Whether you're about to have a serious selfie-sesh or just feel like playing around with makeup, baking or cooking your makeup is the trend you need to try. In case you're unfamiliar, baking is basically applying excess powder to areas of the face you want to set and brighten (such as under the eyes, under a contour, down the nose, and other places you would normally highlight), and then sweeping it away after it's had about five to 10 minutes to "cook." But before you go reaching for any old powder, remember that loose powders will work the best. And if it's translucent, has brightening properties, and/or is a shade or two lighter than your skin tone, all the better. Not quite sure what to look for? Here are 10 of the best loose powders for baking.
The optical blurring pigments in this loose powder hide imperfections for an airbrushed finish.
Pores will appear to have vanished with this powder that is even infused with free-radical fighting ingredients.