The Beauty Glossary - 30+ Terms All Makeup Lovers Need To Know
Updated: Aug 5, 2019
New to makeup?
How many times have you read an article or watched a makeup tutorial and been so confused about what the people were saying. This is where I come to help. This article contains a list of terms used in the world of makeup with an explanation of what they mean. Refer to this list when you are unsure of a word or use it as a beginners guide to beauty.
When you let a translucent powder sit on your face for 5 minutes after applying your foundation and concealer, You then dust off the powder which leaves a flawless finish.
Any product applied after the primer to create a smooth base for the rest of your powder products (blush, bronzer etc.
A teardrop shaped sponge that is bounced on the face to apply makeup
The shape of a lipstick which is not a liquid but a solid from a tube
CC (Colour Correcting)
Products that focus on preventing issues like redness and dark circles
The colour and appearance of a person's facial skin
A makeup technique that uses bronzing products to define and enhance the structure of your face
A makeup technique used to define the crease of an eyelid by using a contrasting eyeshadow to 'cut' along it. This is done with minimal blending.
The V in the middle of your lips
The motion of patting the skin with a sponge to apply makeup
A moist appearance on the skin after the makeup look is completed
The kind of sponge tip applicator used for concealers an lip glosses
An abbreviation of duplicates, a cheaper or similar alternative to a makeup product
Fake eyelashes that are applied on top of your natural eyelashes with eyelash glue
A brush with a flat fan shape that allows for an even distribution of product with a soft finish
To apply eyeshadow after wetting the brush for extra shimmer and colour
A product that gives the skin a glow or shimmer to the skin
The excess product that leaves the powder when a brush is tapped into it
When the complete product of a makeup look does not have any oil or shine
The individual section that a powder is located in within a palette
The colour of the makeup product
To preserve the makeup look for long periods of time using powder or spray
An eyebrow shaping tool also used as a mascara wand
Using eyeliner to make your eyelashes look thicker
An eyeshadow colour that gives depth to the eyeshadow look and blends the other colours together
The area that separates the base of your lashes to your eyeball
What other makeup terms are you unsure about? Let me know in the comments below.
- xoxo Miss Makeup