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

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 An ombré effect can be achieved easily just by lining your pout in thick lip liner, applying a creamy matte lipstick to the rest of your lips, and rubbing your lips together. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 17 May 2022 Though there isn't a dark enough brown lipstick for me, Brunette seems promising with a chocolate liner. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 16 May 2022 She has been spotted through the years taking a lipstick from her handbag and reapplying after dinner or before leaving an event, despite the grandeur of the occasion. Stephanie Petit And Monique Jessen,, 13 May 2022 The actress went for dramatic black eyeliner with a peachy eyeshadow, all brought together by a subtle berry lipstick. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 9 May 2022 This inventive gel-like formula delivers the pigment of a lipstick with the softness and easy application of a balm, thanks to a core made with skincare ingredients. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 26 Apr. 2022 Beauty products help big-box retailers increase foot traffic because shoppers value the ability to check the undertone of a lipstick or the texture of a skin serum before buying. Tiffany Ap, Quartz, 8 Mar. 2022 Blading Peel Lip Kit is not quite a lip stain, but it’s not quite a lipstick either. Esther Newman,, 6 Aug. 2021 The eye shadow was heavier, the lipstick was darker, and the pompadours were higher. Thalía Henao, Allure, 3 May 2022 See More

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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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21 May 2022

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“Lipstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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