Baking/Cooking your face?

Kim Kardashian West is not only one of the most talked about women, but probably one of the most influential too. Women across the world are constantly trying to re-create her signature makeup look, her signature hair, and just her style overall. And why not?, just look at her


So, back to the main purpose of this article….baking…cooking…your face?… Yes! If this was a few years ago we would all be confused, but now we are more educated. And if you’re still confused, or if this is the first time you are hearing the term ‘baking/cooking your face’, then this article will help you. 🙂

It all started with a few pictures that Kim posted on instagram that got everyones attention. It was a ton of questions of ‘what’s on her face?’, ‘why does she always wear so much makeup?’, ‘that’s too light for her skin tone’


But regardless of if you are a Kim K fan or not, we all wanted to know what was the purpose of the picture…from what was on her face and why was it on her face.

That’s when ‘Baking/Cooking’ was out to the public knowledge.

So…what the hell is baking?
Baking is meant to really highlight any areas you really want to bring out and emphasize, using a lighter shade/translucent ( depending on your preference ) powder and leaving it on your skin for awhile. The most common place to bake is under your eyes, and right under where you would contour, I also apply a little on my forehead, down the bridge of my nose and on my chin – this gives my face balance. By leaving the powder on your skin, you’re allowing the powder to melt into your skin- this will emphasize the highlighted look and even help your pores disappear. In other words, it will give you a seamless, airbrush finish.

People Bake/Cook from anywhere to 5-20 minutes, but it’s not recommended to do on a daily basis. ( Special Occasions, Photo Shoots, or just wanting to take tons of awesome sleeves ^_^ )

By stating that she was using Ben Nye’s Banana Powder, Kim made that product the most sought after beauty powder. That is the powder I use to set my concealer with, and I do bake with it as well. Please keep in mind that the banana shade is not meant for every skin tone, so please use the shade that suits you for the best results.


Here are a few videos for those who want to see a demonstration:

I hope this helps 🙂

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