Definition of makeup
- the ethnic makeup of the neighborhood
- His daring attitude toward risks is a major part of his makeup.
- leg makeup for a tanned appearance
- makeup water
- a makeup exam
His daring attitude toward risks is a major part of his makeup.
She put on some makeup before the party.
She applied her makeup lightly.
She's too young to wear makeup.
put on makeup for a play
I didn't recognize him when he was in his theatrical makeup.
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the book is made up of 20 chapters
she keeps making up excuses as to why she hasn't yet finished the project
: the way in which something is put together or arranged
: the physical, mental, and moral character of a person
: substances (such as lipstick or powder) used to make someone's face look more attractive
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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