How To “Bake” Your Makeup

First question, “What is baking?”

Baking is allowing translucent powder, such as Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($38), sit on your face anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Allowing the powder to sit on your face enables the heat (from your face) to set your base foundation and concealer. You then dust off the powder. The end result? A creaseless and flawless finish. 🙂

Fact: Makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic uses it on Kim Kardashian!

So if you want to learn how to “bake”, here’s how:

    1. Hydrate around the eyes. Using an eye cream, apply it around your eye area to not only hydrate your skin but to plump it up and minimize the appearance of any fine lines/creases. Try: Fresh Creme Ancienne Eye Cream ($115)
    2. Apply a thick concealer under your eyes. Concealers usually contains oils and have a tendency to crease, but you can avoid all that if you set it right. To do that, apply your concealer in an upward direction, starting from the apples of your cheeks and towards your temples all the way underneath your eye. From you can blend it in with a damp BeautyBlender ($20).
    3. Apply MORE concealer. To make this look LAST, a second coat of concealer is totally necessary, as it with help lock in the first application. After applying the second coat, be sure to blend it in again using your damp BeautyBlender. Before setting your concealer, be sure to cover and smooth out all the creases. Try Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer ($25).
    4. Dust on translucent powder. When applying your translucent powder, use a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Be sure to apply it over the coats of concealer, this will set the base makeup. Try Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($38).
    5. “Bake” your makeup. Using your BeautyBlender again, dampen it with a setting spray, like Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. Then, dip your BeautyBlender into the translucent powder to pack the first layer of loose powder and concealer. This is where you leave the powder on for 5-10 minutes.
    6. Dust it off. Using your fluffy eyeshadow brush and a pressed powder, like Laura Mercier’s Mineral Pressed Powder, swirl your brush over the pressed powder. Then using that brush, dust away the extra translucent powder as you add more coverage, using the pressed powder, to blend any harsh edges.

And, you’re done! 🙂

See Also

How to Look Good Without Makeup

Check out YouTube beauty vlogger/makeup artist, Heidi Hamoud, for a complete tutorial. 🙂 (Video above)

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