Get The Cover: Get Gorgeously Dewy Skin Like Jourdan Dunn

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At just 26, Jourdan Dunn is one of the most pivotal names in the fashion industry. Jourdan was the first black model to walk the runway at Prada, is the face of Maybelline New York, and in 2015 she was the first black model to grace the cover of UK Vogue solo, not to mention her blessed genetics, with an amazonian figure and luminous, dewy skin.

With The April Elle cover showcasing her gorgeous, dewy skin perfectly, how could we resist to make her this month’s Get The Cover look. I’m currently obsessed with recreating this glossy look, with a pop of colour on the lips, it’s so perfect for spring!

To get her incredible skin it’s important to start with a clean base. Often darker skin can be on the oily side, and suffer from pigmentation. Our resident Expert Funmi Fetto (Beauty Director at Brides) is a big fan of the Murad Essential C Cleanser £34.00 for gently removing impurities, restores moisture and contains powerful antioxidants than promote healthier, brighter skin. Sign me up already!

After cleansing use a brightening moisturiser to help set that gorgeous glow in place. Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Fluid SPF 10 £67.50 may be pricey but a little goes a long way. The moisture replenishing formula also helps to reduce fine lines, dark spots and pigmentation. Another step closer to Jourdan’s dewy skin!

Once your face is cleansed and moisturised it’s time to master the dewy look without looking greasy.

The trick is to use a matt primer rather than an illuminating one, such as L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer £7.99 to create the perfect canvas to achieve glowing skin. As you will be skipping the powder this is the key to looking glossy, not greasy.

Once you’re primed and ready, grab a lightweight, illuminating foundation to replicate Jourdan’s cover look. Avoid using your fingers (as this can make your face oily again) and apply Lancome’s Teint Miracle Bare Skin Foundation £39.50 with a damp beauty sponge or blender brush.

For the final skincare touch I am currently obsessed with Clinique’s Up Lighting Liquid Illuminator £20.25 for all skin tones. Dot on and blend throughly along the cheekbones, under the brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, at the cupid’s bow, and on the centre of the chin and forehead. Or, where light would naturally hit the planes of your face. Even as I am applying it, my cheekbones are looking more angular, lips look fuller and the highlighter makes me look as if I’ve spent a rejuvenating week in a spa, even if the closest I've got to that was a 20 minute bath last night.

Apart from Jourdan’s incredible dewy skin (which I do apologise for insistently banging on about it, but I just can’t get over how luminous it is). Her glossy eyelids and jet black lashes are another spring trend as showcased at Fashion week this season. Slick on some Paul & Joe Eye & Lip Gloss Duo £26.50 in Bahamas and a few coats of our previous brand of the month YSL’s Faux Cils Volume Effet Mascara Shocking £21.25 for the inkiest of lashes with some serious fluttering power.

For the final touch brush your brows, so they are groomed but natural. Then smooth on a poppy red lipstick to achieve Jourdan’s full cover look. My spring staple this year is Clinique Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick £15.95 for a super glossy pout with the staying power of a lipstick, for a pout thats seriously cover-worthy!

So if you're already dabbling in dewy skin, or you think you'd like to move away from winter's matte textures, you can achieve Jourdan's gorgeous Elle cover look with these tips and tricks and product recommendations. From being spotted in her local Primark at the tender age of 16, to being renowned as one of the worlds top supermodels, as well as being a mum, we think you'll agree, we'll be seeing plenty more from the gorgeous Miss Dunn!

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