Say It Right Series

    Make Up and Beauty


    New beauty and cosmetic products are being pumped out everyday. The ever-changing marketing terms that surround makeup and beauty products can actually make talking about cosmetics and beauty a tricky subject in Chinese. The key is to get all the basic words and phrases down. Then the variations become easy to spot. From buying foundation to having a good skin care routine, this playlist will give you a great start in talking about beauty and cosmetics in Chinese.

    Skincare: Moisturizing Cream Elementary

    To make it through a northern Chinese winter, you're going to need to do more than your fair share of moisturizing. Go ahead, moisturize your hands and face. It'll give you something to talk about. But listen to this Chinese lesson first.

    Tags: weather, skin, winter, make-up

    Buying Foundation Elementary

    It's time to get pretty! In this lesson, ChinesePod gives an introduction to the world of make-up in Chinese by going out to buy some foundation!

    Tags: make-up, shopping

    Don't Rush Me! Elementary

    Today's dialogue is excellent for when you're getting ready to go our for the evening and want to enquire about whether someone is ready or not. In this case, the person is not yet ready, and says to not rush them.

    Tags: video, make-up, makeup, going out, getting ready, rushing

    Make-up Elementary

    While you might underestimate a lesson on lipstick, eye shadow, etc, you’d be surprised how relaxing it is to put on after a long day at the office. In this podcast, Jenny (one of the lucky ones who doesn’t need it) teaches Ken (more of a “winter”) all about cosmetics, in Mandarin Chinese.

    Tags: appearance, colors, fashion

    Professional Photos Intermediate

    When you get professional photos done, of course you want to look your best! Listen in to see what preparations were made for this photo shoot and get your Chinese in tip-top shape too!

    Tags: cosmetics, make-up, photography

    A Magazine Subscription Intermediate

    In this age of web portals, blogs, and apps, you don't hear a lot of talk about the class printed-on-paper magazine. Not only are magazines popular in China, but there are also not-so-obvious ways to subscribe to them. In this lesson, learn how to subscribe to a magazine in Mandarin Chinese (and maybe even give a gift subscription).

    Tags: subscription, cosmetics, women, fashion, gifts, magazine

    Buying Makeup Intermediate

    Buying makeup for the first time can be confusing. Especially if you're in a foreign land having to do it in your second language. After this lesson you'll be able to get exactly what you want next time you're in need of some cosmetics.

    Tags: cosmetics, mascara, blusher, foundation, lipstick, shopping, makeup

    Cosmetics Intermediate

    Is it time to replenish your supply of cosmetics? In this dialogue, a mother and daughter go out to find the make-up they need to buy. Learn some great vocabulary for cosmetic shopping in today's lesson!

    Tags: shopping, women, fashion, make-up, cosmetics