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Deliciously 'Grammable: Dewy Dumpling Look

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Have you ever looked at a crystal dumpling and wondered, ‘I wish I had that dumpling glow.’ Of course, this is before you push that thought out of your head, and gorge on that juicy dumpling. Are you wondering why we’re talking about a little pocket of meat on a beauty website? Because it is the ‘Gram trend that everyone is currently loving — Dewy Dumpling. Credits for this fad goes to the insta-famous makeup artist, Nam Vo, who describes this look as soft, plump, moist and delicious. In simple terms, the top third of your cheekbone will be under the spotlight (or should we say, ‘highlight’?). Search the hashtags, #glowgasm, #highlighterporn and #dewydumpling, and you will crave this ultra-hydrated dumpling glow too. Just perfect the skin, ace the base and amp up the fun with a highlighter. Scroll down to get the glow.

Skin Comes First

A good skincare routine is the answer to perfecting every look (no surprises here!). To nail the dewy dumpling look, you need to hydrate your skin first — the highlighter pigment sits perfectly on moist skin as compared to dry skin. We suggest you get your hands on the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel— it’s lightweight texture will instantly absorb into your skin and keep it hydrated throughout the day. Courtesy: its three magical ingredients - olive extract, hyaluronic acid and glycerin. If your eyes tend to get puffy, apply The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube to hydrate your under-eye area.

Perfect The Base

For starters, kudos on hydrating your skin perfectly. Now, you need to work that base with a dewy primer. We recently tried the Etude House Glow On Base 02 Oil Volume and have been fans ever since. The all-in-one base is packed with 24K gold, that will brighten your skin tone, make your skin feel supple and add some much-needed moisture. Once your skin is prime-n-proper, apply a lightweight foundation and concealer to complete the look. Our picks: The Nykaa SkinShield Anti-Pollution Matte Foundation for its satin matte finish and the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD to conceal those dark circles.

Finishing Touches

This is where the fun begins. The magic of this look lies in the last and final step — the highlighter. And, to get the most out of your highlighter, apply it in a C shape — towards your temples, right above your cheekbones. The NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator tops the charts for its lightweight texture and shimmery, luminous finish. But, hold on! We have another favourite - the L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator that compliments every skin tone and adds luminiscent sheen to your face.
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