3 Dewy Make-Up Hacks To Try This Summer

Nothing screams summer like glassy skin. And if you’re in the mood to elevate your dew levels, bring some glossy lids and lips to the mix for a snap-worthy glazed effect. For all you dewy make-up newbies out there, perfecting this editorial make-up style is a lot easier than it looks – all that’s required is a non-sticky face gloss, beauty balm or lip gloss (and your fingertips!), and you’re good to go. Here are three hacks we’re loving right now…

Step 1: Glossy Eyes


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There are two ways to wear this runway trend – bare or bright. For bare lovers, blend a neutral-colored eyeshadow over the lids and accentuate the crease with a richer shade, like dark brown. Once you’ve diffused the colour, dab on clear lip gloss (MAC’s Lipglass is a fave!) over the eyes and extend this dew towards the brow bone for a stylish, glassy topcoat. 


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But if you’re looking to make a statement, incorporate some vivid colour by substituting your nude eyeshadow with a brighter hue like blue, pink, green, or rouge. Complete this look with a 90s-styled glossy nude pout and a sh*t ton of mascara for a ‘Gram-worthy beauty look.

Step 2: Chewy Cheeks

On days when you want to switch up your cheeks from office-friendly to sundowners, a little face gloss goes a long way. With a dense buffing brush, apply some cream blush to the apples of your cheeks and diffuse the color across the cheekbones. Then, dab on a transparent lip gloss or face gloss with your fingertips for a chewy glazed-donut effect. We’re obsessed with Elizabeth Arden’s Fragrance-Free Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant for all types of glossy styles. It’s a multipurpose beauty balm that you can apply to the eyes, cheeks, and lips for easy pane-of-glass radiance.

ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance Free

Step 3: The 90s Glossy Nude Pout

One trend that’s made an epic return is the old-school glossy brown pout popularised in the 90s by Black and Latino icons like Brandy, Lil Kim, JLo, Mary J. Blige, and Aaliyah. Fast forward to today, and it’s become a daily staple amongst Gen-Z and millennial beauty lovers. To recreate it, line your lips with a dark-brown lip liner, then fill the centre with a mauve-coloured cream or liquid lipstick. Finish off with a generous coat of high-shine lip gloss in a clear or rose nude tint. We 10/10 recommend MAC Lip Pencil in Chestnut, Revlon ColorStay Satin Ink Lipcolor in Eyes on You, and Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow.

Have you tried the dewy make-up trend yet? Let us know in the comments below!


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