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Perfecting a dewy base can enhance your natural-looking complexion and leave it glowing throughout the day, a perfect look for the warmer weather. Read on for our fool-proof guide on how to get that dewy foundation look­ using our best dewy foundation, Stay Naked Hydromaniac, and how to make it last whether it be on oily or dry skin types.

Step 1: Prep and Prime Your Skin

Before you get into applying your foundation, it’s important to make sure your skin is prepped and primed for a smooth application. After applying your regular moisturiser (and remembering to apply SPF), use a light, hydrating primer that will enhance the luminous finish you’re going for.​

Applying our Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Prep Spray is great for this, giving skin a hit of hydration with its nourishing ingredients and minimising the appearance of pores. It’s a must-have for any everyday makeup routine.

Step 2: Perfect Your Base with a Dewy Foundation

Once your skin is prepped, it’s time for the vital step in achieving your dewy glow – foundation. Ensuring you choose a foundation formula that creates a luminous finish rather than a matte finish is essential here, which our award-winning Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Foundation does excellently. This dewy finish foundation contains kombucha filtrate and marula oil known for hydration – it is designed to achieve a natural glow whilst nourishing your skin throughout the day.​

With a formula that is buildable and medium coverage, Hydromaniac enhances your natural skin by evening out skin tone whilst minimising the appearance of pores, blemishes and skin texture for a radiant finish.  Apply just one layer for a lighter coverage or, if you'd prefer to add some extra coverage, simply add 1-2 more layers. Ditch the brushes for this step and blend into the skin with your fingers for seamless application– no tools needed!​

You’ve now achieved the dewy look you set out to, but setting this into place will ensure your glow doesn’t dim throughout the day or turn into excessive shine, which is especially important for oily skin types. Sparingly pat our All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder onto just the T-Zone for oil control throughout the day, avoiding excess product to allow that healthy glow to shine through.

Step 3: Blush, Bronze and HIGHLIGHT!

Our Stay Naked Threesome Palette allows you to add those finishing touches to Hydromaniac’s dewy finish using just one product, for an extra radiance boost!

Starting off with the bronzer shade, first gently tap off excess product from your brush to ensure a seamless finish. For a sun-kissed look, imagine the number ‘3’ on the side of your face; gently sweep the product from the top of your temple, down to along the hollows of your cheekbone and gently across your jawline. Using this method appears to beautifully enhance your natural facial structure to bring your dewy foundation look together. 

Next, it’s time to revive your skin’s youthful glow using blush. With the pink blush shade in the palette, use a fluffy brush to apply the product to your cheeks. Focus mainly on the apples of your cheeks and add a little extra product to the bridge of your nose for a natural flush.

Highlighter is ideal for enhancing your dewy foundation look and luminous finish. Using the highlighting shade, apply to the highest point of your cheekbones, where the sun would naturally hit. Additional places to add a highlighter for extra glowy skin include above and just underneath your brow bone, on the tip and along the bridge of your nose.

Step 4: Spritz of Setting Spray

Now to ensure your glow is set into place, enlist the help of our range of our bestselling setting sprays. Our holy grail All Nighter Setting Spray is perfect for locking in a dewy makeup look that could be more susceptible to wearing off than matte looks.

A mist of this will keep your complexion looking fresh without settling into fine lines so that you can glow all day without worry!

And you’re done! Your dewy foundation look is perfected and ready to face the day. Ensuring your foundation shade is perfectly matched is essential for creating a natural, flawless finish to your makeup look. To make sure you’re getting the best Hydromaniac foundation shade for you, head over to our Stay Naked Foundation Shade Finder which we've designed to consider your skin’s natural undertones. You can even virtually try on our 12 Hydromaniac shades to further ensure the best fit for your skin. Or, if you’d prefer to get ultra-personalised advice straight from the experts, find an Urban Decay counter near you or book a live video consultation with one of our Urban Decay Pro Makeup Artists.


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