Etymology
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mascara (n.)

"cosmetic for coloring eyebrows and eyelashes," originally used by actors, 1883, mascaro (modern form from 1922), from Spanish máscara "a stain; a mask," from same source as Italian maschera "mask" (see mask (v.)).

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Definitions of mascara

mascara (n.)
makeup that is used to darken and thicken the eye lashes;
From wordnet.princeton.edu