Top 100 Makeup Quotes To Brighten Your Life

Writvik Gupta
Dec 12, 2023 By Writvik Gupta
Originally Published on Mar 12, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
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Every makeup fanatic may have grown up as a child watching their mom apply lipstick and gone on to fawn over the makeup stores in shopping malls.

Makeup and cosmetics are a great way to express yourself and highlight your individuality. It is not uncommon to encounter a cute makeup selfie on social media, where people love flaunting their makeup looks.

The best way to caption a makeup selfie is with a makeup quote! From Yves Saint Laurent to Bobbi Brown, whatever your chosen makeup aesthetic, there will be a makeup quote to suit you here, including some makeup inspiration quotes, makeup funny quotes, and makeup art quotes for you.

These makeup quotes might inspire you to apply your eyeliner or lipstick differently or might even change your whole attitude, even if you don't wear makeup!

If you liked reading these makeup quotes you might also like these [fashion quotes] or [Hollywood quotes] too!

Famous Makeup Sayings And Quotes

Ready to discover the best makeup quotes? Read the best makeup lover quotes that will make any fan of makeup quotes smile here.

1. "A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear."

- Marilyn Monroe.

2. "Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched."

- Mindy Kaling.

3. "Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world."

- Marilyn Monroe.

4. "Every woman deserves a man to ruin her lipstick, not her mascara."

- Charlotte Tilbury.

5. "Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God in people."

- Dita Von Teese.

6. "To me, beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything."

- Marc Jacobs.

7. "Makeup is about balance. When the eye makes a statement, the lips should be quiet."

- Francois Nars.

8. "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.

9. "If you’re going to be two-faced at least make one of them pretty."

- Marilyn Monroe.

10. "There are endless ways to enhance beauty. You never know when you will find your perfect lipstick - unless you keep experimenting."

- Pat McGrath.

11. "Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up."

- Anne Lamott.

12. "Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

13. "I love the confidence that makeup gives me."

- Tyra Banks.

14. "You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools."

- Francois Nars.

15. "Boys will never understand the struggle of long hair and lip gloss on a windy day."

– Unknown*.

16. "Some people think wearing powder ages them, but try it anyway. For me it mattes my makeup and blends it well."

- Marcia Cross.

17. "I hate wearing makeup because I am just too lazy to take it off at night."

- Irina Shayk.

18. "I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness."

- Karl Lagerfeld.

19. "The intoxication of rouge is an insidious vintage known to more girls than a mere man can ever believe."

- Dorothy Speare.

20. "Makeup is the finishing touch, the final accessory."

- Marc Jacobs.

Epic Quotes About Beauty And Makeup

For more makeup quotes, read on! In this section, you will find various makeup lines and makeup quotes that will put a smile on your face, with or without makeup. Will you be inspired by these makeup quotes today?

21. "Your eye makeup says so much about you and your style."

- Laura Mercier.

22. "But if you want to know who the scariest person in the group is, look for the one who’s been fighting zombies without smearing her eyeliner."

- Mira Grant.

23. "Maybe it’s not Maybelline. Maybe you were just born with it."

- Mandy Hale, 'The Single Woman: Life, Love, And A Dash Of Sass'.

24. "Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together."

- Elizabeth Taylor.

25. "Black eyeliner. It’s standard. It’s all you need. It just makes the world a better place."

- Marilyn Manson.

26. "The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural."

- Calvin Klein.

27. "I hope to inspire others to be confident in their own skin and to love themselves with makeup or without."

- James Charles.

28. "Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret."

- Charlotte Tilbury.

29. "The best color in the whole wide world is the one that looks best on you."

- Coco Chanel​.

30. "Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin."

- Shu Uemura.

31. "Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face. Play with colors, shapes, structure – it can transform you."

- Francois Nars.

32. "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.

33. "For the love of God, unless you’re prepping for Rigoletto at the Met, go easy on the eyeliner."

- Cheryl Cory.

34. "I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my makeup box."

- Bette Davis.

35. "I do put on a little makeup every day because it helps me feel put together."

- Emma Stone.

36. "For makeup, I prefer to keep it simple for the daytime."

- Chiara Ferragni.

37. "I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into the wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school a day."

- Alia Shawkat.

38. "There’s beauty in the things we think are imperfect. That sounds very cliche, but it’s true."

- Laverne Cox.

39. "How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone."

- Coco Chanel.

40. "The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something."

- Gene Simmons.

41. "Foundation should unify tone, but it shouldn’t take away the individuality of the skin."

- Francois Nars.

42. "The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy."

- Yves Saint Laurent.

43. "I fought a killer and didn’t even smudge my makeup."

- Rose Pressey, 'Flip That Haunted House.'

44. "There are no rules when it comes to makeup!"

- Kevyn Aucoin.

45. "I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful."

- Bobbi Brown.

Makeup Quotes For Her

Are you enjoying the makeup quotes so far? We have collected cute makeup quotes and some beautiful makeup quotes for anyone who likes to wear makeup right here. Which of these makeup quotes about why makeup is the best will inspire you?


46. "All the makeup in this world can never cover up an empty brain."

- Edmond Mbiaka.

47. "Makeup is an art form for me. It's a form of expression, and it's such a cool way to get my creative juices flowing."

