Tropes about cosmetics, such as lipstick, mascara, blush, face powder, and perfume.
- Cosmetic Catastrophe: A girl experiments with makeup for the first time, with negative consequences.
- Cosmetic Horror: Horrifying things done for beauty.
- Cucumber Facial: A high-class spa treatment involving cucumbers and facials.
- Drugged Lipstick: A character, usually a woman, wears lipstick with some sort of drug or poison in it.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Villains or other evil characters wearing excessive, dark-colored makeup on and around their eyes.
- Guyliner: Guy wearing eyeliner.
- Lipstick-and-Load Montage: The heroine puts on her clothes and makeup while preparing for some big event.
- Lipstick Mark: Lipstick on your cheek or collarbone reveals adultery.
- Makeup Is Evil: Make-up in fiction as a sign of being evil.
- Makeup Weapon: Weaponized cosmetics.
- Perfumigation: A character creating or wearing perfume, cologne, or other kind of scent which they think is great, but it actually draws reactions of revulsion from others.
- Tattoo Sharpie: When a permanent marker is permanent, even on skin.
- This Means Warpaint: Just before a conflict, a character will take some sort of paint or improvise with something closer to hand like mud or ashes and apply it just below the eyes.
- Tribal Face Paint: Hollywood Natives with exotic face paint patterns.
- Uncanny Valley Makeup: Excessive or extra makeup giving someone an unsettling appearance.
- Wakeup Makeup: When characters get out of bed in the morning perfectly groomed.
- We Will Not Use Stage Make-Up in the Future: Using surgery to pass oneself off as an alien or something similar.
- Your Makeup Is Running: Mascara, or makeup in general, starts bleeding when you cry.