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Friday 26 February 2016

What is Baking?

I've always been one of those people that struggles to achieve the perfect contour, with it being sharp yet fairly natural at the same time. When I stumbled accross Baking it really changed my contouring routine and now I don't struggle at all to achieve a good contour.

The basis of baking is that once you apply your contour, you apply a line of loose powder, which is lighter than your normal shade, underneath the contour line. You essentially "bake", as you leave the powder there whilst you do the rest of your makeup, and eventually brush off the powder at the end. It reveals a super sharp contour, without looking too Drag-Queen-esque. 

Can we just take a moment to appreciate that highlight? Thanks to MAC Soft & Gentle. 
In terms of which loose powder to use, a lot of people seem to be in love with the Laura Mercier Loose Powder, or the Ben Nye Powders, but for me I found a super cheap alternative in Boots, which is the Natural Collection Loose Powder. It was only £1.99 and works amazingly with the Sleek Contour Kit!

 Have you guys tried Baking? If so what powders do you use?

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