Matte makeup might be in, but it’s a losing game when summer’s heat and humidity are working against you. Instead, embrace the dewy look! Here are five steps to get that perfect glow.

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1. Moisturize

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Hydrate skin with a lightweight, oil-free formula. "Anything too thick might encourage sweat," says Los Angeles– based makeup artist Emily Kate Warren. Our pick: Aveeno Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($15, at drugstores).

2. Prime

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To seal in moisture while creating a supersmooth surface that keeps makeup looking fresher longer, swipe on Maybelline New York Master Prime Hydrate & Smooth Primer ($10, at drugstores).

3. Dab

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Choose a creamy liquid foundation, like CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation ($11, at drugstores), and pat it on with a damp sponge for the least makeup-y effect. Try the pro-fave Beautyblender ($20) for application.

4. Highlight

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Get controlled shine by using a liquid highlighter, like L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops ($15, at drugstores), on the bony parts of your face. (Think cheekbones and brow bones.) "Blend well with damp fingers so it's not too concentrated or shiny in any one spot," says Warren.

5. Blot

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If you tend to get greasy, have oil-blotting sheets, like Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper ($16), on hand to wick unwanted shine. You want to keep the glow, lose the glaze