Beauty Makeup

Bake Your Face Like a Pro

Baking is not restricted only to the kitchen but the technique has slowly entered into our vanity box too. On the occasion of World baking Day today, let us understand baked make-up and how to achieve your baked look.

What is baked make-up?

Baked makeup is a technique wherein you let translucent powder sit on your face for five to 10 minutes. This powder sets into place because of the heat that your face generates, and then you can dust off the extra powder, leaving your face flawless and crease free.

How it works:

  • The baked formula gives a smooth and velvety texture.
  • The final look is more luminous.
  • The colour is far more pigmented.
  • It can be applied wet or dry. The wet finish giving a more intense look.

What you need?

A good setting powder:  a powder that is finely milled, so that it can seamlessly blend through your make-up. It is necessary to make sure that the product comes with a screw cap, where you can remove a bit of the product for easy use. Also see that your powder doesn’t contain silica and minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to avoid your face looking white in pictures.

For using baked make-up, you would require either a make-up sponge or a make-up brush that has dense bristles like a foundation brush.

How to bake?

Step 1: start by applying your foundation or concealer. In order for it to bake, it needs some kind of liquid formula.

Step 2: once your base has set for a bit, dip your make-up sponge or brush into the setting powder and apply a thick layer of it on the areas you want to brighten.

Step 3: Once you have applied the powder, allow it to rest for 10 minutes if you’re looking for a look from dawn to dusk, or just 2-5 minutes if you want a lighter bake effect.

Special Tip: Bake your T zone to keep your make-up looking matte all day. Also bake under your eyes and your smile lines to prevent creasing or moving of the foundation.


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