From my blog post you might already be familiar with contouring but now it’s time to learn baking or cooking your makeup. When Meika talk’s about “baking” she isn’t talking about in the kitchen, she is talking about a highlighting technique that uses concealer and translucent powder to set make up and give the skin a smooth creaseless finish that can last for hours. Which is perfect if you need to be photo ready all day. Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist uses it on her so you know it’s the real deal!
The term baking or cooking refers to letting the translucent powder sit on your face for five to ten minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face, leaving you with a creaseless flawless finish.
Here is how to bake:
- Apply your liquid foundation.
- Moisturize your eyes.
- Dab concealer under your eyes.
- Blend your concealer
- Repeat the process and apply a second coat of concealer
- Apply concealer to any other parts of your face. While the skin under your eyes is typically the center focus of “baking”, you should apply concealer to any other area’s where you want a bright, flawless finish. Put concealer on your chin, the center of your forehead, the bridge of your nose, and underneath the hollows of your cheeks. These are the highlight areas, and you can add dimension to your face by baking these areas as well.
- Dust on translucent powder. Using a blending brush, lightly apply the translucent powder everywhere that you applied concealer. Use minimal powder – just enough to set your makeup into place.
- Pack on loose powder generously. This is the step that is referred to as “baking,” although the application of the concealer is just as important. You can use your blending brush, your damp makeup sponge, or a clean makeup sponge or wedge. Apply the translucent powder extremely generously to underneath your eyes, as well as the concealer on your chin, under the hollows of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, and your forehead.
- Allow the translucent powder to sit. After you’re done applying the translucent powder, you will look silly. Don’t worry that’s all part of the process! Let it bake for about five to ten minutes.
- Dust away the translucent powder.
You might ask does it really work? Let’s just say after a long day of shooting pictures in the heat, I really didn’t want to take my makeup off at the end of the night. The flawless finish the baking created was still in place and my face didn’t have a single crease!
Makeup used for eye’s and face:
Stila Matte ‘n Metal Eyeshadow Palette
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoky Storm
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Violet Vixen
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Molten Midnight
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Rose Gold Retro
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Diamond Dust
Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter Bronze Radiant Sun-kissed Glow