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Beauty Buff: Let's Get Baked

If you’ve ever logged in to the www, you may have heard about a technique called baking.


Historically, baking has been used primarily in the Drag community. A heavy layer of powder is applied over foundation/concealer and allowed to “bake” for several minutes to set and hold makeup under hot stage lights.

This torch has been passed to us to use to chisel our cheekbones and to make us look flawless. I would like to give a big “thank you” to our drag queen pioneers for, once again, giving us the tools to shock people with our real age.



Makeup Sponge


Clinique Face Powder #20


or Air Spun Translucent Face Powder


Fluffy Powder Brush (Sigma F20)


Buffing Brush Collection Set

Ok! Let’s Bake!

  1. Apply foundation and concealer as usual.
  2. Take the sponge and roll it side to side in your loose powder loading the sponge with powder.  Dab lightly and set powder under eyes, under cheekbones, and anywhere else highlight is needed. (see pic)
  3. Now, we wait.  Let it “bake” for 10-15 minutes. This is the perfect time to do your eyeshadow.  If you have any fall-out from eyeshadows or glitter, it will be swept away.
  4. Gently brush away all the powder.  What hasn’t “baked in” should brush away.  If it happens to look cakey in areas, continue to blend away lightly until it smoothes out.

Some Tips

  • This technique does take a little practice.  The first time I did it, I thought it was the dumbest thing since headlight eyelashes.
  • If you find that it gets cakey under your eyes, try applying a little less concealer. Also, make sure you use a nicely milled powder.
  • Baking is not going to look good on all skin, especially very dry or more mature skin.

If you’ve tried “baking” and love it or hate it, I would love to hear from you.  What would you like to hear from me?  Comment below!

-Jenn Johnson

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