Here’s a question, a genuine question: What the heck is
the difference between dewy and sweaty? There are so many magazines and makeup brands that offer up tips on attaining ‘dewy skin,’ but I can’t seem to get a grip on what makes skin dewy versus sweaty, and what about looking dewy is so desirable. I’ve done a little research, and I understand that there must be a difference, because no female celebrity shows up on the red carpet with sweat drip, drip, dripping down her cheeks and gets anything but publicly shamed.
It seems to me like there’s a very subtle, fine line between dewy and sweaty/oily/greasy, and I don’t know how to determine that without consulting a makeup artist. For example, when I was visiting my boss, while she was in hair and makeup, I could literally feel sweat dripping down my legs and seeping through my white dress. While I was futzing in the mirror, because I thought I looked terrible, her makeup artist said to me, “You look so dewy!” I just didn’t get it. Maybe I simply prefer to look more matte than dewy, but what gives? Was she just paying me an extra nice compliment, or did I look perfectly misty and ethereal?
Let’s play a game. Dewy v. Sweaty! Your guess is as good as mine. (All of these women look gorgeous, by the way, and I’m going to take a leap of faith and guess that each one has earned the ‘dewy’ title. But do you see what I mean? If I were actually trying to attain this look, I wouldn’t know where to begin as a novice makeup user. Something about highlighting? Something about looking fresh and silky? I dunno. Someone, anyone, PLEASE advise.)