Question: How do you properly write makeup?

Its one word, without a hyphen. A way to remember it: a woman wants the makeup on her face to be smooth, without empty spaces or hyphens. Make-up functions as an adjective, a word or phrase that modifies a noun, such as a make-up test.

How should makeup written?

The word makeup is a compound noun, which means it is a noun comprising at least two words. In the case of makeup, it is a compound noun made up of a verb (make) and a preposition (up). Compound nouns can be closed (without a space), open (two words), or hyphenated. Makeup is a closed compound noun.

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