There’s so many makeup techniques out there, and in this week’s post, I’m going to share one that I’ve been obsessed with lately: baking.
“Baking” your makeup is when you let setting powder sit on your face for 5-10 minutes so that the heat from your skin “bakes” your makeup leaving a creasless, flawless, airbrush finish. It’s super easy and fun to do, and this tutorial will show you how!
Step 1: Prime Your Face
First, and most importantly, I prime my face with Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer. Primer is good to use because it can even out your skin tone and helps your make up stay on point for hours. The Fenty Beauty Primer is nice because it’s not too heavy and my makeup lasts for hours whenever I use it. To apply it, I just put a couple of pumps onto my finger and rub it onto my face.
Step 2: BB Cream
The next step in my foundation routine is bb cream. I always like to put bb cream under my foundation because I feel like it gives me more coverage and a more even finish. The bb cream I use is Smashbox’s BB Water in light. I really like this bb cream because it is lightweight, is easy to blend, and goes on smoothly. It’s a little lighter than my skin but once I put foundation over it it all blends. I apply it with Fenty Beauty’s Precision Makeup Sponge 100, I do think that it soaks up a lot of product, but it gets the job done well, and I prefer to save my actual Beautyblenders for when I highlight and contour.
Step 3: Foundation
If I wasn’t going to bake, my step 3 would be concealer, but since I’m going to bake my concealer, step 3 in this tutorial is foundation. Lately, I’ve been using Kat Von D’s Lock-It Foundation in shade Medium 54 Neutral. This foundation gives great coverage and is amazing once it dries. The one thing I don’t like about it is that it’s not totally transfer resistant but other than that I love it. To apply this, I either use the same sponge from the step above or the foundation brush from this brush set. In the picture below, I used the foundation brush.
Step 4: Concealer
Like I mentioned in step 3, since I’m baking, i’m going to be putting on concealer after foundation. The concealer I use is Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Concealer. This concealer is amazing. It gives awesome coverage, blends well, and is lightweight. Since it comes out fast, I put a little bit on my hand and use a brush to apply it under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, my forehead, and my chin, then I blend it with Fenty Beauty’s Precision Makeup Sponge 100.
Step 5: Bake
To bake, you are first going to take a damp Beautyblender (or makeup sponge), dip it into some setting powder, and apply it everywhere that you put your concealer. I use Kat Von D’s Lock-It Setting Powder for a natural, even, finish. You’re going to want to use a generous amount of the powder, and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. As the powder is sitting, the heat from your skin “bakes” your makeup and leaves a creaseless, flawless, finish.
Step 6: Brush Off Excess
After 5-10 minutes (I always wait 10), you can take a makeup brush and brush off the remaining powder and blend the excess into the rest of your skin. I use this blush brush from real techniques, but any powder or domed brush will do.
And there you have it Babes, a tutorial on baking your makeup. I hope you found it easy to follow and will come to enjoy baking as much as I do.
Until next time!