'Baking' is all about the flawless finish, specifically where you would normally highlight. Cutting the crap out, it's allowing translucent powder to sit on the face to five to ten minutes using the heat to set your foundation and concealer. I gave it a whirl and the result was pretty pleasing, however strap in ladies, patience and a tonne of concealer is required.
Priming and hydrating the area is a must, it plumps fine lines and with the sheer amount of product being applied, I found it an saviour step. I focused on brightening underneath my eyes, using MAC Pro Correct and Conceal, a thick concealer, I generously applied it upwards from the apples of my cheeks to my temples, covering the area beneath my eyes, using a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend. Like that wasn't enough, the 'bake' calls for more concealer so I simply repeated. With a fluffy brush I dusted Vichy Dermablend Translucent Setting Powder to set the base. Putting the sponge to use again, I spritzed it with Avon Make Up Setting Spray and packed on the loose powder like there was no tomorrow and let it 'bake' for ten minutes. Sit back, relax and sip tea, or like me, spend a frustrating ten minutes dusting off powder from your clothes. On the same brush as before, I used the loose powder again to sweep away the excess and blend some harsh lines.
So I 'baked' and the messy, time-consuming trend worked. I love it and I hate it. The result is pretty damn fine but I can't imagine doing it daily. Please ignore the awfully angled (and incredibly moody) shots, I roped my mum into taking them just as she was running out the door. They are literally the only ones we got, don't judge. So what do you think? Let me know if you've tried any new trends.