troperville

tools

toys

Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Playing With: Drugged Lipstick
Basic Trope: Lipstick or other cosmetics laced with drugs or poison.
  • Straight: Alice wears lipstick laced with poison, and seduces Bob. When she kisses him, he absorbs the full dose of the poison. (Why Alice is immune is not explained.)
  • Exaggerated: Alice wears full makeup laced with the toxin, as well as perfume and lotion, so that no matter how Bob makes contact with her, he'll get poisoned.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified:
    • The lipstick is an effective delivery system for the toxin.
    • The substance in the lipstick is some kind of illicit drug, and Alice is wearing (or carrying) the lipstick to not get caught either getting high or transporting the drug.
    • Alice is a Yandere who is trying the Taking You with Me approach on her Love Interest, hoping they'll be Together in Death.
    • The lipstick is laced with peanuts, to which Bob is allergic, but Alice isn't. When he kisses her, he dies of an allergic reaction.
    • Alice has Acquired Poison Immunity.
    • Alice is immune because she's actually a robot.
  • Inverted: Alice is on the receiving end of the poison kiss, not the giving end.
  • Gender Inverted: The one wearing the lipstick is Bob.
  • Subverted: Alice is In Da Club, and takes out what looks like an illicit drug, but is actually a breath mint.
  • Double Subverted: The mint has been laced with a drug or poison, and she kisses Bob with her minty-fresh and deadly breath.
  • Parodied: Beautygirl Cosmetics markets their lipstick as Now 100% drug-free!
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice doesn't lace her makeup with drugs or poison.
    • Alice doesn't wear makeup of any kind.
  • Enforced: "We need to paint Alice as a real Femme Fatale."
  • Lampshaded: "Your kiss is like poison..."
  • Invoked: Alice becomes part of a Rave culture that involves drugs and/or is being used as a Honey Trap on someone else at the club.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • Alice worries about the potential hazards, and uses more... Conventional ways of either getting high or delivering poison.
    • Alternatively, Alice doesn't understand the need for drugs to enjoy lights, music, and dancing; she's just there to have a good time and doesn't feel the need to get herself or others high to do so.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: These chemicals present a hazard to Alice, as much as Bob.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played For Laughs: Alice comes across as an Abhorrent Admirer.

Back to Drugged Lipstick

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
6294
38