01/19Have you heard these beauty terms?

Have you heard these beauty terms?

Makeup and beauty have evolved over the decades and how. From bushy brows to matte lips, we've seen tremendous changes in the way the beauty industry functions. And while you may be aware of just how much things have changed, there are also a variety of new beauty terms that have come out which most people don't really know about. Wondering what those are? Give this list a look and see if you recognize any terms you know.




The area of the face consisting of the forehead, nose, and chin, which forms the shape of an uppercase T. This is the oiliest part of the face for most people.


03/19Transition Shade

Transition Shade

It is used to describe a color of eyeshadow used to blend out other (typically more pigmented or brighter) shades. Often is the first color applied in the eyeshadow process, placed above the crease.




The dusty powder product “kicked” up by a pressed powder (eyeshadow, blush, etc) when you swirl a makeup brush into it. This usually happens to powdery mattes. Products of cheaper quality usually have higher kickback.




We're not talking about cakes and pastries although we do love them. Baking happens to be a term that describes the application of translucent powder to your skin so as to let your skin soak it up and leave your makeup with a flawless finish.




We're sure you might have at least heard of this term before, but if you don't know what it means, humectants are basically substances that can absorb moisture from the air and then retain that moisture. This is why they're mostly used in hydrating lotions and moisturisers as they can provide your skin with the ultimate nourishment.




A broad term for a pore, or hair follicle, that's blocked by sticky dead skin cells and the sebum that can't drain properly. When the follicle remains open, the sebum's pigment darkens from air exposure, forming a blackhead. When P. Acnes bacteria invade the clogged pore, the resulting inflammation creates a whitehead.


08/19Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAS)

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAS)

These chemicals loosen the fluid that binds surface skin cells together, allowing dead ones to be whisked away. This "glue" becomes denser as we age, slowing down the natural cell-turnover process that reveals younger skin — making AHAs a particularly useful ingredient in fine line-fighting creams and cleansers.




Non-touring basically refers to not wanting to contour your face or just making the choice not to contour. Most people first heard it from reality star Kim Kardashian who had announced that she no longer cared for contouring. So, there you have it. The next time you want to opt out of contour you can just use the word non-touring.




De-pot is basically when you remove makeup from their cases, so think things like eye shadow and blush being removed from their compacts with the intent of being replaced or put into a single palette. This term is pretty much also for people who like to not throw things out and reuse them instead.