Ever wonder what some words in the beauty industry mean? There always seems to be new words every time you turn around. Sometimes I wonder how people even come up with these names and techniques. I have listed a few below that I have tried, some I haven’t, and even some that I have never even heard of until I was doing my research.
Comment below and let me know what your favorite beauty techniques are and even some you haven’t tried but are wanting to!
- Baking is when you apply a translucent powder to the skin letting your body heat “melt” or “cook” the powder which will create a flawless finish once it is brushed away.
- Balayage is a highlighting technique for the hair which uses freehand painting strokes to mimic a sun-kissed hair look.
- Ombre is when your hair color gradually goes from dark to light.
- Contouring is when you use makeup to give the illusion of shape to facial features. Use contouring to “slim” down facial features.
- Cut Crease is using eye shadow in your crease (or to make an illusion of another crease) to create a dramatic appearance.
- Over lining is when you draw outside of your natural (lip) line to make a fuller effect.
- Root Stamping is where you press your mascara wand against the root of your lashes to make them have a thicker/ fuller appearance.
- Stippling is you apply your liquid foundation in a dotting motion for an airbrushed-like finish.
- Strobing is applying highlighter to all the areas of the face where the sun naturally hits the face for a more dewy effect.
- Tightline is the effect of making you lash line more defined by filling in the base of your lashes and in between them with liner.
- Waterline is the “wet” part of the inner eyelid.
- Beat Down is when you use a lot of products to contour.