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Have You Given Your Face a Bake?

June 18 2020

Have You Given Your Face a Bake?
Have You Given Your Face a Bake?

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:


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Concealer – cover your dark circles and brighten your under eyes with our Illusion Contour Concealer
  4. Powder – try our Pressed Powder* or our Flawless Filter Banana Powder
  5. 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*


Baking Steps:


  1. 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.
  2. Apply your liquid foundation. Start with a dab on your forehead, both cheeks and your chin.  Blend the foundation evenly.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Time to bake! Let your powder sit for 5-10 minutes while you continue your beauty routine.  A good time to do your brows.
  6. 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.


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