from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One whose occupation is manufacturing, selling, or applying cosmetics.

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  • n. a person who manufactures or sells cosmetics
  • n. a person skilled at applying cosmetics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who sells or applies cosmetics
  • n. someone who works in a beauty parlor


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  • She worked as a lawyer, a newspaper reporter, and as a cosmetician when she moved to the United States in the early 1950s, her husband helping her with his chemistry background.

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  • You could say her performing is the stage equivalent of make-up applied so skillfully by a master cosmetician that it appears to be nothing more than the often aimed-for all-natural look.

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  • According to reports, M, a cosmetician, decided to file her complaint after hearing that O had made an accusation.

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  • I asked the cosmetician if the colour I picked looked good on me, and he said, "you want a better concealer?"

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  • While youre there, ask the cosmetician to suggest products to use for special occasions, in addition to the ones youll use for your everyday look.


  • The best way to nail your perfect look is to go to any department store cosmetician and describe what youre looking for and enlist her help.


  • It is, to be sure, a clarity gained at the price of much violence and injustice; it is a destiny retouched by a masterful cosmetician so that its line leads directly to the threshold of Heidegger's hut in the Black Forest.


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