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And no, it’s not cornstarch.

Baking your face is a big makeup trend these days, but it involves no flour or eggs — that is, until now.

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You’re supposed to use loose powder in large amounts, placed on top of foundation to set it. The heat from your face is trapped under the blanket of powder, which causes it to set the foundation or concealer, similar to a cake “setting” in an oven.


But if you don’t have loose powder, don’t worry, you can use flour instead. The powdery consistency allows it to work the same way powder does.

Watch to see what happens when YouTuber Akilah Obviously tests it out.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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