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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    when lipstick gets on teeth

    I need a verb which would be used to suggest that lipstick got on teeth:

    Jane had put on too much lipstick and after kissing Barren some of it...her teeth.

    I already know smudge and am looking for another option.

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    Re: when lipstick gets on teeth

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I need a verb which would be used to suggest that lipstick got on someone's teeth:

    Jane had put on too much lipstick and, after kissing Barren, some of it ... her teeth.

    I already know smudge and am looking for another option.
    stained
    was smeared on
    coloured

    If you use "smudge", you have to say "was smudged on/across/over her teeth". You can't say "smudged her teeth".

    Don't forget to put a space at both ends of an ellipsis.

    Are you sure you mean "Barren"? I've never heard that as a name. Perhaps you mean "Baron".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-May-2021 at 20:32.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: when lipstick gets on teeth

    She had lipstick on her teeth.

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