lip·​stick | \ ˈlip-ˌstik How to pronounce lipstick (audio) \

Definition of lipstick

: a waxy solid usually colored cosmetic in stick form for the lips also : a stick of such cosmetic with its case

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Other Words from lipstick

lipsticked \ ˈlip-​ˌstik How to pronounce lipsticked (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lipstick in a Sentence

She was wearing bright red lipstick. I put on some lipstick.

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The idea is to make customers just as likely to stop in for medicine, consultations and lab tests as for lipstick or a candy bar. ... Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "CVS, Walgreens Look to the Chronically Ill for a Pharmacy Cure," 4 Apr. 2019 In order to choose this year’s winners, Glamour's beauty editors and a panel of top makeup pros looked at every new blush, concealer, mascara, and lipstick and distilled them down to a list of the very best. Glamour, "Beauty Awards: The Best Drugstore Makeup Products of 2019," 25 Mar. 2019 Basically every movie montage ever has taught us that playing around with mascara and lipstick — especially before a date or a fancy event — is a key part of being a girl. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "17 Surprising Ways You've Internalized Misogyny," 8 Mar. 2019 For example, bright red lipstick or a new hair color. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "The Stealthy Lies People Tell to Cover up Their Plastic Surgery," 26 Feb. 2019 Apply a coat of lipstick, blot, and then apply a second coat. Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 Your makeup routine is probably similar to mine: glasses, lipstick, done., "Linda Rodin’s Rise To Accidental Style Icon," 12 July 2018 And though this day would be great on its own, MAC Cosmetics just made it even better by announcing it will once again give free lipstick away all day long. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "MAC Is Giving Away Free Lipstick Again to Celebrate National Lipstick Day," 26 July 2018 In addition to their year-round recycling program, MAC is also giving away free lipstick next week, in honor of National Lipstick Day. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Here's How You Can Get Any MAC Lipstick You Want For Free," 9 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of lipstick

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lipstick was in 1880

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English Language Learners Definition of lipstick

: a type of makeup that is spread on the lips and that comes in the form of a stick


lip·​stick | \ ˈlip-ˌstik How to pronounce lipstick (audio) \

Kids Definition of lipstick

: a waxy solid colored cosmetic for the lips usually in stick form

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