No ovens involved.
Brace yourselves and enter the world of “baking,” also called “cooking,” your face.
Popularized by drag queens, baking vanishes fine lines, creases, and pores, giving makeup a flawless finish.
To bake your face, go about your beauty prep and apply foundation as usual.
On her YouTube channel Curls N Lipstick, Canadian makeup artist Karina W completed her full face and saved the baking for last.
After your normal makeup routine, apply concealer under your eyes and upward toward your temples.
Your concealer should be two shades lighter than your skin.
Pat the concealer into the skin with a sponge until it is fully blended.
Apply a heavy layer of translucent powder on top of the blended concealer and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
You should look like this.
As the powder sits, it works with your skin’s natural heat to melt (aka “bake”) the concealer into your face, filling in any creases and lines.
Once the 10 minutes are up, use short flicking motions to sweep away the powder with a blush brush.
The end result is a face free of any visible lines, creases, and pores.
Watch Curls N Lipstick’s full baking tutorial here.
And if there’s any doubt on whether it works or not, two words: Kim. Kardashian.
Her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic told Glamour that baking isn’t for every day, and he usually only uses it when his celebrity clients want a dramatic, matte finish.
These faces are baked for the heavens!
Now go forth and get bakin’!