Face gloss is having a moment this year. The last ‘moment’ it had resulted in the use of thick, gloopy, lipgloss-like products being applied to sweaty, Summer faces, and the breakouts that followed were pretty grim. Thankfully, face gloss is now available in a much more elegant format, which a great example being the Ciaté Dewy Stix, a product that adds dewiness and glow without a hint of glitter.
The Ciaté Dewy Stix comes in a chubby-style, twist-up stick that’s nice and easy to apply. The formula is buttery, so it glides on to skin and buffs in really well – I tend to use my fingers to blend it in. You use it in a similar way you would a highlighter, tracing light around the face to add that “lit from within glow” that most highlighters promise. You can use it all over, or just work it around the brow and cheek bone for a little bit of extra glow; I personally love to do that on days when I’m wearing very little make-up. The difference between highlighters and the Ciaté Dewy Stix is that this catches the light thanks to it’s colour and finish instead of relying on anything sparkly, so it’s a very subtle and natural finish.
In the swatches above, the top swatch is a quick swipe and the bottom is a slightly heavier swatch. I did try and capture how it looks blended into the skin, but it’s such a subtle effect that my camera couldn’t pick it up. It’s definitely cool-leaning in my swatch, but I wouldn’t be too concerned about it looking ashy as it swatches up really well on warmer and/or darker skin tones too – there’s three swatches on the Ciaté site, where you can also find the Ciaté Dewy Stix to purchase for £22 here – link.
I like the idea of this, but I’m afraid it would make me look like a gloopy mess!
Ha ha, noooo it’s very sheer and natural, definitely glowy rather than shiny.