IDEAL FOR CONCEALING DARK CIRCLES, FIXING MAKE-UP, ETC. IF ITS FOLLOWERS ATTRIBUTE A MULTITUDE OF POSITIVE POINTS TO IT, THE BAKING TECHNIQUE FACES DETRACTORS. EXPLANATIONS.
A fabulous solution responding to several makeup problems at the same time, baking has won over. This singular technique takes its name from the English verb “to bake” – literally saying “to cook”, in English -.
What is baking for?
The power of baking ? Conceal dark circles and fine lines … and fix makeup with a fantastic cosmetic: translucent powder! For a sublime look and long-lasting eye makeup, start by applying your concealer as usual, from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. Take the translucent powder with a brush and tap it over the concealer. This is the crucial moment when it is also necessary to make sure that the concealer has not ‘sunk’ in the fine lines, is not frozen etc … under penalty of further emphasizing the imperfections. Then, we go to the baking itself : we apply a generous layer of translucent powder, roughly. And we let it sit for about 10 minutes. This is the time it takes for the translucent powder to melt into the skin with the help of body heat. After this time, using a dry brush, remove the excess translucent powder. The ideal? Take advantage of the exposure time to make the rest of the eye makeup: if the pigments deposited on the upper eyelids fall off, they will be removed with the excess powder … without ruining all of your makeup! And since we took the reflex to hide our small imperfections using concealer , we can reproduce the baking technique on all its small imperfections!
What’s wrong with this trendy makeup technique?
The catch? It is that after the surge of tutorials and other baking tips , the technique has been singled out. What do we blame him for? The accumulation of quantities of cosmetics … which would prevent the skin from breathing! Even more damaging over-makeup in the fragile and sensitive area around the eye . In the long term, baking could thus accelerate the aging of the skin . As a result, we avoid repeating this technique on a daily basis. But for an evening where we absolutely have to display a fresh look, we can allow ourselves a small gap without feeling guilty!