Baking your Makeup

I don’t know if you have heard of the new makeup trend /  technique called baking.

Basically it is setting your makeup in areas where you would like to brighten up with baby powder. I tried it for the first time and I can swear by this technique.

You will not believe the difference it makes to your under eyes especially and it really contributes to highlighting your contour spots as well.

I decided to do a tutorial on baking your makeup just t show you I do it together with foundation and concealer.

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What do you need for Baking :

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Baby powder

 

IMG_20160517_204408770First I applied colour concealer to brighten up my under eyes and cover up my red nose as I am a little sick.IMG_20160517_204424356

I am not sure if you can see the pink colour under my eyes and green applied to my nose area very clearly in the photo above but basically I just added the colour to my needed spots on my face such as the under eye area and nose.

 

Next will be foundation.

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I applied my foundation with my small beauty blender and I basically just push the foundation in to my skin which really leaves it looking natural.

Remember to apply your foundation evenly and on your neck and ears for a natural look. We want our face to look the same as the rest of our body.

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After applying my foundation I moved on to contouring with my concealers.

I use a dark concealer on my cheekbones, forehead, nose and my jaw line to sharpen it up.

I then use the light concealer for all the spots I would like to highlight such as my under eyes and under my cheek bones to make my cheekbones pop more.

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Start blending in your concealer with your foundation by pushing it in your skin with a beauty blender.

By pushing the product in your skin it gives it a more natural look and also your not rubbing the product off your face, you are making sure it sticks.

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I decided that I wanted my cheekbones to pop a little more so I took my angled brush and applied a little of my contour powder on my cheekbones for a more dramatic look.

This was what it looked like after my contouring was done

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Now moving on to the baking part.

I use the Johnson’s baby powder but I am sure you can make use of any type of light powder or baby powder that you feel will work best for you.

IMG_20160517_204611218So using a angled sponge I dip the sharpest end into the powder and start applying it to my face. As I have said, I apply it under my eyes, my chin, my forehead and under my cheekbones. All the places I would like to highlight.

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Keep the powder on your face for about 5 minutes to bake.

I do 5 minutes but if you feel you want to do more of less that is up to you.

 

After baking I took my big powder brush to lightly brush off the powder.

You can use a clean brush or add your pressed powder to your brush to add a bit more colour.

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I could see a clear difference in the baked spots and I could actually feel how the powder keeps the concealer together if that makes sense.

After baking I added a bit of blush and highlighter which I applied to my cheekbones, tip of my nose and above my eyebrows as I normally would. I also put on some lip liner.

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I loved the end result of this look.

I feel you can wear it for a natural type of look, as you can see I do not have much eye makeup on but it will also work for a fuller face of makeup and a night out.

It really brightens up your eyes on photos as well and makes you look awake and ready for your day!

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Here is my final result.

 

Have you tried baking you makeup?

Let us know what your thoughts are on baking and how it worked for you?

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