minaudière

noun
min·au·dière | \ ˌmē-nōd-ˈyer \

Definition of minaudière 

: a small decorative case for carrying small articles (such as cosmetics or jewelry)

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Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo is available at nordstrom.com, karl.com and modelco.com and ranges in price from $10 for collectible puffer stickers to $195 for a minaudiere with mini lip kit. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo Makeup Drops Today," 14 May 2018 As the product — including eye, lip and face makeup, along with brushes and a minaudiere — are only being made once, the collectibles are expected to sell out. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo Makeup Drops Today," 14 May 2018 The diamond buckles on her Manolos matched, and a sparking minaudiere completed the ensemble. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "My Date With Adele," 27 Jan. 2018 The interior showcases its iconic rope and hook bracelet, as well as a library and mini-museum of historical items such as vintage clocks and minaudieres from the brand’s archives. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Where to Shop, What to Buy in Cannes," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of minaudière

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minaudière

French, feminine of minaudier affected, coquettish, from minauder to mince

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