lip gloss

noun

plural lip glosses
: a viscous usually tinted cosmetic preparation used for adding shine and usually color to the lips : gloss entry 1 sense 3
… the minimalist look of a little mascara, glowing cheeks and lip glossStella Margaritis

Examples of lip gloss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Effusive videos on a specific lamp or lip gloss are seen by millions, and TikTok users hop off the app and promptly buy up the product in droves. Mia Sato, The Verge, 8 Feb. 2024 My daily makeup often consists of foundation/concealer, mascara and lip gloss. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 12 Jan. 2024 This trio of daily makeup staples—a cheek and highlighter set, mascara, and lip gloss—delivers a soft and subtle makeup look for tweens. Rich Scherr, Parents, 9 Jan. 2024 Guests like Precious Lee and Jasmine Tookes were spotted getting lip gloss touch-ups; Ryan Destiny and Justine Skye were mingling near the photo booth. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 9 Feb. 2024 That decade-defining anthem, timed with the popularity of Lancôme Juicy Tubes, was lip gloss’ peak… until now. Annie Blay, Allure, 5 Feb. 2024 To round out all the looks, model Precious Lee wore her hair tousled into an updo, with just a touch of lip gloss to end the week. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 2 Feb. 2024 The brand notes that the scent was inspired by a nostalgia for cherry lip gloss from the ’90s, hence the collection’s name. Buy Side Staff, wsj.com, 10 Jan. 2024 Cloud Paint is available in eight sheer colors, and there are three options for the lip gloss. Rich Scherr, Parents, 9 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lip gloss was in 1938

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“Lip gloss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lip%20gloss. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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