How to: DEWY BUTTERY SKIN 101

Soft, dewy butter-like skin is in. Models and makeup artists alike are wearing this makeup look increasingly this SS19. Butter-like skin- think: pretty dewy, healthy, fresh pearlescent skin finish achieved by technique and applying the right products in the right order. Think, fresh glowy skin but not oily or greasy.
Examples of this makeup trend can be found on these makeup artists pages (@anasmakeupartistry) (@ortalelimeleh1):


So, now that you have equally fallen in love as much as we have: How to create this? Follow these steps and try them out in your makeup routine to get buttery flawless skin.

1) Prep


Prep by cleansing skin with a gentle cleansing cream, this cleanses, maintains moisture while hydrating. We recommend the Weleda milk cleanser with a facial cotton pad and then wash it off. Then, exfoliate with Nip and fab sensitive glycolic acid skin fix pads to remove dead skin, dry skin and accentuate your natural glow.

2) Hydrate skin


Use a sheet mask that focuses on hydration and moisture. Our faves are:


Then, use a face mist such as Mario Badescu Rose water face mist or Kem beauty Sunkissed Glow mist. These mists contain rose water, which is super hydrating for the skin. Kem Beauty mist contains glycerine, aloe vera water and extract, hyaluronic acid, vitamin e and mini sparkly particles to boost glow and nourish skin. Its important to double hydrate after exfoliating skin, using products with hyaluronic acid ensure that the moisture and hydration is actively penetrating skin beneath surface level.

3) Moisturise


Moisturise to prevent moisture loss and to seal in moisture added at hydration stage. Ensure that skin is still damp when adding moisturiser. Our fave moisturisers are:

 



4) Prime


Avoid mattifying primers on entire face, if you have an oily t zone, then spot apply an OIL control primer on oily areas i.e. nose and chin. On the rest of the face use an illuminating primer like Mac strobe cream or e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer.


5) Foundation


Use a dewy thin and build-able foundation like Mac face and body or the ordinary foundation mixed with a liquid highlighter or illuminating cream. This creates a sheer skin like base that promotes your healthy glow. Apply foundation by warming up on the back of your hand and applying by gently dabbing and blending with fingers. Then smooth out with a damp beauty blender to secure and set foundation in place. Set under-eye concealer with a tapered precise medium tapered brush with a moderate amount of loose powder. Don’t apply too much or you will cover up and undo all the efforts of the steps before!

6) Highlight


Apply a liquid or cream highlighting stick to the high points of your cheek bones, nose, forehead etc. Do not set with a powder highlighter (please!).

Finish


Excellent finish! At this point you should look and feel like an ethereal Goddess ready to go out into the springtime sun. To finish and seal your makeup use a dewy finish spray such as Tatcha finishing spray, Kem Beauty Sunkissed Glow mist or Morphe continuous setting spray.




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