In most cultures, cosmetics
are associated with femininity.
Femininity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with females. Femininity is made up of both socially defined and biologically created factors. This makes it distinct from the simple definition of the biological female sex, as women, men, and transgender people can all exhibit feminine traits.
Images for kids
Young Woman Drawing (1801, Metropolitan Museum of Art) painted by Marie-Denise Villers (possibly a self-portrait), depicts an independent feminine spirit.
Muslim woman wearing a head dress (Hijab)
Teacher in a classroom in Madagascar (c. 2008). Primary and secondary school teaching is often considered a feminine occupation.
Flowers and makeup are stereotypically associated with femininity in Western culture.
The Kayan people of Burma (Myanmar) associate the wearing of neck rings with feminine beauty.