The Ultimate Guide to ‘Baking’ Your Makeup

Sure, you’ve mastered the art of contouring, but the last thing you want is for all your hard work to smudge and melt away as you go through the day. And while setting sprays definitely help in this regard, you’re probably going to want to take it up a notch with a little beauty technique called “baking.” Don’t worry, you won’t need an oven to do this — just a concealer and your favorite setting powder (and a little patience).

Baking makeup has been popular in the drag community for years and has gained traction with many makeup artists and beauty vloggers as well. Put simply, it’s a trick for setting your makeup by putting on excess powder and letting your body heat set the foundation. You can then dust off the powder, leaving behind a flawless finish that will. not. budge throughout the day.

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