Indeed, baking makeup is a current trend. Although this makeup technique has been around for years, right now it is popular with celebs and YouTubers.
But what is Baking Makeup?
Before we dive deep into how to bake your face, first let us understand what is baking in makeup. Baking your makeup is the technique of layering different face makeup products such as the concealer and setting powder onto targeted areas to set your makeup for a flawless finish. Once you have applied your makeup, you should definitely let the powder sit for 5-10 minutes. During this time, the heat from your face will allow your makeup to oxidize and it will set your foundation and concealer while the excess powder absorbs any oil. Afterward, brush away the excess powder from your face and the result will be a polished and non-cakey finish.
What You Need To Get Baking
For sure, similar to baking delicious pastries and food, this technique requires you to gather all of your proper ingredients in advance.
Indeed, a hydrating eye cream plumps up the area beneath your eyes and minimizes fine lines. Additionally, the skin around your eyes needs to be smooth and moisturized, especially if you are going to apply a lot of powder to that area in the baking process.
Foundation is a must, and in this case, it is essential to leave powder foundations behind and use a liquid foundation. Particularly, a liquid foundation will be less likely to look cakey and overdone.
A concealer covers up imperfections such as dark circles, and in this case, a liquid concealer is a fabulous option.
Loose, Translucent Face Powder
For sure, it is impossible to bake makeup without a loose, translucent powder. A finely milled powder will allow your makeup to melt seamlessly while giving you that major matte finish you are after.
Fluffy Powder Brush
Furthermore, a fluffy powder brush is important as it sweeps away the excess loose powder.
How to Bake Makeup
Now that you have all the essentials for baking makeup, below, we have highlighted the steps to achieve a baked makeup look.
Moisturize Around Your Eyes
First, place the dots of the eye cream in half-moon shapes underneath your eyes. Afterward, gently pat the region using your fingertips to help absorb the eye cream. Then, leave it for a minute or two for it to soak into your skin before proceeding on to step number two.
Apply Liquid Foundation
Second, create an even base with a liquid foundation before applying other makeup products. Particularly, put the product onto a makeup blender and apply it onto your skin in rolling and dabbing motions for even coverage.
Apply Liquid Concealer
Afterward, apply a liquid concealer beneath your eyes in the shape of an inverted triangle and use the damp tip of your makeup blender to gently blend it in. Specifically, you should blend the concealer upward while extending past the edge of your eye towards your temples to create a more lifted look with your eyes. Further, extend the concealer down to the apples of your cheeks.
Apply Loose Powder
Afterward, pour a generous amount of translucent and loose setting powder into the powder lid and dip a makeup blender to collect the loose setting powder. Then, press it directly on top of your concealed under-eye area and do not rub it in; simply, let it sit on top of your makeup.
Bake Your Makeup
Let the loose powder sit on top of your concealer for 5-10 minutes.
Dust-Off the Powder
After you are fully baked, dust the excess powder using a fluffy brush in a gentle stroking motion, and then blend in circular motions to avoid any harsh edges.