makeup

Your makeup is the sum of what makes you who you are, or the sum of what you smear on your face! You could say that your makeup is a combination of your parents' genes. Or, you could wear cosmetic makeup to accentuate those physical traits.

Your makeup is every personality characteristic that, combined, form a unique person — but the makeup you put on your face can be used to disguise your real self a little bit. This kind of makeup is also called cosmetics, and it consists of things like lipstick, mascara, foundation, and so on. This meaning of makeup has been in use since the 1880s, a period when Queen Victoria declared it vulgar, only appropriate for stage actors.

Primary Meanings of makeup

1.
n
the way in which someone or something is composed
2.
n
cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
3.
n
an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
Full Definitions of makeup
1

n the way in which someone or something is composed

Synonyms:
composition, constitution, make-up, physical composition
Types:
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structure
the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
phenotype
what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment
genetic constitution, genotype
the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
grain, texture
the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
karyotype
the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)
infrastructure, substructure
the basic structure or features of a system or organization
architecture, computer architecture
(computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software
cytoarchitectonics, cytoarchitecture
the cellular composition of a bodily structure
fabric, framework
the underlying structure
Type of:
property
a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
2

n cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

Synonyms:
make-up, war paint
Types:
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blackface
the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro
eyebrow pencil
makeup provided by a cosmetic pencil that is used to darken the eyebrows
eyeliner
makeup applied to emphasize the shape of the eyes
eyeshadow
makeup consisting of a cosmetic substance used to darken the eyes
face powder
cosmetic powder for the face
greasepaint
a greasy substance used as makeup by actors
kohl
a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids
lip-gloss
makeup that makes the lips shiny
lip rouge, lipstick
makeup that is used to color the lips
mascara
makeup that is used to darken and thicken the eye lashes
blusher, paint, rouge
makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
Type of:
cosmetic
a toiletry designed to beautify the body
3

n 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”
Synonyms:
make-up
Type of:
event
something that happens at a given place and time

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