I feel like every beauty YouTuber uses the ‘baking’ technique with their beauty tutorials but it’s not something I can get onboard with. I have super dry skin which is probably why baking doesn’t work for me, as it just leaves my skin looking and feeling even more drier than normal but I know it works wonder for oilier skin types. Although I’ve not embraced the whole baking trend, I was really intrigued by the Revolution Baking Oil as it’s described as being a step to hydrate and prep the skin for flawless makeup application which I’m totally here for.
Revolution have three different Baking Oils so I wasn’t sure which to get, so I decided to get the Revolution Baking Oil £6 and the Revolution Pro Baking Oil (comparison post between the two coming up soon) but there’s also the Revolution Obsession Baking Oil too.
“Part skincare, part make-up, our Baking Oil contains a unique blend of natural oils that nourish and boost radiance for all skin types – from dry to oily. Massage a few drops into the skin before applying makeup to create a silky smooth base.
For a long-lasting finish, follow with Baking Powder to set, mattify and lock-in your look. Can also be used to smooth cuticles and dry areas on the body.“
The Revolution Baking Oil has no detectable scent at all which is strange as I’d assume it would be scented as the oil contains various types of fruit and seed oils but the lack of scent means it’d perhaps be less likely to aggravate sensitive skin.
I have super sensitive skin and I’ve had no issues with the oil, and it does feel gentle on the skin. It leaves my skin looking very shiny, but has a dry oil consistency so it doesn’t leave any greasiness or tackiness on the skin.
I like to apply the oil to my hand mixing palette and then mix in my foundation before applying with my Beauty Blender, and it gives a lovely natural and dewy finish to the skin. I do have to use quite a lot of loose powder to combat the dramatic shine as it leaves my skin so shiny.
The oil works particularly well with matte formulas which would normally never work for my skin, but I love the longevity that comes with a matte foundation. By mixing in a couple of drops of the oils, it magically transforms into a dewier finish and if it still looks a little matte I can apply another drop of the oil with my Beauty Blender over the top. I like that the oil makes my foundations less clingy to my dry patches.
In hindsight I think I could probably get the same outcome with an ordinary facial oil, so I’ll definitely try a skincare oil and see what results I get. The Revolution Baking Oil doesn’t have any lasting benefits to the skin once I’ve removed my makeup but for £6 I think this is a pretty good addition to my collection.
Have you ever tried a baking oil? Do you feel like it’s a gimmick?