Baking, is it right for you?March 16, 2017
So today I was asked if I teach Baking in my workshops, because hey isn’t this what people want to learn?
The answer to this is a resounding NO! As a busy working Mum the only form of baking I do usually results in an awesome chocolate cake devoured by the kids and husband.
So myself, a qualified makeup artists with over 10 years experience, I don’t even use baking on my face so how can I expect my clients to?
I just want to break down the myth for you all about the latest craze’s in makeup.
You want to know why its done right after all its everywhere you look on instagram and facebook, and those you tube videos shows it every single time!
Baking is where after applying a liquid or cream concealer or foundation you apply a very thick layer of powder and allow time for it to “bake” or “melt” into the skin before dusting this off.
There are a few issues I see with this particular technique, mostly it can look hideous when its done incorrectly and second, I have yet to see a busy mum getting herself ready for work that has time to “bake” every morning.
Since I am a firm believer for using Mineral powder foundations and not a liquid, there is actually no need to “bake” as your powder is already achieving this for you.
Many of those of us who have began aging (its going to happen!) are NOT suited to using this technique period. The eye area is the first area of our face that ages and shoving large amounts of powder under the eye area is going to accentuate fine lines rather than diminish them.
You know what “baking is good for? Its perfect for a photo shoot or modelling assignment, for those of us not blessed with such work it’s a total waste of time! Stick with a simple effective routine that actually sets your lifestyle and your life in general.
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