- a substance used as a cosmetic to color the eyelashes and eyebrows.
- to apply mascara to.
Origin of mascara
Examples from the Web for mascara
Storage containers hold a treasure trove of mascara, lipstick, blush, and other makeup.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
Obviously as Secretary of State the most pressing concern she had was mascara.Should We Judge Hillary’s Hair or Christie’s Weight?
January 6, 2014
What better way to sell a deodorant or mascara than by buttressing a show that screams girl power and body pride?TV's New Super-Sized Heroine
July 13, 2009
No one thinks to transform him into an Adonis, to require him to mascara his lashes or tint his cheekbones a delicate pink.The Men on the Dais
January 2, 2009
I picked out a faint lavender scent, and then bought some lipstick, mascara, and eyebrow pencil.Exile from Space
Mascara is a town of the French colonial type, few vestiges of the Moorish period remaining.
The principal industry is the making of wine, the white wines of Mascara being held in high repute.
The road, 80 kilomtres long, which connects Mostaganem with Mascara, was covered to the whole of its extent.The Insect World
He went to Algeria in 1835, served in the expedition to Mascara, at the capture of Tlemcen, and in 1837 became captain.
- a cosmetic substance for darkening, colouring, and thickening the eyelashes, applied with a brush or rod
Word Origin and History for mascara
cosmetic for coloring eyelashes, 1883, mascaro (modern form from 1922), from Spanish mascara "a stain, a mask," from same source as Italian maschera "mask" (see mask (v.)).