Something that gets you reeeeally excited and psyched! Like a gorgeous new highlighter, fabulous dress or a new lipstick. It can also be used as a compliment towards someone else who is ‘giving you life’.
ex. “OMG this new highlighter is giving me life right now!” or “Your chrome nails are giving me life!
A makeup technique (rooted in a trend that took off in 2015 spurred by models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid) which uses minimal shadows normally used to contour the face, and instead relies on minimal makeup and light strobing and highlighting on key points of the face. The effect is a more fresh, baby-face, or a natural finish.
Ex: “I decided to non-tour today for a more natural look.”
A more punctuated use of the word “yes,” commonly used to express heightened excitement of a situation.
Note: Particularly useful after matching your right eyeliner to your left, upon finding a extra bling-ey cheekbone highlighter, or general admiration of a friend’s #OOTD. Often followed by “queen” or “girl” as user gets increasingly comfortable.
A makeup technique popularized in the 80s by the late makeup artist, Way Bandy, in which you emphasize cheekbones using a color blush to contour in lieu of the usual contour and highlight duo. The name refers to bringing out the natural ‘drape’ (or natural U-shape) of your cheeks. The effect is more chiseled and structured-looking cheekbones using a pop color that is extremely well-blended. Products like Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo uses two complementary cheek colors to achieve the draping effect.
(Not to be confused with Drake-ing, i.e. reminiscing about a past relationship)
To apply foundation using a dotting motion which helps you get a more airbrushed, diffused finish. A stippling brush usually has a dense base and feathery, lighter tips that can be used to dip into your foundation then lightly dot on face in quick motions. Afterwards, light circular motions are used to diffuse foundation out. This helps give adequate coverage with the least amount of makeup.
Known side effects: Wanting to be referred to as a makeup “artiste.”
A technique with origins in the drag community to set your makeup for a poreless, flawless finish. It requires applying a thick coat of translucent powder over your foundation areas you want to look brighter as a final step, and letting it sit for five to ten minutes. Afterwards, dust it off using a clean, fluffy brush. Helps to add extra highlight on the areas you want to emphasize.
Common areas to “bake” are underneath the eyes, along your jawline, on the center of your forehead, and down the center of your nose. This technique to soak up any excess oils from your foundation and concealer to smooth out the skin.
Also referred to as “cooking” your face.
The method in which you prepare cookies for the cutie in chemistry class.