How to get dewy skin with make-up

Q: Ultra-dewy make-up is in. How can I create this look on clients in salon?

Radiant, luminous skin is on trend right now. To create this dewy look on clients using make-up, it’s best to avoid heavy products like powders and stick to light, illuminating creams.

Preparation is key, so make sure your client’s skin is cleansed, exfoliated and moisturised beforehand, and don’t forget to apply primer.

When it comes to creating the base, use a light but buildable foundation with a dewy finish and hide dark circles with a light-reflecting concealer in an apricot shade, which will neutralise grey and blue tones in the under-eye area.

However, if your client is prone to oily skin, brush a very light dusting of loose powder over the T-zone to reduce shine.

Next, subtly apply highlighter to areas of the face hit by the light, such as the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow. To add a healthy glow, blend a natural bronzer with a little shimmer onto the apples of the cheeks.

Complete the look by filling in brows, applying a couple of coats of black mascara to lashes and adding a tinted balm or gloss to lips.

Siane HennesseySiane Hennessey is make-up artist and educator for Mii Cosmetics, which is distributed by Gerrard International. Hennessey runs make-up workshops and training courses and has more than 16 years’ experience.