you don’t want to look too cakey. The trick to the dewy makeup look is to look as natural as possible.
Here are some of the best base products for dewy skin:
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Arguably the best makeup primer, the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is the secret to an illuminating dewy skin look. It comes in a glass bottle with a big doe foot applicator and you can put this as a base all over your face. Glowy makeup and dewy makeup are very similar so I always use the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter to get that beaming flawless glow.
Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow Primer
The Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow Primer is not talked about much right now but it is a secret weapon to get glowing and dewy skin. I have been using the Brightening Youth Glow Primer for awhile now and it always evens out my skin tone and eliminates redness. It is $65 and a touch more expensive than the Hollywood Flawless Filter but this one you can mix with your foundation for an all over glow. I also like to wear this alone because it makes my skin glow and overall I just love it as part of my skincare routine.
Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum
The Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum is a unique product because it is a primer and serum in one. If you have oily skin, this is the best primer for dewy makeup because it will control oil production throughout the day but still let you have a dewy and glowy look. This also lasts all day and is the perfect primer for those with oily skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer
If you’re thinking of skipping a primer altogether that’s definitely the way to go. You should try the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream for a hydrating barrier for the skin. If you don’t use any primers or serums the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is definitely the best go to for an everyday moisturizer for a dewy look. Since it has Hyaluronic Acid, the Magic Cream keeps your skin moisturized and looking plump throughout the day. A fun fact is that if you buy the Magic Cream from CharlotteTilbury.com website, you can get yours engraved! You can also buy refills for the magic cream at a lower price and keep the container for sustainability.
The Best Skin Tint for Dewy Makeup
If you want that fresh girl look then you need to use a skin tint or a lightweight foundation for dewy makeup. I have been testing so many different skin tints and have found a few that are definitely worth the money.
Here are the best skin tints for dewy makeup:
Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer
The Saie Slip Tint is one of the best skin tints on the market right now. Not only is the value for money amazing but the product is gel like and it is very easy to apply with your fingers. For a dewy makeup application you need maybe 2 pumps max but the Saie Slip Tint does exactly what it says it just glides on so evenly. The finish of the Saie Slip Tint is gorgeous and I reach for it when creating any dewy makeup look. It is one of the newer brands I have tried at Sephora but it is going to explode in the summer and will be very popular indeed.
Nudstix Tinted Cover Foundation
I love anything by Nudestix and the Nudestix Tinted Cover Foundation is one of the best tinted moisturizers for dewy makeup that I have found. I have repurchased this product a few times and think it is very much worth the money. I also love the finish on this although it is not as dewy as the Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer. The Nudestix Tinted Cover Foundation always gets me compliments and the value for money is incredible. I also only use my fingers to blend this out and maybe a damp beauty blender to get it to blend seamlessly into the skin.
Mac Cosmetics Studio Radiance Sheer Face & Body Foundation
The Mac Face & Body Foundation is one of the most coveted for the dewy skin foundation look. This is really sheer and water based so you’ll want to use your fingers for this one. This is my go to summer 2022 foundation for sure because it’ll give you just a hint of colour to really even out your skin tone. It looks really nice with the Hollywood Flawless Filter as a primer and is the perfect base for any cream based products on top. You will need to use a concealer for this one if you have darker under eye circles but if you’re looking for a sheer wash of colour for a dewy finish this is one of the best foundations. This is a satin finish and will allow your dewy cream blushes to enhance the look of this overall sheer foundation.
The Best Cream Blush for Dewy Makeup
Cream blush is essential for the best dewy makeup application. The only blush I have been wearing is cream blush and I’m literally obsessed with the brands: Nudestix, Makeup by Mario and Rare Beauty.
Here are the best cream blushes for dewy makeup:
Nudestix Nudies in Bloom All Over Dewy Colour
Any of these shades of Nudies in Bloom is going to give you the perfect flushed dewy blush application. The Nudies in Bloom are designed to be sheer but also a bit tacky so they remain looking dewy. I have three shades: Cherry Blossom Babe, Sweet Peach Peony and Rusty Rouge which is the latest shade.
