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

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

Cu′pid's bow′

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.
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 is not just for the boys that Cupid's bow has completely missed the target.
M&S Autograph lip liner in red, PS6 Keep that cupid's bow sharp with a highly pigmented lip pencil.
Apply highlighter the tops of your cheekbones, the arches your eyebrows and on your cupid's bow Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter, PS25 New Look Glow Highlighter Stick, PS4.
Apply the highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones, on the arches of your eyebrows and on your cupid's bow New Look Glow Highlighter Stick, PS4.
5 Last but not least, I applied highlight shade in the highlight/lowlight palette on areas that I want to bring forward-like the tops of the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose, and cupid's bow.
Taylor's lips are perfect 6 she has a gorgeous voluptuous pout and a beautifully shaped cupid's bow which so many women want," he said.
Just a touch above the cupid's bow on lips, above cheekbones in a banana shape, a bit on brow bone, decolletage and shoulders, make a huge difference to your end beauty look," say Jo Saville & Sophia Price, make-up artists and creative consultants for Boutique at Sainsbury's.
Flaunt a fresh face by dabbing a shimmering highlighter onto your nose and Cupid's bow, then blending blush oil (yes, it's a thing and it's magic) onto cheeks.
You can even change the shape of your Cupid's Bow using concealer.