What does Flashback Mary mean?

A slang term for somebody who puts on too much powder. Flash photography exposes the areas where too much facial powder is used, resulting in flashback.

Other definitions of Flashback Mary:

  • A character popularized by beauty YouTuber James Charles. The character is a reference to powder flashback, when too much powder leads to bad flash photos.

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How to use the term
Flashback Mary:

  • Oh, god. Here comes Flashback Mary. Somebody needs to show her how to tone it down.

  • Hi sisters! It's Flashback Mary.


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