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You know, Minnie, you might want to try a smudge-proof product.

"If we got a point for every time she kissed me in there..."
Cody, Total Drama World Tour, "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time In Japan"

The quickest way to show that a character has been the recent target of female affection (and a lot of it) is to show them with their face (and sometimes elsewhere on his body) covered in lipstick marks. Their hair and clothing may be disheveled as well.

It is most commonly the result of an extremely numinous Anywhere but Their Lips and Smooch of Victory, and is usually done by the character’s Love Interest. It can also be the result of a Forceful Kiss from an Abhorrent Admirer or Stalker with a Crush. Cuteness Proximity is another contributing factor, especially if the ones being kissed are children. On very rare occasions, a Projectile Kiss can do the job.

The kisser does not necessarily need to be shown wearing lipstick for this trope to work, as it is usually meant for exaggerated, comedic purposes. In some cases, though, a female character will be shown applying lipstick just before invoking this trope.

The color of the lipstick mark is mostly depicted as either red or pink, though there are instances when other colors are used.

While it is mostly used in animation, the trope has been occasionally imitated in live-action for exaggeration purposes. In Real Life, if a lipstick marks that easily, it's usually a sign of a poor(er) quality lipstick, because lipsticks with higher-quality ingredients typically don't leave marks (or at least doesn't mark nearly as easily).

The individual on the receiving end of this trope will usually respond with a Crush Blush or Post-Kiss Catatonia. while other characters, such as children and individuals who do not reciprocate the kisser’s feelings, will respond with disgust.

See also Lipstick Mark for when a character's romantic partner notices a mark that they did not leave, as proof of infidelity. See Signed with a Kiss for when a character covers a letter or gift for their romantic partner in kiss marks.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Slightly downplayed in Dragon Ball Z. During his time trapped in the body of a Namekian Frog, Ginyu encounters a pink colored, female frog with a red lipstick like-substance who becomes instantly smitten with him. Unnerved, Ginyu hops away as fast as he can with the female frog in pursuit, leading to an off-screen chase. At the end of the episode, a tearful and traumatized Ginyu is shown sporting a giant red lipstick mark on his cheek. note 
  • In Hanaukyō Maid Team: La Verite Taro ends up in this state in several instances such as episodes 2 & 9, thanks to Lemon, Marron, and Melon. Also happened to Taro in the first episode of the first season.
  • In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, Liezelotte did this to Chrono when the Lieze sisters were introduced. "That was yummy."
  • Late in the Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi manga, Sasshi ends up in a world that is pastiche of Fist of the North Star, with him in Kenshiro's role. Instead of stab wounds on his chest, he has kiss marks, planted on him by his Hopeless Suitor Ochi.
  • In MÄR, Dorothy to Ginta, first as a "Shut Up" Kiss and eventually as a Smooch of Victory. She also does this to him in chapter 30 after seeing each other again after the first time the group went to the training gate.
  • Played for Laughs/culture clash in The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey. Barrel goes into a restaurant and unwittingly sits under some mistletoe. He, being from Halloween Town, is confused and horrified when the waitress kisses him, and flees the restaurant with lipstick marks all over his face.
  • Ranma ½: This has happened to Ranma Saotome numerous times. Perhaps the most humorous example was done to him by Konatsu, a kunoichi that isn't quite what she appears to be.
    • One time, in the manga, Ranma drew lipstick kiss marks all over himself to make Akane think his Unwanted Harem had fought over him and he just got caught in the middle. He even beats himself up with nunchucks to complete the story (he does this so Akane won't think that the ring his mother wants him to give to Akane is an engagement ring). This plan backfires when Shampoo, Ukyo, and Kodachi discover the ring and fight over him for real.
  • An episode of Shadow Skill had Elie repeatedly kiss her adoptive brother Gau on his cheeks, much to his chagrin.
  • Seina Yamada from Tenchi Muyo! GXP is subjected to this by Seto's handmaidens in episode 13 and again in episode 20.

  • DeviantArt artist Nintendomaximus has several drawings of various cartoon pairings that are this trope, of which this is one of his most common tropes.
  • This Homestuck fanart of Eridan and Feferi.

