mas·​cara ma-ˈsker-ə How to pronounce mascara (audio)
: a cosmetic especially for making the eyelashes darker and more prominent
ma-ˈsker-əd How to pronounce mascara (audio)

Examples of mascara in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, her lashes were thick with mascara and lips lined as side strands fell just past shoulder length. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 21 June 2024 This four-piece kit contains full-size tubes of the viral mascara in different variations, including Sculpted Volume, Curl & Volume, Waterproof, and the most popular pick, False Lash Effect. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 20 June 2024 Think: the volumizing Panorama mascara that manages to lengthen and define each lash, or the Color Riche Satin Lipstick—both of which have made their way into Kendall Jenner’s 2024 beauty routine. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 18 June 2024 With Goop’s beauty sales up 40 percent in 2023, Gwyneth Paltrow is looking to fan the flames of growth with its first-ever mascara. Jenny B. Fine, WWD, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for mascara 

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Word History


probably from Italian maschera mask

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mascara was in 1886

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“Mascara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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mas·​cara ma-ˈskar-ə How to pronounce mascara (audio)
: a cosmetic especially for darkening the eyelashes

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