Happy new month people! I hope it’s going well so far. Sometimes if you can’t beat ’em, you have to join ’em, and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve been seeing people bake in practically every YouTube video I’ve watched so I decided to give it a shot.
And what exactly is baking? I’m pretty sure everybody knows by now what it is, it’s leaving a setting powder to sit on your face for a few minutes then brushing off the excess. This is supposed to absorb all oils and leave a matte finish, and prevent concealer from creasing (that’s if it’s under your eyes you’re baking). I decided to try it out, but baking my whole face, and here’s how I got on.
Now before I continue, I have to mention that I have oily/combination skin, mostly oily in the t-zone but I’ve been known to get oily all over in extreme cases. My nose is the first to go shine city usually, then the rest of my t-zone follows.
I noticed my nose get shiny early as usual, but the rest of my face didn’t. I blotted because I am so used to blotting but I realised that I didn’t need to because I wasn’t oily at all.
At this point I had been wearing my makeup for over 11 hours and I hadn’t gotten shiny at all. Usually I would be so oily by midday, and would have to blot several times by the end of the day.
The second day I tried baking, I resisted the urge to blot, just to see how long I would take to get oily. And I kid you now, I did not get oily AT ALL. Yes, my nose did get shiny enough to light up my neighborhood in a blackout, but the rest of my face did not follow like it usually does. Damn I don’t know why I didn’t try baking earlier. I am definitely hooked !
If you’re going to bake with a translucent powder, be careful to not to overboard with the powder or it’ll leave a white cast.
If you haven’t tried baking, give it a shot now!!