List of Make-up items in French

Learn the names of basic make-up items in French with this glamorous vocabulary list.

Vocab

le maquillage make-up
le démaquillant make-up remover
la crème hydratante moisturiser
le fond de teint foundation
le blush blush
l'eye-liner eye liner
la laque hairspray
le fard à paupières eyeshadow
une ombre à paupières eyeshadow
le crayon yeux eye liner (pencil)
un recourbe-cils eyelash curler
le mascara mascara
le rouge à lèvres lipstick
un pinceau à lèvres lip brush
le baume à lèvres lip balm
le vernis à ongles nail polish

Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

BaongocA1Kwiziq community member

Hello, I don't understand why do we have to use du - de la for the comestics?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Not just for cosmetics, pretty much for everything if you don't specify a concrete quantity. This grammatical rule is called the partitive article. Here is the corresponding lesson:

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/du-de-la-de-l-are-used-to-express-some-or-any-partitive-articles

 

Hello, I don't understand why do we have to use du - de la for the comestics?

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