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12th Mar '17 6:27:16 PM Willbyr
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17th Feb '17 2:55:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Fatale}}'': Both Hank's best friend and his wife notice that he's been having an affair because of Josephine's lipstick left on his collar.
16th Feb '17 7:51:59 PM Madrugada
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In a case of RealityIsUnrealistic, the lipstick marks are generally shown in visual media as a clear impression of a woman's lips on one of the points of the collar. In real life, the mark is more likely to be a smear or smudge near or along the top edge, unless she was deliberately marking his shirt as a challenge to the wife.
16th Feb '17 7:44:44 PM Madrugada
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* "Want Ads", sung by Honey Cone first, then covered by Tayor Dayne, has the line, "Lipstick on his collar, perfume on it too..."

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* "Want Ads", sung by Honey Cone first, going gold for them in 1971, then covered by Tayor Dayne, has the line, "Lipstick on his collar, perfume on it too..."
16th Feb '17 7:39:45 PM Madrugada
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* "Want Ads", sung by Taylor Dayne. Honey Cone first sang "Want Ads" which had the line, "Lipstick on his collar, perfume on it too..."

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* "Want Ads", sung by Taylor Dayne. Honey Cone first sang "Want Ads" which had first, then covered by Tayor Dayne, has the line, "Lipstick on his collar, perfume on it too..."


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* "Dirty Laundry", by Carrie Underwood, he's sloppy not only about the lipstick marks ("That lipstick on you collar ain't my shade of pink") but also about his mistress's perfume ("I can tell by the scent of that perfume it's 'bout forty dollars too cheap") ''and'' he let her spill red wine on his shirt ("You drink beer and whiskey and you know I don't drink red").
28th Dec '16 7:46:28 PM Eievie
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Lipstick on the collar, a telltale giveaway that he is cheating. This old trope has its roots in the days when most men wore shirts with collars and women wore lipstick that marked easily. The wife, doing her husband's laundry, finds a pink mark on her husbands collar and immediately concludes that he has a mistress. When the husband returns from work, he finds that he has been ExiledToTheCouch or [[DefenestrateAndBerate his belongings thrown outside]]. Most of the time in comedies it's NotWhatItLooksLike. The stain is ketchup, or the lipstick is from his grandmother pecking him on the cheek. See also AffairHair, a related trope.

For the variation not related to infidelity, see CoveredInKisses.

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Lipstick on the collar, a telltale giveaway that he is cheating. This old trope has its roots in the days when most men wore shirts with collars and women wore lipstick that marked easily. The wife, doing her husband's laundry, finds a pink mark on her husbands collar and immediately concludes that he has a mistress. When the husband returns from work, he finds that he has been ExiledToTheCouch or [[DefenestrateAndBerate his belongings thrown outside]]. Most of the time in comedies it's NotWhatItLooksLike. The stain is ketchup, or the lipstick is from his grandmother pecking him on the cheek. cheek.

See also AffairHair, a related trope.

AffairHair and AffairLetters for other types of evidence of affairs. For the variation not related to infidelity, see CoveredInKisses.



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* In one of ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' chibi-fillers with the [=TeniPuri=] Family, Ryoma is trying on Shuuko's makeup, and when he hears her coming, hastily wipes it off on Sadaharu's dirty laundry, leading her to conclude the 'obvious'.

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* In one of ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' chibi-fillers with the [=TeniPuri=] Family, Ryoma is trying on Shuuko's makeup, and when he hears her coming, hastily wipes it off on Sadaharu's dirty laundry, leading her to conclude the 'obvious'.
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--> ''Man:'' Aha! Lipstick on your collar!
--> ''Woman:'' It's my lipstick! I'm a girl, you idiot!

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-->Daryan: Girls are one thing, Gavin. You made a fool out of me with this band, you know it. I won't say there's been no payoff, but you humiliated me. I was never going to let you do that again. And now I'm like some fucking pathetic housewife, like I'm looking on your collars for fucking lipstick.

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-->Daryan: -->'''Daryan''': Girls are one thing, Gavin. You made a fool out of me with this band, you know it. I won't say there's been no payoff, but you humiliated me. I was never going to let you do that again. And now I'm like some fucking pathetic housewife, like I'm looking on your collars for fucking lipstick.
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* On ''Series/TheXFactor'', Simon Cowell had a lipstick mark on his cheek- one of Hope had kissed him earlier.

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* On ''Series/TheXFactor'', Simon Cowell had a lipstick mark on his cheek- one cheek--one of Hope had kissed him earlier.



-->'''Danny:''' "I wonder how ''he'' explains lipstick on his collar?"

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-->'''Danny:''' "I -->'''Danny''': I wonder how ''he'' explains lipstick on his collar?"collar?






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--> Lipstick on...''oh!'' Lipstick on my ''collar.'' Yes. Well. The good news is...it isn't ''my'' lipstick.

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--> Lipstick on... ''oh!'' Lipstick on my ''collar.'' Yes. Well. The good news is... it isn't ''my'' lipstick.






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* ''Series/HogansHeroes'' had an episode where a woman from the Underground drew lipstick on her hand, then touched it to a German officer's face and collar to make it look like they had been fooling around, enraging the officer's fiancé, Frau Linkmeyer (General Burkhalter's sister).

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* ''Series/HogansHeroes'' had an episode where a woman from the Underground drew lipstick on her hand, then touched it to a German officer's face and collar to make it look like they had been fooling around, enraging the officer's fiancé, Frau Linkmeyer (General Burkhalter's sister).



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26th Nov '16 9:57:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* An ImagineSpot in ''PennyAndAggie'' has Aggie's widowed father Nick picturing himself this way (as well as CoveredInKisses and with dishevelled clothing and AffairHair) as he deliberates how to tell her he's in a serious relationship.

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* An ImagineSpot in ''PennyAndAggie'' ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' has Aggie's widowed father Nick picturing himself this way (as well as CoveredInKisses and with dishevelled clothing and AffairHair) as he deliberates how to tell her he's in a serious relationship.
18th Sep '16 1:50:12 PM nombretomado
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* This was a plot for an [[ArchieComics Archie comic]]. BettyAndVeronica notice a lipstick mark on his clothes, and when they realize it isn't theirs, they walk out right then and there. Turns out, the mark was his mom's.

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* This was a plot for an [[ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie comic]]. BettyAndVeronica notice a lipstick mark on his clothes, and when they realize it isn't theirs, they walk out right then and there. Turns out, the mark was his mom's.
9th May '16 8:51:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* "Want Ads", sung by Taylor Dayne.
** Honey Cone first sang "Want Ads" which had the line, "Lipstick on his collar, perfume on it too..."

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* "Want Ads", sung by Taylor Dayne.
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Dayne. Honey Cone first sang "Want Ads" which had the line, "Lipstick on his collar, perfume on it too..."




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* In the music video to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcVv9R1ZR84 Dollhouse]] by Music/MelanieMartinez, one of the reasons Cry Baby's mother notices her husbands infidelity is the lipstick on his neck.
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