You’d be hard pushed to explore your YouTube or blog feed at the moment without seeing the baking trend popping up at regular intervals, so we thought we’d demystify the term and show you how to achieve the technique at home!
What is Baking?
Simply put baking is a technique used to set your makeup. Powder is applied to the desired areas and left there to ‘bake’ or ‘cook’ using the temperature of the body. Once finished, the powder is removed and you’re left with a flawless complexion that should last all day.
Baking was invented by the theatrical and drag communities and it was created to ensure makeup longevity under hot stage lights and through a myriad of costume changes.
However there have been reports of the technique being used as long ago as the Victorian Era and even before that by the ancient Egyptians!
Back to the present day though, baking has had a resurgence in popularity and made it to mainstream trends thanks to makeup artists and beauty bloggers jumping on board.
Kim’s MUA and celebrity in his own right, Mario Dedivanovic, is famed for using the technique on the starlet and therefore bringing it to international attention.
Is Baking for you?
Though popular it is important to note that baking isn’t for everyone. It’s wonderful if you have oily or combination skin and you’re after a long-lasting full coverage look, however it can be heavy on the skin and can be quite drying.
It is also an extra layer of makeup on the skin and of course takes time, so might not be for those who are in a hurry!