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 Everything down to the height of the heels and the amount of eyeliner was considered. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, "How ‘Wonder Woman 1984' tailored Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah role just for her," 23 Dec. 2020 This is our pick for the best budget liquid eyeliner of 2020. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "33 cute and clever stocking stuffers under $15 on Amazon," 14 Dec. 2020 But of all her signatures, the one that has always stuck out to me was her ’80s-era proclivity for swipes of electric blue eyeliner; most strikingly worn with one of her sparkling diamond tiaras. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Tribute to Princess Diana’s Blue Eyeliner Obsession," 15 Nov. 2020 Black attire, ripped jeans and heavy eyeliner have found a new home with Gen Z. Micolette Davis, Chron, "13 gifts teen girls want, according to my 13-year-old daughter," 10 Dec. 2020 Simply apply the magnetic eyeliner and then the falsies will be irresistibly drawn towards them for a snug fit all night. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Black Friday Has Arrived in Canada," 27 Nov. 2020 When makeup artist Terri Bryant developed Parkinson’s Disease, gestures that had long been second-nature to her—like swiping on flawless swooshes of eyeliner—became a struggle. Rachel Feltman And Jordan Blok, Popular Science, "The 10 most exceptional personal care products from 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 Now grab a fluffy eye shadow brush, such as Real Techniques Eye Shade and Blend Duo ($9, Ulta), and apply a medium-tone eye shadow, like a brown or a taupe, on top of the eyeliner, blending the color toward the crease. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, "Your Fool-Proof Guide to Gorgeous Smoky Eyes Every Time," 1 Dec. 2020 Don’t miss your chance to score a few of the brand’s hero products, like the eyeliner and eye shadow duo below. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "39 Best Black Friday Makeup, Skin-Care, and Beauty Deals to Shop in 2020," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of eyeliner

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyeliner was in 1929

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23 Jan 2021

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“Eyeliner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeliner. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eyeliner

: a type of makeup used to put a dark line around the eyes

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