Cos*met"ic, n. Any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion.

{ Cos*met"ic (k?z-m?t"?k), Cos*met"ic*al (- ?-kal), } a. [Gr. kosmitiko`s skilled in decorating, fr. ko`smos order, ornament: cf. F. cosmétique. See Cosmos.] Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion; as, a cosmetical preparation.

First, robed in white, the nymph intent adores,
With head uncovered, the cosmetic powers.