MAKEUP TECHNIQUES: What is Baking your face?


Do you know what Baking is?  Not pies, cakes, or cookie baking!  I mean Baking your face.  Well, I have to admit, neither did I.  So let's get into it.  What is Baking your face?  How do you go about Baking your face?  What do you need to start Baking your face?  So if you have been too embarrassed to ask what Baking was, I got you today.

Baking your Face

What is Baking?

According to, Baking "refers to letting translucent powder sit on your face for five to 10 minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face, leaving you with a creaseless, flawless finish."

Got it?  Still not too sure?

No problem.  Watch this short video that explains just what Baking can do.


Baking Step-By-Step

Still not quite there?  Ok, check out this Step-By-Step Guide for Baking your face.

baking your face

Let's get to Baking!

What Do you Need to Bake?

You actually don't need a whole haul of products to bake.  Here is a list of your baking supplies:

  1. Hydrating Eye Cream
  2. Concealer & Makeup Sponge
  3. Creamy Concealer
  4. Loose Setting Powder
  5. Setting Spray
  6. Pressed Powder

Let's Practice 

Ok, now we know what baking does, how to do it, and what we need to bake.  All that's left is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

Here are a few tutorials that will help you become a master baker.

Here Heidi Hammond will show you how to get a creaseless, perfectly highlighted baked face.

Tati's Tutorial guides you to the poreless, baked finish in no time.



And if you are a woman of color, Avielle Amor shows you the brilliant results you can get by baking.

Ready to Bake?

So are you up for baking?  Or don't you want that poreless, photo-perfect look?  Well, now you know just how to get it.

Do you bake?  What are your favorite products for baking your face?  Please leave us a comment below and tell us your baking secrets.

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