Contouring then strobing, now baking?
The makeup world is continuously evolving and we are absolutely amazed at this revived trend.
Yes – revived. The drag queen community has been using the baking technique to help set heavy stage makeup and it works – makeup is always flawless.
Baking involves using your body heat to help set makeup resulting in a smooth, crease-less finish. Even Kim Kardashian-West’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses this technique!
The trick involves layering setting powder thickly and allowing it to “cook” into your foundation and concealer. As shown in the photo from Heidi Hamoud’s YouTube tutorial, it helps highlight the covered areas – underneath eyes, forehead and chin. The result is a flawless finish with contoured cheeks.
So how do we begin?
1. Apply moisturizer, primer, and foundation. This method can be drying so the moisturizer is extremely important. You may also want to include an eye moisturizer to help hydrate the area as this method does focus on the eye area.
2. Apply concealer under the eyes. Dab on from the apples of your cheeks towards your temples. Keep going towards the hairline for some serious contour. Blend in with a damp makeup sponge.
3. Use translucent powder to set the base of the makeup.
4. To “bake” or “cook your makeup, use a wedge sponge and dampen it with a setting spray or facial mist. Then dip the sponge into the translucent powder used in Step 3 and apply it generously under eyes, chin, jawline and middle of forehead. Let it bake anywhere from 5-30 minutes. We suggest 10 minutes for great results but if you have time, go for all 30!
5. Dust off the powder with a fluffy brush. If you want to blend any rough edges, apply pressed powder on the brush and use that to dust off the translucent powder.
We love how this makeup look leaves our makeup look flawless.
Have you tried baking? #WeWantToKnow!