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Beauty News - Beauty

How to: The dewy skin essentials

Skin is in. This is one beauty look that requires you to put focus on your prep work. Mastering the coveted lit-from-within glow calls for a little extra time spent on your skincare to achieve a flawless canvas before calling on the helping hand of essential beauty fixes.

Oz Beauty Expert’s Bonnie Gillies created this look of enviable dewy skin with iconic Australian model Samantha Harris.

“This look I created on Sam was all about amazing wet looking skin and hair. I used products that were super hydrating, had high shine, gloss and luminosity,” says Gillies.

Here she shares her tips on how to master the instant glow.

The Skin

Immediately following freshly cleansed skin, take ModelCo Rosehip Oil and press gently into the skin. Take time to work the product into the skin with a tapping motion, focusing on your cheeks and brow bone. Allow five minutes for the product to properly sink into the skin.

Follow with ModelCo Instant Miracle Booster. Take your cue from ModelCo ambassador Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who dubs this her ‘skin saviour’ this wonder serum will magically transform, a flat and dull complexion in a flash. This is the perfect lightweight base that will leave your skin looking the dewiest of dewy.

The Base Boosters

ModelCo Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser is an on-set favourite for good reason. A secret weapon for amping up the glow both on camera and off, the formula has a subtle iridescence that reflects the light like a highlighter. Mist the face and décolletage lightly to impart a glowy, airbrush finish to your final look.

A favourite trick for maintaining dewy skin is to keep ModelCo Replenishing Rose Mist within easy reach for a quick spray. Mist your skin liberally throughout the day to add moisture and keep the complexion plumped and hydrated. The heavenly scent also offers the perfect pick-me-up!

The finishing touches

Now that you have the beautiful canvas, it’s time for the finishing touches. Play up the natural appeal of this look with a slick of nude lipgloss to enhance the lips, and generous coats of a glossy mascara. Bonnie opted for ModelCo Lip Lacquer in Crème Brule to amp up the pout, and the cult favourite, ModelCo LashXtend Lengthening Mascara to boost the lashes.

With a dewy makeup look like this, always opt for a cream-based blush to ensure the finish is easily blended into the skin. ModelCo Crème Rouge will leave you with a long-lasting, naturally flushed cheeks in less than 10 seconds without ruining your masterful glow.

Read Bonnie’s full interview with the gorgeous Samantha Harris here

Photography: Thom Kerr
Styling: Lydia-Jane Saunders
Beauty: Bonnie Gillies @ Oz Beauty Expert using ModelCo Cosmetics
Hair: Iggy using Kerastase
Styling Assistance: Kathryn Blom
Model: Samantha Harris @ Chic

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