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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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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Pellegrino alleged that the bag search was unnecessarily rough and invasive, extending to her credit cards, coins, cell phone and lipstick. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Court: TSA officers immune from most checkpoint lawsuits," 11 July 2018 However, leave to to Selena Gomez to make a serious case for showing up to the gym in a full-on glam look featuring bright red lipstick. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wears Red Lipstick in New Puma Campaign," 10 July 2018 When better, after all, than in uncertain times to reach for a bold red lipstick that commands the room or a rebel scrawl of expressive blue eyeliner? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "14 Red, White and Blue Beauty Products for Fourth of July," 3 July 2018 Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, brought MAC lipsticks straight from Aaliyah’s makeup bag to a meeting at MAC’s offices. Alexa Tietjen | Wwd,, "How Instagram willed a MAC X Aaliyah collaboration to fruition," 19 June 2018 Haylee stands at about his shoulder, with petite features, long brown hair and careful red lipstick. Eric Adler, kansascity, "Pregnant, she married at 15: ‘I would hate for my babies to grow up that quick’ | The Kansas City Star," 11 Mar. 2018 And undoubtedly, Aunt Weezy shows up with her bright coral tube of lipstick and her mayo-laden potato salad. Emily Schultz, Bon Appetit, "This Spicy Kimchi Slaw Provides More Balance Than a Yoga Class," 30 May 2018 Inside the bag, Stahl keeps her change purse, sunglasses, a cosmetic pouch with pink, red and neutral lipsticks and aspirin in case someone needs it for heart issues. Lainey Berkus, San Antonio Express-News, "A look inside ThriveWell founder’s handbag," 5 Mar. 2018 Most people carry lipstick and a tampon in their clutches, but nope. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, "LOL, Mirai Nagasu Has Her Olympic Medal in Her Purse and Just Whipped It Out on the Red Carpet," 4 Mar. 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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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