Do the Dew | Glowy Skincare and Makeup Must Haves

Skincare and makeup products that give your skin a gorgeous glow
Do the Dew | Glowy Skincare and Makeup Must Haves

Just give me all the glow.

If you haven’t noticed, I absolutely love glowing skin. And with New Years Eve right around the corner, I know I’m surely going for the glow. If you are too, then these are my top recommendations.

Skincare and makeup products that give your skin a gorgeous glow

Do the Dew | Glowy Skincare and Makeup Must Haves

Do the Dew | Glowy Skincare and Makeup Must Haves

Glowy Skincare and Makeup Must Haves

Do the Dew | Glowy Skincare and Makeup Must Haves


As much of a makeup junkie as I am, I’ve been focusing on my skin a bit more lately, and have opted for wearing less makeup on a weekly basis. It’s nice to go bare face and let your skin breathe once in a while. These products have really given my skin a glow and helped me out when my skin looks dull and lackluster.

Complex Beauty Afterglow Complexion mist

[Available on their website

I love facial sprays because they’re great little pick me ups for your skin. I’ve never found one that has blown me away until now. Sure, I’ve liked several, but this complexion mist is different. It has so many active ingredients like glycolic acid, lavender water, geranium essential oil, MSM (an organic form of sulfur, which is really good for acne prone skin), tamanu oil, carrot seed oil, and vitamin C just to name a few. I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my overall complexion, and it instantly adds a glow and perks up the skin.

Complex Beauty Rose Glow Glycolic Mask

[Available on their website]

I was sent a sample size of this mask in their discovery kit, and I used it up rather quickly! I love their whole range of face masks so I went out and purchased their full set when they first launched because discounts always get to me (i.e I did not take my own advice when it comes to impulse shopping, but no regrets here!). I love all 6 face masks, but this one is way up there since it brightens, exfoliates, and adds a glow to the skin in just five minutes. They call this their five minute facial and I whole heartedly agree with that statement! Lazy girl skincare for the win.

 Sunday Riley Good Genes

[Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Netaporter, Space NK]

If you’re feeling spendy, then try the highly raved about Sunday Riley Good Genes lactic acid treatment. Lactic acid is such a good ingredient to use when your skin is looking dull because it’s an alpha hydroxy acid. Basically, it gets rid of your dull, dead skin on top without any need for manual exfoliation. This also contains other ingredients like aloe, prickly pear, and blue agave so it’s not just straight up lactic acid.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

[Available on their website]

This lactic acid treatment from The Ordinary is inexpensive and it includes hyaluronic acid so it keeps your skin moisturized, which also adds to the glow factor. Although it’s not a complete dupe of the Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment, it is a cheaper alternative that will save you a lot of money.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

[Available at Sephora, NordstromLord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges]
I love using this face base (aka moisturizer) before makeup, on makeup free days, and even at night before bed. It moisturizes the skin and gives it a healthy, hydrated glow. Plus, the lemony scent is very refreshing in the morning and gives your senses a little pick me up as well.


Even though I’ve been focusing on my skin lately, I love using glowy makeup bits to add more glow on the days I opt to apply some makeup. The goal is to achieve that JLO glow. Or as I like to say, JgLOw.

Juice Beauty Illuminating Primer*

[Available at Ulta, Bloomingdales, Juice Beauty, Anthropologie]
I don’t talk about this primer enough, but it’s my go to on an everyday basis because it gives the skin a very soft, luminous glow. It’s very thin in formula, which makes it very lightweight and perfect before makeup application. (review here)

Marc Jacobs Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

[Available at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Marc Jacobs
I’m running low on this little guy, and that makes me happy because I’m getting use out of it, but I’m sad because it is quite pricey. But, totally worth it because it hydrates the skin so nicely. I usually use this when I’m in a hurry or on days I don’t feel like moisturizing then priming since it does both very well. It doesn’t have any shimmer or sparkle, but it still gives your skin a glow because it’s so hydrating. (review here)

Lush Feeling Younger Skin Tint

[Available on their website]
This is another product I don’t talk about enough, but I love applying this on the tops of the cheeks before foundation. It adds such a gorgeous glow to the skin, and since it includes almond and jojoba oil, it is very nourishing and moisturizing. It’s also beautiful mixed in with your foundation or as a creamy highlight on top.

