With its ever-changing trends, the world wide web of makeup can be a puzzling place, and this is coming from us—full-time beauty editors!
It seems like just yesterday we were #womansplaining baking, multi-masking and balayage. And yet, here we find ourselves faced with a whole new lexicon of trending beauty terms, so listen up, ladies! Here's your latest guide to the viral beauty terms that are v trendy rn. Ah, see what we did there?
A hugely popular trend in beauty, microblading is a technique used to give volume to over-plucked brows using a special pen and eyebrow dye. The pen draws realistic-looking hair strokes onto your skin to create subtly defined brows that are full, arched and most importantly, semi-permanent! So the next time you use the #iwokeuplikethis hashtag, you'll really mean it.
Given the current craze over highlighters, it’s no surprise that a dozen terms (like the dew-strobe) are popping up left and right—'non-touring' being one of them. Unlike contouring, this makeup technique only involves the use of highlighter. No bronzer. No shade. NO to a million and one steps in your beauty routine. Simply prep the skin with a luminous primer, apply a light tinted moisturizer and then highlight the high points of your face. Done and done!
Do you often find yourself debating between several different lippie shades that you're dying to try on? Swatch each of the shades along the under area of your forearm to compare colors and textures, just like we did here with the NYX Macaron shades!
Another spinoff of contouring, draping is a popular technique in which two complementary shades of blush are used to sculpt your cheekbones. Ditch the contouring palette for a bold cheek! This blush tutorial shows you how it’s done.
HG, or Holy Grail, is a term used to describe the one, cannot-live-without product in your beauty routine. What's our HG? The highly lauded Touche Eclat Highlighting Concealerby YSL. What’s yours?!
The most low-maintenance hair coloring technique since the ombré, lived-in hair is the latest trend to allow you a full six months between salon visits. And thank god, because it takes about six months to save up for this chic, nonchalant look. Check out photos of real women rocking the “lived-in” hair trend here.
S.L.A.Y. #Slay. Slay, girl slay. Slay all day.
When one’s hair and makeup game are totally killing it.
One of the season's hottest runway trends, negative space refers to a nail art technique where sections of your nails are left unpainted to peek through bold shades, as shown here in this shape-shifting mani tutorial.
Sure you’ve heard the term ombré before, but it's outgrown the hair technique you know so well. This now refers to a gradual fade of color across your lips, cheeks and the makeup products you use to accentuate them. Say yes to ombré lips and blush!
To blur means to prime or set your skin with a “blurring” product that creates a pore-less, satiny, photoshopped finish. #NoFilter, because your makeup will do it for you.
About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.