Makeup Terms Every Beauty-Obsessed Girl Should Know

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Makeup terms every beauty-obsessed girl should know

Every other day we see news trends pop up in the world of beauty. That means there are also several terms and techniques that you need to keep up with. While you may be well acquainted with millennial lingo, the same can’t be said for makeup. Because when it comes makeup, ‘baking’ has got nothing to do with cakes.

Here are all the makeup terms every beauty-obsessed woman should know to take her makeup knowledge a notch higher…




Have you seen eye looks that have a little shiny and metallic finish? Well, that’s what foiling is about. Applying wet eyeshadow to your lids is simple, all you got to do is spray some setting spray on your brush before picking your product. This will give you a creamy texture and make your lids look shiny AF!


Halo eye


A technique developed by makeup artists to make eyes look bigger and rounder. It involves applying a pop of shimmer eyeshadow in the centre of the lid and a darker shade on the outer side. Halo eyes is not the most difficult eye techniques and is a great way to master your blending skills.


Root stamping


Mascara wands are magic wands; you can instantly change your eye look with this makeup product. Root stamping is a mascara technique where you press the applicator on the roots lightly before swiping up. However, be gentle and quick or you may end up with clumpy lashes.




Draping is a makeup trend that involves using your blush as a contour. Instead of applying blush to the apple of your cheeks, sweep it all the way up to the temples for a gorgeous look. Introduced a few years ago, draping is still one of the most sought-after looks on the ramp.




The baking technique has been a part of the drag community for years and has made its way into the beauty community too. It involves applying a heavy layer of translucent powder under the eyes and on the t-zone to set the base.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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