Where does come from?
The kiss mark emoji made its debut as a part of Unicode 6.0 back in 2010 alongside other romantic emoji such as the heart with arrow 💘.
The emoji appears fairly uniform across platforms, depicting a mark left behind by a lipsticked kiss. The color of the lipstick is usually red, though its precise shade varies, as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below.
Who uses ?
True to form, the kiss mark emoji often signifies kissing. This can be a sweet lip-plant goodbye to your sweetheart in a text message or a friendlier smooch to one’s besties.
Well🐥🐣 it was a GREAT NITE…
I ❤ EVERYONE IN THE FILM,& EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON THE FILM…..ESPECIALLY
MARY LOUISE STREEP💋
— Cher (@cher) July 17, 2018
The underlying point, here, is to express various forms of love, whether to a soul mate or to yourself or to your favorite things.
3 years today with my best friend, soul mate and love of my life❤ I couldnt ask for someone better to spend my life with, I love you @cdun97 💋😍😘
— šhäįłáśãrtørìš (@s_sartoris) July 15, 2018
self love is the best love 💋. nobody can love ME better than ME.
— ROS🍯🤙🏽 (@allaboutroslyn) July 17, 2018
While it can be platonic or romantic, the kiss mark emoji is often meant to be flirty and sexy, given some of the steamier, femme-fatale associations of lipstick in culture.
— Luisa Jovanna (@JovannaA10) July 8, 2018
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— Ananas (@KpopAnanas) July 10, 2018
Speaking of lipstick, the kiss mark emoji is used in lots of content dealing with beauty and beauty products, such as applying makeup or repping one’s favorite cosmetic brands, actual lipstick or not. In this way, the emoji is often paired with the lipstick emoji 💄.
— Huda Beauty (@hudabeauty) July 15, 2018
But not all kisses are affectionate, as seen in expressions like kissing something goodbye or kissing someone’s butt. Thanks to these kisses, the kiss mark emoji can also have a sassier tone.
in honor of national kissing day y’all can kiss my ass 💋
— sabellita (@bella_bout_it) July 6, 2018