Definition of mascara
: a cosmetic especially for making the eyelashes darker and more prominent
mascaraedplay \-əd, -rəd\ adjective
Recent Examples of mascara from the Web
Cream-to-Powder Highlighter, sparsely fill in your brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, and swipe on some lengthening mascara like Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara.
Next, line your eyes with black eyeliner, add mascara, and blend on a dusty rose blush.
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Origin and Etymology of mascara
probably from Italian maschera mask
First Known Use: 1886
MASCARA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mascara for English Language Learners
: a type of makeup used for darkening and thickening eyelashes
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