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face powder

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noun
  1. a cosmetic powder used to give a mat finish to the face.
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Origin of face powder

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • As Patty at the moment had her nose buried in a box of face-powder she thought it unnecessary to answer.

    When Patty Went to College

    Jean Webster


British Dictionary definitions for face powder

face powder

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