Dampen your blender
Wetting your sponge before applying your foundation not only stops it from soaking up the product, but helps create the super-sheer finish that allows skin to shine through. In fact, for Beautyblender founder Rea Ann Silva, using her product dry is the biggest mistake people make. “You have to wet and squeeze your beautyblender fully until it doubles in size and then it becomes super soft, and it won’t absorb your makeup.”
Tip! Be sure to squeeze out any excess water from your Beautyblender and make sure it is damp enough not to absorb your foundation.
Create creamy cheeks
If you want wet-look glowing cheeks, ditch your powder blush for a cream or liquid. Makeup artist and creator of the ‘dewy dumplings’ phenomenon, Nam Vo, takes it one step further by mixing cream blush and a skin-glazing highlighter for extra juicy, dewy apples.
Start mixing your liquid highlighter
Speaking of being your own mixologist, if you want your highlighter to appear more skin-like than shimmer-central, try adding a little bit of beauty balm. Makeup artist Wolff told Allure this helps to achieve a more “glossy glow” and creates dewy, spa-like skin.
Tip: To define your features, apply highlighter to your cheekbones, temples and brow bone.
Finish with a mist
Rather than using powder to prolong the life of your makeup, try a mist or setting spray instead. A mist will hydrate the skin as it provides longevity without the mattifying effect of a powder. Even better yet, spritz on one that contains some shimmer for an extra glow.
Tip: Aim to spray at least 28cm to 30cm away from skin for full coverage.