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 lipstick (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lipstick in a Sentence

She was wearing bright red lipstick. I put on some lipstick.
Recent Examples on the Web Makeup artist Marissa Vossen made sure that plum shade is picked up by not only the lenses of her glasses but also by her satiny lipstick. Marci Robin, Allure, "H.E.R.'s Purple Makeup Is the Most Exciting Beauty Look at the 2021 Oscars," 25 Apr. 2021 To this day, my mom puts on red lipstick before going to the grocery store, even though her lips are hidden behind a mask. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "What a Year Off from My Beauty Routine Taught Me About Aging," 16 Apr. 2021 If anything, this February 14 will be a glorious excuse to swipe on some red lipstick, dab our lids with glitter, and spark up a sensual candle. Karina Hoshikawa,, "15 Gift-Worthy Beauty Gems Your Valentine Will Adore," 19 Jan. 2021 Over the course of their evolution, stun guns have also resembled TV remote controls, pen lights, tubes of lipstick, or even electric shavers as seen in a 1995 entry in the Sharper Image catalog. Anne Quito, Quartz, "Taser stun guns have a big design problem," 16 Apr. 2021 The wooden tray at the bottom can hold rings, lipstick, and more. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Jewelry Display Stand," 15 Apr. 2021 On Monday, Zoë Kravitz shared a glimpse of her morning routine with her 6.1 million Instagram followers, which included coffee, red lipstick, and an eyelet nightgown. Eliza Huber,, "Zoë Kravitz’s Cottagecore Dress Is From Instagram’s Favorite Fashion Brand," 14 Apr. 2021 Stack an item, like a lipstick, perfume, or face mask, on a wood block (books work too) to draw attention to it. Paige Stables, Allure, "Interior Design Ideas From 5 of the World's Prettiest Beauty Boutiques," 26 Mar. 2021 Broken bits of lipstick, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, foundation and other types of makeup spills — particularly on a carpet — can be a disaster. Jeff Harper,, "11 things you should never vacuum," 24 Mar. 2021

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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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9 May 2021

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“Lipstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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