vampy

adjective
\ˈvam-pē \
vampier; vampiest

Definition of vampy 

: of or relating to a vamp : vampish also : risqué a vampy minidress

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From mascara that builds up the sparsest set of lashes, to a go-to conditioner, and a vampy liquid lipstick made for cooler days, the only way the sale could get better is if the store subbed in crunchy leaves for packing peanuts. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Tons of Beauty Products Are 50 Percent Off at Ulta Right Now," 25 Sep. 2018 Step 2: Add a vampy mauve shade around the outer corners of your lids for a bit of ~drama~. Get help with your pink smokey eye from this tutorial: Step 3: Use a pearly hue to highlight your cheekbones, forehead, nose, cupid's bow, and chin. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Snapchat Filter Halloween Costumes You Should Rock IRL," 8 Aug. 2018 On her second cover, Kylie brought a fun twist to a dark, vampy look by wearing cute bunny ears with an absolutely perf fishtail braid! Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner On Constantly Being Judged: "There's A Whole Other Side Of Me That People Don't See"," 2 Mar. 2015 Clooney's beauty look maintained the vampy spirit of red lace with loose, cascading dark waves and a bold red lip offset with subtle pink blush and dark brows. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Steps Out in A Killer Going-Out Top," 17 Apr. 2018 Whether she's wrapped up in layers of vampy leather or wearing nothing but a sequined unitard, Bella knows how to make heads turn on the red carpet. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Is Clearly Here to Slay at the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 The pop star traded in her turquoise locks for a hot pink hue, she's already gone on a selfie streak to show off her new hue—accessorizing her fuchsia mane with tartan headwraps, bowler hats, and vampy plum lipstick. Caitlin Petreycik, Seventeen, "Demi Lovato Goes Pink! Which Hair Color Is Your Favorite?," 24 Jan. 2014 The base lipstick shade is a dark, vampy shade of Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir 109 (unfortunately sold out, but this Cassis is similar), patted and mixed with the burgundy section of a cheek palette (Chanel Palette Essential in 160 Beige Medium). Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "The Best Dark Lipstick for Pale Girls," 12 Jan. 2018 Step 2: Add a vampy mauve shade around the outer corners of your lids for a bit of ~drama~. Step 3: Use a pearly hue to highlight your cheekbones, forehead, nose, cupid's bow, and chin. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Snapchat Filter Halloween Costumes You Should Rock IRL," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of vampy

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vampy

vamp entry 1 + -y entry 1

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