How I Create a Luminous, Dewy Complexion
So having combination skin, I never thought I’d write a post like this. I used to be so scared of serums, oils and basically anything remotely shiny. But after researching and learning a lot over the past few years, I’ve found out they’re not the enemy. It’s so important to hydrate your skin, no matter what skin type you have.
Firstly, I want to mention that skincare has a lot to do with getting the best complexion. It’s key to make sure you’ve exfoliated/cleansed, toned and moisturised the night before. This gives the products time to really sink into the skin. But I will definitely go into that a little more in another post, as this is going to be more beauty focused.
But just to touch a little on skincare, I love to use my Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream - every single night and even before applying my make-up. I honestly wake up with the smoothest feeling skin. So I really think it helps my make-up to apply seamlessly.
I then make sure to use a more hydrating primer, when I’m going for that glowing skin look. My favourite for this is the Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer. This is perfect as although it adds hydration, it still drys down and feels really smooth on the skin. But I’ll apply a mattifying, silicone based primer to the centre of my face afterwards - as I know those areas get especially oily for me.
After this, I absolutely love mixing an illuminator or oil into my foundation. My favourite at the moment is the NARS Illuminator in Hot Sand. I’ve also recently been testing out the M.A.C Prep+Prime Essential Oil and so far I absolutely love that too.
Then I really like to apply a cream highlighter before I use any powders. At the moment I’ve been obsessed with M.A.Cs’ Cream Colour Base in Hush. This always gives that natural, ‘glowing from within’ look to the skin.
So finally, my secret weapon to applying all of these beauty products is my Beauty Blender. This sponge never fails to make my skin look natural and flawless. There’s nothing worse than being able to see layers upon layers of product and this tool eliminates that completely. It literally melts everything into the skin, leaving behind a seamless complexion. I even love to use it over powders as well, because the water moisture from the sponge works as the perfect emollient.
Now I haven’t mentioned things like foundation, as I feel like they’re personal to each of us - depending on our skin. So for a luminous, dewy complexion I’d recommend you using the sheerest coverage that you feel comfortable in. Also I just wanted to add that I’ll obviously use a setting powder. But only in areas that I know get super oily - so again that’s something personal to each of us. If you have dry/normal skin, then you might not even need powder. But definitely for more combination/oily skin it’s a must. As too much glow can end up looking a little greasy!
I definitely feel like I’ve learned to love my combination skin and have recently been seeing the positives to it. As I used to get so annoyed with the shine haha. But it really is just about finding the products that work for you. So let me know how you guys feel about luminous, dewy skin. Also if you have any products to recommend for creating this look then I’d love to know too.