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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

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    I've been wondering what this means myself.....

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    OMG...this so helped. I've been looking at CP curiously ever since I got on this forum, lol
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    one more: what's DC? (not discontinued, but in regards to shipping)

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

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    one more: what's DC? (not discontinued, but in regards to shipping)

    I believe it's delivery confirmation.

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

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    I believe it's delivery confirmation.

    thanks again

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    thanks again

    you're welcome

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    What does "rop" mean?

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

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    What does "rop" mean?

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    i'm newbie here
    what does UNK mean? thanks!

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

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    i'm newbie here
    what does UNK mean? thanks!

    UNK = Unknown

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    how about eta?

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    eta = edited to add

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    Or Estimated Time of Arrival.

    That gets thrown a lot when talking about when MAC things are going to hit the shelves in the UNK territories of the world.
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    What is a LL (makeup-wise?)

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

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    What is a LL (makeup-wise?)

    liquid liner? lip liner?

    I know LLL is liquid last liner.

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    My! I am learning alot! Very helpful.
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    I just came across a thread that says "I'm NC 50"

    what's that mean?

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

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    I just came across a thread that says "I'm NC 50"

    what's that mean?

    This refers to a MAC foundation shade. The following is from maccosmetics.com foundation shade guide:

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    GUIDE TO M·A·C SHADE NAMES FOR FOUNDATION, CONCEALER, AND POWDERM·A·C shade designations for Foundations, Concealer, and Powder are a combination of a letter and a number.

    The letter represents the colour family of the product. The number denotes the lightness or darkness. The higher the number, the deeper the colour.

    The first step in selecting your shade is to simply look at your skin, without makeup, in daylight.

    Decide which of the following descriptions best represents your skin colour:

    If your skin looks more Golden Beige, you match with Neutral Cool or NC shades.

    If your skin looks more Pink Beige, you match with Neutral Warm or NW shades.

    Most skin tones will fall into these two classifications. However, if you are still not certain which classification is right for you, consider the undertones in your skin.

    To determine your undertone, take a look at the underside of your forearm:

    If your veins look more blue, then you most likely have pinkish undertones. If your veins look more green, then you have more yellow or golden undertones.

    If you have a significant undertone to your skin, you may choose to play it up or play it down by trying a shade that includes or excludes your undertones:

    If your skin looks more Yellow-Golden Olive, you will find those undertones in the Cool or C shades.

    If your skin looks more Beige, you will match with the Neutral or N shades.

    If your skin looks more Pink, you will find those pink undertones in the Warm or W shades.

    Please bear in mind, finding the "right" colour is something very subjective. Most people will wear a variety of different shades throughout the year because the colour of skin changes according to the lighting, the seasons, and physical well being. We encourage you to visit a store near you.


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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    Wow, that was so useful!! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    Thank you so much for this thread! I was getting really confused!

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    Whats FTW?
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    SOOOO GLAD I FOUND THIS!! hehe

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    FTW = for the win

    (not sure if there is another make-up specific meaning for it)

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    Thank you!
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    what a wonderful thread...woo i thought i was the only one terribly confused
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    Thanks!

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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    What does FTW stand for?
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    ^^ in what context?

    'for those wondering' i think...
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    Quote:
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    What does FTW stand for?

    Mostly used to mean For The Win, a positive exclamation.
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    Re: SPECKTRA FAQ: Acronyms (cosmetic and bulletin board/chat)

    I put together three lists of beauty acronyms and terms here yesterday. I'm sure I missed out something here and there, so I hope you ladies could add to them; I know it will be a useful resource for beauty junkies.

    Thanks!

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