Baking 101- How To Bake Your Face

I was getting ready to go out to dinner for my mom’s birthday, and decided to make a quick tutorial on how to bake your face! Now this kind of bake isn’t marijuana or food related, but it’s the process of “cooking” your makeup so that it sets.

Essentially by putting the crapload of powder on your face you are trapping the product and causing it to heat up via your natural body temperature and “cook” and set. I think it creates a flawless and beautiful finish, and can be done to create a natural look.

A lot of people are under the misconception that when you bake your makeup that it has to look super paper-white and be ridiculously sharp! I don’t think that’s the case at all, and through trial and error I’ve learned that what makes the difference is how much powder you use, and what kind.

If you use a powder that is super light or white, it will probably leave a cast and leave the area looking lighter.


I use a translucent powder that is truly translucent. It does not leave a white cast, so when it sets the undereye it doesn’t leave it looking super light and slightly strange! (I’ll list products below!)

You will need: tinted moisturizer, light concealer, translucent powder, a sponge

*I use tinted moisturizer because I don’t wear foundation!

**I took photos but because they were taken with one hand they were super blurry and weird. Sorry guys!

I first start with applying my tinted moisturizer all over my face! It provides a light base, but isn’t super heavy. I use the Neutrogena Skin Perfecter, the anti-breakout kind! It’s my holy grail face makeup because it’s light and provides subtle coverage, but enough to even out my skin tone a bit. It’s amazing.

I then apply my “concealer” which is the Lush Cosmetics Colour Supplement in Light Yellow. It might look super light on my skin since I’ve dotted it, but I blend it out a LOT with my face brush! Like I really spread it out, and blend things out.

The powder is important. I don’t like the pasty white look so it’s important for me to use a light, finely milled, and truly translucent powder. I use the Lush Cosmetics Emotional Brilliance, which is my all time favorite setting powder. For a makeup sponge, I use the mini Sephora brand one I got last week. I do not use my sponge for anything but my powder. I’m weird like that.

I pat my powder on top, it should be a visible but super thick layer. I apply it where my under-eye area is, some people go all out but I just do it there!

I then apply my eye makeup, then use a fluffy brush to blend out/brush out the powder from under my eyes. I don’t waste any of it and usually blend the excess into other areas of my face. This stuff isn’t cheap!

And here I am with my makeup complete!

I used all of my usual products, but for my eyeshadow on this day I used Mod in the crease and Glam on my lid from the Tarteist Pro Palette! My lipstick is Konichiwa by Colourpop with KVD’s Lolita on top.

I hoped this written tutorial helped you all out! It’s been a favorite little trick that I’ve been utilizing to have my undereye area set and last all day! I don’t even use primer anymore, I just moisturize, apply my tinted moisturizer and go to town! What makes my makeup really last is the translucent powder to set the face!

We are going out for my mom’s birthday today, as her birthday is the day before Valentine’s! I’ll be back in Dallas pretty soon, but it’s nice to spend some time with her!

People say we look alike!

Anyways, thanks for reading and have a great day, guys!

What makeup trick have you been utilizing lately?



8 thoughts on “Baking 101- How To Bake Your Face

  1. I love this post! You can also use the baking technique if you want to do eyeshadow after your base. The layer of powder over your base allows for any fallout from the eyeshadow to be wiped away without any hassle☺️xx

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    1. That’s exactly what I do! I do the eyeshadow when my powder “bakes” and just brush away any fall-out! It’s a super great trick. Thanks for commenting, Rach. It’s always nice to hear from you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlotte!! We were actually out grocery shopping the other day and I asked a cute guy at the store where the pasta salad was for “me and my mother” and as soon as he left she said, “I can’t believe you told him I was your mother…you could’ve said older sister!” She’s sassy like that. Thanks so much, Charlotte!

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