People have found ways over the years to imitate Kim Kardashian's flawless and stunning makeup technique, first with serious contour...
People have found ways over the years to imitate Kim Kardashian's flawless and stunning makeup technique, first with serious contouring, which brought a number of contouring palettes from various beauty labels, then strobing, which focuses more on highlighter, and now a new technique called 'caking' or 'baking'.
Kim Kardashian's make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic has used the technique on her with amazing results, and it has become the latest 'it' thing in the beauty and makeup world.
'Baking' or 'cooking' involves putting light powder on your face and letting it sit for about 10 to 30 minutes before brushing it off to ensure a poreless smooth finish which Kim is known for.
The technique of baking or caking has been popular with the drag community for years as it ensures a long coverage of make-up even under hot lights.
The new popular technique is used as a way of setting your foundation into the skin to make it last longer, without reapplying powder constantly.
A number of YouTube vloggers are coming up with tutorials on how to master to the caking/baking technique, and one easy tutorial comes from blogger Heidi Hamoud.
In her fourteen minute video for how to do caking/baking, Heidi starts off with advising viewers to use an eye cream or serum to hydrate the skin underneath the eye, and help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
Next she applies a thick layer of Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer and uses a Beauty Blender to blend the concealer upwards, underneath her eye and towards her temples.
Heidi then adds a layer of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, and warns viewers to eliminate all creases before setting their make-up.
A dusting of Laura Mercier loose translucent setting powder with a fluffy eye shadow brush comes next, and then the artist stars to bake or cake.
She starts by dampening a wedge sponge applicator with a MAC setting spray and dips it into the same translucent power she had used the step before.
A very generous layers of translucent powder goes on the under eye area and under the hollows of the cheek bone, and after letting it sit for about 10 minutes, Heidi uses the same Inglot eyeshadow brush as before to dust away the powder.
Though the baking/caking technique has become quite mainstream, not all makeup artists are fans of it as it can look harsh in the summer sun.
It's a good way to set makeup under heavy hot lights for celebrities, but in person the technique can give off a harsh effect.