    Asian Animation 
  • In episode 9 of Happy Heroes, Smart S. gets bombarded by fans when he's initially told he's broken a record. Some of the fans kiss him on the head, leaving visible lip marks.
  • In the Simple Samosa episode "Dadi Ke Saath", when Samosa's grandma arrives at the train stop where her grandson and his friends are waiting, the first thing she does is to give Samosa a bunch of kisses with visible lip marks all over his face. Samosa's friends laugh at the sight, to his embarrassment.

    Comic Books 
  • ALF - In issue 22 of ALF's comic book based on the TV show, in order to keep her from finding out about ALF's existence, Lynn convinces her boss, Christine, that Willie saved her from some creep who was trying to kidnap her. Christine puts her arms around Willie and kisses him repeatedly to thank him. Willie went into a happy daze with lipstick marks all over him, even one on his lips.
  • A staple of the Archie Comics throughout their history. Happens regularly to Archie, often from Betty.
  • This hilarious cover of The Brave and the Bold, featuring Superman/Catwoman.
  • The cover of the fourth issue of Teen Titans Go! depicts Robin getting lipstick marks all over his face from being kissed by Starfire.
  • In the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, issue 30 Hildagaard Rail does this to Raphael—she had a body like Pamela Anderson but was mutated to a point where her lips occupied most of her face. When Raphael tried to leave her car she grabbed him to give him a big kiss goodbye—the lipstick imprint she left covered his entire beak.
  • In issue #25 of Cat Woman after solving the case and declaring a truce with Robin, she asks him if he's going to arrest her, he tells her that she can go free, in response she gives him a kiss on the cheek leaving a purple lipstick mark.

    Comic Strips 
  • Dilbert: Dilbert has this happen to him by Kitty Kelly.
  • Garfield:
    • The February 14, 2010 strip has Jon return from a date with Liz with lipstick marks all over his face because he revealed to Liz that he keeps a photograph of Garfield when he was a kitten in his wallet.
    • The gag happens again in the July 1, 2018 strip, where Jon gets a bunch of kissing marks on his face after asking Liz if she thinks he's a good kisser and Liz responding that he is a great kisser.

    Fan Works 
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Italy covered both Germany and Japan in lots of kisses. They did so to Italy after he proposed to both of them.
  • In Of Love and Bunnies, a Power Rangers fanfic, during a flashback, the Rangers have to get their broken-down Zords to a mechanic. It Makes Sense in Context. As a distraction, they throw Tommy, the White Ranger, to the adoring crowd following them. Later, after they start fixing the Zords, the other Rangers finally remember to retrieve Tommy. He returns with a half-ripped costume covered with kisses (along with some short-term PTSD).
  • In the Slice of Life Star Fox fanfic Butterfly Photographs, Fox McCloud arrives home from a date night after the sun is already up, clearly dazed. After telling Falco he needs to "check his messages", he flops in the captain's seat of the Great Fox and is out like a light. Peppy arrives home from his buddies' Bowling Night and counts three different shades of lipstick on Fox's cheeks, and a fourth different color of lipstick on one of his ears. Fox's date (a supermodel for a very prestigious modeling firm) apparently wanted to bring Fox over to where she used to work. Only when they arrive does he realize that before modeling she was a stripper, at an especially high-end venue. Her former workmates thought Fox was, and he quoted, "absolutely adorable". Falco is described as being "reverent" of the job Fox's date did on him.
  • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton: Danny ends up being covered in kisses by some of his dates.
    • Kitty Pryde covers him in kisses after their date ends. Danny's pretty smitten with her as a result.
    • Katie Kaboom from Animaniacs kisses him repeatedly, though Danny is more in shock since this is a girl he wants to stay away from.
    • This happens again after he runs into Katie Kaboom at a carnival.
    • He later receives a barrage of kisses from the girls of Monster High as a thank you for saving them from the Guys In White, resulting in this once again.
  • A platonic example occurs in O Mother, Where Art Thou?, when Emily kisses Percy (whom she sees as a son) goodbye and leaves four lip marks on his face.
  • Until Death Do Us Part gives us a romantic example, as Emily leaves lip marks on Thomas's face after kissing him.

