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Pancake makeup is the trademarked name held by the Noxell Corporation for a cosmetic face powder that has been compressed into a cake and is applied as a make-up base with a damp sponge.
An example of pancake makeup is the foundation that an actress puts on while getting made up for a performance.
a cosmetic or theatrical makeup made of a soluble, matte powder compressed into a thin cake and typically applied with a damp sponge
Origin of pancake makeupafter Pan-Cake Make-Up, a trademark