Your Ultimate Guide to Achieving a Dewy Skin Look That'll Last All Day

A woman with dewy skin stares off-frame

Glowy skin starts with great skincare, but it can be achieved with a few key dewy makeup products, too.

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Weleda Skin Food

A healthy, lit-from-within glow starts with a great skincare regimen. This celeb-loved magic cream helps your complexion, fast. It's ultra thick and a little goes a long way to nourish and deeply hydrate your skin, leaving your skin downright dewy whether you wear it alone or under makeup. Editor's Tip: Tap a tiny bit onto your cheekbones to achieve a natural-looking, light-grabbing glow to finish off your look.

To buy: $19;

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Glossier Futuredew

Part skincare, part makeup, all dewy finish—the Glossier Futuredew serum is unlike any other product on the market. Pat it into skin as the last step in your routine to instantly look like you've had a full eight hours of sleep, completed an entire 12-step skincare routine, and hit your daily recommended water intake. Futuredew is great worn all alone but can act as a hydrating makeup primer, too.

To buy: $24;

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Becca Backlight Priming Filter

Look like an Instagram filter IRL when you prep your makeup with this primer. It's made with Becca's signature Backlight Technology to instantly blur imperfections, brighten skin, and create an even base to make your foundation look and feel more radiant all day long.

To buy: $39;

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Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me foundation is a drugstore favorite for beauty lovers everywhere—and when it dropped its Dewy + Smooth formula it was a total game changer. The hydrating foundation offers blendable, medium coverage with a radiant, natural finish. And since the line includes 24 shades at only $5 a bottle, it's good for every skin tone and budget.

To buy: $5;

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Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush

Brighten up your cheekbones with a pop of creamy color. This lightweight, buildable creme blush melts into your skin for a natural-looking flush and contains raspberry, blackberry, and grapefruit extracts to nourish and hydrate. Plus, its dusty rose color is universally flattering.

To buy: $13;

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Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Subtly draw attention to your eyes using a shimmery, almost-sheer liquid eyeshadow like this one. It packs highly pigmented color into a quick-drying, blendable formula that never feels sticky or wet. We love the color "Kitten" for a barely-there champagne glow, but Stila offers nine other shades so you can easily find your favorite.

To buy: $24;

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Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter

In case your base isn't glowy enough, we suggest topping it off with a liquid highlighter like this one. It offers a pretty pink hue that blends into your skin, never looking glittery or overly fake. With its precise doe foot applicator, you can swipe it across your cheekbones or highlight smaller areas like the arches of your eyebrows or your cupid's bow with ease.

To buy: $18;

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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Even your lips deserve a little bit of glow. This Rhianna-loved lip gloss provides plenty of shine and gorgeous color while moisturizing your lips thanks to shea butter. Just one swipe makes lips look fuller, no matter which of the six shades you choose.

To buy: $19;

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L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops

Meet your beauty bag's new secret weapon. These highlighter drops are ideal for mixing into moisturizer or foundation when you need a bit of extra dewiness added to your favorite formula. Fairer skin tones will look best in the Daybreak shade, while darker tones (or those who want a bronzer-like effect) will look gorgeous in the Golden Hour option.

To buy: $15;

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Black and white bottle of NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray from Walgreens photo

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NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray

To make sure your dewy look stays in place all day long, top it with a setting spray. The NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray is specifically formulated to leave a glowy finish while protecting your makeup against everyday issues like oil, transfer, oxidation, and more. And since it costs only $7 a bottle, you might want to stock up and add an extra to your purse for midday touch-ups.

To buy: $7;

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