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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Schiffer, Turlington and Crawford this year signed exclusive multi-million dollar contracts with top cosmetics companies.
▪ Many cosmetics companies are already catering to ethnic complexions.
▪ A woman who sold cosmetics at a tony Houston department store said she relied on sales associates to get customers.
▪ Gamble makes Cover Girl, the best-#selling cosmetics brand in the United States.
▪ He had taken a part-time job selling a line of cosmetics the manufacturer had labeled as all-natural products.
▪ People with acne problems should look for oil-free cosmetics.
▪ the cosmetics industry
▪ The improvements to the subway system we plan are critical - they have nothing to do with cosmetics.
▪ Consumer products, especially cosmetics and detergents, generally performed better than industrial and professional markets, both for detergents and food.
▪ Gamble makes Cover Girl, the best-selling cosmetics brand in the United States.
▪ Spices had many uses - in good preparation and the manufacture of incense and cosmetics.
▪ The skin colouring is restored by the use of cosmetics, and the hair shampooed and set.
▪ Today it has a pip in almost every pie from computers to cosmetics.

n. 1 preparations applied externally to change or enhance the beauty of skin, hair, nails, lips, and eyes. 2 The study of such products.


n. a toiletry designed to beautify the body [syn: cosmetic]


Cosmetics, also known as make-up, are substances or products used to enhance the appearance or [fragrance]] of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use on the face and hair. In the 21st century, women generally use more cosmetics than men. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds, some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil) and some being synthetics. Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eyeshadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products ( gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne.

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics, defines cosmetics as "intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions." This broad definition includes any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. The FDA specifically excludes soap from this category.

Usage examples of "cosmetics".

Lots of different little give-away cosmetics and at least a dozen different kinds of condoms, everything packaged to look more or less like candy.

The cosmetics purse didn't contain cosmetics but Trigger's favorite gun.

She brought out a cosmetics purse which she set aside, then a small bag which she opened.

The cosmetics purse didn't contain cosmetics but Trigger's favorite gun, and was equipped with an instant ejection mechanism.

Trigger slapped the side of the cosmetics purse at her belt, and the gun it concealed seemed to leap simultaneously into her hand.

She slipped the gun into a cosmetics purse she'd been holding in her left hand, closed the purse and placed it in the bag.

But as part of her plan Megan had found, through the kitchen staff that handled all the "sundries" vending, a cosmetics supplier.

Her white hair was in a queenly twist on the back of her head, and her pale peach gown, aided by a skillful application of cosmetics, lent its delicate color to her face.

On Harmony's excellent advice she'd bought some cheap cosmetics and learned how to use mascara, blusher, and lipstick so she didn't look as if she were fresh out of a convent.

He set her toiletries and cosmetics on the vanity, put her blow dryer in one of the cabinet drawers, laid her nightgown on the vanity stool.

Because I need some cosmetics too I thought maybe you could help tide me over till I get things straightened up with Daddy and, why are you muttering at me like that, can't you even say it was very nice to see you?

Well we've taken her in because she thinks her husband's out to get her in this idiotic divorce while she moons around about reconciling with Daddy so he'll leave her all his money to spend on cosmetics and I do the cooking for both of them while the gentleman poet reads aloud from his play my God, it all seems like a thousand years ago.

I wanted to be a pampered, perfumed girl, with jewels and cosmetics and silks, the pet and favorite of an indulgent master, whom I might control.

She was not clad in a bit of silk, a touch of cosmetics, a scent of perfume and the bells of a slave.

Too, had Ina cosmetics at her disposal, even the bold, exciting cosmetics of slaves, which so scandalize free women, I suspected she might not have hesitated to use them.