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

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cosmetics, makeup, paint, war paint

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Examples of maquillage in a Sentence

the aging actress's thick maquillage made her look like a parody of her younger self

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Smith’s maquillage doesn’t fall into the gender-bending glam-rock mold nor the ’80s pretty-boy one. Vogue, "“Friday I’m in Love”—A Valentine to Robert Smith as the Cure Is Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame," 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, "Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games," 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, "Bella Hadid Brings High Drama to Dior’s Masked Ball," 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, "Meet the Revolutionary Red Lipstick Brand Beloved by Model Anja Rubik," 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, "Why Emmanuel Macron’s Win Is Good News for Theresa May," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of maquillage

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maquillage was in 1892

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