These just blend out so evenly, you can use your fingers or the brush on the other end of the applicator. If you buy just one dewy makeup product it should be the Nudestix Nudies in Bloom.
Read my review on the entire Nudestix Nudies in Bloom Collection here.
Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick
The Soft Pop Blush Stick or Cream Blush from Makeup by Mario is a superior stick cream blush. This is very similar to the Nudies in Bloom All Over Dewy Colour. I find the shades are a bit different and it’s slightly less dewy of a finish but still these are very beautiful.
I have the shade in Pale Petal and I am obsessed with the way it looks and blends out evenly. It also reminds me of the NARS Multiple Stick shade in Laguna because there is a bit of shimmer with this shade.
Overall, anything from Makeup by Mario is considered a hit in my opinion because I have consistently seen his makeup perform well on TikTok and all over the Internet.
Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush
If you think a makeup brand from a celebrity is going to be crap listen up: Rare Beauty is a smashing success. Selena Gomez really hit a home run with the quality of all Rare Beauty makeup products.
The Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush is one of the best cream blushes I have ever used. I have purchased two shades: Nearly Neutral and Nearly Mauve. The Nearly Neutral shade is just that: a neutral pink and the mauve shade has more berry under tones.
The melting blush is a cream to powder finish but it stays on for a long time and the finish is slightly dewy. I like these because they aren’t sticky but still give off that dewy look and feel of a cream based product.
If you are debating the melting blush by Rare Beauty you better run and don’t walk to get your hands on these they are hands down the best blushes I have ever used on my skin.
The Best Liquid Blush for Dewy Makeup
I do like to layer blushes and tend to use both a liquid and cream blush for an extra blushy dewy effect. Liquid blush is more daring so you have to use it sparingly or else you can look overdone. For the dewy look the top brands of liquid blush are: NARS, Rare Beauty, Iconic London and Saie Beauty.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
The Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush comes in two finishes: Dewy and Matte. I love both the dewy and matte Soft Pinch Liquid Blush from Rare Beauty and like them both equally. In fact, I am obsessed with them.
Any of the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blushes are very pigmented so a big huge bottle is going to last you a long time! All you need is one dot on the cheek and you’re set.
Selena Gomez’s favourite blush is the Soft Pinch Dewy Liquid Blush in the shade Joy. If you purchase her limited edition kit from Sephora you’ll see the rest of her favourite items including the highlighter in Mesmerize.
Either way, the Soft Pinch Liquid Blushes are a success on TikTok and so many beauty reviews say that this is the best liquid blush on the market.
NARS Liquid Blush
The NARS Liquid Blush has been around for awhile but as soon as Madison Beer said that the NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm is one of her other favourite blushes to use (other than the Dior Viral Blush in 001), it has been sold out everywhere. The NARS Liquid Blush comes in 3 of their most popular shades: Orgasm, Dolce Vita and Torrid.
If you’re lucky enough to have snagged one then great but you’ll have to wait until the NARS Liquid Blush is restocked because of how Madison Beer claimed it is one of her favourite blushes.
According to TikTok, the NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm is very similar to the powder blush because it is just as pigmented so if you already own the Orgasm powder blush you don’t really need the NARS Liquid Blush and can still achieve the same dewy effect.
Iconic London Sheer Cream Blush
The Iconic London Sheer Cream Blush is one of the best kept secrets for liquid blush. The Iconic London Sheer Cream Blush is a mix between a liquid and cream blush but it will give you the best dewy glow for a blush. All you have to do is squeeze some out onto your finger and blend upward into the cheek for a sheer flushed glow.
Em Cosmetics Colour Drops Serum Blush
The Em Cosmetics Colour Drops Serum Blush may be the most hydrating of all of the dewy liquid blushes. I picked this up in the shade Little Lilac which is the perfect lavender pink. For a purple blush it made my cheeks glow and remained dewy but not sticky throughout the day.
If you’re looking for the perfect dewy nude flushed cheek, the Em Cosmetics Colour Drops comes in a variety of neutral colours as well. This serum blush is infused with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid to maintain moisture in the skin.
There you have the best products for dewy makeup. If you have any other suggestions for dewy makeup product best sellers please let me know in the comments.
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