Why Baking Your Makeup Is the Smartest Thing

Here is a step-by-step process you can follow to get on the fast track to flawless looking skin! 

Here's how you, too, can pull off poreless, picture-perfect skin and brighten your eye area while you're at it:

1. Prep your skin. Make sure your skin and undereye area is properly cleansed and moisturized. To clean and hydrate your skin in as little as 10 minutes, try our Collagen Facial Sheet Masks (6 Sheets), $18.95. While you're doing that, also hydrate and minimize the appearance of fine lines and creases of your under eye area with our Anti-Wrinkle + Energizing Eye Masks. (12 Pairs) $19.95. 

2. Apply a layer of medium-to-full coverage concealer under your eyes.  Apply a layer of concealer starting from the inner corner of your under eyes, next to your nose bridge, going outward towards your temple, stopping just at the tops of your cheekbone. Then, blend it all in with a damp makeup sponge.

3. If needed, apply a second coat of concealer. At this point, you might be thinking, "This is a sh*t-ton of makeup," 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. 

4. Dust on translucent powder. While concealer usually contains oils and has a tendency to crease, it's a great idea to set it immediately with powder. Use a clean, fluffy eye shadow brush to dust on a small amount of translucent powder over the entire patch of concealer to set the base makeup. 

5. Now, "bake" your makeup. Use a wedge sponge and dampen it with a setting spray. Or use your damp makeup sponge from steps 2 & 3. Dip the wedge into the same translucent powder you used in step 4 to pack the loose powder generously over the area where you applied the concealer. Leave the powder on for five to 10 minutes.

6. Dust it off. Using the same fluffy eye shadow brush from step 4 and a pressed powder, swirl the fluffy eye shadow brush over the formula and dust away the powder as you add more coverage to blend any harsh edges.

Boom, you're baked.


Content from Cosmopolitan article "Why "Baking" Your Makeup Is the Smartest Thing You Could Be Doing to Your Face" by Carly Cardellino 

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