Have you heard about the baking trend? Well, this is not related to food, although that is pretty much the first thing that popped in your head for sure. With regards to this makeup trend, baking makeup is simply applying a translucent powder after you have applied your foundation and your concealer. You will then leave it on for five to ten minutes using the heat coming from your face. This trend has been going on for years but it was only recently when it really took the world by storm because, you see, the baking makeup gives you that flawless looking skin. So how can you go on about this? Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Apply base foundation. The baking makeup trend needs to start with the basic, which is applying your foundation first. Make sure that you apply it evenly and that you use one that is one shade lighter so that it will still fit your skin tone.

Use concealer. Banish skin blemishes or hide them properly by applying concealer on the affected areas. If you want, you can apply concealer on the apples of your cheeks as well as around your eyes then blend properly using a damp makeup sponge. It is understandable that you will feel worried that this may leave your skin uneven, but not when you apply your concealer properly and blend it with your foundation.

Translucent powder comes next. Now here’s the fun part. After the foundation and concealer have dried somewhat, you should use an eye shadow brush to dust some translucent powder on the areas where you applied your concealer.

Let it bake. Like it was mentioned before, you need to let your makeup “bake” for a few minutes. In this instance, you should leave it for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the loose powder that you are using.

Dust it off. After your makeup has baked, the next step would be to pat the area using a sponge and then dust it off with your makeup brush.

Set it. Once you have removed excess translucent powder, you might want to consider setting it. A setting spray will do nicely as you simply mist it all over your face to keep your makeup from running. 

Now that you have an idea on how baking makeup is done, you’re probably wondering why go the extra mile when it comes to your makeup. Well, if you want to make your complexion look even better, baking makeup will give you your desired results in no time. Other benefits that you can get out of this extra effort will be less eye bags to worry about, zero creases on the skin, better highlighting of your assets, and the concealer will last longer than before. 

Of course, there are downsides to makeup baking such as dry skin, especially around the eyes, it may yield to too much coverage especially when you’re attempting the natural look, you will require more contouring if you have pale skin, and you will need several layers of product which requires baking so these might make your lines appear more prominent. Also, the time it will take for your makeup to bake might not be ideal for those who are in a rush. 

Just like with any makeup techniques, there are pros and cons that you need to take into account before deciding that this is the one for you. You can try this one out for size and see the results. Who knows? You might want to include this in your beauty routine especially on those days when you need to look your best for a special occasion.

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