Definition of mascara in English:

mascara

noun

mass noun
  • A cosmetic for darkening and thickening the eyelashes.

    ‘waterproof mascara’
    count noun ‘I threw out all my lipsticks, eyeshadows, and mascaras’
    • ‘She wears too much makeup and her black mascara and eyeliner smudges all over her face.’
    • ‘I had foolishly not put on waterproof mascara either, not expecting to need it!’
    • ‘She wore a bit of mascara, blush, and lipstick and her hair was curled and clipped back.’
    • ‘My hair was tied up in a ponytail with a ribbon, and my face looked fresh with lip gloss and mascara.’
    • ‘When you apply mascara, use eyelash curlers or your ring finger to gently push the lashes upwards for extra curl.’
    • ‘My eyes had a light coating of mascara and some eyeliner applied, but that was as far as I was going with makeup.’
    • ‘This helps you to fix any last minute smudging from mascara or eyeliner under the eyes.’
    • ‘She applied her mascara, and eyeliner then moved on to her clear lip gloss.’
    • ‘I put on my blue army bandanna in the bathroom along with my mascara, eyeliner and lip-gloss.’
    • ‘Glossy, coiffed locks, mascara and lipstick are key elements, as are sunglasses and silk scarves.’
    • ‘Her black eyeliner and mascara was running and she knew she looked horrible.’
    • ‘Heavy eyeliner and mascara shadowed her dark brown eyes that were void of any emotion.’
    • ‘She touched up her powder and mascara then took a good look at herself in the mirror.’
    • ‘Smear it over the entire eyelid with your fingertips, then add black mascara and eye pencil along the upper lash line.’
    • ‘Lengthening and thickening mascaras, shimmery lip glosses and shadows often take away the attention of the cheeks.’
    • ‘Thick red lipstick was plastered on her full lips that matched with the blue eye shadow and thick mascara.’
    • ‘Open bottles of nail polish sat on a nightstand, next to uncapped lipsticks, eye shadows, and mascara.’
    • ‘There is a flush of blusher on her cheekbones, mascara outlining her eyes and a hint of pink lipstick.’
    • ‘Her hair was tangled at the moment and her eyes were flooded by mascara and eyeliner.’
    • ‘She stood in front of the mirror and applied mascara and kohl to her eyes, blinking a few times.’
    cosmetics, greasepaint
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Origin

Late 19th century: from Italian, literally ‘mask’, from Arabic masḵara ‘buffoon’.

Pronunciation

mascara

/maˈskɑːrə/