What does beating your face mean?

To apply makeup

Beat is a slang term that refers to the act of applying makeup to the face or another part of the body. It may be used in reference to either men or women putting on makeup, but most often refers to women.

The term is commonly used on social media as a hashtag (#) with pictures of makeup that is applied to a person. The term gained popularity in 2015 as fashion bloggers began to use it more often on Instagram. It may be used for poor or good makeup jobs or jobs that involved a lot of makeup but is most often used to describe spectacular makeup jobs that are close to life-changing.


"Just wait until we beat that face of yours. You will be radiant!"

Woman beating her face

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Last Updated: October 15, 2021

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