What does the word cosmetic mean?

Usage examples for cosmetic

  1. He is tall, with a reddish aquiline nose, a greyish moustache, full of cosmetic, a poor type. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  2. She was young, very pretty, but deathly white except for the patches of cosmetic on either cheek. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers