It is too often that we receive products that look incredible online, only to ask yourself when you receive them,  ‘what the heck do I do with this?’  Then you find that you're either not using the products correctly or the products either end-up on your dresser, in a junk drawer or toiletry kit buried deep in a closet not being used as you intended at the time of purchase.

In Celebration of our 10 year milestone, we've compiled a how-to-guide of DEX Top 10 Products: 

[As well, learn how you can enter-to-win all ten products at the end of the article.] 

Mineral Tinted Hydrator

A light foundation, sunscreen, and anti-oxidant moisturizer all in one. This tinted moisturizer boosts your face with its advanced multi-mineral complex, while staying long-wearing, water-resistant, and natural looking. The perfect everyday product to help minimize ‘makeup ready time’, while looking naturally flawless all day and night. Available in 5 different shades for all skin colors and types.

Step 1: Hydrate and prep your skin with a gentle cleanser.

Step 2: 1-2 pumps of Mineral Tinted Hydrator on your fingertip.

Step 3: Apply product by dabbing on the key areas of your face starting with your nose, forehead, cheeks, chin, and around the eyes.

Step 4: Use a  Foundation Brush to spread and even out the tinted moisturizer over the face, blending from the center of the nose and toward the side of the face. For even better results, use a  Beauty FX Makeup Sponge to completely blend the product and ultimately create skin-like finish in the end.

Mineral Retouch

No one is perfect, but your complexion could be! 

Have a dark spot? Camouflage it. Have some bruising? Camouflage it. Have visible scars? Camouflage it. Blemishes? Discolorations? CAMOUFLAGE IT! 

The use of DEX New York Mineral Retouch Custom Coverage Duo Concealer Foundation Product will camouflage any skin discoloration, and match any skin tone using 1-3 shades out of 12 available colors to use and mix for the application process.

Step 1: Hydrate and prep your skin with a gentle cleanser.

Step 2: Identify the color of the blemish you want to camouflage.

Step 3: Choose which colors of Mineral Retouch to use for your imperfections and blemishes based on this guideline:

Skin/Blemish Color Red Purple Black Blue Yellow
Fair Skin MR-1.5 MR-2.5 MR-3.5 MR-4.5
Light Skin MR-3.5 MR-2.5 MR-5.5 MR-4.5
Medium Skin MR-4.5 MR-2.5 MR-5.5 MR-6.5
Dark Skin MR-9.5 MR-7.5 MR-8.5 MR-11.5
  • Complexions vary between people so do not be afraid to mix different shades to achieve the perfection you desire.

Step 4: Apply a small amount on the center of the area using the Duo Concealer/Foundation Brush.

Step 5: Blend the concealer/foundation shade into the skin, and feather out towards the area you are camouflaging.

Step 6: Using the  Multi-Blender Brush, press Mineral Translucent Finishing Powder onto the area using the side of the bristles.

Step 7: Apply using the brush, and let it set for about 60 seconds before brushing off any excess until it blends with your skin.

Step 8: Carefully stipple another layer of Mineral Retouch that matches your skin tone using the Beauty FX Sponge. Repeat up to 2 times depending on the severity of the blemish.

Step 9: Finish off with another layer of  Mineral Translucent Finishing Powder using the Multi-Blender Brush and you’ve successfully achieved perfection!

Mineral Illuminator

Like photoshop, Mineral Illuminator instantly brightens, smooths, and perfects your complexion with a natural, skin-like finish.The light-infused pigments in Mineral Illuminator blend seamlessly for a healthy, natural glow. It’s your skin but even better! Never cakey or overdone. Brighten the complexion to fight dullness, fatigue, and bring light to the face without any of the shimmer or glitter that come with most illuminating/brightening products.

From light to beige to tan, there’s a match for every skin tone! Perfect for use alone for a light makeup look or to add additional light and dimension to the face.

Shake the product before each use; toward brush applicator attached to the tube. Press button 3x’s on the bottom of the tube to pump liquid formulation to the top of the brush applicator, apply to the application area and blend with brush applicator, or a beauty fx sponge.

Step 1: To brighten dark circles, apply in darkest area of the circle. For very dark circles, apply over full coverage concealer. For extra coverage, allow mineral illuminator sit on the skin for a couple minutes to half dry, then blend softly stippling with a beauty fx sponge for a skin-like finish.

Step 2: To brighten the overall face, use the pen down the bridge of the nose, the brow bones, above the brow, and along the tops of the cheekbones. For a brighter highlighting effect, try using a shade lighter.

Step 3: To smooth, apply to the smile lines, on the forehead, and on the crow’s feet with a shade that’s similar to your skin tone.

Step 4: To perfect and cleanup mistakes, define edges around the mouth and eyes with a shade close to your skin tone.

Revita-C Lip Therapy

Prevent your lips from chapping or peeling with anti-oxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D.

Apply evenly on your lips to moisturize and protect them. Can be worn solely as a lip balm, or underneath your favorite DEX lipstick or lipgloss product.

Lip Lacquer

Soften and protect your lips while achieving an exceptional mirror effect and extreme shine with lacquer from the Japanese Sumac Tree.

Apply one layer evenly on your lips for an intense pigment, high-shine finish that is sure to catch attention and long-wearing until you physically wipe it off. It's that serious of a lip-loving product!

