Post # 1
I feel like matte looking foundation is definitely on its way out of vogue and that dewy skin is definitely in. I want to get this look but still wear foundation. Currently I wear Make Up Forever and it provides moderate coverage but definitely a more matte/airbrushed look.
Does anyone have suggestions for foundation that will provide moderate coverage but give the skin a dewy look? Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
Don’t know about foundation, but I have some moisture spray that I spray on my face in the morning by Beauti Control.
Post # 5
I did some research on Sephora and something like this might be your best bet:
NARS Sheer Glow foundation – it says it’s buildable with a “luminous, sensual glow.”
Once/if you get some more suggestions, I’d have some fun going to a Sephora or similar and just trying on different products.
Post # 6
I am a makeup artist, so I have the answer!
If you use a “dewy” effect foundation, it will smear right off. These foundations look good for about an hour, then you will turn into an oil spill lol! I would recommend using your regular foundation (Make Up For Ever is one of the best brands), and for a faux dewy look, buy an illuminating shimmer powder to apply right on top of your cheekbone. A little bit goes a long way! Doing this will liven up your matte foundation, giving you the best of both worlds: long-wearing foundation, but also a nice glow that won’t appear sticky!
Don’t worry if you don’t notice the ‘shimmer effect’ when you put the illuminating powder on. It’s supposed to be subtle. When the light catches your side profile, your skin will appear glowy and dreamy!
Post # 7
steph_zeppa knows her stuff! I use Becca Cosmetics Pressed Shimmer Powder. I like the colors they have the best and the shine (for me) isn’t out of control its super subtle and seriously a very very very little goes a very very very very very long way. It’s intensly shimmery and I don’t think it sits in creases to badly like some products end up doing. If you have super dry skin and want a liquid product try Benefit High Beam when I’m having trouble with my skin and it’s being VERY dry and flaky that’s a pretty good product to go to as well. This is another one that lasts FOREVER and when used the right way can be pretty subtle. All though I will say both products have the potential (especially the becca) for using too much and getting out of control!
Post # 8
Another thing you could try, if you need coverage but not like a pancake’s worth of foundation, is to mix your foundation half-and-half with your moisturiser.
I go foundation-moisturiser mix, then illuminating concealer under my eyes (not convinced about that one, but I bought it on sale…), then a light brush over with pressed powder to keep shine at bay. It seems to work pretty well for me. Then, also if I want to look more *dewy* I use a liquid stain on my cheeks instead of powder blush. Because of the way you sort of rub/blend it in, it gives a more sheeny appearance than powder blush, without going shiny.
I have a Benefit illuminating/highlighting cream, but it can be toooo much unless I’m really careful, so I tend to only use it occasionally.
Post # 9
This is my favorite non-foundation:
It is really light and sheer and doesn’t dry out your skin. Sometimes I mix Benefit Highbeam with my moisturizer before I put on my makeup and it gives a really glowy look.
Post # 10
start from the bottom up- I had 2 petite facials (one was a gift ) the week before my wedding. My skin has never been better- the second facial was like 5x the effect i normally get from one. My professional MUA was like ” wow what do you do to your skin?!” Best investment ever!
Post # 11
I use Smashbox illuminating serum which helps give a glowing, dewy look. You can mix a dab of it in your foundation, or apply it on top of your makeup in certain areas. It’s really light and doesn’t clog your pores.
Post # 12
Has anyone tried Lancome’s or Dior’s version with luminizers?
Post # 13
Can’t tell you much bout foundation cause i hate the stuff it feels like I’m wearing a mask and I’ve tried plenty. But i do put on natural moisturizer, some concealer, a quick light sweep of mineral powder, and just a few strokes of pinkish mineral bronzer on forehead cheeks and chin. looks awesome!
Post # 14
I usually do my makeup like normal, and use a highlighting powder on my cheeks. It works pretty well. I think the kind I have is Smashbox.
Post # 15
There is no need to go out and purchase another foundation as you are using a great one.
To get that dewy look, I need to know your skintype~ ! ….but ways of achieving that is mixing it in with illuminating products (Shimmery bases – strobe cream or artificial light, or moon beam)
OR you can just use little to NO POWDER.
OR…you can hire a professional makeup artist~ ^o^
Post # 16
I would not do a dewy look for an August wedding. You can add a slight highlight to the upper part of the cheek bone.