Dear Panci: Crystal Demonstrates Star Secret “Baking” Your Makeup


Celebrity Stylist and Living 808’s Style Expert Crystal Pancipanci showed us a star beauty makeup secret called “baking.”

In this latest edition of Dear Panci, Crystal answered a viewer question from Tee from Kailua.

“What powder can be used to achieve baking your make-up and can you show us how to do it?”

First, Crystal explained what it means to “bake” your face makeup, saying “The term, which has been used in the drag/makeup community for years, refers to letting translucent powder sit on your face for five to 10 minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face, leaving you with a creaseless, flawless finish. Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses it on her so you know it’s legit.”

Crystal demonstrated how to bake with the help of a model.

While the skin under your eyes is typically the central focus of “baking,” she says you can and should apply concealer to any other area where you want a bright, flawless finish. 

Put concealer on your chin, the center of the forehead, the bridge of your nose, and underneath the hollows of your cheeks.

Her favorite products shared through a sponsorship with Nordstrom:

Laura Mercier Transulent Power (Cult Favorite)
Laura Mercier Glow Powder 
Charlotte Tilbury Powder 

Ask your beauty and fashion questions and Crystal might choose yours to answer on Living808. 

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“Dear Panci” is a bi-weekly recurring feature on Living808 in which viewers questions submit letters to Living8808 asking for advice from resident style guru Crystal Pancipanci. Letters which are selected for our show get on-air answers and become a launching pad for discussions about fashion and style that everyone can use.
Crystal Pancipanci is one of Hawaii’s most influential forces in fashion today. As a celebrity stylist, make-up artist and television personality, Crystal has been sought out for Fashion and Beauty expertise on the Today Show and Hawaii’s leading morning shows.  Crystal is also a principal contributing fashion stylist for Ala Moana Magazine and Modern Luxury Magazine.
With her passion for fashion and contagious enthusiasm, Hawai’i-born Crystal Pancipanci is a genuine, multi-talented, modern-day woman and mom. Through her beauty and fashion advice, she strives to inspire and empower others to look and feel their best, always celebrating the beauty and story of being a woman.

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