Definition of mascara in English:

mascara

Line breaks: mas|cara
Pronunciation: /maˈskɑːrə
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
A cosmetic for darkening and thickening the eyelashes: waterproof mascara [count noun]: I threw out all my lipsticks, eyeshadows, and mascaras
More example sentences
  • I put on my blue army bandanna in the bathroom along with my mascara, eyeliner and lip-gloss.
  • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: from Italian, literally 'mask', from Arabic masḵara 'buffoon'.

Derivatives

mascaraed

adjective
More example sentences
  • ‘You’, she chuckled loudly, tears rimming her mascaraed eyes as a hand came up to rest heavily on Chelsea's shoulder.
  • She just flipped her long blonde curls sassily and flirted her ocean blue eyes, which were framed by long, mascaraed eyelashes.
  • Her darkly mascaraed eyes speak of New York City and bohemian lofts.

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