Thursday, 6 September 2012

Know-How: Don't let your Fresh & Dewy Makeup look OILY!

Today’s trend is all about having that Natural-looking, fresh and dewy skin. We see them a lot on the runways or on the television having this kind of makeup which makes their face glow under the limelights.
(yes! even men pull off such healthy-looking dewy skin! Awesome~ >_< )
BUT the question is, what if you’re living in a country which is hot and humid, can you still pull this look off? Here are some ways to achieve a radiant, dewy looking skin but NOT making it look oily.
  • Dewy make up is all about the shine, right? But there are only certain parts that should show the dew.
Photo #1: This is how oily skin looks like. Angelina Jolie is still gorgeous though!
The T-Zone, apples of the cheeks, entire chin & entire nose should not show too much shine. Not all parts should be shiny! Unless you wanna look like you’re soaked in oil~!
  • The dewy finish should only be in the higher parts of the face. Places where the light will hit first.
Photo #2: Natural glow of the beautiful Son Ye-Jin.
Now that we know what’s the difference of Dewy Skin to Oily Skin, let’s talk about how to do the Fresh & Dewy Skin Makeup!
1. Pearl Finish Primers/Liquid Highlighters/Face Volumer [MUST!]
2. BB Cream/Liquid Foundation that has a Dewy/Moist/Semi-Matte/Shimmer Finish
3. Face Highlighter (Liquid/Stick/Powder) [OPTIONAL]

Makeup Know-How: 
STEP 1: Your face should be very clean to avoid the make up being trapped in your pores. Apply a toner or an essence to the entire face using a cotton/cosmetic pad. When using a toner, I prefer using a toner with a thick consistency (Lioele Skin/Missha Skin/Isa Knox X2D2 Skin) rather than the watery ones which are more of an astringent.  ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ STEP 2: Apply a primer with a pearl/dewy finish combined with your bb cream all over the face. Avoid using gel/balm primers because those will give you a matte finish. (You can use the volumer + bb cream too but there’s no need to apply a pearl base)
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  STEP 3: Apply a highlighter (liquid or powder)on the higher parts of your face especially the temples of your cheeks. (Refer to Photo #2). 
(I used a liquid highlighter here) 
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  STEP 4: This step is optional. You can use a loose powder (not the pressed ones because it will cake!) to set your foundation/bb cream on, especially when the weather is hot and humid BUT DON’T apply the powder on the places you you want to be highlighted(Temples of the cheeks, tip of the chin, nose bridge etc.). Let them have the dew you want for a fresh looking face! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  FINAL RESULTS:
Now you can go flaunt the dewy look even on a hot weather!

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