eye·​lin·​er | \ ˈī-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce eyeliner (audio) \

Definition of eyeliner

: makeup used to emphasize the contour of the eyes

Examples of eyeliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charli, Dixie, and Heidi sported a reverse mod-style eye makeup with exaggerated lashes and graphic white eyeliner and channeled ‘60s glam with teased, voluminous bouffant-style hair. Seventeen, 19 May 2022 So, for your next dinner date, opt for Jillian Dempsey’s versatile kohl eyeliner with Koh Gen Do’s Maifanshi Moisture Foundation, which delivers a skin-like finish. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 11 May 2022 The actress went for dramatic black eyeliner with a peachy eyeshadow, all brought together by a subtle berry lipstick. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 9 May 2022 GXVE Beauty, which launched on March 3, consists of eye shadow quads, eyeliner pencils, brow pencils, and more. Addison Aloian, Allure, 3 May 2022 Her makeup, courtesy of Molly Greenwald, featured an understated floating-crease eyeliner look that elevated the ensemble's elegance while still maintaining its overall edge. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 May 2022 What’s more, Kaley kept that fresh vibe going with her makeup, which featured rosy cheeks and black eyeliner. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2022 The upcoming season 4 — which will be released in two volumes on Netflix, the first dropping May 27 — promises to be even darker than Eleven's bitchin' eyeliner. Nick Romano, EW.com, 19 Apr. 2022 Young Yuh's skin care and makeup routine usually takes 35 minutes: cleanser, toner, some type of serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, concealer, contour, blush and eyeliner. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eyeliner

1929, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Eyeliner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeliner. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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