How to get dewy skin

Last updated 14:36 26/07/2013

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Bucking the current Hollywood trend of marvellously matte and gorgeously glamorous, comes one of this season's most sought after make-up looks.

Delightfully dewy skin is taking the business of beauty back to basics, combining a glowing complexion with neutral shadow and subtle blush for the ultimate 'un-done' look.

But beware - rocking a natural look can be deceivingly tricky to get right. Dewy skin should be reflective and shimmery, not greasy and sweaty looking, so choosing the right base to apply is absolutely essential.

There are a number of foundations and creams on the market to achieve an enviable fresh glow. Despite providing a light base, they still offer coverage for a beautifully flawless look, so shop around for one that suits your tone and type.

L'Oreal Nude Magique CC Cream - or colour correcting cream for you beauty novices - claims to be a "wake up the complexion for a perfect nude look". CC cream is lighter on the skin than a BB cream - which is lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturisers.

CC cream gives you flawless coverage by combating skin issues, including redness or sallowness, allowing your natural beauty to shine through for the ultimate dewy look.

Revlon's Photoready BB Cream is a "multi-benefit" Beauty Balm. As well as providing excellent coverage without using thick foundation, it also combines skincare and sunscreen. Perfect for a hot summer's day.

Benefit's One Hot Minute is a loose rose-gold finishing powder, which can be dusted over your face and décolletage area  for a gorgeous shimmering sheen. The accompanying fantail brush makes it easy to apply and ensures you don't go overboard with application. Super shine is not sexy.

Apply your tinted moisturiser or light foundation as normal, and this product will give you a beautifully radiant complexion.

The art of a gorgeously glowing complexion is to prime it well, and Benefit's POREfessional does exactly that. The lightweight balm can be used alone (if you're lucky enough to have blemish-free skin) or under or over make-up.

Benefit claims the primer "minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin" while helping make-up stay put if you're using it with a light foundation.

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