    Films — Animated 
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie: After Goofy catches her when she falls off a library ladder, Sylvia spots a bouquet of flowers he bought for her. Touched by the gesture, she playfully tackles Goofy to the ground and kisses him all over the face, leaving the blushing Goof's face covered in red lipstick marks.
  • Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers. Defrosting Ice Queen Daisy Duck does this to Donald at the end.
  • Penguins of Madagascar. Eva does this to Kowalski at the end.
  • The Princess and the Frog: When Tiana and Naveen find out they need a kiss from a princess to break their frog spell, they head to Charlotte, who is princess of Mardi Gras until midnight. Right as midnight strikes, Charlotte puts on a fresh layer of lipstick and covers Naveen in kisses. It's too late by then, and they stay frogs
  • The Three Caballeros. During the Baía segment, Donald pins after Yaya, a beautiful Baiana who sings "Os Quindins”. He finally gets her alone near the end of the segment, and presents her with a bouquet of flowers. Touched by the gesture, Yaya picks Donald up in her arms and gives him a big kiss, which somehow leaves several red lipstick marks on his face.
  • Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo: After Beast Boy finishes singing the theme song at a karaoke club, he is pulled off stage by the female audience members, who then proceed to kiss him all over the face. When the girls pull away, a dazed Beast Boy is shown with several red lipstick marks on his face.
    • In the middle of her battle with Beast Boy, Nya Nya unexpectedly plants a kiss on his cheek that leaves a pink lipstick mark. This was simply meant to get him to lower his guard, so she could attack him again.
  • Toy Story, During the Christmas celebration, Bo pulls Woody away from the others, wanting to wish him a Merry Christmas before pointing her crook upwards. Woody looks up and asks if that is a mistletoe above them. A smug Bo tosses her crook aside and pulls Woody to the ground off-screen. As the sound of Bo's kissing Woody is heard, the camera pans up to reveal her sheep holding the mistletoe. About a minute later, a pleased looking Woody rejoins the other toys, his face now covered with several pink lipstick marks. note .
  • Tubby the Tuba (1975): When Tubby arrives at the train station, a teen fangirl who managed to push her way through the mob of fans, runs up to the platform and grabs him before giving him a big kiss that leaves a lipstick mark on his mouth.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Bicentennial Man: When Little Miss and Andrew finish their piano duet, she gives him a kiss on the cheek, which marks him with her lipstick.
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch, One of the gremlins drinks a serum that changes its gender to female, granting it a more feminine body, which include big red lips. During the chaos caused by the gremlins, she spots a handsome security guard and becomes instantly attracted to him. Before the guard can react, she launches herself onto him and starts kissing him repeatedly as he tries to fight her off. At the end of the film, the guard is shown covered in red lipstick marks.
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Terenzi brothers have gigantic lipstick kisses covering their faces in the next scene after they encounter the female Klowns.
  • Moulin Rouge! has a scene where Christian and Satine are sneaking around the theater and Christian leaves with his hair ruffled and Satine's lipstick marks smudged around his mouth and face.
  • In Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: I Love Wolffy, when Wolnie reunites with Wilie at the end of the movie, she gives him a bunch of kisses on the head, those kisses being visible when he turns around.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    • Downplayed: In one scene, Jessica blows a kiss at Eddie, which flies across room before sharply landing on his cheek. His girlfriend Delores (who had just caught Eddie with his pants downnote ) scornfully rips the mark off his face.
    • Jessica passionately smothers Roger in kisses after Eddie defeats the Big Bad and rescues them, though her kisses do not leave any visible marks.
    • Averted with Lena Hyena. Despite wearing as much red lipstick as Jessica, she doesn't leave any marks when she kisses Eddie on the cheek.note 

