manscara

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of man +‎ mascara.

Noun[edit]

manscara (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Mascara designed for and/or marketed toward men.
    • 2008, Renyi Lim, "Nailing the Look: Men", in "Graveyard Glamour", Quench (Cardiff University), Issue 72, October 2008, page 24 (approx.):
      With the invention of male cosmetics such as 'guyliner' and 'manscara' by Superdrug, fashion-conscious young men have no excuse to avoid this autumn's dark romantic goth trend just because they don't have a girlfriend to steal eyeliner from.
    • 2009, Lara Fox, Miss Understanding: My Year In Agony, Hodder Children's Books (2010), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      Dad had dyed his hair and may even have been wearing manscara.
    • 2013, "Blokey Beauty: guyliner?", The Courier (Newcastle University), Issue 1282, 2 December 2013, page 19:
      Annah Baines and David Leighton discuss their views on whether they think a bit of 'manscara' and 'guyliner' is acceptable, or whether it's a crime against hu-man-ity
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:manscara.