You may be baking your face, but this how to doesn’t require ANY cooking materials.

Contouring and highlighting has been one of the major makeup trends for the past year, and the way its spread worldwide as a now common practice, tells me that it’s a technique that will stick around for GOOD.

There are so many ways so contour, but they all stand around the same principle; highlighting the high points of your face, and contouring parts you’d like to recede or hollow out.

Practice this technique with your girls during the week, and you’ll be a PRO for when it’s time to head out this weekend.

Baking or “cooking” your face is just one of the many techniques, and it’s a lifesaver. Imagine being able to dance all night without worrying that your makeup is smearing down your face – baking your face makes sure that this won’t happen again!

What you’ll need:

1)  Your regular foundation

2) A concealer 2-3 shades lighter than your foundation

3) Translucent powder, or a setting powder 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone.

4) A large fluffy brush

Imagine being able to dance all night without worrying that your makeup is smearing down your face.

How to:

1) Apply a thin layer of your foundation, like normal.

2) Dab on your concealer with your ring finger undearneath your eyes and on your forehead in the shape of an upside down triangle, as well as on your chin and along the bridge of your nose.

3) With your large fluffy brush, apply a generous amount of translucent or setting powder to the areas you concealed.

4) BAKING TIME. Simply let this powder sit for 15-20 minutes. This is when you can finish doing the rest of your makeup. After a little while, you’ll see the natural oils of your face ceep through the powder. This is when you know you’re almost done!

5) After that time is up, take your large fluffy brush, and swiftly sweep the excess powder off of your face. TIP: If you have a darker skin tone, dab a little bit of powder that’s the same shade of your own skin, and THEN sweep the preliminary powder off. This will neutralize the area and ensure that it’s not too light for your skin tone. We still want to look natural!

Practice this technique with your girls during the week, and you’ll be a PRO for when it’s time to head out this weekend! Tweet me @SPC_Card… have YOU ever tried baking your face a la Kim Kardashian?

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