Just think how good you will feel when someone complements you and says what have you done with your makeup?  You look fabulous.  Color your hair, put on creams or lotions or what ever it takes to make your skin, eyes, or hair color look good again.  You may have to get older but you don’t have to look bad when you do.

Do You Know what the following things are?

we’ve created a glossary of the most important makeup and beauty terms. This list will make your life way easier, especially when you take a trip to the beauty store or chat with your makeup-savvy friends.

Ampoule A gel-like formula that contains a high concentration of a specific ingredient that’s beneficial to your skin. Most of the time, it works to fight wrinkles and brighten your skin. You’ll usually find ampoules in a small bottle with an eyedropper.

Baking The act of brushing a heavy layer of translucent powder on your face, and leaving it on for five to ten minutes. Your natural body heat sets the powder, along with the foundation and concealer that you put on underneath. Once the makeup is finished “baking,” you brush off the excess powder.

Baked Eyeshadow Easy-to-apply eyeshadow that you can use wet or dry.

Benzoyl Peroxide An acne-fighting ingredient that’s used in cleansers and creams.

Blush A reddish or pink-colored powder that you apply to the apples of your cheek.

Bronzer A powder that creates a tan, sun-kissed glow on your skin.

Brow Pencil An eyebrow tool that fills in and defines your brows. They often come with a pigmented tip on one end, and an eyebrow brush on the other.

Brow Pomade A cream-based eyebrow product that darkens and intensifies your brows.

Brow Gel A clear liquid product that holds your eyebrow shape in place.

Cat-Eye Eyeliner that fans out at the edge of your eye, and also runs down your inner corner and waterline.

CC Cream Color-correcting cream that functions as both a moisturizer and foundation.

Color Corrector A product that reduces the appearance of facial redness, dark circles, and dark spots.

Concealer A creamy or liquid product that works to hide any blemishes on your face or dark areas under your eyes. It’s usually applied after liquid foundation.

Cut Crease An eyeshadow technique that’s used to emphasize your eyelid crease. It involves contrasting eyeshadow shades with no blending.

DD Cream Dynamic-do-all creams specialize in smoothing out wrinkles and balancing your skin tone. It also functions as a lightweight foundation.

Dewy Refers to the radiant, glowing finish of a BB cream or foundation.

Essence A liquid that hydrates your skin and gets it ready for your moisturizer.

Exfoliant A product that you use to remove the layer of dirt and dead skin cells from your face.

Eyelash Curler A curved tool that’s used to lift your eyelashes up and away from your eyes. It gives your eyelashes a longer, curled look.

Eyeliner Eyeliner comes in the form of a pencil, pen, liquid, or cream. You can use it on your top lashline and your waterline to make your eyes appear bigger and more defined.

Eyeshadow Pigmented powder that you brush onto your eyelids.

Falsies Refers to fake eyelashes.

Foundation A powder or creamy liquid that you apply to your face to establish a balanced and even skin tone.

Highlighter A powder or liquid product that reflects light. It’s used to define your features, or to make certain features (like your nose) look smaller. You can apply it to your cheekbones, nose, inner eyes, and your cupid’s bow.

Kabuki Brush A thick, short brush that’s used to apply powder foundation to your skin.

Lipstick A creamy, colored product that darkens or reddens your lips.

Lip Gloss A liquid product that makes your lips look shinier, and sometimes redder or pinker.

Lip Liner A colored, crayon-like pen or pencil that you use to outline your lips. It works to define and shape your lips, and also lengthens the wear of your lipstick.

Lip Stain A gel-like or liquid product that sets a color into your lips. It lasts all day, and gives your lips a matte look.

Makeup Sponge An absorbent makeup applicator that you use to get an even application of liquid foundation, powder foundation, and concealer. You can find makeup sponges in various shapes that each have different purposes.

Mascara A (usually black or dark brown) liquid product that you brush onto your eyelashes. It works to darken and lengthen your eyelashes.

Matte The non-shiny finish of foundation and BB creams.

Moisturizer A cream that’s used to hydrate your skin.

Pressed Powder A solid form of face powder that allows for a clean and accurate application. It’s the opposite of loose powder, which consists of fine and loose powder grains.

Pigment The concentration of color in a makeup product.

Primer A liquid, cream, or powder makeup product that goes on before your foundation. It preps your skin for foundation, and makes your foundation last longer. In addition to smoothing your skin, primer also fills in visible pores and creases.

Salicylic Acid A skincare ingredient that shrinks and reduces the appearance of pimples.

Setting Spray You use setting spray on your face after applying makeup. It helps prevent your makeup from fading.

Serum Like ampoules, serums are also a gel-like liquid with a high concentration of a skincare ingredient.

Toner Toner is very similar to essence, except toner is more watery. It goes on your face before your moisturizer to prep your skin for hydration.

T-Zone Your forehead, nose, and chin form the T-Zone of your face. This area is usually more oily than the other parts of your face.

Waterline The area between your eye and your eyelashes. You can put eyeliner on your waterline, but you have to make sure it’s waterproof.

Winged Eyeliner An eyeliner technique that forms a “wing” at the edge of your eyes.

More Makeup and Skincare Tips

Makeup is always changing. That means companies will constantly add new products and different ingredients to their makeup line. The best way to stay updated on the latest in makeup is to keep trying new products.
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