Knowing Your Beauty Terms

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Have you ever felt missing whilst listening to a beauty guru talk but shy to ask because you don’t want to be seen as green? In the beauty world common words has been created to make communication easy and simple between  people talking about beauty.

Read below to know some beauty terms and add them to your vocabulary –

TWA

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Twa is a term used for Naturals who have done a big chop but few people know the full meaning of this word. TWA – teeny weeny afro. In West Africa, Ghana Twa is a local language meaning “to cut” so I guess it makes sense when it it used in the first journey transition from having a relaxed hair to being natural.

 

 

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PSC

Prime, shine, combine is a term used when applying makeup. It’s basically the process one goes through when using a makeup from start to finish.

 

 

Lemming

This is the term for hard-to-find, wished-for beauty product, often triggered by reading a review or seeing on Instagram or social media.

 

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Dupes

This is a beauty insider term used for products that are the same or almost the same but have different packaging and are from different brands.

 

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OCM

The Oil Cleaning Method is one of best things you can do for skin, says Roberta Perry, President of Scrubz Body Scrub, Inc.. “Here is what I give as information to our customers, especially the ones with oily skin: The biggest reason we have so much trouble with certain skin-care products is that they strip the oil out of our skin. Each time we do this, our skin over-compensates, trying to repair itself by replacing the oil that was taken away. This causes the dry/oily syndrome. For many people, the only way to clear up acne, blackheads, pimples, blemishes, rashes or outbreaks on your face, once and for all, is simple: Stop using harsh soap or other stripping cleansers & moisturizers, and turn instead to the most natural, time-honored facial trick of all: Cleaning your skin with natural oils,” says Perry. Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. “Oil, alone, will not bring you pimples and blemishes. These are mainly a result of several different factors, which include hormones, bacteria, dead skin & the buildup of all of these. Your skin produces Sebum oil because it is a natural skin softener and moisturizer. Not only does this beneficial oil lubricate skin, it also heals, protects, and moisturizes, so that it may function properly. This results in beautiful, clear, and glowing skin. Working with your skin, and not against it, will make it shine with health, not extra oil,” says Perry.

 

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Strobing

Is the new Less-intensive and less time consuming method used to highlight the face. This method uses natural touches for highlighting the face.

 

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TOL

Triangle of Light is the  term used for the area under our eyes that we highlight with a concealer.

 

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Baking

Is the new ish even tho it has been there for a while in the drag community, this method is similar to highlighting. After applying foundation and concealer, using a damp makeup sponge to pat a thick coat of powder on areas that you want to look brighter. Try underneath your eye, along the top of your jawbone, and down the center of your nose (places where you’d ordinarily highlight). After letting the powder sit for five to 10 minutes, dust it away with a fluffy brush.

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