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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For KJ Miller and her co-founder Amanda Johnson, Mented Cosmetics came out of a personal need for a nude lipstick that actually matched their darker skin tones. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Elaine Welteroth Hosts Sephora’s Color Up Close Panel On Beauty And Inclusion," 20 Aug. 2019 This, however, is putting lipstick on a pig, providing some minimal due process and potentially some benefits for drivers. Lawrence Mishel For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Uber and Lyft drivers run their own businesses? Give me a break," 24 July 2019 The last few posts have all prominently featured red and pink lipstick. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga's Makeup Line Haus Laboratories Will Launch on Amazon in September," 9 July 2019 One woman, whose full name and neighborhood were listed, ordered a salmon and red lipstick. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "From Dove to Bumble, more companies are enlisting “real people” to market their products.," 18 Oct. 2018 And on special occasions she's been spotted wearing bright red lipstick. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Kim Kardashian Says She ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye West for Letting Daughter North Wear Lipstick," 15 Sep. 2019 Chanel isn’t the only brand giving us major inspiration to wear black lipstick right now. Kristen Bateman, Allure, "The Most Wearable Ways to Try Black Lipstick," 10 Sep. 2019 The lipstick trios are available on Amazon now for $19.99 each while supplies last. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Revlon Debuts The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Lipstick Collection," 11 July 2019 But on a recent morning, her lips glistened with ruby lipstick. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: This cafe in India is fully run by acid attack survivors," 18 Apr. 2019

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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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