Baking with my HOLY GRAIL Translucent!

To be honest with you guys, I can't even put into words how much I frickin LOVE Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder! I feel like this is the next best thing in makeup next to liquid lipsticks. The powder is extremely lightweight, silky, and sheer. The aspect I appreciate the most about this translucent is it has a tint of a color. Most translucent powders is a true white color and that's what makes your finish look cakey and unnatural. This translucent powder leaves you looking natural and flawless.
Translucent powder is meant to set your foundation but I use it to bake my face. Baking is a makeup technique where you let translucent powder sit on areas of your face for 5-10 minutes before dusting it off. After I conceal the designer handbags under my eyes and contour the hollows of my cheeks, I use a wedge sponge to dab a generous amount of translucent powder over the concealer to set it and sharpen my contour. (See picture above.)
Once the 10 minutes are up, I use Real Technique's Setting Brush to dust it off. It doesn't look cakey and you can pretty much consider your concealer and contour set for the rest of your day and night. I am absolutely obsessed with the finished look baking does! My only complaint about the translucent powder is it is a little on the pricier side ($38) but at the end of the day, you definitely get what you pay for - high quality baking goodness. If you guys haven't dived into the method of baking with my girl Laura, you guys need to hurry up and hop on the trend!


  1. Hahaha "designer handbags under my eyes" :P I definitely have some of those under my eyes too! I have never heard of this baking technique before but it looks AMAZING :O Your contour is so on point!! I love translucent powder and have yet to try the Laura Mercier one - definitely putting it on my makeup shopping list :D xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

  2. I feel like I've never actually known what baking was until now, haha! Funny, because I've definitely heard the word used, I guess I just never looked into it? Either way, it sounds like a great technique! And the Laura Mercier powder looks fantastic! So fine and use-able!