This Just In | Baking : A New Way for a Flawless Face


Hello Dolls and Gents, 


So, if you have been living under a rock then you would have heard about the concept of baking. This concept has been around for many years in the drag queen community and it is now a well-known tip in the beauty community.


It all started with Kim Kardashian-West. Kim literally starts all beauty trends. Kim’s makeup artist,Mario Dedivanovic would bake the highlighted places on Kim’s face using Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder.


Now, what is ‘baking’ or ‘cooking’ exactly? Like, I said before baking has been around for quite sometime and all started in the drag queen community. It is referring to let a translucent powder sit on our face from 2 to 10 minutes, which helps the heat from your face to set the foundation and concealer. After you dust off the excess powder, leaving you with a flawless and crease proof face.

Here are the steps to a flawless and creaseless face.



1 | Hydrate your under eye

Because you are packing a lot of powder under your eye, you want to make sure that you a hydrating eye cream to help minimized your fine lines and wrinkles.

2| Apply a somewhat thick and full concealer to highlight your face

A somewhat thick concealer is great for this process, because it is less likely to crease. Apply the concealer to where you would usually highlight, so under you eyes, the bridge of your nose, the middle of forehead.

3| Dust on your translucent powder

Before you bake your face, you want to make sure that all the places that you highlight are set. Just a take a fluffy eye brush or setting brush and dust a little powder to the highlighted areas.

4|It is time to 'bake' or 'cook' your face

Take a cosmetic wedge and dampen with a primer water or setting spray or water. Dip the wedge in the loose powder and pack on the powder to highlighted areas on your face. Leave the powder on from 2-5 minutes or as long as you want.

5| Dust off the excess powder

Using the fluffy eye brush or setting brush from step 3 and a sheer pressed powder and dust off the excess powder. The sheer pressed powder help tone down the highlight and blends the harsh edges.

Now, you have bake your face. I have a few tips for you guys. 

TIP 1 | This 'baking' method is good to help your makeup last longer, but keep in made that translucent powder are not made the same. 
TIP 2 | Make sure you knock off the excess with a pressed powder that matches your skin tone
TIP 3 | For tanned to dark skin women, the translucent powder may have a white case, so I suggest use a loose powder that fits your skin undertone.

Here are some of my suggestion for translucent loose powder for different skin tones.


RCMA No Color Powder

RCMA No Color Loose Powder 

This loose powder has not white pigment make is a perfect translucent powder for all skin tone. Recommend by KathleenLights and Wayne Goss.

Laura Mericer Translucent Setting Loose Powder

Laura Mericer Translucent Setting Loose Powder

Everyone has been raving about this powder. This powder is perfect for light to medium tanned skin tones. Some people who are tanned to dark suggest there is a white case. Recommended by Amanda Ensing and Jaclyn Hill.

Sacha Cosmetics Buttercup Powder 

Sacha Cosmetics Buttercup Powder 

This loose powder is perfect for women of colour. The company products are catered to women of colour skin tone. Recommended by Jackie Aina and Nitraa B.

Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Topaz 

Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in Topaz

This loose powder is perfect for women of colour  who skin tone is a dark chocolate and if they can not pull of the Sacha powder. Recommended by Chanel Boateng

Hope this was helpful to many of you. Don't forget to share, comment and +1'd and I will see you in my next post. 

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