During the winter season, my skin tends to need a little boost in the moisture department and even though I use a thicker cream during the day and night, after I apply my makeup, it can be a little too matte for my liking. To me, a very matte look can come across as a bit cakey and powdery, so I really prefer having a dewy and natural looking complexion.
To achieve this look, I have added one key step to my makeup routine: Glycerin Water.
Now glycerin water doesn’t help with the longevity of your make-up, but it does help everything blend together better to create a dewy finish. Let’s get started!
- Highlighting concealer -look for something that has a pink or salmon undertone
- Skin-toned concealer – I recommend going to a counter to get shade-matched
- Glycerin water
- Beauty Blender
- Setting Powder – I used Dim Light
- Highlighting Powder
- Apply highlighting concealer in a triangle shape from the inner corner of the eye all the way to the tops of the cheeks bones.
- Apply skin-toned concealer in the space directly below the under-eye and wherever you have discoloration or need extra coverage.
- Spray glycerin water all of the face. Glycerin water helps make all the cream product blend together seamlessly and prevents the make-up from looking cakey and powdery.
- Blend everything in with a damp beauty blender. When using the beauty blender, try to just press in the highlighting and skin-toned concealers into the skin rather than swiping it across your face. This allows for maximum coverage and prevents your concealer from looking streaky.
- Set under eye and entire face with a setting powder. This will set all the cream products and help with the longevity of the make-up. Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light helps blur imperfections and gives an airbrushed finish.
- Highlight the tops of the cheekbones as a final touch. This helps reflect light and it’s where sunlight would naturally hit your face so it gives the illusion of a glowy and dewy complexion.