We Rate The Best 5 Foundations For A Glowing, Dewy Look!

(Last Updated On: December 13, 2018)

You’ve probably heard that the best dewy foundation would work the well with your skin type, but you’re not really sure what it is exactly, let alone which one to use.

This review will provide you with the answers to your questions. Just sit tight and soon you’ll be getting your own glowing look in no time.

Also read: my article on the best waterproof foundations

What Is It?

It’s essentially as base that will give you a glossy finish that makes it look like your skin is glowing.

In doing so, it gives you a more radiant and youthful look. It also moisturizes your skin and offers medium to full coverage.

It’s best used by women who have dry or combination skin. Women with oily skins are better off using a base with a satin finish in order to avoid looking like they have too much makeup on.

Best Dewy Foundation

Perricone MD


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This helps correct your skin’s undertones, and minimizes any fine lines or pores on your face. It gives you luminous sheer coverage and leaves your skin with a smooth finish that gives off natural radiance.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Comes off easily with face cleanser
– Lasts all day long
– Smoothens any roughness
– Nice texture
– Offers sun protection

Keep In Mind:
– Not very great coverage
– May be a little too dark for your skin tone

glo Minerals Luxe


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Your complexion will instantly improve upon the application of this one, as it has moisturizing agents and UV protection to ensure moisture and protection for your skin. It also as some diamond powder that helps diffuse the light. It goes on smoothly and also has great coverage.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Great for combination skin
– Easy to apply
– Blends well with the skin tone
– Moisturizes your skin

Keep In Mind:
– Not for oily skin that is prone to breakouts

Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral

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This has SPF 20 and helps conceal skin blemishes and gives your face a revitalized look. It moisturizes skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and works well to even out skin tone. You skin will look luminous after using this, and it provides good coverage even with little amounts.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Perfect for normal to dry skin
– Liquid mineral makeup
– Cruelty free
– For sensitive skin
– Neutral undertones

Keep In Mind:
– Transfers a bit
– Needs to be set with powder

Luminess Air Airbrush Ultra, Radiant Finish, Shade Sun Kissed

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This is both dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, deeming it safe for everyday use. It’s water-based and hypoallergenic, which means that there is little chance that it will irritate and clog your skin. It can last up to 18 hours once applied, and is free from any parabens, alcohol, fragrance, or oil additives.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Cruelty free
– Non-comedogenic formula
–  Great for all skin types
– Easy to use airbrush makeup
– Does not irritate skin

Keep In Mind:
– Does not have good coverage

Tinted Moisturizer – Nude

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This is actually a lightweight moisturizer, but it can double as a foundation to make your makeup look more natural. It also gives you a healthy glow when you use it on your face. In order to achieve the glowing look with this moisturizer, you can set it with loose powder using a powder brush.

Why It’s So Popular:
– SPF 20
– Perfect for all skin types
– Oil free
– Can be built up for more coverage
– Glowy, not greasy

Keep In Mind:
– Chalky texture
– Doesn’t penetrate skin


How To Achieve The Glowing Look

1. Prep Your Skin: Make sure that the base of your makeup looks fresh for it to look the same. Exfoliate your skin the night before to remove excess dirt and oils, and it will also help the moisturizer in the foundation to better get into your skin. For dry skin, avoid using cleaners with beads or scrubs as these can damage your skin instead of clean in. You can use a hydrating mask along with some nourishing face oil to help get your skin moisturized and clean.

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2. Use Eye Cream: The overall youthful look that you want to achieve with a dewy base is better attained if your eyes aren’t puffy. You can do this by using some eye cream around your eyes, doing so gently.

3. Prime: Make sure that you take time to massage the priming products on your face in the morning. This ensures that they don’t stay on the surface of your skin and are instead being absorbed by your skin and in so doing make them more effective.

You can use a vitamin rich serum, followed by a lightweight moisturizer (plus points if it has SPF).

4. Color Correct: Then, use your moisturizer or foundation to even out your skin tone. It also helps remove excess sheen that your skin’s natural oils can bring.

5. Highlight: Strategically place apply a subtle highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bone, down your nose bridge, and on your cupid’s bow. If you don’t have a highlighter, a light swipe of coconut oil can do.
You can also use a concealer to hide any dark circles under your eyes, to help give your face an overall brighter look.

6. Color Your Cheeks: Next, dab on some crème blush on your cheeks. Remember, crème, not powder. You can use a cheek stain or a light application of lipstick if you don’t have any blush on hand.

7. Keep It Simple: Achieving the glowing look is all about being natural, so avoid looking to made up. Simply fill in your brows with a pencil, apply some mascara and curl your lashes, and swipe on some lip balm.

8. Blot: If your T-zone is likely to get oily throughout the day and end up ruining your look, blot with tissue when necessary. Powder is also effective in lessening the sheen brought by an oily face.


Now that you’ve heard of my top picks for the bases you’d want to try, go on and go for your own dewy look. Choosing the best dewy foundation for your skin type and undertone will definitely make all the difference!

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