English Language English Vocabulary: «Makeup»

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Makeup vocabulary

In this lesson, you will learn to talk about makeup in English.

Makeup is the stuff that is usually used by women to enhance their appearance.

Some common vocabulary words for makeup are:

NOUNS[edit | edit source]

  • Blush - what is applied to cheeks in order to give them a reddish/pinkish hue
  • Mascara - applied to eyelashes to make them appear longer and darker
  • Eyeshadow - comes in a wide variety of colors, applied to eyelid in order to frame and accentuate the eye
  • Eyeliner - usually dark and applied near the lash line
  • Kohl liner - Dark eyeliner that comes in pencil shape
  • Contour - applied where the shadows of the face in order to create a thinner and sharper face shape
  • Bronzer - applied where the sun hits in order to look tanned
  • Lipstick - applied onto the lips
  • Chapstick - applied onto the lips to hydrate and moisturize
  • Liquid Lipstick - Lipstick that comes in a container similar to mascara; comes liquid, dries solid
  • Liquid Eyeliner - Eyeliner that has a consistency near that of water; applied with a brush
  • Gel Eyeliner - Eyeliner that is thicker in consistency than liquid and comes in a pot
  • Cream Eyeshadow - Eyeshadow that is creamier in texture
  • Brow pomade - applied to the brows to fill them in, gel-like in texture
  • Brow gel - applied on brows similar to how mascara is applied; finishes the eyebrows and holds them in place
  • Lip gloss - applied on lips to make them look wet
  • Setting powder - applied on the face at the end in order to make the makeup last all day
  • Setting Spray - applied on the face at the end in order to make the makeup last, however this comes in a liquid/spray form
  • Primer - applied before makeup to make the makeup last and look nice
  • Eyelash curler - used to bend/curl lashes so they look longer
  • Highlighter - applied to the areas where light hits in order to give someone a glowing appearance

VERBS[edit | edit source]

  • To contour - to put on contour
  • To bronze - to put on bronzer
  • To set - to use setting spray or powder and finish off the makeup
  • To apply - to put on
  • To line - to use eyeliner
  • To highlight - to put on highlighter


Vincent and Ashleeflenn

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