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How to talk about beauty and makeup - Vocabulary

Women and men alike: everyone takes care over their physical appearance.

Belle un jour, belle toujours !
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Belle un jour, belle toujours !

The words to say it

Do your makeup = se maquiller.
There are other synonyms such as se farder or se pomponner.

se grimer = to change your look, dress up 
In Quebec, se grimer is used to say doll oneself up excessively.

Did you know?

Maquillage enhances the face's qualities and hides its defects.
By extension, putting makeup on also means to hide, conceal or mislead. As such, in French we can maquille la vérité and les voitures volées.

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