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Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto shares his secrets to maintaining a lit-from-within glow.
Written By Erica Lopez
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— PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE STUDIO WITH VIOLET GREY

VIOLET fact: The appearance of youthfulness does not require the complete absence of wrinkles. Instead, a dewy complexion partnered with a radiant glow is known to dupe the most scrupulous of passport officials. 
To achieve this lit-from-within glow, VIOLET GREY has enlisted makeup artist Stephen Sollitto (the man responsible for the beauty that is Amy Adams) for tips on how to master enviably dewy skin. Below, his recommendations for an instant boost of radiance. 

the dewy
skin routine

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“Apply before makeup, instead of makeup or with a drop of your foundation. This creamy formula will have you looking the dewiest of dewy. If you think you’ve been overzealous with your application, wipe the nose and T-zone with a tissue or cotton pad.” 

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, Makeup Artist

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“If you really want some sheen, try Rodin Luxury Face Oil. Add a drop to your fingers and tap it onto the skin. Use this only on your cheeks and brow, then sweep whatever is left on your finger across your forehead.”

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, Makeup Artist

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MAC Strobe Cream has an iridescence to it that reflects all lighting from sunlight to flashbulbs, but the formula also nourishes the skin with its mix of vitamins and green tea ingredients. Apply as you wish on the cheeks, brow and forehead, or all over like a moisturizer. You can also tap this over your foundation for a more vibrant finish.”

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, Makeup Artist

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“One simple trick for dewy skin is the Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water. I keep mine by my kitchen sink so it’s always within reach for a quick spray. Keep one at your desk at work to mist your skin throughout the day; it smells heavenly and not only adds moisture to your skin but its orange blossom aroma offers the perfect pick-me-up.” 

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, MAKEUP ARTIST

KERSTIN FLORIAN
REHYDRATING NEROLI WATER

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“Don't forget your lips. With Hourglass #28 Lip Treatment Oil you can skip the gloss and condition your lips at the same time. Nothing worse than beautiful skin and flaking lips.”

— STEPHEN SOLLITTO, Makeup Artist

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APPROVED BY THE VIOLET CODE 02/06/14

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