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American English: /ˈmeɪkˌəp/
British English: /ˈmeɪkʌp/

Translation of makeup in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (cosmetics) to put on one's makeup
    she doesn't wear any makeup
    no se maquilla
    no se pinta
    she gave a few touches to her makeup
    se retocó el maquillaje
    (before noun) (department)
    de maquillaje
    Example sentences
    • Stage make-up is necessarily heavy, in order to be seen, and seen as natural, by the audience.
    • Apply your usual foundation make-up or powder to cover any imperfections and even out your skin tone.
    • Just before going on stage, the make-up lady had dabbed powder on my face.
  • 2 (no plural) (of group, team, substance)
    (of person) carácter (masculine)
    modo (masculine) de ser
    her psychological makeup
    su carácter
    its genetic makeup is very complex
    su estructura genética es muy compleja
    Example sentences
    • The important and terrifying thing is what's happening inside the US, to the constitution and make-up of the country.
    • Geochemistry involves studying the chemical make-up of rocks, the chemistry of water or any geological material.
    • To the extent that the physical make-up of organisms provides heritable variation, it becomes a malleable clay that can be sculpted by selection.
    Example sentences
    • Philosophy Like science is heavily influenced by the psychological make-up of the person doing the thinking.
    • The emotional and psychological make-up of a young person can often be forgotten in the rush for top points.
    • Of equal importance in experiential terms, however, was the psychological make-up of individuals as well as communities and cultures.
  • 4 countable (US) (School, University) (before noun) makeup course
    curso (masculine) de recuperación
    Example sentences
    • A busy teacher of thirty students who allows three make-ups per student, however, is agreeing to ninety make-ups a year!
    • Some teachers save one Saturday a month for make-ups, and all lessons for the month may be made up only on that day.
    • Another teacher may say, ‘I have a firm makeup policy and my students all understand it, and I have no problems with make-ups.’
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