When rads asked me what my 1st post would be about, I had an almost sleepless night ..thinking what could be that one thing which a make up beginner (like me) should actually be aware of or encounter with often ?
After chatting with some good friends this weekend, it was brought to my attention that they were a bit confused with a few words they come across make up blogs .
I could relate very well with this, since when I started going through all the blogs I felt such an alien when I would read words like MUFE, FOTD, SA, etc etc.
So I thought that I’d put up a list of some abbreviations that are used in beauty blogs. Here are a few of the important ones(not in alphabetical order ;-)
MUFE= Make Up For Ever (a popular cosmetic brand)
HG= HolyGrail (literally refers to the bowl in which jesus had his last supper, but w.r.t. make up blog world it means the MOST FAVORITE item, THE product which suits you the most and gives 100% satisfaction )
SA= Sales Agent
FOTD = Face Of The Day
EOTD= EYE OF THE DAY
NOTD= Nails/ Nail art Of The Day
TIGHTLINING = Tightlinig is an eye lining technique for creating bigger and wider eye look. In this, eyeliner is applied into the lash line and in the area where the eyelid meets the eye. To tightline your eyes, you will need to lift your eye lid up and place your liner/kohl under the lash line. The benefit is that it emphasizes the eyes without looking overly made up because it darkens the lash line. You can tightline on either the upper or lower lid or both and you can use eyeliner like you normally would along with your tightliner. The 2 keys to getting a perfect tightline are practice and the right product.
Waterline= The waterline refers to the rim of your eye. There are dozens of people who cannot put product on their waterline due to sensitivity, and many others who struggle to find a product that does not fade or dissolve because of the waterline (and the fact that it is…watery!).
EDM - Everyday Minerals
UD - Urban Decay (popular cosmetic brand)
UDPP - Urban Decay Primer Potion
TBS = THE BODY SHOP
IMO - In my opinion
IMO - In my opinion
ATM - At the moment
e/s – eyeshadow
l/s – lipstick
l/g – lip gloss
TM= Tinted moisturizer
TLC = Tinted Lip Conditioner
BP = Beauty Powder
BPB = Beauty Powder Blush
Bristles = brush hair
Undertones = Skin Undertones are the colors that lie beneath the skin. Undertones are the colors that are cast like a shadow beneath your skin color. The shadow has a distinct color which never changes. While the tone of your skin color can change very easily your undertone never changes.
Lipglass = the normal lipgloss from MAC, slightly sticky but has wide collection of colors
EDM = Everyday Minerals
BE = Bare Escentuals
MSF = Mineralized Skin Finish
MAC= Makeup Artist Cosmetic
MMU = Mineral Make Up
BOGO= Buy 1 Get 1
CS= Coastel ScentS
LE = Limited Edition
Haul = a collection of new stuff you just bought
Swatches = pictures showing colors of your makeup spread on skin/paper
Dupe = short for duplicate
HTH = hope this helps
Contour = shading/make an outline
Matte= solid colors with no glitters
Shimmer= colors with glitter
The list is endless and not exhaustive....
have u heard of any other words usually used in make up but don't know what it means? do ask..would be glad if I could help