We've all heard a lot about makeup "contouring," which uses concealer to highlight and soften the lines and features of your face.
But there's been a little secret going through the drag community for some time: "baking" or "cooking" your makeup. It gives you a smooth, defined look that regular highlighting simply cannot achieve. And it really isn't that hard.
Heidi Hamoud has been doing makeup tutorials for some time and she takes us through the step-by-step process of “setting” your foundation with regular powder, not shimmer powder for highlighting.
Contouring allows you to shape your face and define certain features while softening other areas, and when coupled with "baking" it really allows you to set your look and let your beauty shine through.
Baking is a simple process that actually lets your own body heat "cook" the powder and let it settle onto your skin.
It's a technique that was popularized by RuPaul's Drag Race and has been used by many celebrities lately, including Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, which is where the concept started picking up steam.
Heidi is a much better teacher and can give you a personal demonstration of the powers of baking your makeup. Watch her helpful tutorial below — and be prepared to take notes.