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Beauty Glossary

Makeup,    Skincare

Beauty Glossary: Terms You Need to Know!

Posted by Joyce Lee on Mar 06, 2020

Beauty Glossary

The beauty industry is constantly evolving and there always seems to be some new makeup trend popping up out of nowhere. Now, beauty trends come and go… but a couple of these terms have stuck around and they’ve even made their way into our own routines as a complete non-negotiable. Here’s a list of common beauty terms and techniques that you should get familiar with!


If you’re all about the glam, then you’re definitely no stranger to “baking.” This popular makeup technique has withstood the test of time in the beauty community – quite literally – since it helps extend the staying power of our face makeup. There’s a reason why most celebrity MUAs are using this technique to set their gorgeous red carpet looks.

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“Baking” involves applying a layer of translucent powder over your foundation and concealer. After letting it sit on your face for a couple minutes (5 to 10), use a fluffy powder brush to dust it off and blend it out.

The best approach? Use a damp makeup sponge and pack in a generous amount of powder. Here’s a trick to give your face makeup the ultimate staying power: Use setting spray to wet your makeup sponge.

Double cleanse

The first step in achieving better skin is making sure your face is actually clean after you wash it. On a regular basis, our skin in exposed to a ton of toxins and pollution through various environmental factors. Regardless of how much makeup you wear, washing your face just once – after a long day – really isn’t enough to remove all the gunk that can linger in our pores.

How to Double Cleanse

A “double cleanse” is when you clean your face twice – first, with a product like micellar water or cleansing oil, then with a water-based cleanse the second time around.

Cupids bow

Big lips have been “in” and it’s looking like they won’t go out of style anytime soon! Want to accentuate your pout for a faux-full lip look? The first place that you should start is your cupid’s bow. Using your favorite liner (preferably a shade that’s slightly darker than your lippie), create a shadow slightly above your cupid’s bow for fuller,  plumper lips. Here are some #LiveGlamFam Lip Liner faves you could try out: Pink Lemonade, Muffin, Caramel and Cherry Pie.

Cut crease

Been scrolling through Instagram lately? Then you must have come across this makeup look at some point or another. A “cut crease” is when you pair contrasting eyeshadow colors together to “cut” across the lid. This sharp contrast creates the illusion of a very prominent crease and it works wonders for lifting the eyes. Our LiveGlam Taco Tuesday Palette  has incredible matte and shimmer shades that can be used to create a fabulous cut crease.


“Tightlining” is when you apply eyeliner right into the lash line or as close as possible to the root of your lashes. The idea here is to use short strokes to fill in the gaps in between the lashes. This makeup technique works wonders for creating the illusion of denser lashes and giving your eyes some subtle definition.

This eyeliner technique is one of those small but life-changing things that every beauty enthusiast should know about. In general, you should keep this technique in mind whenever you’re lining your eyes. “Tightlining” can help get rid of that pesky space that occurs in between your lash line and the eyeliner.

We hope you found our beauty glossary useful – let us know in the comments down below if there are any other words that you think we should add onto our list!


Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee is a freelance writer and a winged eyeliner expert. She knows a little about a lot when it comes to beauty. When she’s not writing, you can catch her at a nearby coffee shop getting her caffeine fix.

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