The Baking Renaissance: Setting Powder Hacks You Wanna Know!


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Full glam has officially re-entered the chat, and with it, a baking renaissance we’ve been seeing all over TikTok for the last nine months. Before you crack out your cake tins, we’re referring to setting your makeup with loose powder – a makeup hack started by the drag community and possibly one of our fave makeup techniques. Setting powder not only guarantees your makeup lasts from morning to night, but it can also help snatch, sculpt, and leave your skin looking filtered AF.

Of course, over the years, makeup lovers have formulated their own techniques using loose powder, and some of them need to be shared. To get you back on the baking bandwagon, we’ve lined up ten setting powder and baking hacks we know you’ll LOVE.

 1. Huda’s Signature Bake Routine

@hudabeauty #hudabeauty #foryou #xyzbca #hudabeautyeasybake #bakinghack @hudabeauty ♬ original sound – Huda Beauty

2. Pink Powder To Cover Dark Circles

@_aaliaaaa Trying the new Huda Beauty Pink Powder! What do we think? #pinkpowder #cherryblossomcake ♬ original sound – Varana Cody

3. Mix Setting Powder with Concealer For Extra Brightening

@hudabeauty Fill out hollowed areas under eyes #hudabeauty #foryou #xyzbca #fyp #hudabeautyeasybake @hudabeauty ♬ original sound – Huda Beauty

4. Apply Setting Powder After Setting Spray

@glowwithmar follow if u wanna see what I use for my base makeup 🤭 #makeuptips #makeuphacks #makeuptiktok #settingspray #settingpowder #settingsprayhack ♬ Grillz – Nelly

5. Creaseless Undereyes Setting Technique

@christendominique Wow I’m never doing my setting powder the same!! Thanks to @frenchtouchofmakeup for this hack!! #creaseproof #settingpowderhacks #makeuphack ♬ bad habit by steve lacy sped up – cellr

We couldn’t mention baking without discussing our fave products to perfect the technique and all the hacks that come along with it. The powder of our dreams has to be our cult-fave Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder, $35; the finely-milled, silky powder applies like a dream and snatches like no other. It’s also available in nine shades with various undertones so you can find the perfect shade match. Another essential when it comes to baking is concealer, as this provides something for the powder to grip onto. Our #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Buildable Coverage Crease Proof Concealer, $35, is ahhhmazing as the medium to full coverage formula is lightweight, blendable, buildable, and, most importantly, doesn’t crease.

For application tools, we love to use a damp makeup sponge, like the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, $7, or a powder puff, like the beautyblender Power Pocket Puff, $15.

6. Set Your Brows and Lipstick with Powder

@kriziaofficial Have you tried any of these? 🙂 #makeuptips #lauramercier #settingpowder ♬ skyfall – favsoundds

7. Fake Bleached Brows With Powder

@hudabeauty Which brow do hou like more? #hudabeauty #foryou #xyzbca #hudabeautyeasybake #fauxfilter concealer #browhack #makeuphack @hudabeauty ♬ original sound – Huda Beauty

8. Nose Contouring with Powder

@hudabeauty Nose contouring IB: @lera_valesta Nose Baking @Daus Mendoza #hudabeauty #foryou #hudabeautyeasybake #nosecontour @Huda Beauty ♬ original sound – Huda Beauty

9. Powder as a Mascara Primer

@mireyarios What do you guys think? #mascarahacks #mascarahack #testingoutmakeup #makeuphackstutorial #makeuphackfail #mascarareview #mascararoutine #mascaras #mascarareview #yslbeauty #concealerhack #settingpowder ♬ original sound – Mireya Rios

10. Apply Setting Powder EVERYWHERE!

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For more baking tips, check out our baking guide.

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