“Your on-fleek nontouring is giving me life right now” — we challenge you to translate this sentence in simple language! Come on, try a little harder. Giving up, are you? Fret not! We’re going to save you the embarrassment.
If you’re a beauty ninja (just like me), then you certainly cannot have a blank stare when someone tells you, “You should post an FOTD today” or “Can you find me a dupe for this lit eyeshadow palette?” To make things smoother for you, here are 10 new millennial beauty slang terms you should have on the tip of your tongue.
The term may sound complex, but it is something you do every single day—apply makeup! The process of putting on your makeup is referred to as “the beatdown”.
Putting your best face forward for a photograph or a selfie that gets you maximum number of likes on the gram! Pout or raise an eyebrow… yea, that can be your ideal “serving face”.
Beat to capacity
Your makeup couldn’t have looked any better! “Beat to capacity” is a term used when you’ve put all your makeup skills to good use to get your contouring on fleek and your winged eyeliner even on both sides.
Wait… stop thinking what you’re thinking! “Laid” is a term commonly used for hair in millennial beauty slang. When every strand of your hair is styled to perfection typically to create a sleek, flat-ironed style.
For the Gods
A term used when your hair and makeup is so on point that they are worthy of heavenly praise. The next time someone uses “for the Gods” on you, we know you won’t stop blushing!
“Naked” does not mean going bare-faced completely. It is just another cool term for the no-makeup makeup look. Don’t be confused if you hear someone say, “I love that naked look on you!”
No, dupes are not fake beauty products. When you find a lipstick or an eyeliner from the drugstore category, which is quite similar to an original, high-end product, you’ve actually found the perfect “dupe”.
Move over, OOTD (Outfit Of The Day). It’s time to make way for a millennial slang apt for beauty junkies. We’re talking about “”FOTD or Face Of The Day! It is technically a picture of your look with details about the eye, lip and face products you used to create it.
This makeup technique sits in between two popular trends—contouring and strobing. Nontouring leaves a softer effect than contouring and adds a natural, sun-kissed glow to your regular strobing.
It’s an eye makeup technique, which will help you create a more opaque and poppy metallic finish. All you need to do is use a damp brush to apply loose eyeshadow pigments to cover your lids.