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 On the red carpet, Henson dazzled in head-to-toe gold, wearing an angled bob wig with blonde highlights, gold eye shadow, and a glimmering golden manicure. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 1 July 2024 Influenced by the Romanticism movement and the androgynous stylings of musicians like David Bowie, Barber began experimenting with makeup during his teen years, using his sister’s eye shadows to contour his face and coin a sculptural, allover white-and-brown look. Noor Lobad, WWD, 28 June 2024 Gomez's makeup look, which was presumably courtesy of her brand, Rare Beauty, included winged eyeliner, glittery eye shadow and a rosy lip color. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 27 June 2024 Roan isn't just packing festivals and dominating streaming services—she's also become a beauty icon for people who want to pile on the blue eye shadow and bright red lipstick and have fun with color. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for eye shadow 

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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 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

eye shadow

: a colored cosmetic applied to the eyelids

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