The A to Z list of every single beauty term you need to know!

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'A' for Alphabet creams
 
'A' for Alphabet creams
A range of tinted creams or moisturisers such as BB Creams, CC Creams and DD creams that promise various skin benefits such as colour correcting, skin smoothening, hiding imperfections etc. to name a few.

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'B' for Baking
A technique of layering translucent powder over your foundation and concealer for several minutes which allows the heat from your skin to set it, and then dusted off.

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'C' for Contouring
 
'C' for Contouring
The method of using bronzer and highlighter to create an illusion of a chiselled face and sculpted jawline.

'D' for Double Cleansing
 
'D' for Double Cleansing
A Japanese skincare routine which involves an oil-based cleanser to take off makeup and then using a foaming cleanser for an overall effective skin cleanse.

'E' for Exfoliation
 
'E' for Exfoliation
A method of cleansing your skin using lightly abrasive products such as sugar, coffee etc. to remove dead skin.

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'F' for Floating Liner
A liner that is applied higher up on the eyelid than the lashline to up the cool factor.

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'G' for Gel Manicures
 
'G' for Gel Manicures
It is a type of manicure which promises chip-free nails and long-lasting colours. The polish is applied on the nails and then is cured under an UV light to set.

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'H' for hot brush
A great alternative for flat irons, it resembles a paddle brush that heats up and can be used to style hair in ten minutes flat.

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'I' for inflammation
 
'I' for inflammation
Reddening of skin that might be caused due to certain allergies, sensitivity towards certain products etc.

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'J' for Jojoba Beads
Jojoba Beads are gentle exfoliants that are added to face washes, scrubs, body polishes, and bar soap. Unlike solid exfoliants, they are gentle and soft and is suitable for sensitive skin.

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'K' for Keratin Treatment
 
'K' for Keratin Treatment
A salon treatment which involves putting the protein back into the hair which is often lost due to chemical treatments, regular use of heat styling instruments etc.

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'L' for Lob
A type of a bob hairstyle in which the front sections of the hair touch the collarbone and then gradually gets shorter at the back.

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'M' for Multimasking
Using different types of mask on each area of the face to deal with the different types of problems in each area.

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'N' for Nontouring
The technique of only using a primer, a light tinted moisturiser and highlighter to highlight your best features.

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'O' for Ombre
A hair colouring technique that features darker hues at the roots and gradually lightens towards the ends.

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'P' for Primer
 
'P' for Primer
A product that is used before applying any kind of makeup to smooth skin texture, boost coverage and help the makeup stay on for a longer spell of time.

'Q' for Q-tip
 
'Q' for Q-tip
A cotton swap that is used to fix eye makeup mistakes such as getting the shape of the liner right.

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'R' for Reverse Cat eye
A style of a winged liner in which the cat eye flick is in the inner corner of the eyes than on the outer corners.

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'S' for Strobing
Placing highlighter strategically on your forehead, cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow to nail the au natural glowy look.

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'T' for Tightline
 
'T' for Tightline
The technique of lining the inner rims of your eyelids to subtly define the eyes.

'U' for Under eye-bags
 
'U' for Under eye-bags
Puffy skin under the eyes that are often caused by water retention, lack of sleep, alcohol bingeing or could also be hereditary in nature.

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'V' for Velvet Lips
Velvet lips refer to the velvet or suede-like texture that liquid lipstick leaves on lips. The catch to trying the trend is that the matte product starts off with a water-like consistency before it quickly dries after application.

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'W' for Waterfall Braid
A type of braiding technique in which one strand is dropped with each braid and another strand is picked up, creating a waterfall effect.

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'Y' for Ylang Ylang
 
'Y' for Ylang Ylang
A fragrant oil that can be used to treat Eczema as it balances the oils in the skin and leaves it smooth, refreshed and hydrated.

'Z' for Zinc
 
'Z' for Zinc
The ingredient is used in sunscreens as well as found in products which aid in fighting acne, strengthening hair etc.

Find it really difficult to keep up with the new words that keep up popping all over the internet everyday? We make it easier for you by compiling all the beauty terminologies that you might come across daily.

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