So fresh and so clean!
Gorgeous skin is always on trend, and makeup artists and beauty experts will agree, there’s nothing prettier than luminous, dewy skin—it just looks so healthy and fresh. With the warmer months upon us, glowy, lit-from-within skin is an absolute must. That’s probably why the look was so popular on the Spring 2017 runways of some of our favorite labels, from Jason Wu and Marni to Balmain and Marchesa.
Altazurra Spring 2017, Delpozo Spring 2017, Blumarine Spring 2017
Besides designer runways, dewy skin is featured in the beauty spreads of every popular fashion glossy come spring and summer, and you’ll see models like Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn looking fresh and flawless with an enviable healthy glow. And while designers count on makeup artists to give their models luminous skin for the runway, celebrities like Nicole Richie, Beyonce, and the Kardashian/Jenner clan use highlighters and bronzers to illuminate the red carpet.
Everything Everything star Amandla Stenberg, Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale, Model Ashley Graham
Want to try the trend? You can easily achieve flawless, dewy skin with a highlighter (liquid or stick) or serum, but first, and most importantly, don’t ever skip the moisturizer, even if you have oily or acne-prone skin.
“My makeup artist, Tonya Brewer, taught me the importance of moisturizing daily,” Bella Thorne shared. “Hydration is a must if you want pretty, dewy skin.”
Following your moisturizer, blend highlighter into your cheekbones, the middle of your chin, cupid’s bow, and above your brow bone, or you can mix a bit of liquid highlighter with your moisturizer before applying it to your face. For darker skin tones use a highlighter with gold tones in it for a golden, glowy flush.
Glossier Haloscope Highlighters, MAC Cream Colour Base in Nude & Hush, NYX Honey Dew Me Up Skin Serum & Primer
Serums and face oils also work to achieve a healthy, dewy effect; simply apply to clean, dry skin before you put on your makeup, then blend a tiny amount into your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose (never down the sides of your nose).
In a pinch you can gently dab a tiny amount of petroleum jelly on your eyelids, like makeup artist Hannah Murray did at the Topshop Unique show, or use a clear lip gloss to add a hint of shine to your cheekbones.