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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Each of the eye shadows and lipsticks features names selected by Kardashian that are spot-on representations of her life, like Gluten Free, Matcha, Minnie and Ma$e (for her son, 8-year-old Mason Disick). Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian Model Matching Swimsuits to Promote Makeup Collaboration," 19 Apr. 2018 Demi Lovato first wore the design on the red carpet at the 2017 InStyle Awards, but added a lilac grommet belt around her waist for a little extra edge and matching purple eye shadow. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Proud Mom! Kelly Ripa Shares Beautiful Photo of Daughter Lola Consuelos at Prom," 7 June 2018 Our faces peered back at us under the fluorescent bathroom light: a gaggle of 12-year-olds, armed with cherry lip gloss and sparkly purple eye shadow, vying for a spot in front of the mirror. Sarah Harris, The Cut, "Learning the Art of Disguise at a Unique Summer Camp," 6 Apr. 2018 Green eye shadow, pink blush caked on her cheeks, a pink lipstick that Mary would have never worn. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Port Richmond makeup artist readies overdose victims for their 'last goodbye' | Mike Newall," 29 June 2018 Now, according to the scoop from @Trendmood1 (aka social media's CNN of makeup), the affordable beauty brand is releasing a delicious new collection of highlighters, bronzers, and eye shadows as part of the TruNaked collection, reports Popsugar. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "CoverGirl Is Launching Peach- and Chocolate-Scented Makeup Collections at Walmart," 4 June 2018 It's made up of 14 pieces including liquid bronzer, brow pens, lip gloss, eye shadow and a felt tip eyeliner, available in various shades to suit all skin tones. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "OMG Camila Cabello is Launching a Havana Makeup Line and Everything Is Less Than $15," 10 July 2018 Between the new liquid highlighters, eye shadow, and GoldSkool lipstick, get ready to celebrate Summer 2018 with all gold everything. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kat Von D Is Adding Liquid Highlighters to the Metal Crush Collection," 19 June 2018 Powders, like eye shadow and bronzer, are usually good for two years. Alison Smith, Philly.com, "Beauty resolutions that won't be hard to keep," 9 Jan. 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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