You're probably wondering what in the world baking has to do with makeup? Well, I'm here to answer all your questions.
If you've every applied concealer to your under eye only to find yourself reapplying a couple hours later because of creasing -- sorry to break it to you, but you're doing it all wrong. The baking method (see here), also known as 'cooking' is a well known technique in the world of beauty that allows concealer to melt under the eyes for a specific amount of time before setting with powder, giving your face a flawless matte finish. If you happen to be interested in learning more about the art of highlighting, this is for you.
Makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is known for using this technique on his clients -- think Kim Kardashian. In the world of beauty, it's always he say/she say, but it's nice to sometimes here it from the professional. According to Mario, 'baking' or 'cooking' is a very old makeup technique," he explains. "It's basically a heavier way of applying concealer and setting it with loose powder."
If you're a fan of concealer and highlighting underneath your eye, this baking technique might benefit you. Although it's a bit much for an everyday look, if you have special plans -- give baking a try. It does't take a lot of effort and you will look amazing in just a few steps.
How To Achieve The Baking Method:
Step #1 - apply thick layer of concealer in an upside-down triangle under your eyes
Step #2 - blend, blend, blend
Step #3 - brush on loose powder to set concealer into skin
It's easier said than done, but it's not rocket science. Like any technique it will take a lot of practice and a lot of blending, but the finished product will have you checking yourself out every chance you get.