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Make-up and Cosmetics Vocabulary in English

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Make-up and cosmetics vocabulary refers to the words and terms related to the products and tools used to enhance one’s appearance. This vocabulary includes words such as “foundation,” “concealer,” “eyeshadow,” “mascara,” “lipstick,” “blush,” “bronzer,” “highlighter,” “primer,” “setting powder,” “brush,” “sponge,” and “palette.” Knowing the proper terms for different makeup products and tools can greatly enhance one’s ability to navigate the world of beauty, understand the latest trends and make informed decisions about one’s own makeup and beauty routine.

Make-up and Cosmetics Vocabulary

There are various make-up products:

  • Foundation – a liquid or powder product used to even out the skin tone and provide a base for other makeup
  • Concealer – a product used to cover up blemishes, dark circles, and other imperfections on the skin
  • Eyeshadow – a product used to add color and definition to the eyelids
  • Mascara – a product used to darken, thicken, and define the lashes
  • Lipstick – a product used to add color and shine to the lips
  • Blush – a product used to add a healthy flush of color to the cheeks
  • Bronzer – a product used to add a sun-kissed glow to the skin
  • Highlighter – a product used to add a shimmery or illuminating effect to certain areas of the face
  • Primer – a product used to prepare the skin and improve the longevity of makeup
  • Setting powder – a product used to set liquid or cream products and reduce shine on the skin
  • Brush – a tool used to apply makeup products
  • Sponge – a tool used to apply and blend makeup products
  • Palette – a set of makeup products, typically eyeshadows or blushes, packaged together in a single container
  • Lip gloss – a product used to add shine and moisture to the lips
  • Lip liner – a product used to define and shape the lips
  • Eyeliner – a product used to define and enhance the eyes
  • False lashes – an accessory used to enhance and add volume to the lashes
  • Powder – a product used to set liquid or cream products and reduce shine on the skin
  • Toner – a liquid product used to balance the pH of the skin and prepare it for other skincare products
  • Contour – a technique and products used to create the illusion of depth and structure on the face
  • Blemish balm (BB cream) – a multi-purpose product used to moisturize, prime, protect, and even out the skin tone
  • CC cream – a color-correcting cream used to neutralize redness, dark circles, and other imperfections on the skin
  • Lip balm – a product used to moisturize, protect and repair the lips
  • Make-up remover – a product used to remove makeup from the face
  • Make-up setting spray – a product used to set makeup and extend its wear time.
  • Lip plumper – a product used to make the lips appear fuller and more voluminous
  • Nail polish – a product used to color and protect the nails.

Make-up and Cosmetics Vocabulary in English

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  • 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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