eye shadow


Definition of eye shadow

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

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The star matched her choice in eye shadow to her dress, wearing a shimmery, shiny metallic color on her lids. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "AMAs 2018: See the Best Red Carpet Beauty Looks," 10 Oct. 2018 Eyeshadow Palette: Eight versatile eye shadows that can also be worn as liners, brow colors and highlighters (the light shimmer shades) with CoverGirl TruNaked Nudes Shadow Palette, $10. Good Housekeeping, "The Tools You Need to Score a "No-Makeup" Look," 5 Mar. 2016 On Instagram there are countless people showing off their skills at contouring their cheekbones and seamlessly blending four colors of eye shadow on their lids. Marisa Meltzer, The Seattle Times, "How to do a makeup look in 5 minutes, tops," 7 Sep. 2018 Cynthia Erivo, Kerry Washington, Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham and Emma Stone arrived with striking metallic eye shadow and accents that could easily become a massive trend for summer (more so than goth, anyway). Melissa Magsaysay, latimes.com, "At the Met Gala, stars show off their saintly side with classic looks. Here are 6 major beauty trends," 8 May 2018 The makeup artist James Kaliardos, cofounder of Visionaire, has a way of translating references into pigments, like the recent geometric eye shadow that rhymed with exaggerated shoulders. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy Talk Gender in Fashion, Floral Infatuations, and Their Dream Beauty Project," 14 Nov. 2018 These are where the eye shadows live, as well as the lip glosses. Kristin Corpuz, Allure, "Sephora's Once Upon a Blockbuster Vault Is the Perfect Gift for Makeup Lovers," 22 Oct. 2018 According to Haughton, the eye shadows, bronzer, lip liners, lipsticks, and lip glosses would look right at home in the ’90s, but with a modern touch. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "At Long Last, Behold M.A.C’s Aaliyah Collection," 7 June 2018 This latest launch from Kylie Cosmetics arrives after Kylie debuted 28 single eye shadows and announced the Holiday debut of Kylie Cosmetics in Ulta stores. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Gave Fans a Preview of Their Makeup Collaboration," 16 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of eye shadow

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye shadow was in 1922

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English Language Learners Definition of eye shadow

: a type of colored makeup that is put on the eyelids

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