ma·​quil·​lage | \ ˌma-kē-ˈyäzh How to pronounce maquillage (audio) \

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the aging actress's thick maquillage made her look like a parody of her younger self
Recent Examples on the Web It’s straightforward yet lovely, with energy, focus and subtlety, a modern chardonnay made with care and precision, without any of what the French call maquillage, unnecessary makeup to hide its true face. New York Times, 19 Aug. 2021 Smith’s maquillage doesn’t fall into the gender-bending glam-rock mold nor the ’80s pretty-boy one. Vogue, 29 Mar. 2019 Much has been of Mr. Weir’s Kewpie doll maquillage, his Birkin bags, his jeweled brooches, his furs, his 13 travel trunks, his Louboutin shoes and elaborate bouffant hairdo. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2018 That look called for a striking new hairdo (by Lauren Philippon) and a daub of high-glamour maquillage (by Naoko Scintu and Nelly Ferreira). Edward Barsamian, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2018 Now there is an attempt to curb such contamination with the launch of a luxurious refillable lipstick line called La Bouche Rouge, a new Paris maison maquillage that is supported by LVMH and available to purchase online and at Colette. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 23 Oct. 2017 Although in many respects an unknown quantity, the new head of state would not dream of being so un-French as to ignore the demands of his maquillage. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 9 May 2017

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maquillage was in 1892

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“Maquillage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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