Body Glow Sunless Tanner

It’s good to get a boost of Vitamin D in your body through exposure to the sun. But to achieve a radiant tan, the amount of exposure time needed makes it extremely unhealthy for the cellular structure of your skin. So, we strongly suggest one order of perfect sun-kissed glow without the side of excess UV please!

Step 1: Shave any areas where you don’t want hair at least one hour before you begin application. For women, that may mean the legs, underarms and bikini area. For guys, this may be the face and chest.

Step 2: Body Glow Sunless Tanner works best on clean, fresh skin. Exfoliate your skin before application. You’ll get the best results sloughing off those dead skin cells in the shower or tub about an hour or two before application.

Step 3: Make sure your skin is completely dry after shaving and exfoliating. You’ll also want to make sure theirs no moisture in the air (so open the window and/or bathroom door, and allow the steam to escape the room). Any type of moisture is not good during, and for the first hour or two after the application.

Step 4: Shake the can before applying. Step into the tub or shower to first apply the product to the face. Hold the can arms length away from the face. Gently pressing the nozzle, move the can from left to right as the product dispenses a mist across the face, neck, and décolleté.

Step 5: Then apply the product to your legs and feet. Hold the can arms length away from your legs and feet. Gently pressing the nozzle, spray the product up and down your legs and feet. Do the same for the sides and back of your legs. If you have an extra pair of hands hanging around, ask for assistance with this area following the same instructions.

Step 6: Next apply to your stomach, chest, shoulders and arms. Again, hold the can arms length from the body. And If you have an extra pair of hands hanging around, ask for assistance with this area following the same instructions.

Step 7: Lastly, apply the product to your back, slightly bending over and pointing the nozzle high over your shoulders - holding the can in the same hand as the shoulder your spraying over, then alternating for the side the back. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s simple once you have it down.

Step 8: Once you’ve applied Body Glow Sunless Self Tanner all over your exposed skin, take a beauty fx makeup sponge and blend product gently at your wrists, tops of feet, elbows, and your knees. This is to ensure that any color trapped in the fine lines of these areas are blended well into the skin, and not look darker than rest of the bronzed color around those areas. If you have any droplet like effects from the mist, do the same blending as well to ensure an even bronzing glow.

Step 9: Next, take a blow dryer if you have one, and on the cool setting - blow dry all the areas where you’ve applied the self tanner. Just for 30-seconds on each area to speed the drying process. Then let the body naturally air dry for 20-minutes or until the skin is smooth to touch with your finger tips. *If the skin is sticky to touch, that means your skin requires more drying time.

Tip: Don’t put on fitted clothes for at least 2-hours or so after you’ve the applied the product. It’s best to lounge around wearing bagging clothing during that time. As well, do not take a shower for the first 24-hours after applying the product. 

Beauty FX Sponge

Why have 5 different brushes for different areas of your face when you literally only need one!

The unique design of this makeup brush accessory makes blending any creamy or liquid skin products foolproof. 

  • Apply makeup directly onto the face and blend with the Beauty FX Sponge.
  • Use the part farther from the tip for larger skin areas, and reach smaller areas like the inner corner of your eyes with the pointed tip of the sponge. Voila! 

Duo Concealer Foundation Brush

If you want a soft and well-blended foundation makeup application, you will need a soft and smooth brush. This brush is made with super-soft and long-lasting Taklon fibers that promise a smooth application of both wet and dry foundation/concealer makeup products.

  • For applying foundation, use the wide end of the brush to gently blend across your skin.
  • For applying concealer, use the narrow end of the brush to apply product on the desired area and blend outwards.

Makeup Wipes

A beneficial product for both before and after wearing makeup. 

  • These alcohol free facial towelettes are gentle on the skin and suitable for all skin types. 
  • The product has been tested to effectively remove lipstick color pigment and complexion makeup, as well cleanse and prime the skin before a flawless makeup application.

VitaJuwel VIA Bottle

A bespoke collection of scientific water treatment products that restructures blahZAY tap water into extraordinary drinkable H2O within minutes by the use of healing gemstones encased in exquisitely designed glass vials. 

Increasing PH to alkaline levels and raising oxygen content, the water you drink now hydrates your body more efficiently - delivering supple healthy skin, naturally! The ViA Gemstone Water Bottle is the perfect companion for wherever you go. 

  • The bottle has two openings, one to pour and drink from, and the other to attach the exchangeable Gempod that encapsulates the gemstones. 
  • Holds 17 fl. oz. 
  • Dishwasher safe (without cap and Gempod attached).

We're in love, and promise you will be too.

Win Over $400 Worth Of DEX Products!

In celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary: 

We will be featuring your #Dextraordinary story on social media, and giving away our top 10 products!

What is a #Dextraordinary story?
The story that changed your life, the story that you want the world to know, the story that we all can learn from!

How to participate:

  1. Starting Friday April 7, 2017.
  2. Post your #Dextraordinary story on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
  3. Tag @DEXNewYork and use the hashtags -  #Dex10 #Dextraordinary
  4. Stay tuned for your story being featured on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter profiles. As well, when we will announce the winner. 
  5. Compose your #Dextraordinary story in either video or text format.

Rules & Regulations:

  1. Only 1 post per user will be considered
  2. Posts without the hashtags will not be considered
  3. Participants give DEX New York Cosmetics, Inc. the right to use and repost their post

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Dex’s story posted on Instagram @DEXNewYork.