The past ten days or so have been awesome makeup wise. I started working on this tutorial and as part of it I was testing out various ways of wearing the look and to perfect it. Everyday I changed a little something and saw how much of a difference it made and finally when I was happy with a routine I decided on putting it up for you guys to try !

The Quest For The Perfect Products

It all started almost two weeks back when I made a trip to Macy's to decide on the products that would give me what I was looking for.There are several tutorials online and most of them are just a repeat of another. The same products, the same brand, same routine. I wanted to come up with an original look that was not only basic and super easy to replicate but also use products that were easily available, would suit people who were prone to makeup allergies, sensitivity to fragrances, one that did not burn your wallet ( as much) and of course no limited edition stuff.

After making rounds of several brand counters I zeroed in on Clinique. Its not only a brand that I love but they also happened to have everything I was looking.
Allergy tested - check
Fragrance Free - check
Product Availability - check
Decent Price Tag - check
Easily Available - check

Remember ...

I am going to start off with step by step instructions on how to do the dewy look. I have also scattered some cute pics of models with pretty makeup on. For real life, a toned down version of it will kick a$. At the end of the steps I have added several alternatives to the look. Healthy skin is the key but all of us have some issues or the other so I am only going to talk about how one can use makeup to create this look. One must remember that each of have different types of skin, different needs from makeup, different comfort levels with makeup and a different idea of what dewy is. This is a look I came up with that has worked very well on me and its something to get you started on. Change it up, play with it as per the demands of your skin.

Products Required:

Moisturizer : Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Face Spray : Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray
Foundation : Clinique Super Moisture Makeup - 12 Warm Caramel
Highlighter : Clinique Up- Lighting Liquid Illuminator - 01 Natural
Cream Blush : Clinique Blush Wear Cream Blush - 02 Peachy Blush
Mascara : Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara - 01 Jet Black
Lipstick : Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick - 438 Baby Baby
Concealer : Three Custom Color + Jouer
Makeup Wedges

Step by Step Tutorial

1. Start off with a clean face and hands.
2. Apply Dramatically different Moisturizing Gel all over your face.
3. Wet the makeup wedge with water and squeeze out the water.
4. Spray the Moisture Surge Spray onto the wedge and dab it all over your face.
5. Apply concealer under your eyes and on the lid if necessary.
6. Take the required amount of foundation onto the back of your hand. With the same wedge apply the foundation all over your face and neck using dabbing motions.
7.. Spray the Moisture Surge Spray on the other side of the wedge and dab it again all over your face
8. Let the foundation set for a minute.
9. Take some cream blush on your finger and dot it on top of your cheeks. Use the wedge to dab it on the apple of your cheeks.
10. Take just a drop of the Uplighting Liquid Illuminator on the back of your hand. Working with some of it at a time, dab it along the bridge of your nose. Next dab some of it on the 'C' shaped area along the outer edge of your eye extending it to the top of your cheek bone.
11. Apply some of the Liquid Illuminator under your brow bone and on the eye lids.
12. Curl your lashes and apply the Naturally Glossy Mascara.
13. Apply the Butter Shine Lipstick - baby baby
14. Spray some Moisture Surge Spray onto the wedge and very lightly go all over your face with it.
15. Admire that translucent glowy face of yours.


The key to the dewy look is hydration. Dabbing the Moisture Surge Spray helps keep your skin constantly hydrated and reinforces the moisture with every repeat application. The Dramatically Different Moisturizer is a gem of a moisturizer especially under makeup. Thanks to you guys for recommending it to me. The Clinique Super Moisture Makeup is so wonderfully moisturizing and not one bit oily. It has a sheer to medium coverage, works very well for normal to dry skin and wears well for at least 8 hours. The Uplighting Liquid Illuminator in Natural is just that - naturally illuminating. Applying it on top the cheek bone and the bridge of your nose is the key to an over all glow. These are the parts of one's face that stand out and reflect light so adding a bit of an illuminator here is enough to make your whole face look radiant. The creme blush if dabbed in excess can be quite pigmented. However in the end going over the whole face with the moisture spray, takes care of excess of anything and brings the whole look together.


- If you have very clear, even and don't use foundations, mix a bit of the illuminating liquid in your moisturizer and apply all over face for super radiant complexion.

- If you have a problem with acne or pores, apply a face primer after applying the moisturizer. Let it set for a minute and follow with foundation.

- If you have a very very oily face apply a face primer after applying the moisturizer. Follow with your regular matte, oil free foundation.

- You can also mix a bit of the liquid illuminator with your foundation and apply all over your face.

- You can also use water in a spray bottle instead of the Moisture Surge Spray. No spray bottle - no problem, just sprinkle a few drops of water onto the wedge or directly onto your face.

- A skunk brush can also be used instead of the makeup wedge.

- For this look, I would avoid powder anything - powder blush, translucent powder, powder foundation, powder highlighter. To me powder takes away from all the dewy-ness but then again, to each his own.

I was extremely satisfied with how this look played out - its dewy, glowy, hydrated, everything is in right amount, nothing in excess, natural yet put together. Its all about effortless sheer luminosity ! I cant talk enough about the Super Moisture Makeup. After being a slave to Tinted Moisturizers for ever, I took a step forward to a medium coverage and couldn't be more happier with this formula. Surprisingly it is more natural looking and has me feeling extremely comfortable. It is so light, I can barely feel it on my skin ! Overall - super satisfied !

Your Turn

Now go on try it and let me know how it works out for you. I am dying to hear from you guys. Sorry it took me a while to answer this most requested look but I was trying to perfect it before I showed it to you guys. Am sure you will be happy with the results. Like the tutorial ?

Indian Girl


Ranjani said... @ July 24, 2009 at 7:14 AM

Love how detailed this post is..you've really sold this look, I might have try the dewy thing myself:)

Doreen said... @ July 24, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Wow, thanks for introducing the spray and the Supermoisture foundation...I've always wanted to buy them both, and it looks like you've given me the final push! For my dewy look, I usually just mix a dewy foundation (one that has a little shimmer) with Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 for Sensitive Skin (talk about a long name), tap a little MAC Blot Powder on my T-Zone, and add some shimmery blush.

Anonymous said... @ July 27, 2009 at 2:01 AM

hey does the lipstick would look good on dark skin?

An Indian's Makeup Blog said... @ July 27, 2009 at 2:56 AM

Hi Ranjani !

Thanks doll ! I am so glad I finally got the post up ;)

An Indian's Makeup Blog said... @ July 27, 2009 at 2:58 AM

Hi Doreen !

Te spray is actually very different from any other sprays. It retains moisture for a very long time and though the wetness goes away in a few seconds...it is not dry. I'd say its gr8 for air travel !

An Indian's Makeup Blog said... @ July 27, 2009 at 3:00 AM

Hi Anon !

Hmm....I think it should. It is a very natural color and its not something that will stand out. Here is a swatch on my lips

Unknown said... @ September 11, 2009 at 12:42 PM

You did so much research! So informative! Thank you!!!

Unknown said... @ April 8, 2012 at 4:02 AM

I love this make up look. I was looking everywhere and I found this most helpful. Thank you so much.

Check out my blog too http://diybeautytutorials.blogspot.com/

Love Krishna xxx

Makhala Malefetsane said... @ September 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I realy thank u, as i have a very dry skin and like being natural

organic salon said... @ September 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM

You can know how to get naturally glowing dwey skin. Good post

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