  • Max & the Midknights: The Tower of Time: When Mumblin' meets up with his girlfriend Beatrice in chapter 8, we see him covered in lipstick marks when they're done.
  • Played for laughs in one of the Redwall books, Mariel of Redwall. The two otter twins, Bagg and Runn, are caught eating berries in the kitchen. After being chased out, they get hold of a little bankvole girl called Petunia and kiss her cheeks repeatedly until she's covered in purple lip marks. Hilarity Ensues when Petunia's mother catches them and starts hitting them with a soggy dishcloth.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the telenovela Amigas y rivales, when Luis reveals to Irene that he has rejected Tamara's proposal, that he really is in love with Irene and wants to be with her for the rest of his life, Irene does it to him. A lot.
  • This happened to Barney Fife of The Andy Griffith Show every once in a while, courtesy of Thelma Lou.
  • Ashes of Love: A girl kisses Jin Mi, thinking she's a boy (it's a long story), and leaves a lipstick mark on Jin Mi's cheek.
  • Overlapping with "Take That!" Kiss, this happens to Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory when he quickly loses a wrestling match with Penny, whom along with Amy kisses his face as he begs them to stop.
  • In Big Time Rush, Camille does this to Logan on occasion.
  • In Bunk'd, Hazel does this to Xander when they stage a fake wedding to appease an angry ghost.
  • In CSI: NY when Mac rescues Christine from her kidnappers, he covers her with kisses and tells her he loves her at least three times.
  • Occurred once on the American version of Deal or No Deal, where a female contestant and several of her family members kissed Howie Mandel, leaving lipstick marks on his face and bald head. He paused after a commercial break for an in-game explanation to his wife, should she happen to be watching the broadcast.
  • On Malcolm in the Middle, Reese hallucinates that the scantily-clad woman in a billboard comes to life and gives him a kiss, leaving a huge lipstick mark all over his face.
  • In the early M*A*S*H episode Springtime, Radar is reading a (presumably dirty) poetry book and goes around asking the camp what "slaking" (no, not the Pokémon) means. He asks a nurse who has the hots for him, and at the end of the episode, ends up Covered in Kisses. When Col. Blake asks what happened to him, Radar says, "I think I've been slaked." (Judging by the huge grin on his face, yes, he has.)
  • Holly in the Red Dwarf episode "Parallel Universe".
    Lister: What's that mark on your face, Hol?
    Holly: What face?
    Lister: The lipstick mark.
    Hilly: That's not a lipstick mark. That's a computer rash.
  • The Suite Life on Deck: During the "Boat Cops" segment in the ending of the episode "Seven Seas News", Kirby finds Cody and Bailey making out in the smoothie bar, with Cody being covered in Bailey's lipstick marks.
  • In Twin Peaks, Dwayne Milford, the mayor of the town the series is named after, gets kissed multiple times by his brother's widow, Lana, leaving lipstick marks all over his face.

  • In John Michael Montgomery's "Cover You in Kisses", he says that he'd give anything to make his lover warm by covering her in kisses and wrapping her in love.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The girls' board game Sealed With a Kiss involves doing this with a lipstick stamper and one of six double-sided "boyfriend" photos. Winner is the first to have one with five "kisses", but these can get wiped off by certain spaces or the photos can be traded entirely in the course of the game.

    Video Games 
  • Lucky & Wild have the titular characters visiting their local Family-Friendly Stripper joint, the "Pink Cats Garage" club, at the end of each stage. If their performance in the game is good enough, they'll be covered in lipstick markings from the clubs' ladies, as seen in the game's rear-view mirror.
  • Mario gets covered with lipstick marks from Princess Peach after beating Bowser in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels All Stars.
  • Jazz gets covered in kisses from Princess Eva in the ending of the PC game Jazz Jackrabbit 2.
  • In Psychonauts, If Raz gives a rose to a girl in the windows throughout Black Velvetopia, then he is safe from El Odio and gets covered in kisses temporarily.
  • One of the images shown at the end of Disgaea 2 is Axel, in the middle of a parade, surrounded by fangirls and covered in lipstick. Including all over his chest.
  • At both endings of Epic Mickey, Oswald gets this.
  • Surprise Attack have Pop Quiz mini-game stages, and if you get all answers correctly you're showered in kisses covering the screen.

    Web Animation 
  • In one Homestar Runner toon, Strong Bad's attempt at making everybody's pants poof away at the senior prom fails because he was the only one that was wearing pants anyway. Nice lipstick-print boxers.
    • Later, Homestar makes a reference to his own nonexistent e-mail specials, suggesting that he had a pillow fight with some lady-types in the 49th e-mail. Going to the address where "hremail 49" would theoretically exist shows a brief clip of Homestar covered in kisses while several offscreen lady-types laugh and throw pillows at him.
    • In the email where Homestar dressed up as The Cheat and took his place one of the easter eggs showed The Cheat dressed up as Homestar, sitting on Marzipan's couch and simply covered in lipstick marks.

