We all want it. That dewy look that gives your skin an angelic glow. The one that screams I drink two gallons of water a day, always moisturize, and never ever go to bed with makeup on. Even with the strongest RAGS II Riches skin care game, it doesn’t necessarily appear on its own. Fortunately, assistance is just a beauty purchase away. Dewy skin products come in numerous forms, from primer and highlighter to foundation and moisturizer. Looking to amp up your skin’s luminosity? Allow one or more of these products to help.
Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Red
Argan and apricot oil in this blush stick ($22 at josiemarancosmetics.com) leaves a dewy glow on the cheeks (it doubles as lip color, too). This vibrant crimson shade complements darker skin tones.
Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Ibiza
A favorite of Kelli Bartlett of Glamsquad, this creamy blush ($45 at charlottetilbury.com) instantly warms up any complexion.
MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Your fingers are low-fuss tools for applying liquid and cream highlighters, but makeup artists suggest going back over the highlight and buffing it with a small brush like this one, which is designed for blending eye shadow ($32 at maccosmetics.com).
Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush 02
A highlighting lifeline for the makeup-phobic, this anti-aging skin oil ($35 at skyniceland.com) creates a natural dewiness without shimmer. Tap into the skin starting at the temples and down to the tops of the cheekbones. Skip the nose — it may end up looking too oily.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Rose Gold
The makeup artist Sir John recommends rose gold highlighters for dark skin. This versatile formula ($42 at sephora.com) can be mixed with foundation or used alone on bare skin. Use this sparingly: One drop is more than enough.
RMS Magic Luminizer
The pearlescence in this cream ($38 at rmsbeauty.com) is very refined so the glow is subtle, but layering on more will up the drama. Its candlelit warmth works well on olive complexions.
Algenist Reveal Concentrated Luminizing Drops in Pearl
The cool tone of pearl highlighters, like this one from Algenist ($38 at algenist.com), add natural-looking light to fair skin. Add a drop to foundation for radiance and a skin-care boost. This formula contains a serum with anti-aging effects.
Dr. Brandt Luminizer Primer
Creams can be hard to blend on unprepped, dry skin. This primer ($38 at sephora.com) creates a smooth canvas, with the added bonus of a subtly glowing finish.
All photos credited to Tony Cenicola/The New York Times, and thank you to Crystal Martin for the original composition of products.