lip·​stick | \ ˈlip-ˌstik \

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 \ adjective

Examples of lipstick in a Sentence

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

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Kim Kardashian is once again faced with defending her parenting decisions on the internet after posting family photos that featured her five-year-old daughter, North West, wearing red lipstick. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Kim Kardashian Defends Decision to Let Daughter North Wear Red Lipstick," 27 Dec. 2018 On Monday, Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof was laid to rest in a lipstick-red casket strewn with roses. Antonia Noori Farzan, The Seattle Times, "Dennis Hof, deceased brothel owner dubbed the ‘Trump of Pahrump,’ wins state assembly seat in Nevada," 7 Nov. 2018 Perched on a settee in the lobby of the Parker New York hotel, near Central Park, Carys Zeta Douglas certainly looks the part of celebrity daughter, in a lipstick-red Réalisation Par dress, black suede ankle boots, and delicate gold jewelry. Michael Callahan, Town & Country, "Show Business Royalty Carys Zeta Douglas Is Ready for Her Close Up," 1 Aug. 2018 Four of these storybook gnome villas are available to rent, but there’s no time for that today: Instead, take your pictures and swing over to Michigan Beach Park, home to the lipstick-red Charlevoix South Pier Light Station. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Road Trip: 3 Days in Northern Michigan," 19 July 2018 My mom had all of their lipsticks and nail polishes and that was our thing. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "From Makeup Tricks to Simple Self-Care Tips, Ashley Graham's Stress-Free Guide to Holiday Vacation Packing," 8 Dec. 2018 The lip color featured in the clip might be just a filter, but the social media footage could mark the first time that someone was able to wear a face mask without messing up their lipstick. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Got Cozy in a Face Mask and Kylie Cosmetics’s Instagram Lip Kit Filter," 6 Dec. 2018 That’s my Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow pencil… my lipstick… my perfume… and then my foundation. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "What’s In Your Bag, Alison Wonderland?," 24 Aug. 2018 In February, Fenty Beauty reposted an Instagram photo of Shudu wearing one of its plush matte lipsticks. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "Meet Shudu, the world's first digital supermodel," 26 June 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of lipstick

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

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