To Bake or not to Bake?


One of the newest makeup trends I’ve been hearing about is called “baking,” and no, I don’t mean what you used to do in college ;). Baking is when you put a large amount of translucent powder over your foundation to really set the foundation into your skin and make it last longer. I tested this method and here is what I found:

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First, I always Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour foundation: It comes in 23 different shades, has a matte finish, and is the longest lasting foundation I have ever used. I wear this in shade 2.15.


Next, I use a beauty blender sponge ( and add a ridiculous amount of Laura Mercier’s translucent loose setting powder ( under my eyes.


I can’t believe I’m about to post this next picture but this is what it looks like (AHHH!)


Then you let it set for a couple minutes and blend in with a powder brush:


The finished product is truly a flawless face that lasts all day! Yep, totally jumping onboard the baking trend.


Finish with a little bronzer and highlighter and you’re good to go!


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