What is Baking Makeup?
Baking your makeup is the process of applying concealer and powder under your eyes for a crease-free, flawless-looking finish. Traditional baking uses a damp sponge or brush to allow the powder to sit under your eyes for 5-10 minutes to blend with your foundation and concealer.
Let’s start with the essentials. Here is what you will need to get started:
- Eye Cream – try our Oat Moisturizer or Triple Tea & Argan Serum. Since you will be layering powder under your eyes, you want to make sure there is no dry skin beforehand.
- Foundation – as with most makeup looks, you will start with foundation. Liquid foundation is best for baking so it won’t look too cakey. Our Lux Liquid Foundation will work perfectly.
- Concealer – cover your dark circles and brighten your under eyes with our Illusion Contour Concealer
- Powder – try our Pressed Powder* or our Flawless Filter Banana Powder
- Makeup blender and fluffy brush
*Most blogs or how to guides you may read on baking your makeup will recommend you use a loose setting powder. We have found that our pressed powder works just as well, you will just need to work it a little with your blender or brush to get enough powder to bake*
- Start with a little skin care. Apply moisturizer under your eye area, gently dab it and let it absorb for a few minutes before moving to the next step.
- Apply your liquid foundation. Start with a dab on your forehead, both cheeks and your chin. Blend the foundation evenly.
- Next you will apply the concealer to your under-eye area, extending just beyond the corners of your eyes and down to the apples of your cheeks. Buff and blend your concealer using a makeup blender.
- Now it’s time to generously apply your powder overtop of the concealer. If you’re using a pressed powder, work the brush to get some of the powder “loose” and then apply. You want a thick layer; it will look a little silly. Don’t worry, you’re doing it right!
- Time to bake! Let your powder sit for 5-10 minutes while you continue your beauty routine. A good time to do your brows.
- When the time is up, use a fluffy makeup brush to dust the powder off.
Since baking your makeup is a technique typically reserved for a full-face look, you’re not quite done. Finish off your makeup how you normally would or maybe you’ll go extra glam with your newfound technique! Here’s to a look that will last all day.