Makeup baking (makeup cooking) has taken the beauty world by storm lately. If you are not updated about the latest beauty trends, let’s introduce you to this buzzy term first. Baking makeup is an old-school practice that drag queens mostly use to create a flawless, highlighted finish. The same technique of achieving picture-perfect skin has been making a huge comeback. So, we have developed a detailed guide to makeup baking or cooking in this post. Keep reading:
How To Bake Your Makeup/Face?
You create the base of your makeup without blending the concealer in and then let the whole thing ‘bake’ or ‘cook’ by applying lots and lots of loose powder. It allows your body heat to melt the makeup into your skin, changing the color and texture of your skin tone. Here is a simple breakdown of the entire procedure: (1) (2)
Products And Tools Required:
- Eye cream
- Makeup primer / BB cream
- Full-coverage foundation
- Translucent/loose setting powder
- Pressed powder
- Makeup setting spray
- Blending sponge
- Cosmetic wedge sponge
- Fluffy eyeshadow brush
Step By Step Process Of Application:
- First and foremost thing, moisturize your facial skin nicely. Use a lightweight yet well-hydrating moisturizer for this purpose. Take a generous amount of the product onto your palm and gently massage it into your skin.
- Apply a pea-sized amount of eye cream on the tip of your index finger around your eyes. Massage for a few minutes by putting mild pressure on your ring fingers. This will provide intense hydration to your eye area and reduce the appearance of creases or fine lines.
- Create the base of your makeup by applying a good makeup primer. If you don’t have a primer, apply a good BB cream with light to medium coverage. It will also be equally effective as a base. Dampen the blending sponge and blend it well.
- Apply a foundation (one shade lighter than your natural skin tone) to your face after creating the base makeup. An HD or ultra-HD foundation with a highly light texture will work best.
- Apply loose powder over the foundation and allow it to sit for 3 to 5 minutes. This will soak up all excess oils from your face and facilitate the oxidization of your makeup.
- Apply a thick and creamy concealer to your under-eye area. Do not apply it like an eye cream. Instead, put small dots as a sideways triangle underneath your eyes on the cheekbone area. Then, starting from the apple of your cheeks, go upwards and reach your temples. It is even better to go beyond the corners of your eyes and apply the product to the hairline.
- Blending is the key when it comes to applying concealer. Hence, slightly dampen your blending sponge (a cosmetic wedge sponge can also be used) and blend the product so it is set nicely. While blending the concealer, you smooth out the fine lines and creases well. Remember, the better it is set, the less it will crease.
- Apply some more concealer on the previous one. Be generous with the quantity and follow the same path for the application you have followed in the last step. However, do not blend the second layer of the concealer as you need to ‘bake’ or ‘cook’ it this time.
- Dust loads (and we mean it!) of translucent powder on the entire patch of concealer by using the large, fluffy eye shadow brush. Dip the brush in the powder container for maximum effects, dust it on, and repeat. The trick is to apply the loose setting powder in multiple layers to facilitate the base makeup’s setting.
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- Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and let the concealer and the whole base makeup’ bake’ or ‘cook.’ Sitting with your entire face ‘floured’ with powder is annoying, but you cannot help it. The ‘baking time’ or ‘cooking time’ is the secret to flawless results and cannot be compromised.
- Once your base makeup finishes baking, dust the loose powder off your face with the help of the fluffy brush.
- Slightly dampen the cosmetic wedge sponge with the makeup setting spray and blend the concealer into the skin. Be careful at this final blending stage and ensure a smooth, crease-free finish.
- Then, apply a layer of the pressed powder all over your face to blend the harsh edges (if there are any) and provide more coverage (if still needed).
- Set the entire makeup with the makeup setting spray.
Makeup baking, a revived beauty trend, is gaining popularity. Originating from drag queen practices, this method lets loose powder sit on makeup for a set duration, allowing body heat to meld it into the skin. The guide details the process: moisturizing, applying a base with primer or BB cream, setting with translucent powder, concealer application, baking, dusting off excess powder, and final blending. This technique ensures a flawless, long-lasting finish, perfecting a polished look.