mas·cara | \ma-ˈsker-ə, -ˈska-rə\

Definition of mascara 

: a cosmetic especially for making the eyelashes darker and more prominent

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Other Words from mascara

mascaraed \-əd, -rəd \ adjective

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Performing under another name, the Longshot, his latest solo project, Armstrong did away with the mascara, visual effects and stadium-size crowds that fans have come to expect from his main squeeze. Zack Ruskin,, "Billie Joe Armstrong performs as the Longshot, celebrates punk roots at sold-out homecoming show," 10 July 2018 As reported by British Vogue, the French brand is forging new ground with Le Volume Revolution, a volumizing mascara that launched this month and features a campaign fronted by longtime brand ambassador Kristen Stewart. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Chanel Launches Le Volume Revolution Mascara With 3D Printed Wand," 11 June 2018 Fear not, soon-to-be Mrs., a clear complexion, bright eyes, and a flawless glow on your final day is still completely possible with the help of six expert-approved, day-of essentials, from a waterproof mascara to an anti-aging face mask. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Wedding Day Beauty Secrets for Meghan Markle and More Spring Brides," 15 May 2018 The first product featuring the new logo just dropped, a mascara called Peacock Flare. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Covergirl Is Being Revamped—See Their New Slogan And Logo," 10 Oct. 2017 Johnson makes her own makeup, lip balm, blush (from cocoa powder), mascara and shampoo. Victoria Adams Fogg, Washington Post, "She cut her weekly trash down so much it fits in an unbelievably small jar," 7 July 2018 Letting the mascara dry for about a minute between each application. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Pucker up! Here are the 6 spring (and Derby!) makeup trends you don't want to miss," 8 Mar. 2018 Then top everything off with a few strokes of mascara. Jada Wong, Cosmopolitan, "How to Wear Colorful Lipstick — Even if You’re Afraid of Color," 25 Apr. 2017 The $10 eyeliner, $13 mascara, and frills-free $4 SPF lip balm that Cuoco wore on her wedding day, ahead., "Kaley Cuoco Wore $46 Worth Of Drugstore Makeup On Her Wedding Day," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of mascara

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mascara

probably from Italian maschera mask

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The first known use of mascara was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of mascara

: a type of makeup used for darkening and thickening eyelashes

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