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.
Recent Examples on the Web The collection includes four lipsticks, two lip pencils, three liquid lipcolours, three lip glasses, an eyeshadow palette, and an extra dimension skin finish. Houston Chronicle, "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, MAC's Selena La Reina line is available for pre-order," 7 Apr. 2020 Appropriately, Selena's glam was the star of her red carpet look – a rusty orange lipstick, brassy eye, and the most flawless undone bun. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez’s Off-the-Shoulder Dress is Truly the Chicest Thing I’ve Ever Seen," 7 Feb. 2020 In an Instagram video on Tuesday (Feb. 4) announcing the exciting upcoming project, Gomez is seen trying on different lipstick, eyeshadow and blush swatches, as well as makeup sponges. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Announces New Beauty Line, Rare Beauty," 4 Feb. 2020 Still, not all quirky submissions rely on foodstuffs: Another contender, from Alma Cortez Alvarez in Berrien Springs, Michigan, is built entirely out of lipsticks, lip balms and lip liners. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "See ‘Cheesehenge’ and Other Historical Homages Created for Archaeology Competition," 22 Apr. 2020 The brand's permanent line features a lip balm, a lip brush, a lip pencil, and 24 lipstick shades in varying finishes. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About the First Hermès Beauty Launch," 6 Mar. 2020 Of course, Smalls completed the star's look with a signature red lipstick, so the makeup artist used the NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl. Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "Here Are All the Beauty Details Behind Janelle Monae's Sparkly 2020 Oscars Look," 10 Feb. 2020 Below, Huntington-Whiteley opens up about working with Hourglass, designing a lipstick shade with the brand and more. Abby Stern,, "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Hourglass Cosmetics' First Brand Ambassador: See Her Debut Lipstick!," 16 Jan. 2020 To make an effort with her clothes, wear bright lipstick, make his favorite meals. Robin Antalek, Longreads, "The Bigamist’s Daughter," 22 Apr. 2020

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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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26 May 2020

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“Lipstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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