While we're still wrapping our heads around contouring, a new wave called "baking" has hit the makeup world. No, it has nothing to do with food or an oven.
This makeup tactic has been historically used by drag queens for years. It involves putting on layers of concealers and powder on your face and waiting 5-10 minutes before dusting off. This allows the heat from your skin to set your foundation and concealers, hence the term "baking". The end result: flawless smooth skin free from fine lines, creases and pores.
Here's how you do it:
1. Hydrate your eye area. Ensure that your eye area is well hydrated. This will minimise the appearance of any fine lines or creases. Try Cosmetics 27 Eyes 27 which tackles fine lines and dark circles.
2. Apply a thick concealer under your eyes. Apply a cream concealer from under your eyes all the way to your temple. Blend it out using a sponge. Try Koh Gen Do Moisture Concealer which prevents dryness and caking.
3. Put on more concealer. Apply a second layer of concealer and blend with a damp sponge. You may be thinking it's a lot of makeup and we won't lie, it is. Try Surratt Surreal Skin Concealer which is oil-free.
4. Dust translucent powder. Using a small fluffy brush, apply translucent powder over areas where the concealer covers. This sets the base makeup. Try Koh Gen Do Face Powder.
5. "Bake" your makeup. Dip a damp wedge sponge into translucent powder and apply the loose powder generous over your concealer. Don't be stingy on this! Leave it on for 5-10 minutes to "bake".
6. Dust it off. Using a small fluffy brush, swirl it in on some pressed powder and dust off the excess loose powder in quick strokes. Try Koh Gen Do Pressed 2-Tone Powder.
And BAM! You're baked. Watch how beauty vlogger and makeup artist, Heidi Hamoud does it.
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