What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?

First strobing and clown contouring, now cooking and baking? Yet another trend that is made specifically for you to feel your absolute best (and another reason to love the world of beauty!). "Cooking", or "baking", has been around for quite some time, but this technique has taken off recently as makeup artists show off their tricks of the trade. You know those pictures of celebs and beauty gurus that have them looking like powdered donuts for a minute? This is exactly that. To master the art of "cooking" and "baking" your makeup, you'll need to set your concealer with a powder, applying an excess of product. This might look silly at first, but while you finish the rest of your makeup, the powder is warming up with your body heat. After a couple minutes, dust off the remaining powder to reveal crisp highlights and creaseless, long-wearing perfection. You go from an intentional mess to yes, yes, YAAAS! Check out some of our favorite setting and finishing powders so you can start getting your bake on!

LAURA MERCIER LOOSE SETTING POWDER, $37

Talk about luxury, there's French "cashmere" talc in this stuff! This cult product is a must-have because it's lightweight, sheer texture is basically the perfect Instagram filter. Oil-free, non-comedogenic, and long-wearing to give you lasting coverage and a natural finish. I'll take it! Click here to shop this product!

E.L.F. HIGH DEFINITION POWDER, $6

What a steal! This finely-milled powder masks fine lines and imperfections while improving the staying power of your makeup. Use this product to give you that Photoshop finish and you'll be sitting pretty! Click here to shop this product!

DERMABLEND PROFESSIONAL SETTING POWDER, $26

Apply this over your foundation or concealer and you're looking at 16 hours of wear! (Now that's what I like to hear!) Paired with the Dermablend line, makeup artists use this product to conceal birthmarks and tattoos during photo shoots. This is the real deal! Click here to shop this product!

CLÉ DE PEAU TRANSLUCENT LOOSE POWDER, $105

Feeling fancy? Well, I found your fix! This loose powder is a pretty penny but it does the job and it does it well. Not only is the packaging beautiful (and also refillable!), it leaves you with the most flawless finish and you'll feel fab every time you whip this baby out. Treat yo' self! Click here to shop this product!

MAKE UP FOR EVER HIGH DEFINITION POWDER, $34

Super light and never cake-y, this powder perfects your canvas and leaves you feeling like a high-def hottie! A favorite among many, MUFE's HD powder seals your makeup and softens imperfections giving you a radiant, healthy glow. What more can you ask for in a product?! Click here to shop this product!

NYX HD STUDIO FINISHING POWDER, $10

A little goes a long way with NYX's finishing powder and you'll love the results. Use this 100% pure mineral silica formula with any shade of foundation or on any tone of naked skin and be amazed by it's brightening, perfecting and long-wearing abilities! Experience it for yourself! Click here to shop this product!