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Origin of makeup
OTHER WORDS FROM makeupnon·make·up, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for makeup
Part of their hang-up was over the makeup of the new advisory board, whose selection is made by various appointments.Sacramento Report: Jones, COVID-19 and the Irony of Remote Voting|Sara Libby and Jesse Marx|August 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In Switzerland, scientists at a startup called Mootral are experimenting with a garlic-based food supplement designed to alter the bovine digestive makeup to reduce the amount of methane they emit.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
What’s been seen so far is not a case of leopards “changing their genetic behavior as changes in genetic makeup will take decades of evolution to occur,” explains Swanepoel.
There was our midterms forecast in 2018, which was pretty accurate in predicting the makeup of the House and the Senate.How FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 Presidential Forecast Works — And What’s Different Because Of COVID-19|Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The makeup of local City Councils could drastically change in cities like Escondido and Oceanside, where three seats apiece are on the ballot.North County Report: What We Know About the November Ballot So Far|Kayla Jimenez|August 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Storage containers hold a treasure trove of mascara, lipstick, blush, and other makeup.
Her services include a makeup session for a night out for $50.
Her daughter, Elaina, 24, a trained costume designer and makeup artist, helps out by sewing clothes.
She began teaching herself how to apply makeup through books and videos.
Hair and makeup have evolved stylistically along with the clothes we wear.
Miss Mitkin languidly took her bag out of the desk drawer and began to apply makeup.The Tunnel Under The World|Frederik Pohl
The dam whose bursting caused this awful loss of life was very carelessly constructed, and had no stone work in its makeup.The Blue and The Gray|A. R. White
He had a bright wit and genial manners, but moral endowments had been accidentally omitted in his makeup.Duffels|Edward Eggleston
Fundamental as they are in our mental development, they enter into our general personality and become a part of our makeup.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
She was medium tall, a little on the compact side, her blond hair cut too short, no makeup on her broad Slavic features.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for makeup
- the cosmetics, false hair, etc, used by an actor to highlight his features or adapt his appearance
- the art or result of applying such cosmetics
verb make up (adverb)
- to set in order and balance (accounts)
- to draw up (accounting statements)
- to make friendly overtures to
- to flirt with
Idioms and Phrases with makeup
Put together, construct or compose, as in The druggist made up the prescription, or The tailor said he could make up a suit from this fabric. This usage was first recorded in 1530.
Constitute, form, as in One hundred years make up a century. [Late 1500s]
Change one's appearance; apply cosmetics. For example, He made himself up as an old man. [c. 1800]
Devise a fiction or falsehood; invent. For example, Mary is always making up stories for her children, or Is that account true or did you make it up? This usage was first recorded in 1828.
Compensate for, provide for a deficiency, as in Can you make up the difference in the bill? or What he lacks in height he makes up in skill. This usage was first recorded in 1538. Also see make up for lost time.
Repeat a course, take a test or do an assignment at a later time because of previous absence or failure. For example, Steve will have to make up calculus this summer, or The professor is letting me make up the exam tomorrow.
Also, make it up. Resolve a quarrel, as in The Sweeneys argue a lot but they always make up before going to sleep, or Will you two ever make it up? The first usage was first recorded in 1699, the variant in 1669.
Put in order, as in We asked them to make up the room for us, or Can you make up another bed in this room? [Early 1800s] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with make up.