- James Charles.

48. "Caring about beauty, it is necessary to start with the heart and soul, otherwise no makeup will not help."

- Coco Chanel.

49. "There are no rules in makeup. If there were, I’d break them anyways."

- Jaclyn Hill.

50. "I swear to god; happiness is the best makeup."

- Drew Barrymore.

51. "I believe in manicures, I believe in overdressing, I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick."

- Audrey Hepburn.

52. "If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack."

- Coco Chanel.

53. "Makeup can contribute to our success."

- Sahara Sanders, 'Makeup Matters.'

54. "Makeup can make a woman look more beautiful at every age."

- Francois Nars.

55. "Thank god for Redbull and fake eyelashes."

- Jeffree Star.

56. "I feel more confident if my makeup looks good."

- Ellie Goulding.

57. "We know grooming is important for people. To get their hair done, to get makeup and things like that - that makes a person feel better."

- Kenneth Williams.

58. "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.

59. "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."

- Coco Chanel​.

60. "I don't think I could live without hair, makeup, and styling."

- Lady Gaga.

61. "Have a better relationship with your makeup and take the time to learn what your products will do."

- Sam Fine.

62. "Whether I'm wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I'm always the same person inside."

- Lady Gaga.

63. "She's not wearing makeup so her face just looks like skin."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

64. "There are more important things than outward appearance. No amount of makeup can cover an ugly personality."

- Audrey Hepburn.

65. "Life is short. Your lashes shouldn’t be."

- Unknown*.

66. "A makeover is the rebranding of a human being."

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

67. "I do mascara, I do lipstick, I do eyeliner and a little powder, and I fill in my eyebrows because mine are a little thin... I love makeup."

- Tori Bowie.

68. "When my makeup is done I look in the mirror and hope I always wear makeup. I hope I'm 70 and still popping on fluffy lashes and highlighter."

- Kris Slade.

69. "She has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance."

- Unknown*.

70. "I'm enjoying trying all different shades. Makeup isn't something I've worn a lot of in my life."

- Lupita Nyong'o.

71. "Just because you want to be glamorous, don’t be a sheep about your eye makeup."

- Loretta Young.

72. "Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment."

- Pat McGrath.

73. "She kisses the children goodnight, leaving lipstick on their foreheads and a trail of Chanel No.5."

- Camilla Gibb, 'Sweetness In The Belly'.

74. "Any woman can look her best if she feels good in her skin. It’s not a question of clothes or makeup. It’s how she sparkles."

- Sophia Loren.

75. "To be honest I’m just winging it. My life. My eyeliner. Everything."

- Unknown*.

Cute And Short Makeup Quotes

Are you ready for the final installment of makeup quotes? Here, you will find some short makeup quotes, and for an alternative perspective, some no makeup quotes! Which of these makeup quotes is your favorite?

76. "Makeup can help you capture a moment."

- Carine Roitfeld.

77. "To me, being beautiful is just accepting myself. I feel beautiful when I'm wearing makeup; I feel beautiful when I'm not wearing makeup."

- Manny MUA.

78. "Lipstick in Barbados? Not unless I was a bridesmaid at a friend's wedding. My mom wasn't flexible. I wore no makeup."

- Rihanna.

79. "A girl should be two things- classy and fabulous."

- Coco Chanel​.

80. "Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."

- Coco Chanel.

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

- Cardi B.

82. "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.

83. "It's not your makeup but how you are made up."

- Tapan Ghosh.

84. "Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside."

- Coco Chanel.

85. "My dad used to say makeup was a shallow girl’s sport, but it’s not. It’s armor."

- Courtney Summers.

86. "Makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident."

- Bobbi Brown.

87. "I've always believed that makeup is a form of self-expression and there is no shame in experimenting with it."

- Nikkie Tutorials.

88. "If the magic's in the makeup, then who am I?"

- Gwen Stefani.

89. "With a good makeup brush, any woman can be an artist."

- Unknown*.

90. "Sunglasses are like eye shadow: they make everything look younger and pretty."

- Karl Lagerfeld.

91. "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.

92. "You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women."

- Meghan Markle.

93. "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones."

- Helena Rubinstein.

94. "What red can do for the spirit, it can also do for the face."

- Sophia Loren.

95. "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.

96. "That's why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me."

- Kevyn Aucoin.

97. "It's a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain."

- Rick Baker.

98. "A little makeup, a touch of rouge, a dash of henna - and you are an angel."

- Richard Le Gallienne.

99. "Mascara is essential."

- Emma Stone.

100. "I want to be a guy, but I want to wear a lot of makeup."

- Gwen Stefani.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for makeup quotes, why not look at these sparkle quotes or [inner beauty quotes]?

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Written by Writvik Gupta

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Writvik Gupta

A professional content writer hailing from Kolkata, India, with extensive experience in the corporate sector, Writvik Gupta has worked with several reputed companies, including ITC WelcomHotel Jodhpur, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Aryan Imaging, and Eduquity. He also serves as a consultant for a startup based in Bangalore. With a passion for the outdoors, Writvik enjoys trekking and traveling to remote destinations. He also has a keen interest in exploring various cuisines and regularly volunteers for social causes.

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