21 Makeup Quotes Every Beauty-Lover Will Appreciate

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You'll Understand the Magic of Makeup After Reading These Quotes

There's so much more to makeup than meets the eye.

It's not about covering our imperfections or hiding what we don't like about ourselves, but rather a way to enhance what we love about our features and express who we are to the world.

Every beauty-lover is already well aware of this, though it doesn't hurt to be reminded time and time again. Makeup is meant to be fun; nothing more, nothing less.

Reading through these empowering makeup quotes will remind you why you adore it so much in the first place!

Best Makeup Quotes

  • "Makeup is about balance. When the eye makes a statement, the lips should be quiet." -Francois Nars

  • "If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack." -Coco Chanel

  • "Makeup is the finishing touch, the final accessory." -Marc Jacobs

  • "Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret." -Charlotte Tilbury

  • "I love the confidence that makeup gives me." -Tyra Banks

  • "I'm not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh." -Kevyn Aucoin

  • "I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun." -Emma Stone

Cute Makeup Quotes

  • "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

  • "I feel beautiful without makeup on, but when I do put makeup on, it just gives me this extra pop." -Cardi B

  • "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

  • "Black eyeliner. It’s standard. It’s all you need. It just makes the world a better place." -Marilyn Manson

  • "I believe all women are pretty without makeup—but with the right makeup, can be pretty powerful." -Bobbi Brown

  • "Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." -Gwyneth Paltrow

  • "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

Empowering Makeup Quotes

  • "Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up." -Anne Lamott

  • "Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment." -Pat McGrath

  • "Makeup can help you capture a moment." -Carine Roitfeld

  • "The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something." -Gene Simmons

  • "Makeup is malleable and mercurial: The biggest joy I have every day is the opportunity to create, to play, and to invent with something I've loved forever." -Pat McGrath

  • "That’s one of the things I love about makeup. You can change your whole attitude by just doing your eyeliner or lipstick differently." -Beyoncé

  • "Foundation should unify tone, but it shouldn’t take away the individuality of the skin." -Francois Nars

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