Today, for this recipe you are going to need butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar… hold up! We aren’t doing that kind of baking! Today, we are going to bake our faces. Ohhhh yeahhh. Essentially baking is still like a recipe. First you need your liquid base ingredient, your foundation and concealer, and then mix in your dry ingredients, your face powders. Baking is a really neat technique. Since
discovering this technique, it has become a staple in my routine and completely changed my makeup game. If you struggle with your concealer creasing under your eyes, your t-zone foundation fading throughout the day, or just want extra oil control in some areas, this is the technique for you! “Baking” literally is baking your concealer to your face. Think of it like a cupcake. Your foundation is the base of the cupcake, your concealer is the filling, and your face powder is the icing. With the concealer being between the two products, the heat from your skin gets trapped between the foundation and powder and “bakes” the concealer. The “bake” will keep your concealer locked into place. Bye, bye, creasing!
Baking is a super easy process. You are going to need:
- a beauty sponge or super dense brush—I love the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
- a loose powder—my favorites are the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting
Powder ($38) or the Coty Airspun Extra Translucent Powder ($10.50)
- a brush to flick off powder
- a sense of humor because you’ll look a little funny for a few minutes!
Step 1: You should already have blended your foundation and concealer. Pour some of your powder into the cap of the product. Dip your damp sponge into the powder and pick up a lot of the product. Look up and lightly dab your now powdered sponge along where you blended in your concealer. You want a thick band of powder. Feel free to place a bake anywhere else that you feel necessary! In addition to underneath your eyes, t-zone, and chin you can place a bit of powder underneath your contour or bronzer to really chisel out a line and make everything look more uniform.
Step 2: Embrace your now crazily powdered face! While I let my bake set I usually fill in my brows, bronze my face, or catch up on a little bit of Netflix. Usually I’m watching something when I do my makeup. Let the bake set for a couple of minutes. You shouldn’t need it any longer than 2 minutes but do what works best for you.
Step 3: Use a brush to flick off the excess powder. You’ll notice also, where you used the bake it will sort of highlight those points of your face.
Step 4: Go out and flaunt that beautiful bakeage! Your concealer will now stay in place all day, hooray for small miracles!
Need help picking out a dense brush to use instead of a sponge? I’ve got you covered! Need help figuring out your perfect foundation shade? You got it! Discover more of my favorite hidden gems at the drugstore like the Coty Airspun!