Even beauty beginners know that an overly mattified face can be aging. Nothing says young and fresh like soft-focused, supple skin. But attempting a fresh and glossy makeup look can go all the way wrong, fast. One dew-drop too many, a heavy-handed highlight, or using too shimmery of a product can quickly take you from glowy to straight-up sweaty looking. Too much shine can look like the glow wasn't intentional. Add your skin type to the mix, whether combo or oily, and you damn near need a chemistry degree to get the balance right.
While a glossy finish starts with smooth, clear skin and finishes off with the right products and application, it takes some practice. So before trying your hand at the dewy makeup trend, and it all glows down in flames, take notes from these 25 Instagram faces who have managed to master the art of sweaty-chic.