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Here you will find words or phrases that are commonly used on my blog and their meanings:

Affiliate- An associate for a company, used for marketing purposes.

Contour-A makeup technique used to slender/sculpt or tone facial features.

Dupe- Abbreviated phrase for duplicate; the exact form of an item.

Elf- An abbreviated phrase for eyes, lips, face-which is a makeup and beauty product company.

E/S-An abbreviation for eyeshadow.

Eye base-  A product that is applied before eye makeup, it helps to provide long lasting and vibrant eye makeup.

FOTD- Face of the day.

Giveaway- An item(s) that will be given away for free, usually by a contest. 

HD-Abbreviated phrase for high definition.

Haul- The latest products or items that I've acquired or purchased.

Highlight- A product and/or color that is applied to accentuate a particular facial feature. A highlight is often a lighter colored product and/or color.

IMATS- International Makeup Artist trade show.

L/G-An abbreviated phrase for lip gloss.

L/S-An abbreviated phrase for lipstick.

LOTD-Look of the day
Mua- An abbreviated phrase for makeup artist. 

Mufe-Abbreviated phrase for Makeup up For Ever, which is a international makeup brand.

NOTD-Nails of the day.

Primer- A product that preps the skin/face for makeup application, also provides makeup endurance.

Review- Thoughts and opinions on a product or item after using it, a review can have pros and cons or both.

Swatch or Swatches- A tester of a color.

WOC- An abbreviated phrase for women of color, women of color includes but not limited to African American, Indian, Latinas, Filipino and Hispanic women.

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