Makeup is Art
Analogous colors- any 3 colors located directly next to each other ( yellow, yellow green, yellow-orange)
Color Circle- Based on red, yellow and blue. Developed by Sir Issac Newton in 1666
Color Harmony-Harmony is the existence of unity in a design- the most important of artistic principles.
Complementary colors- colors that fall directly across from each other and intensify the appearance of
Cool Colors-colors that suggest cool temperatures. Can be used to add excitement, and accentuate
Earth tones- made by mixing together primary colors
Monochromatic colors- one-color color scheme
Neutral colors- colors that do not complement or contrast any other colors. Earth tones.
Primary Colors- Red, Blue, and yellow
Secondary colors- Green, Orange and purple
Orange= Red+ Yellow
Tertiary colors- mixing a primary with a secondary
Warm colors- instantly reminds of us heat. Adds boldness, vibrancy, excitement and even anger.
Blush- adds a warm glow to the face and brighten the dullest skin.
Brighten-lighten or to perk up
Brow Bone- Area of the eyelid directly below the arch of the brow
Cakey- Product that appears thick, dry, flaky, crusty, or dehydrated when applied
Concealer- miracle product that hides everything your foundation doesn't. Used to hide broken
capillaries, eye circles, age spots, skin discolorations
Contour-opposite of highlight. Used to push the eye away from a feature and make it less visible.
Contrast- Brightness ratio of the lightest to darkest shade
Cool undertones- Pink, red or blue
Cupid's Bow- The lip is rounded, curved area at the center of the top lip, forming a shape much like
Dewy- Often refers to foundation, blush or lip color that creates a fresh and glowing look with sheen and
Eyeliner-used for defining and bringing out the eyes.
Eye shadow-can be applied lightly for a gentle wash of color or as a more dramatic look to enhance and
add shape to the eyes.
Finish- Appearance a product gives to the surface when it is applied ( matte, shimmer, frosted, satin)
Foundation-Miracle product that evens out your complexion and covers imperfections.
Highlight- is the opposite of contour. Highlighting draws attention to a specific area or feature and makes it
appear to come toward you.
Matte- Used to describe lipsticks, eye shadows, foundations, powders, and blushes that have absolutely
no shine and appears flat.
Neutral Undertone- Mix of warm and cool.
Opaque- Finish that provides absolute coverage, allowing very little skin to show thru.
Polymer- small ingredient of particle that is added to a product to help it cling to where it is applied to,
adding, bulk, volume and length.
Porosity-The skins ability to absorb and hold moisture.
Powder- Refers to talc-like products such as eye shadow, face powder, and blush. Gives face a smooth
finish and keeps shine under control.
Primer-Product used underneath other products, to create a smoother finish.
Sanitation-proper disinfection can prevent the spread of disease caused by exposure to potentinally
infectious materials. ( see brush care)
Shade-Addition to black of any color
Sheer-Thinner, more transparent finish than matte or opaque gives your skin a glow.
Silicone- Refers to any number of polymers containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms that act in
cosmetics as adhesives and lubricants, helping them adhere to the skin.
Skin Tone- Describes your skin color, and it ranges from very dark brown to almost colorless.
Stippling- Blending technique used for concealers and foundations or creme-type products. Effective for
blending out edges of concealers.
Stripe Test- Technique used in which you apply multiple stripes of foundation to the skin to test if its a
perfect match or not.
Tint- Addition to white to any color
Tone-Color that results when gray is added to any color
Warm undertones-Yellow or Green