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Contouring, Strobing, Baking, the terms may change but the techniques are not exactly new. With sites like Instagram and You-tube we have more access to stars, makeup artists, bloggers etc. and are seeing a revival of old makeup tricks. Way back when some of these techniques were not used in “everyday life”. Baking is heavy and was typically used for TV and Stage while also being very popular within the Drag community. With changes in the beauty culture, certain methods have become increasingly popular and taken on a new life.
So what the heck is baking anyway? Baking is basically a technique of highlighting, but without the shimmer. When we highlight, the goal is to have luminescence and glow. With baking we want to brighten and give long-lasting full coverage. Since baking gives a matte finish, heavy powder can accentuate dryness and fine lines. Be sure your face is very well hydrated before you start.
So let’s take a look on the method and products I used to test out this trend;
The two main products needed for baking are concealer and translucent powder. I’m using mainly products from Amazing Cosmetics which can be found at Ulta Beauty. The Amazing Concealer has a nice creamy formula that provides full coverage and blends easily. I applied one layer of concealer using Tan Golden and a second layer using Light Caramel.
The Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Powderset is a translucent powder that sets makeup and absorbs excess oil, this powder won’t settle into fine lines and leaves a silky finish.
A few steps but not bad right. Put the final touches on your look and strike a pose. Take a picture for Insta and hashtag it flawless! Your makeup is now set to stay looking great for hours
What do you think about baking? Is this a technique you have tried?
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