ma·​gen·​ta | \ mə-ˈjen-tə How to pronounce magenta (audio) \

Definition of magenta

1 : fuchsin
2 : a deep purplish red

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And making the case for vivid jewel tones were Charli XCX, Paloma Elsesser, and Laverne Cox, their lids generously layered in magenta, amethyst, and azure, respectively. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The 7 Biggest Camp Beauty Trends at the Met Gala, From Neon Gazes to Ceiling-Bound Hair," 7 May 2019 Each villain has her very own themed lipstick bullet — think deep magenta for Maleficent, dark plum for Ursula, and more. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "ColourPop's New Disney Villains Makeup Collection Is the Badass Collab You've Been Waiting For," 20 Mar. 2019 The palette contains nine shades ranging in hues from a baby matte pink to a shimmering deep magenta, while the lipstick is a bright fuchsia that would definitely pair nicely with Princess Jasmine’s signature turquoise outfit. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "MAC Cosmetics Announces Disney "Aladdin" Collection," 16 Mar. 2019 Following her Vogue cover, Rihanna starred a vlog of her doing her makeup using a magenta and orange Fenty eye shimmer palette. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Rihanna Teases New Summery Fenty Beauty Collection," 15 May 2018 The same chunky crystal headpieces showed up in hues that played off of each model’s personal color palette, from sugary-sweet lilac to bright ruby and deep magenta. Vogue, "Simone Rocha Crowned Chloe Sevigny in Her Signature Sparkling Hair Accessories," 16 Feb. 2019 For example, the Ruby Obsessions palette is a mix of red and pink shades, from soft matte baby pink to a deep duochrome magenta. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Huda Beauty Is Dropping Five New Eye Shadow Palettes Inspired by Precious Stones," 5 Sep. 2018 The two-piece suit, which is part of Gooseberry’s Seaside collection, also comes in three other colors: Sweet Sunrise (a muted yellow), French Kiss (a deep magenta), and Minty Wonder (a fresh green). De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Celebrates Thanksgiving in Tiny Blue Bikini," 24 Nov. 2018 For her appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge selected an ensemble that was true to her signature polished aesthetic—a trusty two-piece skirt skirt by Oscar La Renta in a rich shade of magenta. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kate Middleton’s New Favorite Shoes Are Perfectly Princess-Worthy," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of magenta

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for magenta

Magenta, Italy

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The first known use of magenta was in 1860

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English Language Learners Definition of magenta

: a bright, deep purplish-red color


ma·​gen·​ta | \ mə-ˈjen-tə How to pronounce magenta (audio) \

Kids Definition of magenta

: a deep purplish red


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