YouTube is my guilty pleasure … no not guilty pleasure just plain pleasure. With each passing year, there is a new makeup term that comes into use to describe makeup or the makeup trend.
So since I would like to keep up and would like you to keep up as well with new makeup slangs. I have decided to describe some of the more popular makeup terms with some images of what they look like. At the end of the post, you will be more confident in your makeup lingo and also learn a few new tips and tricks to take your makeup game to the next level.
Contouring his one is one of the most popular makeup terms and is basically a way to use makeup to give the illusion of different face shape. Contouring is used to give the illusion of higher cheekbones, a smaller nose or a sharper jawline. This is done by placing a darker product(bronzer, foundation, contour sticks) in areas you want to slim and light makeup (concealer, highlighter) in the areas you need to be more prominent.
No this is not about baking a cake or cookies. Baking is the process of applying an excess of translucent face powder to your skin after you have applied concealer. Letting it sit for several minutes, this allows your body heat to set and melt it into your skin creating a flawless finish. When baking it is best to apply the translucent powder with a beauty blender and then brushing off the excess with a brush.
Over lining is another new makeup technique that involves drawing outside of your natural lip line in order to make your lips appear fuller. While this can accentuate your lips making it look pouty going overboard will make you look like a bad cartoon character. So don’t go crazy just go beyond your lips a little.
Normally with regular eyeshadow, the goal is to blend, blend, blend so that there is no clear demarcation. A cut crease is an exact opposite here the crease above your eyelid is “cut” by applying a contrasting eye shadow to your lids. This creates a harsh line between your crease and lid and gives a super dramatic look.
Although this is not a makeup technique, it is a makeup term used frequently in the beauty community. Hitting pan basically means you have used up most of your product so much so that you can see the pan at the bottom of the container. It is a rarity for most makeup products and means that you must really love that product and have used it a whole lot.
Another makeup term you need to know is tightline. Normally you apply eyeliner above your eyelashes but tightlining is slightly different. Here you apply the eyeliner at the bases of your lashes in between the lashes to define your lash line and make your eyes look much brighter.
Your waterline is the “wet” part of your eyelid between your lash line and your actual eyeball. Applying a white or flesh coloured eyeliner to your waterline makes your eyes appear bigger and more awake. You can also use black eyeliner for a sultry or Smokey eyed look, but careful when applying any product to your waterline—you don’t want to poke yourself in the eye!
So there you have it 7 makeup terms which of these did you know or are they all completely new to you.