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An Expert Guide: How To Bake Your Face

Baking Powders

‘Baking’ is a viral trend that has blown up in the makeup community over the past few years, and has definitely stood the test of time.

Originally prominent in the drag community, baking involves placing setting powder onto the face and leaving it to sit until the warmth of your face sets the base makeup.

Once dusted off, you enjoy a perfectly flawless makeup base that lasts all night long. To put it simply, baking = less touch ups and creasing, what’s not to love?

Check out our ultimate guide to mastering the art of baking powder makeup and discover everything you need to rock this trend!

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Our Best Baking Powder

So, what are the best baking powders to achieve the most seamless, crease-free base? Here we guide you through our bestselling baking product that provide that flawless makeup look you’ve been waiting for.

This powder is the perfect companion to help banish shine, boost brightness and balance your skin tone.

Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder

First up, we have the Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder.

It’s fair to say this product was one of the leaders of the baking powder phenomenon. After incredible amounts of support for this product, we’ve released seven new, amazing shades to be enjoyed by all skin types.

The power of this baking powder is unmatched in terms of its beautiful brightening ability and silky-smooth application.

If you don’t want to add any extra color to your makeup, choose Revolution Beauty Revolution Mini Baking Powder Translucent. A translucent powder offers a more lightweight option that still keeps your makeup looking flawless.

How to Bake Your Face Step-By-Step

Now time for the tutorial you’ve been waiting for! Follow along with this step-by-step baking powder makeup tutorial to enjoy your smoothest base yet!

Step 1 – Hydrate the Skin

First things first, moisturizing is key. This will help soften any texture and allow for a smooth application.

Be sure to focus on the under eye area as this will take the most product.

The Revolution Skincare Hydration Boost gives skin the cold drink it needs to lock in that hydration, our hero ingredient. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which works wonders to help the skin retain moisture as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Expert tip: Don’t skip out on this step if you have oily skin, it’s essential that all skin types are hydrated to avoid excess oil production.

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Step 2 – Apply your foundation

Now, if you want to bake your makeup like a pro, layering is key!

Layering your baking makeup can be daunting but will give you that flawless, matte finish you need in your life. But to do this the right products are so important! A buildable, full-coverage foundation like the IRL Filter Longwear Foundation is going to be essential to set you off on the right foot.

Oh and there’s no need to worry about that cakey look if you’ve got our Makeup Revolution Create Flocked Sponge on hand! Blending and building up your foundation coverage has never been so easy, and in a few short minutes you’ll have the flawless finish of dreams.

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Step 3 – Conceal

Next up, apply the concealer on areas you’d like more full coverage. A creamy, easy-to-blend concealer works a treat.

We have just the product, the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer, which provides the ultimate brightening, contoured effect.

For the best application, apply the concealer with a dampened beauty sponge, such as the Makeup Revolution Create Flocked Sponge.

Expert Tip: For under the eyes, aim to draw an upside-down triangular shape, pulling this upwards to your temples, to give you gorgeous lift.

Once applied, wait for the product to settle on the skin to prepare for setting.

Step 4 – Ready, set, BAKE!

So, time to start applying the powder ready for baking.

Expert tip: For a light coverage look, simply dust powder over your concealed areas, wait two minutes to set and dust off.


If you want to go all out with your baking powder, listen up!

Firstly, apply a dusting of powder with a setting brush, wait to set and dust off.

Once the baking powder is dusted off, dampen your Makeup Revolution Create Flocked Sponge with the Makeup Revolution Fix & Glow Fixing Spray, to keep your baking powder makeup locked in all day.

Place a full coverage layer of the Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder onto your target areas and leave for 5-10 minutes.

Although you might look a little crazy for a second, once dusted off you will not be disappointed with the results.

Expert Tip: Whilst you’re waiting for your powder to set, you can always fill in your brows

Once ready to dust off, pick up your favorite powder brush and swirl this in circular motions to ensure no patches or harsh edges.

Step 5 – Add the Finishing Touches

Complete the look with your favorite contouring products to bring the look together!


And you’re all ready to enjoy your perfectly flawless makeup! Thank us later!

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