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50 Makeup Quotes For The Makeup Junkie

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50 Makeup Quotes For The Makeup Junkie September 28, 2018

If you’re reading this, you know the joy and satisfaction that comes from walking down the makeup aisle. It’s a real treat, right? As women, we all have unique beauty routines we create to complement our sense of style. And makeup is a truly magical tool – it is powerful and transformative. There are no set rules, and you have the freedom to express who you are, the way you want to. To celebrate the art of makeup, we’ve put together 50 profound quotes about makeup to brighten up your day and give you major inspiration.

50 Quotes On Makeup Every Makeup Enthusiast Will Relate To

1. “Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face. Play with colors, shapes, structure – it can transform you.” – Francois Nars

2. “I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.” – Bobbi Brown

3. “ A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe

4. “If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” – Coco Chanel

5. “Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.” – Lady Gaga

6. “Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment.” – Pat McGrath

7. “Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color – it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively.” – Roberta Gately

8. “The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” – Yves Saint Laurent

9. “That’s one of the things I love about makeup. You can change your whole attitude by just doing your eyeliner or lipstick differently.” – Beyonce

10. “Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” – Mindy Kaling

11. “Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: for women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races. I wanted everyone to feel included. That’s the real reason I made this line.” – Rihanna

12. “I love natural beauty, and I think it’s your best look, but I think makeup as an artist is so transformative.” – Marina and the Diamonds

13. “I just like playing with makeup and clothes – so I really don’t feel like there are rules, and if there are rules, then I think it’s up to you to break them.” – Kesha

14. “What I love most about makeup is that you can’t get attached to one thing, one idea, or one approach – and once you’ve achieved perfection, you have to wipe it all off and start over the next day.” – Pat McGrath

15. “I really believe less is more. When you get older, too much makeup can be aging, and when you’re young, you should enjoy the fact your skin is free from lines and wrinkles rather than overloading it with products.” – Louise Nurding

16. “That’s the mistake women make – you shouldn’t see your makeup. We don’t want to look like we’ve made an effort.” – Lauren Hutton

17. “To me, the essence of truly modern makeup is the freedom to be yourself, to express who you are.” – Francois Nars

18. “Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret.” – Charlotte Tilbury

19. “Have a better relationship with your makeup and take the time to learn what your products will do.” – Sam Fine

20. “There’s beauty in the things we think are imperfect. That sounds very cliche, but it’s true.” – Laverne Cox

21. “Makeup is the finishing touch, the final accessory.” – Marc Jacobs

22. “Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty; it’s a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside.” – Michelle Phan

23. “Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the makeup.” – Audrey Hepburn

24. “And who’s to say a little mascara doesn’t make you feel more confident when you pop it on and look in the mirror?” – Christina Aguilera

25. “Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up.” – Anne Lamott

26. “Foundation should unify tone, but it shouldn’t take away the individuality of the skin.” – Francois Nars

27. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

28. “The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” – Calvin Klein

29. “I do put on a little makeup every day because it helps me feel put together. Mascara is essential.” – Emma Stone

30. “Girls have always wanted to be pretty, even in Egyptian times. Cleopatra wore all the eyeliner, you know.” – Rita Ora

31. “Black eyeliner. It’s standard. It’s all you need. It just makes the world a better place.” – Marilyn Manson

32. “Bronzer is a booster. Choose a shade that’s one shade darker than your skin tone. It adds warmth and richness.” – Sam Fine

33. “There’s nothing worse than sleeping in makeup. You wake up looking like a painting that’s been left out in a rainstorm.” – Nina Dobrev

34. “I love the confidence that makeup gives me.” – Tyra Banks

35. “Keep it simple. You don’t want to overdo it with too much makeup or crazy, over-the-top hairstyles. Let your natural beauty show through.” – Heidi Klum

36. “The notion that wearing makeup is anti-feminist is silly. Cleopatra pretty much invented the eyeliner, and she ruled a kingdom!” – Natasha Scripture

37. “You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women.” – Meghan Markle

38. “If she likes makeup, let her wear it. If she likes fashion, let her dress up. But if she doesn’t like either, let her be.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

39. “I don’t have makeup on all the time, but when I want, I have fun with my friends choosing clothes and putting nail polish on.” – Emma Watson

40. “Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

41. “Your eye makeup says so much about you and your style.” – Laura Mercier

42. “Real beauty isn’t about symmetry or weight or makeup: it’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.” – Valerie Monroe

43. “I’m very proud of my skin and face, and I have no problem not wearing makeup. I don’t wear makeup because I feel like I need to cover myself up or because I don’t feel confident. I wear makeup because it’s fun; it’s like painting on my face.” – Zendaya

44. “I love being super-tough, but if I need to put on a dress and do my hair and makeup, I can do that too.” – Elizabeth Rodriguez

45. “Good skin is the best foundation for your makeup.” – Holland Roden

46. “Just because you want to be glamorous, don’t be a sheep about your eye makeup.” – Loretta Young

47. “I feel beautiful without makeup on, but when I do put makeup on, it just gives me this extra pop.” – Cardi B

48. “I believe in manicures, I believe in overdressing, I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.” – Audrey Hepburn

49. “Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late.” – Unknown

50. “When I put on makeup, I’m not doing it to pander to antiquated patriarchal ideals of feminine beauty. I’m doing it because it makes me feel good.” – Sophia Amoruso

Ladies, that was our round-up of the top 50 quotes on makeup. I love the myriad perspectives they offer on this wonderful practice. What does makeup mean to you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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