Lipstick is makeup that makes your lips look darker, redder, or shinier. Your French teacher might be famous in your school for her heart-shaped glasses and bright pink lipstick.

Some people like to wear lipstick every day, while others save it for fancy occasions. Most lipstick is a waxy, slightly creamy substance in a stick that's tinted with red pigment that colors your lips. It's a cosmetic that dates back at least to medieval times, and probably even farther back than that. In the 1600s, a fashionable look for upper class European women was a pale white face and bright red lipstick.

Definitions of lipstick
  1. noun
    makeup that is used to color the lips
    synonyms: lip rouge
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    type of:
    make-up, makeup, war paint
    cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
  2. verb
    apply lipstick to
    “She lipsticked her mouth”
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    type of:
    make up
    apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
  3. verb
    form by tracing with lipstick
    “The clown had lipsticked circles on his cheeks”
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    type of:
    delineate, limn, outline
    trace the shape of
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