If you want a more dewy yet long lasting look I’d recommend still wearing a long lasting foundation thats more of a satin/matte finish and then adding glow to where you want it. Usually a dewy foundation will look dewy all over which is good if you’ll only be out for a few hours or have dry skin but if you’re going to be out most of the day or have more oily/combo skin you’ll need to make a few adjustments. Oily skin gals can still get that dew and radiance without looking oily! :)
For a long lasting dewy look start off with a long wearing or more matte foundation and use one or some of the techniques listed below
- Cream/powder highlight. Apply highlight on the cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose (or just the tip of the nose) and the upper lid/cupids bow. The rest of your face will be relatively matte but adding shimmer and glow in just those areas will give your face a more dewy effect. Powder highlights tend to be more shimmery/intense and cream highlights tend to be more natural and “wet” looking like skin’s natural oils.
- Illuminating primer/base. Using an illuminating base under makeup will glow through foundation making it look like you’re glowing from within. You can even mix an illuminating base/primer with your foundation to give your foundation more of a glow but still keeping the long wearing properties of the foundation.
- Cream blush and bronzer. Cream blush and bronzer don’t dry to a powder, matte finish so they will add a bit of glow to the skin.
- Setting spray. Setting sprays help the foundation and powder melt together taking away any cakey or powdery finish.
To keep a more dewy finish with powder i’d recommend only powdering the t zone, not the entire face, and using a powder that’s not too matte like a translucent powder. Some other great face powders that won’t look too matte or too shimmery are MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Powder, Physicians Formula Spotless Youthful Wear Illuminating Powder and NYX Radiant Finishing Powder.