Makeup Sayings and Quotes

Whether you prefer to use a little, or a lot, makeup offers the opportunity to become a chameleon. All it takes is a simple switch of the color palette to change up your look. Let your inner beauty and creativity shine through with the collection of makeup quotes below.

Make-up 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 make-up.     

Audrey Hepburn

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

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

Makeup is something that a female has to reckon with every single day. Whether you wear it or don't, you're always making decisions about wearing it or not, or how you're wearing it, and what that means.     

Alexandra Kleeman

Creativity is your best makeup skill, don't be afraid to experiment.     

Pat McGrath

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

Bobbi Brown

I feel more confident if my makeup looks good.     

Ellie Goulding

Makeup can help you capture a moment.     

Carine Roitfeld

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

Marilyn Monroe

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

Yves Saint-Laurent

A makeover is the rebranding of a human being.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I love the confidence that makeup gives me.     

Tyra Banks

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

Edmond Mbiaka

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

Calvin Klein

Good skin is the best foundation for your makeup.     

Holland Roden

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

Marc Jacobs

I don't think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one.     

Lady Gaga

Personalized beauty is about each woman being able to create her own makeup routine that complements her coloring and style.     

Bobbi Brown

To me, natural, healthy looking skin is really beautiful. With a little concealer, eyeshadow, liner, gloss and bronzer, I love my lighter makeup look. I've saved so much money on facials!     

Giuliana Rancic

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

Lady Gaga

Makeup is very important for a show. It's really an accessory on the runway. You have to be sure that it fits the clothes.     

Francois Nars

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

Makeup is scary. When I do it myself, it's just mascara, and sometimes I forget even to do that.     

Sandra Bullock

I just like playing with makeup and 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.     


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.     

Audrey Hepburn

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

Laura Mercier

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

Chiara Ferragni

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

There are no rules when it comes to makeup!     

Kevyn Aucoin

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

Marcia Cross