How to Get a Gorgeous Dewy Makeup Look in 5 Simple Steps

April 17, 2023
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
person touching face with dewy makeup on
Achieving a dewy, light-reflecting complexion is possible without waiting for golden hour to strike. With the right products and techniques, the enviable, ever-trendy glass skin effect is achievable whether you’re a beauty obsessive or a makeup rookie. Here, we’re sharing how to get your glow on in five simple steps.
  • STEP 1:

    Start With a Matte Primer (Yes, Really!)

    It may sound counterintuitive, but prepping your skin with a matte primer instead of an illuminating one is key for creating the perfect canvas for a glowing, non-greasy look. The L’Oréal Paris Prime Lab Up to 24H Matte Setter will create a smooth base for makeup and prevent excess shine from cramping your radiant style. This mattifying, salicylic-acid infused primer controls shine and ensures that makeup will last for hours while rebalancing oily skin with continued use over time. 

    If you decide to skip face makeup altogether, we recommend going with the YSL Beauty Nu Glow In Balm, which moisturizes and illuminates all on its own.

    dewy makeup
  • STEP 2:

    Apply Your Foundation

    Once you’ve prepped your base, it’s time to get dewy. Grab an illuminating, lightweight foundation like the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Serum Foundation and apply it to your face using a damp beauty sponge. This will allow the makeup to go on lightly and smoothly. If you need to cover any spots or blemishes, use a cream concealer and blend well into the skin.

    Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Serum Foundation
  • STEP 5:

    Lock in Your Makeup and Enhance Your Glow With Setting Spray

    For one last glow-inducing touch, use a non-mattifying setting spray. The Urban Decay All Nighter Vitamin C Setting Spray is a favorite because it leaves makeup looking radiant but shine-free.

     Urban Decay All Nighter Vitamin C Setting Spray
Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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