What is Baking in Makeup
I am sure all of you have heard about the term “baking” in makeup. Even a few days back, by the term “baking” I could only think of yummy cakes. And “baking” in makeup simply means “baking” or “cooking” your face.
In the last few years, several popular brands of makeup offer eye shadows, blush and face powders that are marketed as “baked”. But the process of “baking” or “cooking” is different. Baking is becoming a very popular trend in the makeup world. It enhances your feature and gives you a more polished look and makes you look so much fresher and glowing.
What “baking” is actually?
It is actually the process of applying a translucent powder of your choice on your most highlighted and wanted areas of your face. For instance, underneath your eyes, center of forehead, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow, chin and my most favorite part, under your contour.
“Just as you would bake something in the oven and wait for it to cook. Baking in makeup is virtually the same thing. It’s using the natural oils and body heat to cook the powder into the skin alongside the foundation and concealer”, says a famous UK makeup artist.
So let us go through the process
- Apply the makeup as normal. Start my applying foundation and concealer the way you usually do. Make sure the foundation and concealer you are using have creamy textures. The creamy texture will help the translucent powder stick well on the skin and work its magic.
- Do your eyes and lips the way you want to.
- Now apply the loose powder with a medium sized pointed brush or makeup sponge. You can use the powder puff as well, the one that comes with your face powder. Use the sponge to apply a light application and the brush or powder puff for a heavy application. It totally depends on you, how intense you want your highlights.
- Now using soft blotting motions gently place the powder firmly onto the skin. Don’t use harsh/vigorous patting or else it would move the foundation or concealer.
- Apply underneath your eyes, on the centre of your forehead, on the bride of your nose, on Cupid ’s bow, on your cheeks and if you want below your contour.
- Now let the whole thing sit and set properly. Just sit back and relax.
- All the heat, sweat and natural oil of the face will suck in some and will throw out some of the products. Melting some, blending some, setting the rest. Sounds interesting, right?
- Keep the whole thing for like 5-10 minutes.
- Now dust and blend away the excess powder with a fluffy brush. And you are done.
Baking makes your makeup look “more professionally done”, more seamless and flawless. It lifts up and brightens your face.
Hope you liked and enjoyed going through the article. Now go and bake your face…
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