Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Review
OK, I truly stan for this company. Black woman owned and cruelty free, I am VERY about it. Cashmere Nicole founded Beauty Bakerie in 2011 with the mission to be sweet and sweeten the lives of others.
I purchased their Cake Mix Demi-Matte Foundation in #7 and the Flour Setting Powder in Yellow! And I’m really fond of both of these products, simply put the quality of make up you are getting with Beauty Bakerie is unmatched. First off, these beautifully packaged products came wrapped up as your typical kitchen items. The foundation came in this really cute box and the setting powder… oh my god the setting powder came in this flour bag and both products had cute little information or branding on the packaging. It kind of made me really sad to tear (I didn’t tear because I am type A as hell) into the packaging and get to the actual products and I was surprised again by how aesthetically pleasing the actual product packaging was, you can tell the amount of care and time they’ve put into displaying a beautiful product. Both come with a shiny gold tops, the foundation has a frosted matte glass bottle and the setting powders comes in your basic see through sifter container. If you really enjoy a product that’s going to look good on your vanity or something that you're going to enjoy looking at or holding, these products are for you.
Cake Mix Demi-Matte Foundation
You can find the product and description of the product here: https://www.beautybakerie.com/products/cake-mix-demi-matte-foundation-shade-1
A few highlights if you're lazy:
Best for those with oily skin. If you have dry skin, please use our Wake and Bake Oil to prep.
Cake Mix Demi-Matte Foundation serves up medium-to-full coverage for a smudge-proof finish. Creamy, but lightweight so it won’t clog your pores.
Cake Mix is infused with Vitamin E.
Cake Mix comes in 30 vegan and paraben-free shades, don’t be afraid MIX up your daily recipe!
Very very beautiful finishing foundation. Seriously, the way this foundation blends into my skin is IT! Now, I don’t claim to have perfect skin, I don’t deal with too many issues besides eczema (moreso on my body and T-Zone) and the occasional acne breakout but I was even surprised by how my face looked with me applying medium coverage. It’s actually a really perfect combination of dewy and matte, it reminded me of how tinted moisturizers go on the face, very buttery and pigmented.
Cake Mix isn't what I reach for when I do my face, but its my 1st pick for a fuller coverage night time look! I give this baby a thumbs up.
Flour Setting Powder
You can find the product and description of the product here: https://www.beautybakerie.com/products/yellow-flour-setting-powder?ref=yotpo_93
A few highlights if you're lazy:
Vegan, Yellow HD Flour® Setting Powder reduces redness and allows you to set your foundation in place for a long day's wear.
The Flour Setting Powder will smooth out and soften your complexion while reducing the appearance of fine lines and imperfections leaving you with a beautiful, matte finish.
We like this product A LOT. I have previously used Kat Von D's setting powder which I don’t mind but this powder was a step up in a very important way. FLASH BACK WHERE? When they describe this powder as matte, it really is but something about this powder is much longer lasting and the coverage stays in place for a good amount of time.
Flour Setting Powder gets my full on recommendation. It knocked my Kat Von D right out of rotation when I purchased. Thumbs way up!
How I use these products
Ill apply the foundation over my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and my silica microspheres powder with the Sigma Foundation Duo Fibre F50 brush. This is an OG go to technique to apply the base to my face, and its never failed me. Because it’s the winter, I did have to mix a little bit of my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in with Cake Mix (I have photos of the amounts below) because I am a completely different color human than I try to be in the summer. I love soaking up as much sun as I can, so a darker shade of brown is necessary for my foundation, I purchased this product in July for that very reason! During my normal routine, I would normally reach for the setting powder before I reach for the foundation - just because of how I typically do my daily make up routine. I will probably get to review this sometime in the future but for a regular degular day make up look I typically just use my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer! I promise you this isn't a Laura Mercier review, y'all all know you have that one product that you just use all the damn time because its bomb. I use the Cake Mix Foundation when I'm looking for a little more coverage for a night out or when my skin isn't cooperating enough to just use a tinted moisturizer.
Ill apply the setting powder over my blended out Kat Von D Lock-It concealer under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose and middle of my forehead. Wait a few minutes to bake, typically around 5 min - this setting powder does really well with long bakes which I appreciate - and then wipe off with a smaller tipped Elf brush and boom. Sometimes I'll apply my lashes while I am baking, that’s typically a lot more than 5 minutes but I know the process I want to happen is happening. I reach for the setting powder pretty regularly, I usually use this product to bake my under eye area typically every time I do my make up unless I am strapped for time. It provides a really nice bright under eye bake and even as the day goes on it doesn’t fade too significantly. Like all make up as you wear throughout the day its going to fade and need a touch up, but I was much more impressed with how long lasting the Flour Setting Powder was compared to previous products I've used.
SO, as you can see Beauty Bakerie is committed to providing cruelty free products! This is important to me as someone who tries to be aware of harmful products and ingredients. We come in contact with so many chemicals daily and emit chemicals through our daily routine. I know its minuscule but I try to make intentional choices especially when it comes to what I am putting on my face, the chemicals in other products I use at home and what my output to the world is. Consider scanning your products at home paying attention especially to ingredients. Some I try to stay away from include parabens, sulfates, synthetic colors, fragrances, and formaldehyde BUT these are not the only things you should watch out for. I recommend doing some research, I frequently google ingredients I don’t recognize to put my mind at ease. To start, here's an HuffPost article with 10 Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dangerous-beauty-products_b_4168587.
Overall I am really glad this company exists. Its nice to be supporting a business that no only provides products for women of color, but a company that centers women of color can be really hard to find. Even scanning online I have seen some really great reviews and experiences with Beauty Bakerie! I'm looking to get some more product from them soon, what should I get next? Maybe a lippie or blush!
*Photos (with exception to the individual product bottles and yellow setting powder pictures, those you can find on the beauty bakerie website) were taken and edited by myself. The photos of myself are unedited to show what the product actually looks like. I am using a LuMee light case in most photos.
Let me know in the comments if you've tried any Beauty Bakerie products, going to order or have any other favorite products out there. I love make up, tell me about your make up routines girls and boys :)