Cupid's bow


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Cu·pid's bow

 (kyo͞o′pĭdz bō′)
n. pl. Cupid's bows
An archery bow that curves inward at the center and usually outward at the ends.

Cupid's bow

n
(Anatomy) a shape of the upper lip considered to resemble Cupid's double-curved bow

Cu′pid's bow′

(boʊ)
n.
1. a classical bow; the bow Cupid is traditionally pictured as bearing.
2. a line or shape resembling this, esp. the line of the upper lip.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cupid's bow - the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bowCupid's bow - the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bow
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
2.Cupid's bow - a curved bow with reversed curve ends
bow - a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
References in classic literature ?
Her features are like sculptured marble and her mouth is a trembling, curving Cupid's bow.
Joan decided that she had been helped to identify the accent by the short German-looking moustache that did not conceal the mouth and its full red lips, which would have formed a Cupid's bow but for some harshness or severity of spirit that had moulded them masculinely.
It doesn't hurt but the cupid's bow can be a little bit tender when you do it for the first time so we use a numbing cream.
You can even change the shape of your Cupid's Bow using concealer.
Finish with a bit of gold highlighter applied right in the Cupid's Bow Cuse a pencil for precision, or carefully dip a flat eyeliner brush into gold powder).
com) Hello highlight KEY areas to highlight include the upper cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow, inner eye corners, middle eyelids and the brow bone.
To get that gorgeous evening glow, apply a shimmery powder highlighter to the top of your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose and on your top lip along the cupid's bow - the places on your face that jut out - to catch the light,' says Victoria.
Apply it to your face to emphasise the areas that are naturally prominent - that's the forehead, cupid's bow (above your lip) and the bridge of your nose (see above).
And it is not just for the boys that Cupid's bow has completely missed the target.
But is he just as confident with Cupid's bow and arrow as he is with a Louboutin six-inch heel?
A plumper and fuller pout was created using five different varieties of lipstick and gloss: darker reds on the outer corners, lighter shades in the middle to lend dimension, with a highlighted cupid's bow and bottom lip.