Definition of maquillage in English:

maquillage

Syllabification: ma·quil·lage
Pronunciation: /ˌmäkēˈ(y)äZH
 
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noun

Makeup; cosmetics.
More example sentences
  • Given the extreme, even theatrical way in which maquillage was wielded at the French court, there could be no question of its being intended to appear natural.
  • By now, you should have perfected the art of daytime maquillage - you should have got the message that it is about concealment, camouflage and nature.
  • The two shimmer with glitter in torn stockings and outrageous maquillage.

Origin

French, from maquiller 'to make up', from Old French masquiller 'to stain'.

Derivatives

maquillaged

adjective
More example sentences
  • I know very little about make-up but luckily my gorgeous assistant Sarah, who is always immaculately coiffed and maquillaged, was able to help me out.
  • She goes from a pretty, minimally maquillaged twenty-something to a golden-cheeked Renaissance maiden.
  • Her glittery golden tresses rise around her head and frame her maquillaged face.

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