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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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A red or pink lipstick with a blue tone or subtle amount of blue pearl can be very flattering, because it makes your eyes and teeth look whiter and brighter," says Poppy King, founder of Lipstick Queen.
15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TEMPTU , the leader in high-performance airbrush and professional makeup, adds lipstick and lip gloss to the brand's wardrobe of cosmetics for consumers designed to deliver professional results.
STILA'S creamy lip colour with the full pigment-load of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and nourishing properties of a balm.
Over at the New York Times, Deborah Blum has inaugurated a new column about chemistry called Poison Pen - and today she is investigating a recent study on metals in lipstick.
Using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, which detects laser light, forensic investigators will be able to analyse lipstick marks left at a crime scene, such as on glasses, a tissue, or cigarette butts, without compromising the continuity of evidence as the sample will remain isolated.
Summary: Inglot, leader in color cosmetics recently introduces colour play lipstick and the latest makeover experience using Inglot's virtual makeover application.
The big message," she says, "is the FDA needs to be paying attention and protecting people who use 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.
Bright lipsticks will be more flattering if you have a small mouth or thin lips.
Women can match their nails to their clothes, something they'd never be able to do with lipsticks.
95 Orange lipsticks are a welcome change to the usual pinks and reds, and if you want to ease yourself in gently , this is the product for you.
It is no myth that almost all lipsticks contain trace amounts of lead.
When the Recession bites, more than ever women bite on tissues or bits of card to ensure their lipstick won't smudge.
Queen Shub-ad's white lead and red rocks surely met those criteria but were clearly less than ideal in other respects, and subsequent lipsticks have taken other forms.