Beauty and makeup are important parts our everyday life. YouTube beauty gurus continue to dominate the beauty would with their makeup collections, brand promos and collaborations.
Makeup is meant to help you feel more confident and enhance your natural beauty, but there are tons of people who use makeup to create entirely new faces and personalities, and others who refuse to use makeup at all.
The beauty industry is ever-changing, and putting on makeup can be an art for some, and a struggle for others. Use these powerful makeup quotes about beauty to inspire you to put on your face for the day, go all natural with a no makeup makeup look, or love the skin you’re already in.
Take a look at this list of the best beauty quotes from fashion icons, beauty business moguls, and everything in between to use for your Instagram captions to go along with your best makeup looks.
1. Eyebrows are everything.
“Don’t let anyone with bad eyebrows tell you anything about life” — unknown
2. Be confident – with or without makeup.
“I love the confidence that makeup gives me.” ― Tyra Banks
3. Arm yourself for the outside world.
“My dad used to say makeup was a shallow girl’s sport, but it’s not. It’s armor.” ― Courtney Summers, All the Rage
4. Slap on some lipstick and take on the day.
“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
5. Don’t waste makeup.
“Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup. Forget the laughs, forget the fights, forget the sex, forget the jealousy. But take off your hat and observe a moment’s silence for the legions of unknown tubes of foundation, mascara, eyeliner, blusher and lipstick who died that it might all have been possible. But who died in vain.” ― Marian Keyes
6. Do it with style and class.
“I fought a killer and didn’t even smudge my makeup.” ― Rose Pressey
7. Makeup is art.
“With a good makeup brush, any woman can be an artist” — unknown
8. Be a fabulous, classy woman.
“A girl should be two things- classy and fabulous” — Coco Chanel
9. Be beautiful.
“Makeup is art. Beauty is spirit” — unknown
10. Makeup can do amazing things.
“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack” — Coco Chanel
11. Pull yourself together.
“Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together” — Elizabeth Taylor
12. Be yourself and be gorgeous.
“Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that, it’s a woman’s secret” — Charlotte Tilburry
13. Those red lips make an entrance.
“She has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance” — unknown
14. Rules? What rules?
“There are no rules in makeup. If there were, I’d break them anyways” — Jaclyn Hill
15. Shhh… don’t tell.
“My boyfriend still thinks my lashes are real. I guess we all have secrets, don’t we?” — unknown
16. Beauty is power.
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” — Coco Chanel
17. Use makeup however you want to use it.
“Makeup: use it to highlight your face, not hide it.” — unknown
18. Highlight what makes you beautiful.
“Beauty is what’s underneath the makeup, not something created by the makeup” — Unknown
19. You can’t fix everything with makeup.
“Makeup only makes you pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the makeup” — Audrey Hepburn
20. All women are pretty.
“I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful” — Bobbi Brown
21. You are beautiful underneath the makeup. And on top of it.
“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” ― Marilyn Monroe
22. Makeup is fun, too.
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” ― Yves Saint Laurent
23. Be comfortable in your skin.
“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” ― Gwyneth Paltrow
24. Be someone important.
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” ― Coco Chanel
25. What makes you feel beautiful?
“Consider the fact that maybe…just maybe…beauty and worth aren’t found in a makeup bottle, or a salon-fresh hairstyle, or a fabulous outfit. Maybe our sparkle comes from somewhere deeper inside, somewhere so pure and authentic and REAL, it doesn’t need gloss or polish or glitter to shine.” ― Mandy Hale
26. Feel pretty.
“You think I’m pretty without any make-up on. You think I’m funny when I tell the punch line wrong. I know you get me, so I’ll let my walls come down, down.” ― Katy Perry
27. Cosmetics are fun to wear, too.
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” — Yves Saint Laurent
28. Red is for passion.
“What red can do for the spirit, it can also do for the face.” — Sophia Loren
29. Don’t hold yourself back.
“There are no rules when it comes to makeup!” — Kevyn Aucoin
30. Feel amazing in your skin.
“The best color in the whole wide world is the one that looks best on you” — Coco Chanel
31. Look for the good in someone else.
“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
32. Start with the heart.
“Caring about beauty, it is necessary to start with the heart and soul, otherwise no makeup will not help.” — Coco Chanel
33. Put on the finishing touch.
“To me, beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything.” — Marc Jacobs
34. What’s a woman’s secret?
“Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret.” — Charlotte Tilbury
35. A smile makes everyone gorgeous.
“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” — Marilyn Monroe
36. Don’t eat the makeup.
“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
37. Vintage and fabulous.
“The intoxication of rouge is an insidious vintage known to more girls than a mere man can ever believe.” — Dorothy Speare
38. Feel beautiful, no matter what.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” — Ancient Greek Proverb
39. Be beautiful through and through.
“Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside.” — Coco Chanel
40. Eyeliner is hard.
“I feel like my ability to do my eyeliner the same on both eyes is reminiscent of a lot of things in my life; close, but never quite right.” — unknown
41. Makeup can do wonders — but not everything.
“There are more important things than outward appearance. No amount of makeup can cover an ugly personality.” — Audrey Hepburn
42. Let your skin sparkle.
“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
43. Pretty and powerful.
“I believe that all women are pretty without makeup, and can be pretty powerful with the right makeup.” — Bobbi Brown
44. Look beautiful at every age.
“I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.” — Bette Davis
45. Try being nice and pretty.
“If you’re going to be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.” — Marilyn Monroe
46. Take pride in your appearance.
“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” — Coco Chanel
47. Don’t be lazy.
“There are no ugly women, only lazy.” — Coco Chanel
48. Get the no makeup makeup look.
“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” — Calvin Klein
49. Believe in taking care of yourself.
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.” — Audrey Hepburn
50. Get it together, babe
“Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” — Elizabeth Taylor
Kayla Baptista is a writer who covers pop culture, astrology, and relationship topics.