6 Beauty Words Every Makeup Junkie Should Know

Even if you're the makeup guru of the group, keeping up with the trendiest way to say "Yass, queen, that highlight is on fleek," can be hard.

With hashtags like #cutcrease, #strobing and more, it can get a little confusing out here. Fear no more! We've rounded up the latest slang, so you'll never skip a beat when it comes to makeup.

1. Baking


We're familiar with "contouring" and "setting" your makeup, but now "baking" is the new IT beauty term. Baking, or cooking, your makeup means letting translucent powder sit on your face for about five to ten minutes. This technique allows your base foundation to set for a flawless finish. 

2. Cut Crease


Want a more defined eyelid look? If so, you'll love the new technique called cut creasing, which is a sharper line of shadow drawn across your eye crease to define the look. It is a natural eye lifter, which celebrities like Adrienne Bailon and Kylie Jenner are known for rockin'. Some people even use spoons to measure the crease line of their eyelids. 

3. Strobing


Strobing is the new way to contour, chicas! This fun term basically means adding highlight to your look. The style focuses on highlighting your face where natural light hits. These areas include your brow bones, cheekbones, the center of your forehead and down the nose. Adding shimmer to your makeup routine will give you a dewy youthful J.Lo glow. 

4. Beatdown


No negativity here when it comes to this new beauty word! In the makeup world, a “beatdown” means using a lot of beauty products to contour your face. It's the newest way to say, " Damn, your face is beat AF." 


5. Tightline


Tightlining is actually a term for an interesting eyeliner technique that gives a sort of less makeup look effect. This skill defines your lash line and gives your eyes a brighter look. It involves using eyeliner on the inner corners of your eyes and waterline with waterproof liner. 

6. Naked


Sometimes your skin needs to breathe from all the cosmetic products you're using. The term "naked" is all about a fresh-faced glow and letting your natural beauty shine. Demi Lovato and Alicia Keys are known for embracing their natural beauty and go with the #NoMakeupMovement every now and then.