The Essential Beauty Balms To Nail This Season’s Dewy Makeup Trends



With the conclusion of chapter ’22 swiftly approaching, beauty ed’s all-around are likely drafting their beauty trend forecasts for the year ahead. One trend that defined 2022 and will undoubtedly shape the next wave of fashionable beauty styles is the undying dewy craze.

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From glass skin, dolphin skin, shower makeup, and now crying makeup — each is proof that dewy, pane-of-glass skin is here to stay. And even though our repertoire of glaze-giving balms isn’t Namvo-levels, we’ve dipped and dabbed our fingers in a fair amount of pots and pans over the years. Doing a round-up of every beauty balm we back would honestly take god knows how long, but these five are recurring staples in our dewy winter makeup rotation…

For Laminated Skin: Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face, $32

1-For-Laminated-SkinSource: Kevyn Aucoin

If you’re looking for a product that’ll leave your skin drenched in dew, look no further than this beaut. It’s a creamy, gel-based illuminator that instantly hydrates and adds moist glowiness to the high planes of the face. Wear it solo for a fresh-faced gleam, or mix it into your foundation for glassy coverage.

For Chewy Cheeks: Tower 28 Beauty SuperDew Shimmer-Free Highlight Balm, $18

Chewy-CheeksSource: Tower 28

A few dabs of this highlighting balm will have your cheeks looking like juicy dumplings straight out of a wok. It’s a fully translucent balm with zero shade or shimmer, so you get a true-wet-look effect that’s ridiculously sexy. Some of its skin-loving ingredients that we have to shout out include chamomile, green tea, and aloe vera extracts to soften and soothe your skin beneath.

For Underlighter: Keys Soulcare Gleam On Highlighting Balm, $20

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If you prefer a more low-key gleam, this versatile mini pot will add lit-from-within radiance. It’s infused with crushed amethyst and mica crystals for literal ‘shine bright like a diamond’ glimmer, with sunflower seed oil for a subtle moisture boost.

For Glassy Eyes: Danessa Myricks Beauty Dew Wet Hydrating and Highlighting Balm, $22

4-For-Glassy-EyesSource: Danessa Myricks

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — this highlighting balm is what dewy skin dreams are made of. Its tap-and-glow jelly texture instantly transforms skin from muted to juicy. Apply some to the eyelids or over your eyeshadow as a stylish glossy topcoat.

For Yoga Dew: Huda Beauty Empowered Face Gloss Highlighting Dew, $39


Our newest kid on the block is pretty much hot yoga skin wrapped up in a pan. And, of course, we incorporated an element of boujeeness into the mix in the form of yellow and rose gold pearly flakes. Press this over any area that requires soft shimmer and a silky glaze. Oh! And we made sure not to add any fragrances so that it’s perfectly safe to use on the eyelids, too!

What are some of your all-time favorite dewy highlighters rn? Spill ALL in the comments below!

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