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Dewy Makeup! Highlight Your Way To Radiant Skin

Lareese Craig
by Lareese Craig Published on March 18, 2014

If winter's had its wicked way with your dull, lackluster pores, then a lesson in highlighting might do just the trick to revive your skin. We're ditching our tired complexions and prepping our skin for an altogether sunnier disposition. It's time for the ultimate guide to dewification - yep, that's a thing.

Want all the dewy goodness of an indulgent facial but without the price tag? All you've gotta do is become BFFs with your highlighter. It's that simple.

You don't have to go overboard as a little dab goes a long way and a high shine face is never a good look, especially for those with naturally oily skin. Think less sweaty, more glistening.

Luminous skin is a timeless beauty trend, perfect for everyone from runway models to moms with zero time to 20-somethings loving the party lifestyle.

Whether you're jet lagged, sleep deprived or just failing in the fresh faced department, highlighter is your go-to defense against dark circles, bags and puffiness.

As with any makeup it's all in the application. Highlighting should place emphasis on the high points of your face without looking like it's sitting on top of the skin. It's about achieving that professional polished finish that's chic and natural.

The best way to do this is to apply it as part of your base, either by mixing it in with your foundation or applying it afterwards. Working it into the skin, create seamless contours in synergy with the rest of your base. If the finished result looks something like well moisturised skin then you've got it spot on.

To make sure your skin takes centre stage leave the rest of your makeup as minimal as poss. We left our lashes bare and went for a hint of pink on the lips and cheeks to make sure the highlighter really did the talking. Go easy on the powder too: a dusting across the T-Zone should be plenty.

This dewy make-up tutorial is refreshing, hydrating and guaranteed to get you 'wow...your skin!' comments and who doesn't love those? Here's what you need to know.

How do you get your glow on? Tweet us @wewomenUSA!

Check out the sheen team glowing on the red carpet

Hayden Panettiere © Getty Images

With thanks to Zohra Hamzaoui at Guild London

Products used:

Ellis Faas Foundation
Ellis Faas Highlighter
Rimmel Blusher (Soft Rose)
The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter
Too Faced Glamour Dust (Pink Fire)
Clinique Chubby Stick Lip (Curvy Candy)
Revitalash Spotlight Pencil
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Comfort Zone Glorious Skin

by Lareese Craig

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