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 Along with the touch of luminous eyeshadow—pressed at the inner corners and inching along the lower lash line—that brightened her gaze, Johansson painted her signature pout in, well, scarlet, the lipstick finished with a bit of balm. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Scarlett Johansson’s Latest Bold Makeup Look Is Primed for Holiday Party Season," 6 Nov. 2019 In addition to the lipstick, some of Camila's other Dior beauty favorites are the Diorskin highlighter 01, the Dior Pump N’ Volume HD Mascara, and the Dior Joy Perfume. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Here's How Camila Coelho Got Ready for the Dior Beauty Dinner," 21 Oct. 2019 Tilbury emphasizes that the lipsticks are inspired by these celebrities, with their consent and varying degrees of collaboration, a spokeswoman later added. Eliza Brooke, WSJ, "Charlotte Tilbury, Britain’s Favorite Lipstick Mogul, Is Invading Los Angeles," 20 June 2019 Finding the right nude lipsticks for women of color is no easy feat, and this shade is a winner. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "I Tried Meghan Markle’s Favorite Beauty Products—Here’s What’s Worth Your Money," 24 May 2019 In addition to finding the perfect crimson lipstick to incorporate into her everyday look, Almandina enjoys pulling inspiration from the past to cultivate her own aesthetic. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "10 Goths of Color on Their Beauty Routines and the Power of Representation," 22 May 2019 And, of course, no off-duty look is complete without a hydrating lip balm and flesh-tone lipstick. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jourdan Dunn Reveals the Secrets Behind Her Model Off-Duty Glow," 16 Sep. 2019 Armstrong smeared pink lipstick on his mouth for a Joker-like effect, then jumped from the stage into the crowd. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer cram decades of hits into Whisky a Go Go," 11 Sep. 2019 There’s just the organ, the same color, almost, as flamingo-pink lipstick that makes an appearance in a handful of the other photos. Kristen Roupenian, The New Yorker, "A Photographer’s Intimate Self-Portrait of Womanhood in Middle Age," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lipstick

1880, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2019

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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 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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