Becca Opal Poured

[Available at Sephora, Ulta, Space NK, Cult Beauty]
If I’m in the mood for a cream highlighter, this one tends to be my go to. I have several cream highlighters I love, but this one from Becca is number one. It’s the perfect color and formula– very creamy, never dry, and blends into the skin like butter.

Becca Opal Pressed

[Available at Sephora, Ulta, Space NK, Cult Beauty]
I love powder highlighters, and this is my most used. Again, it’s just the perfect shade for my medium skin tone, and a tiny bit goes a long way. You can achieve both a lit from within glow or you can pack it on for an intense you-can-see-me-from-space-aliens-come-and-get-me look. It’s out of this world (come on, I had to).

MUFE Pro Light Fusion Highlighter

[Available at Sephora]
I couldn’t choose between this and Opal so I had to include it. Again, I reach for this all the time when I want a more golden glow. The gel powder texture of this makes it untraceable on the skin so it never looks powdery or patchy, which is something that instantly turns me off from some highlighters.

Algenist Luminizing Drops*

[Available at Sephora]
I love a good liquid highlighter as well, and these luminizing drops from Algenist are great because you can straight up apply it as a highlighter for an intense glow or you can mix it in with your foundation if you want an all over glow.

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid

[Available at Nordstrom]

I always hear people praising the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzer, but never hear anything about this illuminating fluid, and I don’t know why. It’s such a gorgeous illuminator that gives you a sunkissed glow. I do wish it came with a pump, but I can forgive Chanel because the product itself is so stunning.

What are your glowy makeup and skincare must haves? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • leah rachel

    First of all, I love your photography! It looks so professional :) I haven’t tried any of these products because I don’t usually buy dewy skincare or illuminating makeup items. I’m definitely going to give it a try though for the new year! i might need to treat myself to some of these :)

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Thanks girl :). I hope you do. I wasn’t a huge dewy product lover before, but now I’m hooked.

  • Lovely picks! I love a good glow as well. Definitely need to try some of these bits out, starting with the Algenist Luminzing Drops! Sounds amazing!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Sheridan Grady

    Heard so much about the Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer need to try it! x

  • Thank you for sharing

    Thanks a lot . Compliments of the Season.

  • So many great picks! I love the complex rose glow mask and sunday riley good genes :) Both have become staples in my routine over the past two months. Becca’s opal highlighter is my fav too! You really can’t go wrong with it :D

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  • I have to try Becca Opal! Seems like everyone loves it.

  • Lovely post :) I would love to try the Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment. Despite being a huge fan of the Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer, I’ve never heard of the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid, but it sounds rather lovely, I will definitely check it out!

  • My first time hearing about the channel one, too! I have to say it’s surprising since Soleil de tan is very famous. Becca can never seem to go wrong with highlighter, aren’t they? Looking forward to their release next year!

    Selene Addicted

  • Fab glowy picks! I love the Complex Rose mask as well, but I have yet to try their mist – glad to know how good it is! I need to try The Ordinary products, I hope to make a little haul in the new year.

    xoxo Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

  • Amy

    These all look really nice! I love glowy looks ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  • Bernadette

    All of these look so stunning! I am so keen to try out that marc jacobs primer and that bobbi brown face base!

  • SamanthaSeries

    I absolutely love face mists, but none of the ones I’ve tried have ingredients like the Afterglow one you mentioned. Seems amazing. xx

    Samantha Series

    • Right? I was really excited when I saw the ingredient list because it’s very different from all the facial sprays I’ve tried. They usually don’t have so many great ingredients.

  • I have the Poured version of Opal too – it’s so perfect for a natural, dewy look :) I really want to try the Marc Jacobs primer too!

    Happy New Year

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • It’s so good! Since I have combo skin I can usually skip moisturizer when I use it.

  • The Lush “Feeling Younger” under Becca Highlighters are probably my favourite thing ever!
    PS: love this post – dewy looks are hands-down my fave.
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