How baking is going to up your foundation game

Ace your base with these clever tips

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / April 11 2016

We’ve seen a slew of makeup trends consume our Instagram feeds over the last year - from strobing to more shocking trends like clown contouring - but this one is bound to stick around. Have you heard about baking? It’s called this because it uses the heat from your face to set the foundation, resulting in an incredibly radiant glow. It’s the secret trick that will transform your foundation game.

Baking is actually an extreme way of highlighting [which can] make your face look picture perfect
Peter Philips
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Dior Makeup
Creative and Image Director

Here’s how to do it…

1

Conceal

Start with a light layer of base, using Dior’s DiorSkin Forever Perfect Makeup

2

Highlight

Apply Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen under the eye in a triangle to highlight this part of the face.

3

Accentuate

With the same product, apply a small amount along your jawline, chin, and on the bridge of your nose.

4

Set

Blend the highlighter with you foundation using a sponge, then spread a generous layer of Dior Diorskin Forever & Ever Control Extreme Perfection & Matte Finish Invisible Loose Powder on top of the areas where you’ve used Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen.

5

Bake

Leave the powder on your face for five minutes, then sweep it away with a kabuki brush.

It’s a matte finish that intensely becomes luminous, and will accentuate shading and contouring, making your face picture perfect.
Peter Philips
/
Dior Makeup
Creative and Image Director

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.

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