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Beauty Terms That Should Be In Every Makeup Junkie’s Dictionary

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We all are well-aware of terms like baking and contouring, but are you up-to-date with the latest terms that are doing the rounds in the world of beauty? If not, we’ve got you covered with all that you need to know to keep up with your makeup junkie tag:

1. Say Hello to Buffing
Ditch brush strokes and streaky foundation for buffing. 2017 is all about this new makeup technique which means achieving airbrushed effect naturally. All you need to do is take a damp foundation sponge and keep swirling the foundation on your face and buffing it into your skin in circular motions. Continue it for a few minutes to achieve a soft finish.

 

 

2. Beat Face
When your makeup application turns out to be flawless from every angle, it automatically gives you life. If it doesn’t, it’s not a beat face. Another word for beat face is beatdown.

 

Beat Face

 

3. Cut Crease
Cut crease helps define the crease by cutting across it with a contrasting eyeshadow color. It involves placing dark eyeshadow directly along the crease of your eye to define it, while the rest of your lid is a lighter colour. This eye makeup technique helps your eyes look bigger and brighter. Try this non-blending trend instead of the usual smokey eyes.

 

Cut Crease

 

4. Multimask
We’ve all used various masks on our face to solve skincare problems. However, have you ever applied multiple masks on different parts of your face at the same time? No? Then it’s time to do it now because multi-masking is going to be the new cool trend this year. If you have multiple skin problems, for example an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, you can try a clay mask on the oily areas of your face and a hydrating mask on the other parts.

 

Multi-mask

 

5. Pineappling
Pineappling is a hairstyle for curly hair where you tie your hair up in a way that your ringlets sit as close to your hairline as possible. It works as an apt day look. However, it’s also a great way of waking up with defined curls in the morning if you tie them up in the night post a shower to avoid frizz.

 

 

6. Spotlighting
Take a break from highlighting because spotlighting has taken the spotlight this year. Yes, it’s a makeup technique wherein you need to ditch your shimmers and powders for a highlighting balm to make your skin glow naturally.

 

Spotlighting

 

7. Squareletto
What’s new in the nail trend, you ask? Stiletto nails seem to be a thing of the past. It’s time to embrace Squareletto nails this year. Sqaureletto shaped nails are very long but squared off at the tip so they are less sharp.

 

 

8. Garage Doors
Garage Doors has opened its doors this year. It was a technique used in the 80s but has made a comeback in 2017. It is the technique where you wear one shade of eyeshadow starting from your lids all the way up to your brows.

 

Garage Doors

 

 

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