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face powder

a cosmetic powder used to give a mat finish to the face.
Origin of face powder
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for face powder
Historical Examples
  • The purchase of the face powder might have been quite innocent and bona fide.

    The Ivory Snuff Box Arnold Fredericks
  • And wasn't it funny about us being allergic to women's face powder?

    Homesick Lyn Venable
  • We were allergic to women from their nylon hose to their face powder.

    Homesick Lyn Venable
  • Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • The sand is fine as face powder, nuance Rachel, packed hard.

  • She invented a face powder and hair restorative, and waxed rich.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • This woman's face powder was treated with naphthionate of sodium.

  • With some women, it is only their lip-salve and face powder that come off.

    Set in Silver

    Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • The formula for face powder which I am about to give is not only perfectly harmless, but of exceptional medicinal qualities.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • A film of face powder, skilfully applied, is as satisfying to them as an epidermis of damask.

    In Defense of Women H. L. Mencken
British Dictionary definitions for face powder

face powder

a flesh-tinted cosmetic powder worn to make the face look less shiny, softer, etc
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