eye shadow


: a cosmetic cream or powder in one of various colors that is applied to the eyelids to accent the eyes

Examples of eye shadow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the icing on the (birthday) cake, Sweeney paired the mall girl curls with equally '80s iridescent eye shadow, baby pink blush and frosty pale pink lipstick, in keeping with the pink-on-pink-on-pink theme of her prom queen ensemble. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 19 Sep. 2023 Rose gold is always eye-catching, from sparkling engagement rings to shimmery eye shadow palettes to even kitchen gadgets, home decor, and electronics. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 19 Sep. 2023 Jamie pointed out that all their eye shadow, eye liner and mascara were left intact — sans touch-ups. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 10 Sep. 2023 This means your eye shadow and liner match your bronzer and highlighter, which match your lips and so on. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 6 Sep. 2023 In one corner, a group of teenage boys wearing glittery eye shadow clasped their hands in prayer and asked, earnestly, to be taken to church. Regine Cabato, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 Fox arrived at the fashion event with her long, straight hair a shade of berry-leaning auburn and frosty white eye shadow reaching from the inner corner to out beyond her brow bone. Marci Robin, Allure, 6 Sep. 2023 That’s a rose gold pigment from the Day Glow Highlighting Balm, which can do double duty as an eye shadow. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 22 June 2023 As for glam, Longoria wore an elegant updo with side bangs, a pointy chrome rose-gold manicure, shimmery silver eye shadow, dramatic lashes, and a pink glossy lip. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eye shadow was in 1922

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“Eye shadow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20shadow. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

eye shadow

: a colored cosmetic applied to the eyelids

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