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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Beauty Blog Jargon


Hello everyone! Welcome to another Fan Mail Fridays post. Let's have a little lecture, shall we? This question was sent by Tina:

Hi Martha! 
I just started reading beauty blogs a month ago and I'm still trying to learn your language. Your blog is my favorite. I appreciate your reviews as they're very detailed, but I sometimes get confused and lost when I finally encounter terms that I never knew existed such as EOTD, NOTD, FOTD, Lippie, Tightline, etc. I hope you can educate me so I'll have a better reading experience. Thank you and I love your blog! 
Tina


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Hi Tina!

Hello there! Happy to meet a new reader, and welcome to a start of a new (but good) addiction! :D

I've compiled here a list of some of the common Beauty Blog and Beauty Vlog terms that we always use. Have fun! See the list after the cut! :)


EOTN (EYE OF THE NIGHT)

- Describes a Beauty Blogger's eye makeup look for night time

EOTD (EYE OF THE DAY)

- Describes a Beauty Blogger's eye makeup look for daytime or for the rest of the day

FOTD (FACE OF THE DAY)

- Describes a Beauty Blogger's overall makeup look for the day

FOTN (FACE OF THE NIGHT)

- Describes a Beauty Blogger's overall makeup look for the night

HG (HOLY GRAIL)

- A Beauty Blogger's most favorite beauty product

MLBB (MY LIPS BUT BETTER)

- Describes lip products in shades that mimic or enhance the natural color of the lips

NOTD (NAIL OF THE DAY)

- A Beauty Blogger's nail art/nail polish color for the day

LIPPIE

- Shortcut for lipstick

FOUNDIE

- Shortcut for Foundation

MMU

- Mineral Make Up

OUTER V OR OUTER CREASE, ABOVE CREASE, LOWER LID, INNER LID, TEAR DROP, TEARDUCT, BROW BONE

- Parts of an eye. They are used when a Beauty Blogger/Vlogger is reviewing eyeshadow or doing eye makeup tutorials. Click HERE to know where to locate these parts.

Photo Credits: lipstickmasala.wordpress.com

FOILING

- An eyeshadow technique that helps create an intense metallic sheen on the eyes.

Photo Credits: bridge-between.com

LEMMING

- Product/s that a Beauty Blogger wants to buy

TUT

- Shortcut for tutorial

Photo Credits: blog.vidoofy.com

SUB

- Shortcut for Subscribe, a term Youtube Beauty Vloggers normally use

SUBBIES

- Shortcut for Subscribers, a term Youtube Beauty Vloggers normally use

BEAUTY BLOGGER

- General term for bloggers who WRITE about beauty products, tutorials, reviews, and essays

BEAUTY VLOGGER

- General term for bloggers who FILM beauty products, tutorials, reviews, and essays. Visit my channel HERE.

Photo Credits: theeverydaybeauty.blogspot.com

TIGHTLINE

- A way of lining eyes. Tightlining is applying eyeliner right underneath the upper lash line.

Photo Credits: beautifulwithbrains.com

WATERLINE

- The tender part of the eyes located right above the lower lash line.

Fellow Beauty Bloggers and Vloggers, if you know other terms that I might have missed, please feel free to add them in the comments section. Hope you found this useful, Tina! :)

**Got a burning question about makeups, skin care products, beauty, dieting, and health tips, relationships, and whatever? Just send them to martha.stabarbara@yahoo.com or shoot 'em up at The Beauty Junkee's FB Fan Page via the MESSAGE button and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. (Please, do not send me Math- related queries. :D)

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12 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Wow! I never knew there are tons of words about beauty i didn't know! Haha. Thanks for this post, at least i wouldn't be a laughing stock with my fashion friends. Haha :)

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  2. So that's what MLBB stands for! This is very helpful for new blog readers and old timers too. This is the first time that I read about Foiling and it's kinda interesting... :D

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  3. Thank you! I've been reading (and blogging) in the world of beauty for almost two years now, and yet I still learned new things from this list (example: foiling and tightlining). Thanks Martha!

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  4. Hooray for dummies like me! :)

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  5. I'm definitely bookmarking this page!!! This post is a big help for us newbies in beauty blogging and also for the non-blogging subscribers/readers. Thanks for this! :)

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  6. When I started voraciously reading beauty blogs, I started to learn the different jargons that are being used... except HG. It took me a while to find out what it means. HAHA

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  7. Ive been doing that tightlining during college days but only now I knew what it's called. :) Hahaha. Really cool Ms. M.

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  8. Yun pala ang blogger and vlogger differences. :))

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  9. woot.. i thought alam ko na lahat

    new to me: "Foiling"

    hee hee thanks Ms M (fave ko MLBB)

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  10. Hi girls! Glad you learned something new in this post. :D

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  11. wow, great stuff! thank you for the simple instructions so beginners like me can keep up :p hope you post more stuff 'cuz we tried enrolling in this makeup school in Ortigas, Hi-Definition Make-UP Studio (hdmakeupacademy.com) and our experience was HORRIBLE! Owners did not anything about customer service, we pretty much threw away P7,200! I think we'll stick to self-experimenting for now haha more power to your makeup blog!

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  12. I learned many things from this post. My favorite term from this is "foiling" sounds a very unique term to me.

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