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Insta Glossary: Yaaas

Yaaas /ya·sss/

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.

ex. “That liner is on point though, Yaaas girl!”

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Beauty Glossary: Draping

Draping /drAy·ping/

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)
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Beauty Glossary: Stipple

Stipple /stip·pel/
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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.”

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Insta Glossary: Bae-trayal

Bae-trayal /bay·tray·al/

When a friend, sibling, or loved-one snaps you without the use of a filter or at a bad angle; a violation of trust. A major offense especially when not wearing any makeup.

Note: Proper Snapchat etiquette would specifically require the use of one of the pretty lenses (anything with flowers, stars, or a brightening, otherworldly glow are safe bets).

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Insta Glossary: Baking

bakingBaking /bay·king/

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.

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Click on the video for a comprehensive baking tutorial:

Tools required for a proper baking session:

1) Translucent powder (Huda’s pick: Givenchy Mat & Translucent-finish Loose Powder, Ben-Nye Luxury Powder)
2) A Beautyblender sponge
3) A dome, fluffy brush (Huda’s pick: Sigma Beauty’s F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush)

Tip: Use a wet BeautyBlender to apply the powder to your face (Huda’s preferred method). For heavier coverage, use a powder puff.

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