Updated! Makeup Baking: A Quick How-to

You spend enough hours on YouTube watching beauty vlogs and you start to learn a thing or two. (We’re not obsessed…we swear, it’s all in the name of research.) For starters, there’s a massive highlighting/contouring trend happening right now. And two, this trend relies heavily on concealing. And any beauty fiend worth her epsom salt knows that concealing can be tough on the skin. The delicate area under the eye is often the darkest on the face and, unless you’re still a teenager, fine lines and wrinkles are additional factors to combat. So how are beauty gurus lightening, brightening and smoothing with concealer? It’s not internet magic. It’s a trendy makeup technique known as baking. The Makeup Baking Technique So, why is it called baking? Well, there are some makeup layers and setting time, aka cook time, involved. This secret — like many of the other Instagram-famous trends — looks a little silly at first. But if you can get past the powdered patches and wait time in between steps, you could be looking at a flawless camouflage job that really helps the face pop in photos and IRL. Baking, Step by Step Use your moisturizer, eye creams and primer as normal. Apply … Continue reading Updated! Makeup Baking: A Quick How-to