Synonyms of make-up in English:


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1‘she was pale in spite of her excessive make-up’

cosmetics, greasepaint
foundation, pancake, panstick, powder, loose powder, pressed powder, blusher, rouge, concealer
mascara, eye make-up, eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, kohl
lipstick, lip gloss, lip pencil, nail polish, nail varnish
informal paint, warpaint, face paint, slap
rare maquillage

2‘the cellular make-up of plants and trees’

composition, constitution, configuration, form, arrangement, format, structure, construction, formation, assembly, organization, fabric, framework

3‘jealousy doesn't seem to be part of his make-up’

character, nature, temperament, temper, personality, disposition, constitution, mentality, persona, psyche, psychology, make, stamp, mould, cast of mind, turn of mind
informal kidney, what makes someone tick
archaic humour, grain