The secret to achieving that glow? Add a dewy foundation to your makeup bag. Between battling through polluted city air on the commute and not getting our full eight hours of sleep, our skin isn’t always able to keep up with the high standards we try to maintain. But even when your complexion isn’t quite behaving how you’d like, creating a fresh-looking, radiant glow is easy when you find the right routine. Here’s your ultimate dewy foundation regimen…

1. Start with Skincare

To get glowing, you need to start from the bottom upwards. After cleansing and toning, lock in an extra layer of moisture with a hydrating serum or hyaluronic acid treatment. Instead of rubbing it into your skin, apply to palms of hands and press the formula over your face, helping to almost ‘push’ the hydrating ingredients into pores. Finish with a lightweight, luminising moisturiser to leave skin perfectly prepped for your dewy foundation.

2. Ready, Set, Glow

Now the skin is prepped for makeup, smooth on a radiance-building primer, like Miracle Prep 3-in-1 Beauty Protect Primer, to achieve a dewy skin finish. The smart formula contains skincare ingredients like brightening ginseng, building your skin’s natural glow over time, while also protecting against skin-dulling pollution and ageing blue light from your phone.

Apply the complexion-boosting formula with fingertips, then tap the skin to increase blood flow and circulation. This also helps skin feel smoother and plumper, leaving a natural, healthy-looking glow behind.

3. Ace Your Base

The ultimate dewy foundation for your skin? Miracle Touch Foundation. It’s a solid-to-liquid formula that’s infused with the ultimate glow-boosting moisture magnet, hyaluronic acid. Smooth the long-wear foundation onto skin using a tapered brush for precise application or use a slightly damp sponge if you want to achieve an even dewier finish. Build coverage where needed, tapping a little extra under your eyes and around your nose. Instantly, your skin will look effortlessly radiant.

4. Erase Imperfections

A silky-textured, lightweight concealer is ideal for creating a completely flawless, dewy foundation base. The trick is to only add concealer where you need it, avoiding a cakey look by adding heavy layers of makeup.

Use FaceFinity All Day Flawless Concealer to directly target dark circles and cover blemishes on-the-spot, tapping with fingertips to seamlessly blend. The formula is feather-light and contains Flexi-hold technology for ultimate comfort during wear. For larger areas that need a little extra coverage, keep that dewy, hydrated glow by using your damp foundation sponge to tap and blend concealer over skin until a seamless finish is achieved.

5. Light and Luminosity

Let’s take your dewy foundation glow to the next level. Pump a small amount of Miracle Glow Pro Universal Highlighter onto the back of your hand and apply using fingertips, tapping it everywhere the light naturally hits your face. This will create the illusion of radiant, lit-from-within skin everywhere you turn. Dot onto tops of cheekbones, centre of the nose, cupid’s bow and tip of the chin to tick all the glow-boosting boxes. Lightly blend with fingertips to diffuse highlighter, then glow, glow, glow…

6. A Fresh-Faced Finish

To lock in moisture and set your dewy foundation base, lightly mist Lasting Performance Setting Spray over your face. It contains hydrating glycerine and refreshing cucumber extract, which help to cool the skin and add an extra layer of moisture in one. Our makeup artists always keep a bottle in their bags to spritz onto skin throughout the day and keep those moisture levels up. The result? Hydrated, dewy, luminous skin in no time.