Monday, September 6, 2010

Fall Trend 2010: Dewy Skin

Glow on girl! Dewy skin is back this season so all you shimmer junkies can rejoice. Back in the day, the word "dewy" was over-used and over-done. Dewiness this time around should be less wet or moist looking (bad choice of words?) and more glowy and radiant.

1. Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant-Glow ($49 USD): Supermodel skin in a tube? Yes please! Inspired by the models' hectic schedules during fashion week, this beauty cream is designed to revive tired looking skin, enhance the finish of your makeup, and deliver a natural glow. It contains depsea water to improve skin's moisturizing ability and contains ginkgo leaf extract to fight oxidation. I've replaced my day cream with this one and kind of love it too much. Once it settles into the skin, I really notice a rosier glow and a more even skin tone. It definitely delivers instant results.

2. Benefit Girl Meets Pearl ($30 USD): Pearls don't just drape around your neck anymore. Meet Benefit's liquid pearls for your face! This lovely golden-pink highlighter is a light-weight cream used to give your skin that "lit-from-within" glow. Similar to Benefit's That Gal Brightening Primer (love), just twist the bottom and dab a little on where light would naturally hit you. To avoid a disco shine, keep it to the high plains of the cheekbones, inner corner of eyes, and a little down the nose - don't forget to really blend into the skin. You can wear over top of makeup or on bare skin. You'll also love the light sweet scent of raspberry!

Throughout the Fall, I'll be posting photos of me (yikes!) trying out the hottest trends. This is my version of the dewy trend. 

Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow
CoverFX BritePrep FX
Benefit Erase Paste
tarte Smooth Operator Tinted Moisturizer
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl (cheekbones, down nose)
CoverFX Setting FX (dusted lightly over t-zone)

Smashbox O-Glow Bronzer (contour)
M.A.C. The Soft Meow Mineralize Blush (Fabulous Felines Collection)

CoverFX EyePrep
Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit (brows)
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Almond (lid/crease)
NARS Duo Shadow in Rajasthan (metallic beige on center of lid)
Anastasia Brow Duality (Lace Shimmer on inner corner of eyes)
Milani Liquif Eye pencil in Black (waterline and smudged into top lash line)
Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara

Korres Lip Butter in Guava

What do you think of the dewy skin trend? Love it? Hate it? Rockin' it?

Products featured were sent for editorial consideration. 


Adorable On Your Vanity said...

I'm so curious about girl meets pearl. I guess I'll have to try it myself and see what the buzz is about.
I love the overall look, you look radiant :)

M.A.C.nunu said...

Gorgeous gorgeous look!!! so glowy @.@
Winter's about the only time I can carry off a dewy/glowy look without looking like a complete grease ball.
Any tips on how to keep that glowy effect after a setting powder? Leaving my foundation without setting it is a fate I don't want to tempt!

Make-up Junkie said...

@Adorable On your Vanity - Thank you! you should absolutely check it out. I actually prefer this one over Benefit's Moon Beam - just looks more natural.

Make-up Junkie said...

@M.A.C. nunu - Aww thank you *blush*. Great question btw. If you need to control shine I'd suggest using a mattifying primer and if you still need to set your foundation and control the shine do a light dusting everywhere else except the areas you applied the shimmer to. Make sense?

dani@callitbeauty said...

your skin looks flawless!

my skin has been on the dry side lately so i've been embracing the dewy look. i have to say, my skin looks better dewy than matte, so i'll be rocking this for as long as i can :p


Arianne said...

Love this trend, and you are working it well! ;)

I guess I gotta bust out my sample of NARS Orgasm Illuminator again!

Rakhshanda said...

You look gorgeous....lovely blog.

Make-up Junkie said...

@dani - thank you! During the winter months my skin looks better too when it's dewy but not so much in the summer. I get shiny fast! What do you like to use to get that dewy effect?

Make-up Junkie said...

@Arianne- Thanks lady! I can't believe I don't have the NARS Illuminator - might have to pick that one up!

Make-up Junkie said...

@Rakhshanda - Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

Monica@BeautyParler said...

What a hottie! Love your makeup...and now I want that Korres lipbalm.

Make-up Junkie said...

@Monica - haha thanks! It's all smoke and mirrors lol. If you don't mind dipping your finger in lip balm you will love the Korres lipbalm!