Definition of Face powder

1. Noun. Cosmetic powder for the face.

Generic synonyms: Make-up, Makeup, War Paint, Powder

Definition of Face powder

1. Noun. A cosmetic made from coloured talc, applied to the face ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Face Powder

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face lift
face lifting
face like a bag of spanners
face man
face mask
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face off
face offs
face pack
face painting
face peel
face powder (current term)
face powders
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face saver
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face soap
face that would stop a clock
face the facts
face the music
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face towel
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face validity

Literary usage of Face powder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1889)
"Lotos' face powder consists of magnesium carbonate, zinc oxide, corn starch, and an insoluble silicate (talc or soaps tone). ..."

2. Memoirs of Constant, the Emperor Napoleon's Head Valet: Containing Details by Louis Constant Wairy, Louis Constant Wairy Constant, Percy Pinkerton (1896)
"... sarcasm—Madame de Lavalette— Josephine's face-powder—The Doctor is puzzled—Rouge and pearl powder—The 14th of July—Portrait of M. Denon —The Empress ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1907)
"face powder—Formula.—HC Bradford recommends the following formula for a ... suggests the following formula for an efficient face powder : Powdered talc, ..."

4. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1920)
"The National Drug Stores, New York City, offered, as a special inducement to try out a high-grade face powder, a free powder puff. ..."

5. The Secrets of Distinctive Dress: Harmonious, Becoming, and Beautiful Dress by Mary Brooks Picken (1918)
"After cleansing the face thoroughly, apply a generous supply of face powder and then brush it off with the back of the hand or with a soft cloth. ..."

6. Non-secret formulas: A Collection of Over Four Thousand Formulas and One by Thomas Michael Griffiths (1897)
"face powder. Oxide of zinc 3 pounds. French chalk 7 pounds. ... Phantom face powder. Precipitated chalk 5 pounds. French chalk 10 pounds Carbonate of ..."

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