If you’ve been hearing about ‘baking’ your makeup and have no idea what this means, read this article — we’re breaking down the technique the Kardashians love!
Strobing, contouring… baking? No, we’re not talking about Christmas cookies, we’re talking about a makeup technique that Kim Kardashian swears by for creaseless, poreless skin.
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Kim’s go-to makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic told Lipstick: “‘Baking’ or ‘cooking’ is a very old makeup technique. It’s basically a heavier way of applying concealer and setting it with loose powder. [It] is used a lot for TV makeup, stage, drag queens, etc. It gives a very matte, full-coverage finish to the skin.” He adds: “It takes some practice and really good blending to perfect it and make it appear smooth.”
He says he teaches the technique in his master class.
How To Bake Makeup For Flawless Skin Like Kim Kardashian
The makeup pros at Mehron are breaking it down for you so you can have flawless skin like Kim:
“1. Start with a flawless canvas by applying foundation, such as Celebre Pro HD Makeup. This is high definition makeup for every complexion. It offers healthy, flawless coverage in over 30 colors to accommodate all skin tones. It’s oil-free, fragrance free, vegan and not tested on animals. Apply with Mehron Face Smoothie for the smoothest, most beautiful coverage.
2. Next, apply and blend in a creamy highlight shade over the entire t-zone and under eyes. Mehron offers a 12 color Celebre Pro HD Contour and Highlight Palette with the perfect colors to choose from.”
“3. Then apply Celebre Pro HD Loose Mineral Finishing Powder in Saffron on top of highlighted areas to soak up any oils and add brightness “This yellow-based, warm-hued transparent powder will give you a beautiful summer glow,” says Mehron makeup artist Pamela Faller. “For those with fair complexions, choose the Translucent shade so it doesn’t add color but rather helps to enhance the natural highlights of the face.”
4. Dampen a Face Smoothie with Barrier Spray, a lightweight “wonder spray” that increases makeup wear and durability and is safe for sensitive skin types. Dip applicator into the powder and pack more loose powder onto highlighted areas.”
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“5. Let this all “bake” on the face for about 10 minutes as this allows one’s body heat to melt the makeup into the skin and change color and texture.
6. Using a blush brush, apply more powder and then dust away any excess product as you blend any harsh edges.”
Would you try this technique on yourself? What other beauty trends do you want to know more about?