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raccoon eye(s)

1. Discoloration in the area surrounding the eye(s) due to an accumulation of blood, as caused by periorbital ecchymosis (i.e., "black eye(s)"). Likened to the black patches around the eyes of a raccoon. He had a pretty bad raccoon eye after the bully punched him in the face. I had raccoon eyes for several days after my car accident.
2. A discoloration immediately around—and especially under—the eye(s) due to the smearing or heavy application of dark-colored makeup. Likened to the black patches around the eyes of a raccoon. She wouldn't have such a problem with raccoon eyes if she didn't wear so much makeup to begin with! Whenever I cry, it causes my makeup to run and give me raccoon eyes.
3. A discoloration immediately around—and especially under—the eye(s) due to prolonged fatigue or lack of sleep. Likened to the black patches around the eyes of a raccoon. I must not sleep very soundly because I always have these raccoon eyes when I wake up.
See also: raccoon
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Clean and sober and ready to conquer the world again, Armstrong - who got rid of the unflattering raccoon eye makeup that has plagued him on the last several tours but still sports jet-black hair - got the crowd's arms in the air early and often.
Model Olga Kurylenko, who was actually OK as the silent vampire woman in the omnibus film "Paris, je t'aime," plays her in sky-high skirts, tops that make her look topless (when she's not actually topless) and Femme Nikita hair and raccoon eye makeup.
Sporting a leather jacket, baggy Jimi Hendrix T-shirt that served as short dress, knee-high leather boots, garters, raccoon eye makeup and blond locks down to her waist, she looked like an Avril Lavigne on the skids but sounded like Courtney Love when she could still sing.
In the immediate aftermath of the crash, swelling of the brain left her with a condition known as raccoon eyes meaning her face ballooned under the pressure.
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Set it with a mineral powder and watch raccoon eyes disappear.
Interestingly, there was no typical raccoon eyes appearance and metastatic involvement of the periorbital tissue on MRI in our case.