rouged faces, flushed with drink, looked well in the sunset.
Do you think it would be awfully immoral if I rouged her cheeks a suspicion?
Her face was sunken and lined and rouged to lessen the ravages of age, and her hair was palpably mismatched.
Her face speaks in every lineament; theirs are rouged and wrinkled masks.
He liked her hat, and when she flushed with pleasure demanded proof that she was not rouged.
On the fourth day Medora powdered her face and rouged her lips.
Only her lacerated gums ached until one tear after another forced its way from between her blackened lids down her rouged cheeks.
For his daughter's lips were rouged, and they had reminded him of his youth.
The Egyptians painted their faces, rouged their lips, blackened their eyes, and oiled their hair and bodies.
It was the first time he had been in close proximity to a powdered back and rouged lips, and the sensation was curious.
1753, in cosmetic sense, "blush," from French rouge "red coloring matter," noun use of adjective "red" (12c.), from Latin rubeus, related to ruber "red" (see red). Replaced native paint in this sense. The verb is attested from 1777. Related: Rouged; rouging. The same word had been borrowed from French in Middle English with the sense "red color; red" (early 15c.).