English Vocabulary Words for Makeup

In this article, we’re going to explain makeup vocabulary. This is useful for anyone who enjoys makeup, watches English YouTube or TV, or wants to go shopping in English.

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Title: English Vocabulary Words for Makeup

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Hello everyone! My name is Lacey and I am your English teacher for today. Welcome to the Eigo Love Youtube Channel! Today we are going to study makeup vocabulary. This is useful for anyone who enjoys makeup, watches English YouTube or TV, or wants to go shopping in English. I will give you an example sentence for each new vocabulary word.

Ok. Let’s get started.
First, here are the new words we will learn for today.

[Makeup vocabulary]

• Primer
• Foundation
• Concealer
• Setting Powder
• Eyeliner
• Eye shadow
• Mascara
• Falsies
• Lipstick
• Lip gloss
• Blush
• Bronzer
• Highlighter
• Finish

Ok, so those are our new words, so let’s go ahead and get started.

First we have “primer”. So “primer” is what you put on your face before anything else. So before any makeup. So it’s the very first thing. It helps your skin get ready for the makeup.

Here is our example sentence.

Example #1
I want a moisturizing primer

Next we have “foundation”. “Foundation” is probably the second step of a makeup routine. Of course, it depends.

“Foundation” is what you put all over your face to help the color of your face. So, it’s skin tone, and it goes all over. Here is our example sentence.

Example #2
This foundation doesn’t match my skin

Next, we have the word “concealer”. “Concealer” is the makeup product used to hide things. So, maybe a blemish, or dark circles. So, many people put concealer here and maybe on any problem areas.

Here is our example sentence.

Example #3
I have been so tired lately. I need a new concealer to cover these dark circles

Next, is “setting powder”. “Setting powder” is the powder you put over your foundation and concealer to help it stick.
That way, throughout the day, it doesn’t start sliding down your face. It sets the face.

Here is our example sentence:

Example #4
My setting powder is too heavy

Next we have the word “eyeliner”.
“Eyeliner” is what you use to line your eyes. I am actually wearing some today. So it’s this black line here.

Our example sentence is:

Example #5
I like black eyeliner

Next we have “eyeshadow”. “Eye shadow” is the powder and color that you put on your eyelid. Today, I have a little bit.
Here is our example sentence:

Example #6
I like natural eyeshadow colors

Sometimes we can just say “shadow” because we already know it refers to the eye.
For example, “What color shadow do you like?”

Next we have the word “mascara”. “Mascara” is the stuff that you put on your eyelashes. So, I have a little bit on today. It is to make your eyelashes long, thick, and defined.

Our example sentence is:

Example #7
I want a lengthening mascara

Next is the word, “false lashes” or “falsies”. So they are often called “falsies”, but it’s referring to false lashes, so the fake eyelashes you put on your eye to make your eyes look bigger.

Example #8
I need big falsies for my show

Next, we have the word “lipstick”. Lipstick is the lip color that you put in your lips that is in stick form. So, not in a bottle with a brush. It’s just the one that you push out and put on your lips.

Here is our example:

Example #9
What color lipstick looks good on me?

Next, we have the word “lip gloss”. So “lip gloss” is a little different from lipstick. Even though we still put it on our lips, it’s more of a liquid and it comes in a tube with a brush.

Here is our example sentence:

Example #10
I think you should put on lip gloss to make your lips shiny

Next, we have the word “blush”. “Blush” is the makeup that goes on your cheeks. The red, or pink, or peach color.

Here is our example:

Example #11
Put your blush on the apple of your cheek

Next is the word “bronzer”. “Bronzer” is the brown or tan powder that you put on your cheek bones, sometimes on your forehead here and on your jawline to contour your face. “Contour” is something that is very very trendy in the Western world now. So people tend to put a very rough or defined contour line on these three spots.

Here is our example:

Example #12
My contour game is weak so I need some new bronzer

“Highlighter” is the almost clear, a little bit shiny/sparkly powder that you put on your cheek bones. Sometimes on your nose or on your upper lip. To make it shiny and make it look like lights reflecting. And give you a good completion. People also use this for contouring.

Here is our example:

Example #13
I want to try the rainbow highlighter

Now, last, but not least. If I’ve got this right is “finish”. “Finish” is the way that your face looks when it is finished. It can be used for different products, but we are going to talk about it today in regards to foundation and setting powder. So “finish” can be matte, glowy, dewy, or sheer. “A matte finish” has no moisture. It looks very firm. If it is too matte, it can make your face look very flat. “Glowy”, makes it a little shiny. “Dewy” is pretty wet. And sheer is almost invisible, but it is barely there. So you can see through it.

Here is our example sentence:

Example #14
What kind of finish do you like?

We’ve made it through all of our new words. Let’s practice one more time.

[Makeup vocabulary]

• Primer
• Foundation
• Concealer
• Setting Powder
• Eyeliner
• Eye shadow
• Mascara
• Falsies
• Lipstick
• Lip gloss
• Blush
• Bronzer
• Highlighter
• Finish

I hope that these words come in handy for you. Especially if you love makeup and you wanna do shopping, or maybe watch an English YouTube tutorial for makeup. If you do, just listen for these words.

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