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Beauty Slang: From Casket Sharp To On Fleek

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I’ve always been fond of writing and words, but the fascination has not crossed over to slang. When I was younger, I think, I did manage to speak the way my peers did. New terms have been cropping up now and then, even in beauty slang, and I’m left baffled by what they mean.

One of the many terms that piqued my interest to read through and learn about slang is the ubiquitous “on fleek.” Up until the other day, I did not know that it meant “perfect.” The same goes for “on point,” which is the same as “on fleek.”

Searching for the meaning of those words led me to reading about other beauty slang terms.

After a quick browse through Urban Dictionary, I learned the following terms.

beauty bacon

It apparently refers to the bacon-like mark you get when you accidentally burn yourself while using a hot beauty tool like a straightening or curling iron.  

beauty beast

The term refers to someone who has become so obsessed with make-up.  

beauty call

As the term suggests, you make a “beauty call” when you call for help about something beauty-related, like a late-night haircut (although why would you need something like that?).   I also came across a forum called ModelMayhem and learned a couple more words.

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casket sharp

The term is used when you or someone puts on make-up and it looks cake-y.

steak lips

You apparently say someone has steak lips when they use a brown lip liner and pink lip gloss.  

Beauty slang can be confusing but here are some words to familiarize yourself with.

We also have a lot of beauty slangs in Tagalog, but I only remember a couple.

plakado

It’s similar to “on fleek.”   

happy foundation day

Many schools celebrate founding anniversaries in most every part of our country. Most people, if not everyone, is familiar with the greeting “happy foundation day.” When you see someone who has cake-y foundation, it means they’re having a “happy foundation day.”

What beauty slang terms do you know and use?

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Jorj Cornejo

Jorj writes and helps shape stories that stick in people's minds, tug at their heartstrings and move them to action. She spends her free time trying to read the whole Internet.

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