MASCARY – Wednesday’s Wordapod

This Wednesday’s Wordapod may be one of the more frightening ones (kind of) in my whole creative lexicon. Mascary is one of over 250 creative Wordapods to be found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words. 





Mascary (adj) possessing a frightful appearance brought on by the overuse of eye shadow


Sample Sentence


After spending an hour or so in the powder room, Gena returned to her table looking positively mascary.


So…Who Knew?


Andrew Weebler is the editor of Tasteful Eyeliners Illustrated. He is a fount of information about proper mascara, and the mascary mistakes that women (and some men) make. Perhaps, too much information. I decided to educate myself during a brief phone interview.


Matt:  Andrew, you have a reputation within the makeup universe of telling it like it is, and pulling no punches. What is some of the general advice that you give your clients?


Andrew:  I always advise my clientele to avoid that mascary appearance by paying special attention to what they’re putting around their eyes and lashes. They should use the proper concealer and foundations to avoid that tired, heroin-chic, goth look under the lids. That was so, like, yesterday, and—


Matt:  I didn’t know that the heroin-chic, goth look was so yesterday. Thank you—


Andrew:  You interrupted me very rudely, Matthew. May I please continue? And girls, don’t keep using that black eyeliner, and try to find a lighter color. Oh, avoid liquid eyeliners and stop plucking your eyebrows like a redneck playing a banjo, and…


(Unfortunately, my phone got disconnected here.)


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