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

Keep scrolling for more

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

By the end of dinner, her napkin is covered in lipstick, which is hard to clean. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: She makes a mess with her bright red lipstick," 19 July 2019 To make those avatars more customizable, Apple introduced a host of new features for Memoji, including eyeshadow, lipstick, piercings, braces, earrings, hats, glasses, multicolored hair, and… AirPods. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Everything Apple announced at its WWDC 2019 developer conference," 3 June 2019 All that's in my purse are old receipts, gum wrappers, and 10 different lipstick shade options. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Off-White’s Latest Bag Literally Invites You to Rob It," 26 July 2019 On average, YouTubers spent more than 80 seconds trying on various lipstick shades, Google said. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Google announced new AR YouTube filters that let users virtually try on makeup," 19 June 2019 The scarf’s owner—a petite British woman with sunglasses tucked into her hair, perfectly applied pink lipstick, and a toddler expertly angled on her hip—pursed her lips. National Geographic, "A rare antelope is being killed to make $20,000 scarves," 24 Apr. 2019 The guest’s initials are engraved on the lipstick case. [Finding European hotel rooms for families can be tough. Alyson Krueger, Washington Post, "It’s all in the (fine) details for upscale hotels seeking to elevate guest experiences," 2 Aug. 2019 In beauty, there is no category more timeless—or quintessential—than lipstick. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "10 Cult Classic Lipstick Shades Every Beauty Lover Must Know," 29 July 2019 The video opens with Mensa applying mascara, donning lipstick and pulling a blonde wig onto his head. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "Vic Mensa wears a Confederate flag dress and fights with Mike Pence in his latest music video," 27 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lipstick.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of lipstick

1880, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lipstick

Statistics for lipstick

Last Updated

2 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lipstick

The first known use of lipstick was in 1880

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lipstick



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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on lipstick

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with lipstick

Spanish Central: Translation of lipstick

Nglish: Translation of lipstick for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of lipstick for Arabic Speakers Encyclopedia article about lipstick

Comments on lipstick

What made you want to look up lipstick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


miscellaneous remnants or debris

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!