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Fresh from the Oven: 3 Must-Try Baked Makeup Products


Baked makeup

While baked makeup is not a cutting-edge trend, it has been gaining a lot of momentum in the beauty world. Both high end and drugstore brands have released baked bronzers, foundations, eye shadows and powders, and it’s easy to see why these products are so popular.

Although it may look like it, baked makeup actually isn’t a powder at all. It’s liquid that has been baked in a real oven, resulting in a smoother product that’s long-lasting, with richer pigmentation and a better blending ability. The products are also less chalky, so they glide on to your skin beautifully.

Below, I’ve listed three of my favorite baked makeup products. Scroll down to see them all:

Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder

Stila set & illuminate baked powder
$34 at Sephora

I love this product because not only is it a setting powder, but it also gives your skin a beautiful glow without looking fake or heavy. Also, the formulation is simply luxurious! The fact that it’s baked makes it so smooth and fabulous without being too much.

You can either wear this alone or over your foundation. Add some beautiful matte eyeshadow and a dark matte lip for a totally chic, understated glam look.

Laura Geller Eyewearables Baked Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Geller eyewearables baked eyeshadow palette
$43.50 at

This beautiful palette has nine shades, which are all neutrals save for that gorgeous purple accent shade. The pigments are so rich and, as a bonus, these shadows are also water-resistant. They’re perfect for every season, but especially winter due to the darker, more lush hues. They’ll stand out under any adorable hat or beanie and look great with your favorite Christmas dress!

I use this palette by taking one of the light colors in the left column and applying it all over my eyelid, then contouring with any of the far right column shades. I fill in my brows with the middle column – well, not the purple one of course! – and finish by applying that purple on my lower lash line.

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow

E.l.f. studio baked eyeshadow
$3 at

Not only are these shadows amazing, but they’re also a great value at just $3 apiece. I think I own every single shade and I couldn’t be happier – after all, these are highly-pigmented and extremely long-lasting. I wear this gold shade sometimes on its own and it looks perfect all day.

Now, buying all of them can be excessive, but if you have a special look that you’re seeking the right eyeshadow for, these are so perfect and so cheap that you can go pick one up and your entire look is instantly brightened. Plus, there’s no need for touch-ups!

What do you think?

What do you think of baked makeup? Have you tried any of the products above or have used any that you love? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Posted on on December 17, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , ,

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7 Responses to “Fresh from the Oven: 3 Must-Try Baked Makeup Products”

  1. 1
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Those brands that you feature are not available in my country, so I couldn’t have tried them yet. But I have tried the baked eyeshadows from The Body Shop and even though they were very long lasting, the color payoff wasn’t so great. It looks extremely muted on my eyes, only showing up when I apply a LOT. (I own the purple-black one.) The weird thing is, the color payoff wasn’t so great if I view it under yellow light. Under usual white light it looks great. Hopefully this isn’t an issue with any three of the products you featured! :)

  2. 2
    December 17th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Maria, that’s so weird it looks different in different lighting. Have you tried applying it with a wet brush/fingers? I have a baked eyeshadow from a drugstore brand, also not very pigmented, and that’s how I get the best color payoff. It sounds weird, but it works, I promise!

    I’ve never tried any of these products, but now I want to try all of them! Especially the Stila one. I love the title of this article, by the way :)

  3. 3
    December 17th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Laura Gellar also has some really great baked blushes!

  4. 4
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I haven’t tried it before. I think I should try it once. I guess it will be relatively expensive than normal makeups.

  5. 5
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I have never tried baked makeup products but after reading this article, I want to try some! That ELF eyeshadow looks so pretty!

  6. 6
    December 17th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Oh goodness! I want! The shimmer looks great. Perfect for new years party!!!

  7. 7
    December 19th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Question! With the Laura Geller eyeshadow palette, can it be used wet/dry? I have other baked eyeshadows from Physician’s Formula that can be used wet or dry.

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