AskDefine | Define makeup

Dictionary Definition

make-up n : cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance [syn: makeup, war paint]makeup

Noun

1 the way in which someone or something is composed [syn: constitution, composition]
2 cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance [syn: make-up, war paint]
3 an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event; "he missed the test and had to take a makeup"; "the two teams played a makeup one week later"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An item's composition.
    To understand how a nuclear reactor works, we must first look at its makeup.
  2. Cosmetics; colorants and other substances applied to the skin to improve its appearance.
    She is wearing a lot of makeup.

Translations

cosmetics

Extensive Definition

Cosmetics (pronunciation: cosmetic) are substances used to enhance or protect the appearance or odor of the human body. Cosmetics include skin-care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toenail polishes, eye and facial makeup, permanent waves, colored contact lenses, hair colors, hair sprays and gels, deodorants, baby products, bath oils, bubble baths, bath salts, butters and many other types of products. Their use is widespread, especially among women in Western countries. A subset of cosmetics is called "make-up," which refers primarily to colored products intended to alter the user’s appearance. Many manufacturers distinguish between decorative cosmetics and care cosmetics.
The manufacture of cosmetics is currently dominated by a small number of multinational corporations that originated in the early 20th century, but the distribution and sale of cosmetics is spread among a wide range of different businesses. The U.S. FDA which regulates cosmetics in the United States

References

Further reading

  • A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients: Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics (Paperback)
  • Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me(Paperback)
makeup in Bulgarian: Козметика
makeup in Catalan: Cosmètic
makeup in Czech: Kosmetika
makeup in Danish: Kosmetik
makeup in German: Kosmetik
makeup in Spanish: Cosmético
makeup in Esperanto: Ŝminko
makeup in French: Cosmétique
makeup in Indonesian: Tata rias wajah
makeup in Italian: Cosmetico
makeup in Hebrew: קוסמטיקה
makeup in Latin: Medicamina faciei
makeup in Dutch: Cosmetica
makeup in Japanese: 化粧品
makeup in Polish: Kosmetyki
makeup in Portuguese: Cosmético
makeup in Russian: Косметика
makeup in Simple English: Cosmetics
makeup in Finnish: Kosmetiikka
makeup in Swedish: Smink
makeup in Thai: เครื่องสำอาง
makeup in Turkish: Kozmetik
makeup in Urdu: تزویق
makeup in Chinese: 化妝品

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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