Dewy skin isn’t everyone’s cup of beauty tea, but if you’ve ever attempted the glistening trend you know it can be a hard one to master. Striking the right balance between matte and overly shiny can be difficult at best, and if—like most of us—you think the solution is to energetically dab highlighter on your cheekbones, we promise there’s a better way.
If you’ve previously come up short or simply want to try something fresh, there’s a trick (or two) you might need to familiarize yourself with—and it’s all in your primer technique. The key to that glowing-from-within look is to mix your favorite hydrating, lightweight, and pearly primer—like our Universal Primer—with your liquid foundation. Simply use a 60 to 40 ratio of primer to foundation and apply it to your skin as you normally would.
Another way to achieve that Instagram-worthy sheen without creating your own makeup concoction? Instead of completely rubbing in your primer as you would a moisturizer or serum, apply it lightly to your face to soften the edges and smooth out harsh, streaky lines by leaving a light layer of product that sits on top of your skin. Follow up by applying your favorite foundation directly on top or leave your visage bare for a hardly-there beauty vibe.
Voilà! Your skin can now glisten from every angle.