How On Trend Is Your Beauty Vocabulary?


By: J. Reinoehl

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Let's bake! If you're thinking we're about to make a cake, cookies, or pie, you're in the wrong place! We're talking about makeup! If your mind instantly went to the powdering process, your beauty vocabulary is already trendier than most!

The beauty industry is probably one of the biggest in the world! For years, people have been trying to mask their imperfections and enhance their features. From all the products that come out of the beauty world, how well are you able to keep up?

A few decades ago, an "average" makeup kit would've probably come equipped with foundation, blush, powder, and lipstick. A makeup kit in 2018 would come with these four in addition to concealer, bronzer, highlighter, mascara, "falsies," and more! While the products tend to stay the same, it's what you do with them that makes the difference!

While you need powder to "bake," a trendy person would know that you need loose powder versus a compact! They would also know what kind of foundation to use if someone is oily in their T-zone! If this is you, you're ready for this quiz! 

Put down your masks, primers, and fan brushes and let's find out how on trend your beauty vocabulary really is!

What does non-touring mean?

“I’ll cry at the end of the day. Not with fresh makeup.” –Kim Kardashian.


What is overlining?

Overlining is first attributed to Kylie Jenner and Snooki. By tracing the outside of your lip, it allows your lips to look fuller.


What does strobing mean?

“Beauty is not caused. It is.” –Emily Dickenson, author


What kind of vlog post would show a pile of beauty products the vlogger went out and grabbed at the store?

Some vloggers are successful enough to get sponsors. The best haul videos explain where to get the items and how to get a deal on the items.


What term describes an exfoliating scrub?

“A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.” -Anne Roiphe


What does cut-crease mean?

The effect of drawing a line across your eye crease is to make the eyes look lifted. It also accentuates them and better defines them.


What does fleek mean?

“A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” -George Meredith


What does squareletto mean?

Squareletto is when you allow your nails to achieve stiletto length, but you square the tip instead of pointing it to reduce the potential for personal injury.


What is a term describing the process where you even out your makeup with a brush?

“Beauty is like an almanac; if it lasts a year, it is well." -Thomas Adam


What is multimasking?

Multimasking is using different masks on different parts of your face at the same time. For example, you may use one mask on your forehead and a different one for your nose.


If you don’t want a fake product, you should avoid what?

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” -John Ray


What are snogged lips?

Snogged lips, when done correctly, give a sexy appearance of having just finished kissing someone. Done incorrectly, you risk looking like a kid who just finished a glass of Kool-Aid, someone with really nasty chapped lips, or in a worst-case scenario, the Joker. This is one beauty trend that will definitely separate the little girls from the women.


What is a sleeping pack?

“Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.” –Fay Weldon


What does FOTD stand for?

A Face of the Day photo shows what products you used that day to create your look. It should contain all the face products and makeup you used.


What term describes perfectly straightened hair?

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait." -Ralph Waldo Emerson


What is microblading?

Some would cringe at getting a tattoo on their face, but this is a gentler version. Although it comes with similar risks and should only be done by a professional, the needles are much smaller, and the effect only lasts 1-2 years.


What is de-potting?

"Beauty, like a lantern’s light, will shine outward from within him." -George Garrett


When you give your eyeshadow a metallic or wet look by applying it wet, the technique is called what?

The foil application requires a wet brush and pigment. Some people recommend you add saline to the pigment when applying it wet.


Which of the following terms means you are almost out of makeup?

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” –Coco Chanel


What are empties?

YouTubers will give full tests of some products and keep using them until they are empty. They usually show that the bottle is empty, explain how long they have been using it, and tell you if they would repurchase it.


What is contouring?

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” -Confucius


What is the T-zone?

Many people have oilier skin in the T-zone. It can create skin care problems when the rest of their skin is dry.


What is Back to Mac?

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” –Harry Winston


What is tan-touring?

Although using self-tanner can be a riskier, it gives a more natural look if done correctly. It also lasts longer.


Which of the following means you have a flawless makeup application?

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” –Thich Nhat Hanh


What is a double cleanse?

The oil-based cleanser helps get rid of makeup and other oil-soluble residue on your face. The foaming cleanser then allows you to have a more effective cleanse.


Which term refers to testing makeup shades on your forearm?

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed, and you are beautiful.” –Amy Bloom


What does matte mean?

A matte finish has no shine. Dewy is the term used for shiny finishes, and satin is somewhere in-between.


What does HG stand for?

“Boys think girls are like books. If the cover doesn’t catch their eye, they won’t bother to read what’s inside.” –Marilyn Monroe


What does volumizing mascara do?

Volumizing mascara usually has a bushier brush to make your eyelashes look fuller. Wiry bristle applicator brushes tend to produce a spidery look.


What is a Korean essence?

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” –Alice Walker


What is eyeshadow pigment?

Pigments are combined with water to create the foil method of applying eyeshadow. They can also be combined with other products to make lipsticks, mascaras, custom nail polish, and other makeup products.


What is a ring light?

“Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you are ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the makeup.” –Audrey Hepburn


What is translucent?

Translucent powder is used to set makeup and control shine. You use a large brush to apply it.


What is a primer?

“If you feel beautiful, then you are. Even if you don’t, you still are.” –Terri Guillemets


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