One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘some cosmetic products have been tested on animals’
make-up, beauty, beautifying
2‘she spent large sums on cosmetic surgery’
beautifying, improving, non-medical
non-essential, inessential, not required, gratuitous, optional
3‘alterations to the original building have been largely cosmetic’
superficial, surface, skin-deep, outward, exterior, external
1cosmetics‘their faces were heavily coated with cosmetics’
make-up, beauty products, beauty aids
informal warpaint, face paint, paint, slap
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