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eye shadow

noun
1.
a cosmetic coloring material applied to the eyelids.
Also, eyeshadow.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples from the web for eye shadow
  • eye shadow is a perfect way to try out the vibrant, jewel-toned trends seen on the fall runways.
  • It's my favorite for this season because it can be used as a bronzer, blush, and even an eye shadow.
  • He went so heavy on eyeliner and eye shadow that he himself laughs when he sees the movie today.
  • Holding a compact mirror, she dabs on eye shadow first, then eye liner.
  • The designer has even dabbled in makeup, creating a signature day-to-night eye shadow palette that stores couldn't keep in stock.
  • Now she wore lipstick, and eye shadow, and all that makeup that ruins your skin.
  • In some cosmetic applications, such as eye shadow or makeup foundations, use will result in dermal exposure.
British Dictionary definitions for eye shadow

eye shadow

noun
1.
a coloured cosmetic put around the eyes so as to enhance their colour or shape
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