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cosmetics, greasepaintView synonyms
- ‘Her eyes gaze placidly out from skilled maquillage, her expression indecipherable.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘One shouldn't judge a book by its cover, nor a fashion designer by her coiffure or maquillage.’
- ‘The two shimmer with glitter in torn stockings and outrageous maquillage.’
- ‘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.’
French, from maquiller ‘to make up’, from Old French masquiller ‘to stain’.
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