I came across this sentence. Is it grammatical?

This will keep your face looking beautiful?

It struck me as odd, but I am unable to say it is wrong, because "keep + noun + present participle" seems to be a valid construction, e.g. keep it going.

Is there any difference in meaning between that sentence and

This will keep your face beautiful?

  • It's perfectly grammatical. One of the definitions of keep is "to cause to remain in a given place, situation, or condition". So "this product will cause your lips to remain looking natural".
    – stangdon
    Mar 19, 2018 at 19:54

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"It will keep your lips looking natural"

That is completely grammatical and idiomatic English.

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