cosmetics

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Types of cosmetics include:
blusher
bronzer
cleanser
concealer
eyebrow pencil
eyelash dye
eyeliner
eye shadow
face cream
face mask
face pack
face powder
false eyelashes
foundation
greasepaint
kohl pencil
lip gloss
lip liner
lipstick
loose powder
maquillage
mascara
moisturizer
nail polish
nail varnish
pancake make-up
panstick
pressed powder
rouge
toner

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cosmetics UK [kɒzˈmetɪks] US [kɑzˈmetɪks] noun [plural]
substances that you use on your skin to make yourself look more attractive
Thesaurus: general words for beauty products and describing beauty productshyponym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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