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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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Aside from this, Dizon said that two samples of lipsticks bought from Divisoria were also found to have traces of mercury.
Liquid Lipstick from MM offers 3 new shades to the range.
Plus, its arrow applicator allows you to take the right amount of lipstick that forms a thin film in extreme precision.
Makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury just released two new lipstick shades inspired by Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton.
No it doesn't, because there's too little lead in lipstick.
More recently, however, a more nuanced view of the lipstick effect has come to light, rooting it in the pre-historic urge to preserve the human species.
The latest line of Game of Thrones-inspired products is a luscious lipstick.
COM NEW brand Ainsel wants you to forgo trends and find your perfect make-up staples instead, which is why its eight inaugural lipsticks are all classic shades, like Sarong, an uber-bright red with orange undertones.
It consists of two parts and will accommodate lipsticks up to 20 mm in diameter.
The lipstick will be available around the world in 25 shades come the autumn.
ISLAMABAD -- Whether you're one of those tinted chapstick people, or a ruby red lipstick lover, there's something you should know.
Washington, August 9 ( ANI ): Forensic scientists have devised a new way of finding out which brand of lipstick a lady was wearing at a crime scene without removing the evidence from its bag, thereby avoiding possible contamination.
With their unique formulation and special ingredients these bold lipsticks will leave a scent of candy on your lips and the vitamin E and apricot kernel oil are sure to keep them moisturised and protected.