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lipstick on a pig

Some superficial or cosmetic change to something so that it seems more attractive, appealing, or successful than it really is. The only things the new manager has come up with to save the restaurant have been to put lipstick on a pig, but slapping on a fresh coat of paint and making a few repairs will do nothing to address the underlying problems. This new operating system is just lipstick on a pig, if you ask me. It's still just as buggy and unintuitive as the last one they released.
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put lipstick on a pig

To make some superficial or cosmetic change to something so that it seems more attractive, appealing, or successful than it really is. The only things the new manager has come up with to save the restaurant have been to put lipstick on a pig, but slapping on a fresh coat of paint and making a few repairs will do nothing to address the underlying problems. It looks like they've just put lipstick on a pig for this new operating system. It's still just as buggy and unintuitive as the last one they released.
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British are oozing A country of powerful pouters, 75 per cent of women surveyed in Scotland were found to carry more than one lipstick in their bag.
Availability Individual Color True Lipstick retail for $24 and Color True Lip Gloss for $12.
When a material - in this case lipstick - scatters light, most of the light is scattered at its original wavelength but a very small proportion is scattered at altered wavelengths due to changes in vibrational energy of the material's molecules.
For example, in 2007 the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics published a report drawing attention to the lead content in lipsticks and lip glosses, (1) and in 2009 and 2011 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its own findings on lead in lipsticks.
A 2007 study conducted by the FDA measured lead levels in 20 lipsticks and found that Proctor & Gamble's Cover Girl "Incredifull Lipcolor 964 Maximum Red" had the highest concentration of lead at 3.
After outlining your lips, apply lip liner over the whole surface to provide a smooth, even undercoat of colour and a waxy base for the lipstick to adhere to.
According to market research firm Kline & Company, while lipstick sales in 2009 dropped by 5.
They all essentially name a few brands known to contain 'lead' and gave instructions to perform a fallacious test to check if lipstick contains lead.
As a result, the fashion industry awaits the surge in the lipstick effect, last seen in New York after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and first observed after the Wall Street Crash, in 1929.
The Lipstick Building at 885 Third Avenue is adding to its iconic status with Wolfgang's Steakhouse taking 5,000 s/f in the restaurant space.
Over the years lipstick has slipped in and out of favor among queens and commoners alike; in the 1600s Queen Elizabeth I wore crimson lipstick, but Queen Victoria in the 19th century publicly declared makeup to be "impolite.
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy'' is a pointedly, cheekily and, above all, entertainingly heartfelt rallying cry for all women who have ever feared the specter of breast cancer.
have warned users not to fall for a chain letter that is spreading across the internet, claiming that lipstick causes cancer.
The term lipstick lesbian was, I believe, coined in the early '90s, and as far as I'm concerned, it was an extremely backhanded compliment to lesbians from our friends in the media.
Carmine was, however, the basis of the first modern lipstick, which dates back only to about 1915.