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When it comes to skincare and makeup, we’re constantly presented with products that boast either a “matte” or “dewy” finish. Both have their own benefits, but it’s still important to understand how they differ and what they can do for your skin. This is especially true because as we age, skin loses hydration rapidly and we need to use nourishing, moisturizing ingredients to get it back. 

Let’s break down the difference between matte and dewy skincare and how we can use both to get a look that’s ideal for your skin and not overly dry or oily. 


A matte finish refers to skin that does not shine. It’s a velvety, polished look that is ideal for people wanting to reduce the appearance of blemishes or enlarged pores and balance their oil levels. You can get a matte look through both your skincare and your makeup. 

A good moisturizer to help achieve this look is our MARINE PEARL CREAM, a lightweight, non-greasy formula that hydrates and primes your skin with vegan caviar, Irish sea moss extracts, and hyaluronic acid, along with light-diffusing pigments to minimize appearance of wrinkles.

After one use of this cream, you may notice a pearlescent sheen, along with a silky mattified finish that minimizes pores, balances oil, and reduces redness.


A dewy finish promotes a radiant well hydrated look that gives the appearance of a healthy luminous complexion.

Aiming for this finish is all about highlighting the skin’s natural glow through rich moisturizing ingredients.

Just like a matte finish, a dewy finish can be achieved through skincare and makeup that focuses on hydration and luminosity. 

For a naturally dewy finish, go for a moisturizer like our rich, anti-aging CREAM that enhances the glow of your skin without feeling too heavy. 

Made with hydrating, skin-boosting botanicals like jojoba oil, ylang-ylang, geranium, and green tea, along with natural healers and exfoliators like CoQ10 and alpha lipoic acid, the CREAM transforms complexion into dewy, soft, radiant skin without appearing greasy. 


The biggest differences between a matte and dewy finish are the appearance, texture, and longevity of the skin. 

Matte tends to last longer without needing frequent touch-ups, ideal for those with oily skin, large pores or those that prefer a shine-free look to their skin. 

Dewy is all about keeping an appearance that is hydrated and luminous, and giving textured skin a light radiant glow throughout the day. 

Whichever finish is right for you will depend on your skin type and the desired effect you want for your skin.


Choosing between matte and dewy depends on several factors, from your skin type to the occasion you’re getting ready for.

Looking to liven up dull skin or achieve a natural glow? Opt for a dewy finish.

Want to control shine and balance oil, especially in a hot or humid location? Opt for a matte finish. 

But you don’t have to choose just one. Figuring out what’s best for your skin means exploring both finish options and seeing what works best for your skin depending on the day. 


The choice between a matte or dewy finish comes down to your personal preference, finding what works best for your skin and style. Each has their own unique benefits, and understanding these will help you find the perfect look for your skin.

If you have any questions about matte or dewy skin or just questions related to our products, Contact Us HERE or give us a call at +1 (727) 286-7684, we would love to hear from you!