Hi loves! I get a lot of questions about the baking technique and finally just sat down and decided to do a blog post about it. Baking isn’t something new, it has been used in the drag community for years. If you don’t even know what I’m talking about: It’s letting translucent powder sit on your face for 5-10 minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face. A lot of people find it ‘extra’ and unnecessary, but I don’t think that’s true at all. Maybe not everyone find the need to do it, like some people don’t contour and so on. But if you’re oily or just don’t want your concealer to crease, this is an important step.
It’s not just putting powder on your face and looking dumb, there’s some major benefits if you take the time to do this.
I know some people with dry skin stay away from it – I have very dry skin, but I have no problems doing it. Sometimes it’s about finding the right powder.
So why do the baking technique? It makes your makeup look flawless, it will stay on all day, your concealer won’t crease, and you won’t get oily. The powder will also make your skin super soft and basically make you look photoshopped. #GOALS
Where do I bake? You can bake your under eye area after concealer, If you get oily, bake the T-zone. I even like to do this to 1) make sure my concealer stays in place 2) it also really helps if you get a bit sweaty 3) it helps brighten, when you’re highlighting
Something I LOVE to do is bake right under my contour, it makes a huuuuge difference and will make it look sharp and defined. Your life will never be the same again. Trust me. It’s so worth the extra step.
How do I bake? Make sure to cover and smooth out all the creases before setting your concealer. Take a damp beauty blender/sponge and dip it in the loose powder. Pack the powder generously over the areas where you applied the concealer. Then leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. When it’s time, take a fluffy brush and dust it off. Easy!
A tip: It’s important to hydrate your eye area. This will help minimizing the appearance of any fine lines or creases.
I always use my RCMA no color powder, it’s cheap and the best powder you can get. I also did a blog post on it, if you want more details. I like to use my Elf Blush Brush, perfect for the under eye area!
Hope your questions got answered xo