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I remember someone using the word "gemacht" do describe something that was done too artificially. (In this case it was a dance move that was supposed to be spontaneous but looked too pre-planned.)

I looked for mentions of this usage on the internet but couldn't find any. Is this usage of the word known?

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I'm not sure what that someone said in full, but I'd have used the attribute "künstlich". - In other contexts note that "ein gemachter Mann" is something like a wealthy man –  Hagen von Eitzen Apr 9 at 21:24
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Synonyme können sein: Gestellt, gespielt (Herzlichkeit auf einem Photo) und gefälscht. –  user unknown Apr 9 at 21:56
    
Frau macht sich auch schick.. und wenn sie fertig ist, hat sie sich schick gemacht –  Vogel612 Apr 10 at 10:39

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Yes, it is but it is not universally applicable. It is used a lot in context of female breasts (see here). There might be other examples from other fields too but I would recommend not using it actively unless you've heard it used in th respective context before.

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Sagt man gemacht für Lippen nicht? –  c.p. Apr 9 at 21:56
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@c.p. Nein, die sind gespritzt ;) –  Em1 Apr 9 at 22:05
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You can surely say Lippen gemacht, I would even say you hear that more often in colloquial speaking. –  Alex Apr 10 at 10:05

In your context I'd rather use gewollt (deliberate) or gekünstelt (artificial and slightly awkward).

In general, gemacht means but made/created/accomplished. There is however an idiomatic meaning of being well-off as in ein gemachter Mann (cf. comment by @Hagen von Eitzen)

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From context you have to think of "Diese Brüste sind (künstlich/vom Schönheitschirurgen/ mit Silikon) gemacht".

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