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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Back then, Jeffree would steal his mother's eye shadows and copy looks from fashion ads in his mother's magazines. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Makeup Guru Jeffree Star," 9 Apr. 2019 An evening look with pop For night, Kaiser chose Eyeko Me & My Shadow ($25 at eyeko.com), an eye shadow stick, in a charcoal shade. Marisa Meltzer, The Seattle Times, "How to do a makeup look in 5 minutes, tops," 7 Sep. 2018 Beauty Bonus: Stick with the feminine colors with a sheer purple eye shadow, and don’t worry about breaking a sweat on the dance floor with some dry shampoo. Alanna Greco, Seventeen, "Exactly What to Wear to Prom, According to Your Sign," 11 Mar. 2019 The drop includes six shades each of highlighter ($10), jelly shadows ($8), lipstick bullets ($8), and lip gloss ($7), plus two glitter pastes ($10), plus a 15-pan eye shadow palette ($22). Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "ColourPop's New Disney Villains Makeup Collection Is the Badass Collab You've Been Waiting For," 20 Mar. 2019 Brow pencil, concealer, eye shadow, baking powder, lip liner, bronzer, blush, highlighter, more blush: just a handful of the products that go into the 20-year-old beauty mogul‘s everyday makeup routine. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "See Kylie Jenner Completely Makeup-Free Before She Does Her Entire 34-Step Beauty Routine," 27 June 2018 Swipe on some shimmery eye shadow, a vibrant red lip and voilà! Bethonie Butler, The Seattle Times, "8 last-minute pop-culture Halloween costumes for 2018," 29 Oct. 2018 For makeup, the rapper applied a swipe of purple eye shadow onto her lids, the outer edges smoked out to create an exaggerated cat eye, and finished it off with a berry pink lip color. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Cardi B Embraces Early Spring With a Coordinated Pastel Beauty Look," 2 Feb. 2019 In the past, she’s been known to swipe on a fiery lip or tricky blue eye shadow with effortless success. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Rita Ora Takes This Versace-Approved Makeup Statement for a Spin," 17 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of eye shadow

1922, in the meaning defined above

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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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