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

Examples of eye shadow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the Bergdorf Goodman Biba boutique, her mom bought her a teal T-shirt with billowy sleeves along with matching eye shadow. Marshall Heyman, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2021 Her voluminous, whimsical hairstyle was also met with a bold, smoky eye shadow look. Sara Miranda, Allure, 14 Dec. 2021 Monotone For a high-impact look with truly zero effort, match your eye shadow and lipstick to your outfit. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 26 Oct. 2021 At one house on Humboldt Street, a woman with glittery eye shadow translated for her Spanish-speaking mother, who answered my questions while stroking an ancient terrier. Jeremy Miller, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 My drag is a way to use all those eye shadow colors that usually were left in the pan after the daytime-friendly neutrals were finished. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 30 Nov. 2021 This eye shadow palette from Too Faced was inspired by gamers, according to the product description. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 The legions who follow Lady Gaga or Kendrick Lamar have lived through years in which their faves seemed to skip the recording studio to work on eye shadow or launching a creative agency. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 13 Aug. 2021 For makeup, Hudgens begins to create a berry look by sweeping swatches of eye shadow across and under her eyes, focusing on the crease and corners with a touch of highlighter just below her finished brows. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 18 Nov. 2021

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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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22 Jan 2022

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“Eye shadow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20shadow. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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