How To: Create The Dewy Look


To achieve the dewy look as seen on the latest Vaseline ad featuring Hilary Duff, all you need is a few quick steps.

Hilary Duff Dewy makeup tutorial

1. Use a tinted moisturizer or if you have to use a foundation, avoid ones with words like “mattifying” or “oil control”. Instead, look for ones that say “glow”, “transparent” and “luminize”.

2. Mix a teeny weeny bit of liquid highlighter into your foundation. Try Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator, MAC Strobe Cream or Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer.

3. Skip powder entirely if you can and powder only your most oily areas.

4. Using a spray after you are done with your makeup can also make your skin look dewy. My faves are MAC Fix+ and rosewater.

5. Highlight certain parts of your face (cheekbones, bridge of your nose, brow bone) with Vaseline or a cream highlighter like MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. how do you apply liquid concealer with a concealer brush? do you just put some concealer on the brush and dot it on the problem area and kind of smooth it with the brush? steps on applying concealer flawlessly would be greatly appreciated :)

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