[ noun ] a toiletry designed to beautify the body



Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Finally , the theatrical ( and perversely erotic ) notions of dressing_up , cosmetics , disguise , and especially change of costume ( or singularity of costume , as with Cipolla ) , are characteristically associated with the catastrophes of Mann 's stories .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

Huge industries are involved also in the production of biological products , drugs and cosmetics which are liable to this type of attack .