Gym Skin: The New Bare Face

This backstage trend taken from SS16 has everyone talking and we are here to give you the scoop on how you can achieve this look in just 7 steps. We love this concept of dewy skin that looks radiant, glowing and gives the appearance of a bare face. This look definitely won’t break you out in a sweat, as it is so easy to create.

Look Hydrated

Using a good moisturiser will give your skin that youthful appearance and is essential to pulling off this look. We would recommend using a water based moisturiser as this will hydrate your skin without giving you a shiny or greasy complexion.

Our Pick: Philosophy Hope in a Jar Daily Moisturizer 


Keep It Sheer

It is crucial that you don’t overdo it in the foundation department as this will add a heavy layer to your look. We suggest keeping it sheer by opting for a lighter coverage option that provides a dewy finish instead of a matte look. You can achieve this look by swapping your foundation for a bb cream or a light concealer as this will not alter your natural skin’s texture.

Our Pick: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35  (Available in all skin shades )


Get The Glow 

To create that desirable dewy effect we would recommend using a highlighter or illuminator in the form of liquid or cream. When using a highlighter or illuminator lightly tap the product onto the high points of your face, especially in the areas where the light usually hits your face ie cheekbones, forehead and t zone.

Our Pick: Nars Illuminator in Hot Sand


Blushing Cheeks

To get this naturally flushed look, we recommend using a liquid or cream blush instead of a powder, as the powder will mattify your skin and will prevent it from looking dewy. To create a more natural look simply dab the cream or liquid blush into the apples of your cheek and up through to your temples.

Our Pick: Origins Pinch Your Cheeks 


Tame Your Brows

To keep this look very natural & dewy, you can add a bit of definition to your brows by lightly using the brow brush and gel to tame and hold those hairs in place.

Our Pick: Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel 

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Define Your Lashes 

Define your lashes by adding a little bit of mascara.

Our Pick: YSL Shocking Mascara YSL-Shocking-Mascara-resize


Complete your look with a finishing spray. We recommend using a finishing spray which fixes your makeup in place and also hydrates your skin. Using a finishing spray with the combination of both qualities will give you that long lasting dewy look throughout the day.

Our Pick: MAC Prep & Prime Mac-Prep-&-Prime-resize




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