Updated! makeup Baking: A quick How-to






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You spend enough hours on YouTube watching appeal vlogs and you start to learn a thing or two. (We’re not obsessed…we swear, it’s all in the name of research.)

For starters, there’s a massive highlighting/contouring trend happening ideal now. and two, this trend relies heavily on concealing. and any beauty fiend worth her epsom salt knows that concealing can be hard on the skin.

The delicate area under the eye is often the darkest on the face and, unless you’re still a teenager, fine lines and wrinkles are additional factors to combat. So how are appeal gurus lightening, brightening and smoothing with concealer? It’s not Internet magic. It’s a trendy makeup technique known as baking.

The makeup Baking Technique

So, why is it called baking? Well, there are some makeup layers and setting time, aka cook time, involved. This secret — like lots of of the other Instagram-famous trends — looks a little silly at first. but if you can get past the powdered patches and wait time in between steps, you could be looking at a flawless camouflage job that really helps the face pop in photos and IRL.

Baking, step by Step

Use your moisturizer, eye creams and primer as normal.
Apply your concealer in one layer or several, to your liking. try under the eye, and a bit on your forehead, cupid’s bow and/or chin. Smooth it out to velvety perfection with your choice of a appeal blender, brush or just your fingers.
Press out all of your fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure you’re pleased with the results, because the next step seals the deal.
Pack on the powder. Grab a fluffy brush and your favorite setting powder and cover up all your concealed areas. This is the one cosmetic technique where a heavy hand is best–it’s all about a thick coating of fine, loose powder.
Let it sit anywhere between 10-30 minutes.
Lightly flick away the remaining powder that hasn’t settled into the concealer.

Normally the heavy layer(s) of concealer put you at risk of looking caked and creased in short order. but that layer of powder gives you a smooth, plump polish.

Your makeup Baking Toolkit

Revlon PhotoReady Concealer, $5.99, Target

NYX professional makeup HD Finishing Powder, $5.99, Target

Real Techniques Instapop Face Brush, $9.99, Target

This post about makeup baking was updated in January, 2019.

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