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Why “Baking” Your Makeup Is the Smartest Thing You Could Be Doing to Your Face


The term, which has been used in the drag community for years, 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. (Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses it on her so you know it’s legit.)

While concealer usually contains oils and has a tendency to crease, it won’t if it’s set right. Apply it upward from the apples of your cheeks toward your temples all the way underneath your eye. Then, blend it in with a damp makeup sponge. Try

, and yes, it is. So, you can skip this step and still get great results, but for lasting power, a sheer second coat can lock in the first formula. After you apply the second layer of concealer, blend it in again with your damp makeup sponge. Make sure to cover and smooth out all the creases before setting your concealer in the next step. Try

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