Catch Phrase | 妆造店 (zhuāngzàodiàn)

Writer: Li Dan  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-05-05


“妆造,” short for “美妆造型” (měizhuāng zàoxíng), refers to the overall looks created by makeup, hair and an outfit; and “店” means “shop.” This term, often associated with special styles of distinctive looks, refers to niche-market studios that offers services in makeup, hairdressing and outfit-choosing before the clients are to attend certain functions or to get ready for photo shoots, particularly in dramatic looks. The most popular styles in recent years are putting on makeup and dressing as ancient Chinese beauties specific to certain dynasties.


A: 你昨天发圈的照片真好看。

Nǐ zuótiān fāquān de zhàopiān zhēn hǎokàn。

The photos you posted on WeChat Moments yesterday were gorgeous.

B: 我在一家网红妆造店做的美妆和发型,回头推给你。

Wǒ zài yījiā wǎnghóng zhuāngzàodiàn zuò de měizhuāng hé fàxíng,huítóu tuī gěi nǐ。

I had my makeup and hair done at a studio that has been viral. I can give you their contact info if you want.