For just a couple of years, almost all well-known manufacturers of decorative cosmetics have replenished their assortment with so-called baked shadows, powders or blush. What does the term "baked" mean in the context of the beauty industry and what is the advantage of such decorative cosmetics?
Baked cosmetics are pigments diluted with water, heat treated in a special oven at a temperature of 60 degrees. The baking process lasts for one hour and allows you to achieve a special texture - as light and silky as possible.
Baked cosmetics have a lot of advantages: they do not roll and last for a long day, they are easy to apply and shade, and if they contain mother-of-pearl, they really shimmer. The lightweight texture allows the skin to breathe, while the product is consumed sparingly and can be fully used before the expiration date.
Baked eyeshadows are especially popular - they can be applied both in the traditional "dry" method, or with a damp brush or applicator. This allows you to achieve the most saturated color and long-lasting results.
Such cosmetics have a downside. Firstly, it requires good skin, and secondly, using baked products, it is completely unacceptable to neglect a primer or foundation. Due to the bright shine of the baked cosmetics, when applied, any imperfection on the skin becomes noticeable. Owners of oily skin are advised to combine baked products with a matting cream. Professional make-up artists also advise to apply baked cosmetics with a natural brush with a fairly stiff bristle - but the sponge must be discarded.
Be that as it may, all these difficulties are surmountable, and when used correctly, baked cosmetics will achieve amazing results and give the skin a healthy glow and a well-groomed attractive appearance.