How To Bake Your Makeup
Move over clown contouring, a new makeup technique has been spotted all over the internet which is set to give your skin the glow it really needs. Baking makeup is a popular technique primarily used in drag makeup which is all about letting the makeup sit on the skin, and really melt into the skin.
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How does it work?
The best way to let your make ‘bake’ is to apply foundation as usual, then use a lighter concealer under the eyes. Let it sit on your face for 10-15 minutes until it begins to change texture and color as the makeup oxidizes. This way, your makeup will actually become more high-coverage and pigmented before blending it all out with a cosmetic sponge.
Who can bake their makeup?
Anyone! Celebrity fans such as Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Karreuche Tran love this look as it gives the skin a flawless sheen, rather than a cakey finish which can emphasize acne or open pores.
This makeup technique works on all skin types, just make sure to use a hydrating primer or serum if your skin is on the dry side. Don’t be too liberal with the concealer (less is more), and make sure to use a setting spray instead of a translucent powder which can cling to dry patches.
What do I need to bake my own makeup?
Make sure you’re using a foundation which matches your skin tone, then a lighter concealer which will give your under-eye area that subtle contrast. Stick to liquid concealers since they are easy to apply, and melt seamlessly into the skin. Don’t forget to set it all with a powder so the makeup doesn’t move around your face.
Can I let my foundation cook?
If you want a flawless finish, let your foundation ‘bake’ instead of your concealer. Use a formula which isn’t fast-drying (something nourishing is best for baking), and apply it over your t-zone, cheeks, forehead, chin and neck, then wait for it to settle. A damp cosmetic sponge is the best way to blend-out the foundation without over-drying the skin.
Would you bake your makeup?
Images via Heidi Hamoud, Arabia Style, Kim Kardashian
Felicia is a Sydney local who first showed an interest in social media and public relations, before making the leap over to writing. She now spends her days writing about a number of topics including beauty tips and tricks and runs an online fashion blog in her spare time. Follow Felicia on Twitter.