By LaurenKrotosky

A dewy glow is the definition of radiance—a departure from the matte finish that powders leave behind. The key to achieving this cosmic look is a great highlighter, a shimmery type of makeup that reflects light and makes skin look glossy.

How to Get the "Shiny Cheek" Look
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How to Get the "Shiny Cheek" Look

Step 1

Massage a moisturizer or facial oil into your entire face, with an emphasis on the apples of your cheeks.

Step 2

Apply foundation to your face to get a clear, even complexion. Don't top with a face powder, which would soak up some of the moisture from your skin and make it look less shiny.

Step 3

Pat in some cream blush (in a shade of your choice) onto the apples of your cheeks. (Powder blush shouldn't be used, as it typically leaves a matte finish.)

Step 4

Apply and blend in highlighter on your cheekbones.

Step 5

Pat in a dot of clear lip gloss over your cheeks to add extra shine and help the makeup stay in place.