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The Under-Eye Baking Technique Tutorial with Ulta Beauty!

An Dyer baking final

If you’re anything like me and have been plagued with under eye creasing & raccoon smudging, learning the baking or cooking technique can be a game changer! I have spent countless hours and lots of money in the past trying various eyeliner pencils and mascaras that claimed to be smudge-proof, only to be left with ugly (sometimes even creepy) raccoon eyes a few hours later. I think it has a lot to do with my eye shape and the fact that I smile a lot 🙂 but no matter what I did before, I’d always have eyeliner or mascara smudged on the lower inner and outer corners under my eyes… sometimes the entire under eye area! After I first tried this technique, I realized I was blaming the wrong products! I use this trick daily now – I can wear almost any brand mascara or eyeliner and my under eye area stays looking flawless all day! Follow along below for my step by step tutorial!

An Dyer using BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

First I apply Becca’s Under Eye Brightening Corrector in a triangle shape underneath my eyes. This product is amazing at illuminating & brightening this area, adding a natural glow! I like to lightly blend it out using a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

An Dyer using bareMinerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Concealer

Then I apply bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in a slightly smaller, similar triangle shape over the same area, also blending it out with the flat end of my Real Technique’s sponge. I love how creamy and silky this concealer is while still offering great coverage and making it blend in beautifully

An Dyer baking with Too Faced Primed & Poreless Real Techniques Beauty Blender

Next I dip the same dampened Real Technique’s Miracle Complexion Sponge, this time using the pointy side, into my Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Powder. It can be messy so try it over your sink or waste basket and make sure to get a lot of the product on the sponge!

An Dyer baking technique using Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Powder

Now it’s time to BAKE! Pack on this powder underneath the eyes in the same areas we applied the corrector & concealer – don’t be shy! Get a nice dense layer of powder packed on. Let it sit for  5-10 minutes; I usually apply other products like my bronzer and contour while it’s “cooking”.

An Dyer baking technique using Japonesque Brush

Now using a fluffy brush like this Japonesque Fluff Concealer Brush, lightly dust away all the powder we were “baking” with underneath the eyes. Make sure there’s no leftover loose powder sitting on top anywhere. You should be left with a matte finish!

An Dyer using Laura Geller Blush

Finally touch up any makeup the powder may have effected like your bronzer or contour and add your blush of choice. I applied this pretty Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush in Rosewater using my favorite Smashbox Angled Contour Brush.

An Dyer baking final

Voila! Flawless, crease-free & smudge-free undereyes that will last all day!

Photos by Chris Dyer.

Have you ever tried this technique?

An Dyer

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  • Reply hashtagliz

    great tutorial — looks so beautiful


    October 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply melissa

    Need to try this! I always have problems with underye makeup!

    October 26, 2015 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply GoFashiondeals (@Gofashiondeals)

    Looks like a great technique ! I may have to try this

    October 27, 2015 at 7:42 pm
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