Make-up and Cosmetics Vocabulary in English

"Make-up" products refer primarily to products containing color pigments that are intended to alter the user's appearance...


Cosmetics applied to the face to enhance its appearance are often called make-up or makeup.

There are various make-up products:

  • Blush brush
  • Brow brush
  • Eye shadow
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eyelash curler
  • Eyeliner
  • Lipstick
  • Liquid foundation
  • Mascara
  • Powder
  • Powder puff

  • Primer comes in formulas to suit individual skin conditions
  • Concealer makeup covers imperfections of the skin.
  • Foundation is used to smooth out the face by covering spots, acne, blemishes, or uneven skin coloration
  • Face powder sets the foundation, giving it a matte finish while also concealing small flaws or blemishes.
  • Rouge, blush, or blusher is cheek coloring to bring out the color in the cheeks and make the cheekbones appear more defined.
  • Mascara is used to darken, lengthen, thicken, or draw attention to the eyelashes. It is available in various colors.
  • Eye shadow is a pigmented powder/cream or substance used to accentuate the eye area, traditionally on above and under the eyelids.
  • Eye liner is used to enhance and elongate the apparent size or depth of the eye.
  • Nail polish is used to color the fingernails and toenails.
  • ...

Different Types of Mascara Wands

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