• WordNet 3.6
    • n makeup cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
    • n makeup the way in which someone or something is composed
    • n makeup an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event "he missed the test and had to take a makeup","the two teams played a makeup one week later"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1899, a pharmacist named George Bunting blended his own cold cream, which, in addition to removing makeup and relieving sunburn, gained popularity for its ability to cure eczema. The product's claim of "No Eczema" led to its name, Noxzema.
    • makeup An action that is taken to fulfill a requirement not accomplished at the expected time, such as a make-up examination; as, the student took his make-up on Saturday.
    • makeup Cosmetics applied to the face, such as lipstick facial power, or eye shadow.
    • makeup The aggregate of cosmetics and costume worn by an actor.
    • makeup (Printing) The appearance of a page of a publication, specifically the type style of the text and the spatial arrangement of the text, illustrations, advertising material etc., on the page.
    • makeup (Printing) The art or process of arranging the portions of a printed publication on the pages for esthetic reasons or for optimal effect on the reader.
    • makeup The constituent parts of anything; as, the makeup of the new congress was predominantly conservative.
    • makeup The effect or appearance of the wearing of makeup (in senses 3 or 4); often, the way in which an actor is dressed, painted, etc., in personating a character; as, her makeup was very realistic.
    • makeup The way in which the parts of anything are put together. "The unthinking masses are necessarily teleological in their mental make-up ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.
    • n makeup The manner in which anything is made up, composed, or combined; composition of parts; arrangement of details.
    • n makeup In printing, the disposition or arrangement of types into pages or columns, preparatory to imposition or to locking up.
    • n makeup The preparation of an actor for impersonating the character assigned to him, including dress, painting and altering the appearance of the face, etc.; hence, any characteristic appearance regarded as analogous to an actor's make-up.
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  • Cindy Crawford
    Cindy Crawford
    “I don't think makeup is rocket science or a cure for cancer.”


In literature:

Jerry guessed she had not sunk so low she used eye makeup but he wouldn't put it past her almost any time.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The follies of night show their makeup, and seem Like hideous monsters evoked by some dream.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Do not confuse a stage makeup with the customary society makeup that milady applies in her boudoir.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Maybe he had been lying to himself all along, about being different in makeup from Steve.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
This, his master said, was due to a streak of Irish in his makeup.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
They'd use makeup to cover the blue spots, but maybe it was so far away that blueskins had never been heard of!
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
People were darting here and there, in ordinary clothes, or in all sorts of makeups.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
There were women there, too, looking a little more human in their makeups under the horrible bluish glare.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
An element of piety appears to be necessary in the makeup of the successful farmer.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
In the latter case he is largely Muscular, no matter what other types may be present in his makeup.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict

In news:

For centuries in Japan, both Kabuki actors and geishas used uguisu no fun, or nightingale droppings, to clean off their thick white makeup and soothe their faces.
Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's latest recruit scores a nomination out of the gate -- and takes cues on his job's longevity from hair and makeup.
Hair and makeup artist David Goguen dusts glitter over Puck.
You want to be festive at that New Year's Eve party, and all of the glitter makeup in Sephora keeps drawing you in.
"Notice both Freida Pinto and Demi Moore have these intense, amber-colored eyes," says makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who works with Jessica Biel, Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox, among others.
Has your makeup outlasted its shelf life.
Makeup that sits in a drawer or handbag exposed to atmospheric and temperature changes can break down.
Not every Hollywood star hits the gym with a face full of makeup.
0 Hugh Grant as Kona Chief in "Cloud Atlas," a tour-de-force of makeup and hair design.
Halle Berry looks a lot different without her makeup.
Just ask Daniel Parker and Jeremy Woodhead, the makeup and hair designers who transformed her into everything from a young German Jewish wife to an old Asian doctor for.
Powell had done LaQuatra's makeup and introduced her to Mark, who is now her hair stylist .
(In past years, hairstylists fell under the Best Makeup category.).
Hairstylist Ted Gibson Reacts to Oscar Category Changes for Hair and Makeup.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Geoffrey Rodriguez spills the beans on how to get Emma Watson's glamorous look.

In science:

With the standard terminology a makeup is then a realization of a group of realizations.
Stochastic perturbations in open chaotic systems: random versus noisy maps
According to the central limit theorem, the distribution of the estimates with respect to the makeups m will be approximately normal with average equal to ˆκ.
Stochastic perturbations in open chaotic systems: random versus noisy maps
The bias of these estimators at finite R can be determined by considering the average value of DKGa and DKGb over different makeups (as in Sec.
Stochastic perturbations in open chaotic systems: random versus noisy maps
In fact, the phenotype comprises not only the physical makeup of an individual, but also its behavioural pattern.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Usually, evolutionary game theory makes no assumptions about the genetic makeup underlying a strategy, apart from the assumption that the genotype determines the strategy (i.e., the phenotypic and behavioural traits relevant to the problem under study).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics