eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash How to pronounce eyelash (audio) \

Definition of eyelash

1 : the fringe of hair edging the eyelid usually used in plural
2 : a single hair of the eyelashes

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Applying a little castor oil daily can help nurture your eyelashes and eyebrows. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 At eye level, Damas chooses a clear MAC gel—rather than a perfecting pencil—to keep her brows in place, and relies on only a Shiseido curler for her eyelashes. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Jeanne Damas Does French-Girl Red Lipstick—And a 5-Second Easy Bang Trim," 5 Dec. 2018 But one of the true unsung heroes of the film — aside from Claire, because that girl is a true BFF— are Laura Jeans eyelashes. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "This is Why Lara Jean's Lashes Looked So Long in To All the Boys I've Loved Before," 24 Aug. 2018 Each lash is individually applied with semi-permanent glue to your natural eyelashes, matching and accentuating the shape of your eyes and requiring a fill in every three weeks. Lauren Harbury, Redbook, "What It's Like to Wear Fake Eyelashes Every Single Day," 31 May 2016 Get your eyelashes ready: Kylie Jenner is set to launch a product called Kylash under her Kylie Cosmetics makeup line. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "It Looks Like Kylie Jenner is About to Drop a Kylie Cosmetics Mascara Called Kylash," 23 Jan. 2019 As pointed out by Billboard, the singer pulled off her fake eyelashes in the middle of a performance. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Removed Her Fake Eyelashes During a Sydney Concert," 5 Nov. 2018 Enter: Magnetic eyelashes, a way to wear falsies without literally any of the annoyance usually associated with them. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "How to Apply Magnetic Lashes," 8 Jan. 2019 Snapchat, which has a younger user base, comes with a wide range of filters that will make a person’s skin look smoother, their eyelashes longer or their face more angular. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Snapchat surgery: disturbing trend of patients wanting to look 'filtered' seen by doctors," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of eyelash

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of eyelash

: any one of the hairs that grow along the top of the eyelid


eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash How to pronounce eyelash (audio) \

Kids Definition of eyelash

: one of the hairs that grow along the top of the eyelid


eye·​lash | \ ˈī-ˌlash How to pronounce eyelash (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyelash

1 : the fringe of hair edging the eyelid usually used in plural
2 : a single hair of the eyelashes

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