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To think that it's really hard for someone over 35 to bake?

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Wilko312 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:37:22

I just can't seem to cover my eye bags? See pic.

I've tried putting foundation on but not by my eyes, then using concealer around the dark bits but it always goes crepey and then adding loose powder on top of that basically equals crusty eye area. I love watching MUA stuff and they seem to do it no problem but I look terrible.

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LioneIRichTea Mon 03-Aug-20 14:41:53

I honestly thought this was going to be a thread about people over 35 no longer being able to rustle up a cake 😆 I’m afraid I’ve got no advice OP except to say that from the small bit of under eye I can see... what eye bags??

AriettyHomily Mon 03-Aug-20 14:42:48

What's baking?!

formerbabe Mon 03-Aug-20 14:43:37

I thought the same thing @LioneIRichTea

Arrivederla Mon 03-Aug-20 14:44:00

LioneIRichTea

I honestly thought this was going to be a thread about people over 35 no longer being able to rustle up a cake 😆 I’m afraid I’ve got no advice OP except to say that from the small bit of under eye I can see... what eye bags??

Me too!

lughnasadh Mon 03-Aug-20 14:45:45

This is it.

The point at which I realise I'm too old for Mumsnet. shock

Before I depart..what's baking?

bearlyactive Mon 03-Aug-20 14:45:51

Another one hoping that the thread was about cakes... what a disappointment grin

PregnantAndTiredMum Mon 03-Aug-20 14:45:57

I thought you were going to say you were peri menopausal and finding it too hot to bake 😂

AngusThermopyle Mon 03-Aug-20 14:46:25

I also want to know what 'bake' is in terms of make-up, not cakes 😁

WendyImHome Mon 03-Aug-20 14:47:12

Baking looks shit in real life. Robert Welsh is an ace YouTube MUA who has great advice on how to do makeup for real life

Wheresthebiffer2 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:47:47

Really? , I can still manage the odd fairy cake and I'm way older than that.

WendyImHome Mon 03-Aug-20 14:48:17

I am 35 and follow all his advice!

JoeCalFuckingZaghe Mon 03-Aug-20 14:49:24

WendyImHome

Baking looks shit in real life. Robert Welsh is an ace YouTube MUA who has great advice on how to do makeup for real life

This. Even on a teenager baking in real life looks fucking terrible outside the bright lights of their YouTube filming. He has changed my attitude to make up.

Less is more. A good moisturiser, spf and a few dots of concealer and I look 100x better than I did with foundation, concealer, powder etc.

Also fwiw you have no bags at all.

HaggisTheGreat Mon 03-Aug-20 14:49:44

Try using flour and butter instead of concealer and foundation?

AfterSchoolWorry Mon 03-Aug-20 14:49:45

I'm planning tear trough fillers as soon as €€€ allows!

Alexandernevermind Mon 03-Aug-20 14:51:15

I don't know what to say either except for Touche Eclait?

GroggyLegs Mon 03-Aug-20 14:51:16

Yep. I thought it was about perimenopausal brain fog leading to overbaked sponge.

But yeah, I agree you can't bake a crepey eye well.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Mon 03-Aug-20 14:51:20

LioneIRichTea

I honestly thought this was going to be a thread about people over 35 no longer being able to rustle up a cake 😆 I’m afraid I’ve got no advice OP except to say that from the small bit of under eye I can see... what eye bags??

Me too. I was wondering what would suddenly happen in the next 6 weeks that would mean my cakes would suddenly be shit grin

JoeCalFuckingZaghe Mon 03-Aug-20 14:51:22

Baking in make up terms is basically packing on as much translucent powder under the eyes to “set” the foundation / concealer etc. It was originally used in drag stage make up so it’s no wonder it looks so shit in real life, it’s never going to look right in natural lights

Wilko312 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:52:25

Ha ha sorry people, it's when you put concealer on and then loads of loose powder to set it and then after about 10 minutes you dust it off and apparently it's supposed to give you a ceaseless under eye. My problem is the minute I put concealer under my eye it goes all crepey and weird so when I powder it looks horrible (I know Ross and 'it's a paste' comes to mind).

I wish I could bake cakes too but my oven is too dirty.

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Clumsyduck Mon 03-Aug-20 14:54:13

Firstly I have never heard of this and genuinely thought this was gonna be about actual baking 😂

Secondly Any kind of caked on makeup looks pretty shit under normal light at any age

Thirdly . What eye bags ?!

Ohnonononononono Mon 03-Aug-20 14:57:11

Alexandernevermind

I don't know what to say either except for Touche Eclait?

Touche eclair?

KingOfDogShite Mon 03-Aug-20 15:01:10

I was going to tell you to tell that to Mary Berry but now I’ve read your post I’ve got absolutely no idea what you’re taking about 😂

morriseysquif Mon 03-Aug-20 15:04:00

HaggisTheGreat

Try using flour and butter instead of concealer and foundation?


😆😆😆

Zaphodsotherhead Mon 03-Aug-20 15:08:14

I am so glad I don't wear make up. I've only just got to grips with the lingo I need for work, I don't need to have to learn ANOTHER language.

I also didn't know what a glow-up was until recently.

Can we have a thread about cakes now please?

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