Beauty Made Simple: Exploring 8 Key Beauty Terms
In the ever-evolving world of beauty, there’s a language that speaks to techniques, products, and trends. Sometimes, these beauty terms might sound like a foreign language, leaving us puzzled.
Today, let’s unravel the mystery behind some everyday beauty terms you’ve likely heard but might not fully grasp.
8 Beauty Terms:
1. Monochromatic Makeup:
Monochromatic makeup involves using a single color or shades from the same color family on the eyes, cheeks, and lips to create a harmonious, cohesive look. It’s a chic way to achieve a seamless and unified appearance by playing with different intensities of the same hue.
Pigmentation refers to the color or shade of a product, particularly in cosmetics. It’s the intensity or depth of color visible in makeup, such as eyeshadows, blushes, or foundations. Products with good pigmentation offer rich, vibrant color payoff.
3. Root Stamping:
Root stamping is a technique used to create volume and lift at the roots of the hair. It involves pressing the roots with a brush or tool, typically using hairspray or dry shampoo to add texture and height.
4. Hitting Pan:
When you’ve “hit pan,” it means you’ve used a significant amount of a pressed powder makeup product, such as eyeshadow or powder foundation, and you can see the metal pan at the bottom of the container. It’s an indicator that you’re nearing the end of that product.
5. Makeup Blender:
A makeup blender, often referred to as a beauty sponge, is a versatile tool used to apply and blend makeup products, such as foundation, concealer, or cream blush. It’s dampened before use to ensure seamless blending and a natural finish.
Baking, a technique popularised by drag performers, involves applying a thick layer of translucent powder to areas of the face (like under the eyes or along the jawline), allowing the heat from the skin to set the makeup and create a flawless, long-lasting finish.
Highlighting is the application of a light-reflecting product, like a highlighter or illuminator, to specific areas of the face to enhance features and add radiance. It’s often applied to the high points of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow.
Dupes, short for duplicates, refer to products that closely resemble higher-end or popular products but are usually more affordable alternatives. These products replicate the color, texture, or performance of the original at a fraction of the price.
Understanding these beauty terms demystifies the language of makeup and haircare, empowering you to navigate beauty trends and techniques with confidence.
With these definitions in hand, you’re ready to embrace and experiment with various beauty styles and products.