First, there was contouring, and then comes strobing, and now baking? People are still trying to wrap their heads around contouring and probably have not mastered the techniques of strobing, and now baking is the most hyped about makeup technique that every beauty bloggers and makeup artists are doing. So what is baking?
Baking, or cooking some might call it, is a method which is similar to highlighting but without any shimmer. This isn’t something new actually. It has been around for years in the drag community and used by many celebrities to prevent their makeup from melting under bright lights. It is called baking because you are using translucent powder to sit on your face for 5 to 10 minutes, which allow heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, leaving a creaseless flawless finish.
If you’re into these sorts of things, I’m gonna show you how you can bake your face like a pro. =)
**Just a disclaimer, I am not a pro makeup artist, I just watch videos on Youtube and learn most of the makeup techniques on my own, so if I do something wrong, please don’t hate!**
First of all, apply moisturizer all over your face before you apply your foundation. You need the extra moisture since this is a lot of makeup, even for someone like me. You can also apply face primer for an even application. After all the skin prep is done, apply your favorite foundation. I’m using Loreal True Match Lumi.
Now that I’ve applied my foundation, I went in with a light concealer to highlight my under eyes, chin, a little bit on my forehead and the bridge of my nose. Usually when baking, people would use a concealer with a thicker consistency, but since I have really dry skin, I opted for a light weight concealer. Maybelline Fit Me concealer
Blend in concealer with a damp beauty blender or a damp makeup sponge.
Here comes the baking part. After blending the concealer, you want to use a translucent powder to set your concealer. Using a damp makeup sponge, pick up some translucent powder on the sponge and pack it on the areas you applied the concealer. It will look really thick, and that’s the look we are going for here. While waiting for it to set, you could continue doing the rest of your makeup. I applied some bronzer and contour my cheeks, and I added more translucent powder under my contour for a more chiseled look. Try Coty Airspun Loose Powder, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose setting powder.
After 5 to 10 minutes, brush off the translucent powder. Finish off the look with a peachy blush and a subtle highlight.
And that’s how I bake my face. As you can tell, it is actually easier than contouring. All you have to do is add some translucent powder on areas you want to highlight, wait a few minutes, brush it off and your done. If it’s too much makeup for some of you, you can also just bake under your contour for that defined look, while keeping the rest of your face at a minimum.
I hope you enjoy this week’s tip Tuesday. Thanks for reading!XOXO ❤