    Web Comics 
  • Harem uses this against Maxima in Grrl Power as payback for unintended effects resulting from Maxima lifting an ambulance with Harem inside. As far as the public was concerned, Maxima was alone with two bank robbers who were strapped in gurneys. Harem's presence was clandestine to help obtain and wipe a video recording. Trope and reactions can be seen here.
  • An Imagine Spot in Penny and Aggie has Aggie's widowed father Nick picturing himself this way as he deliberates how to tell her he's in a serious relationship.
    Lipstick on...oh! Lipstick on my collar. Yes. Well. The good news isn't my lipstick.
  • The Princess's Jewels: In episode 11, when Prince Efrit returns from hunting monsters in his home country of Xek, he and Princess Ariana spend some quality time together in Princess Ariana's bed, making it up to her for not being able to come to the Kingdom of Marloe with her. When he meets with a messenger later, there are kiss marks all over his face.
  • A Running Gag in Ray Fox is that Ray's older stepsister Liz tends to kiss his face repeatedly as a sign of affection and teasing in many occasions.
    • In the first chapter, she kisses Ray repeatedly to cheer him up, causing Ray to tell her to stop since he doesn't want his crush to walk in on them again, implying that this is a regular occurrence.
    • In the fourth chapter, after Ray reunites with Liz following a week in jail, she greets him by kissing Ray in public. The next panel showing them has Ray looking embarrassed and with his face covered in lipstick. A picture of a younger Ray and Liz shows Liz kissing him in the cheek, showing that she was already affectionate with Ray since he was a kid.
    • A piece of artwork also shows Liz embarrassing Ray in front of his crush Ally and a random lioness by kissing him in front of them.
  • In one strip of Sinfest, Criminy goes trick or treating and when he gets to the Devil's house, it's Fuchsia who answers the door. She gives him chocolate kisses...and some real ones.
  • In Nip and Tuck: this is implied to have happened offscreen to Thelma's manager once she finds out that he protected her paychecks by sending them to a temporary bank account before they could be sent to a con artist.
    • This trope occurs twice to Temp Ferret by The Pop's Auto Girls during a crossover featuring the Funday Pawpet Show.
  • Sandra and Woo: Larisa does this to Landon, twice.
  • Unknown Lands: After Marya rescues her wife from being sacrificed by elves she covers her face in kisses and the lipmarks take a second to fade.

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time: In "Tree Trunks", this happens to Jake after Tree Trunks smooth-talks her way into letting her try to help Finn fight a monster.
    Finn: Jake! You were supposed to watch her!
    Jake: She got past me, man! I tried to stop her, but she overpowered me.
  • In a Columbia/Screen Gems cartoon called "Carnival Courage", Zaza does it to Willoughby Wren at the end.
  • In an episode of Chowder, Shnitzel gets kissed repeatedly my multiple members of the Big Hat Biddies. He runs into the kitchen and started trying to wash off some lipstick marks in disgust, to which Chowder reacts with "Oh my god! Shnitzel's been making out with himself again!"
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Downplayed.
    • In the episode "Dexter is Dirty", a laminated Dexter is thrown by Dee Dee into the living room, causing him to ricochet off everything he collides with. When he stops bouncing, the living room is reduced to a big mess. Mom enters the room, sternly calling out to Dexter before angrily marching over to him, seemingly to punish him for the mess. Her expression changes when she gets closer, as she was actually amazed by how clean Dexter is before planting a big kiss on his cheek. A stoic Dexter turns to face the camera, showing the red lipstick mark on his cheek before it slides off his face.
    • In the episode "Babe Sitter", Mandark trying to get Dee Dee to kiss him while she was babysitting him. Near the end of the episode, as he is put to bed, Mandark believes he missed his chance. Suddenly, Dee Dee bursts back into the room and gives Mandark a kiss on the forehead, as his mom told her to give him one. Once Dee Dee is gone, Mandark's looks up to see the lipstick mark on his forehead, before contently lying his head back down on his pillow.
  • It's happened a lot in the classic Disney cartoons, most frequently with Minnie covering Mickey in kisses (an instance of this in "The Brave Little Tailor" has become quite famous; another instance, the Nabisco commercial "Mickey's Surprise Party", is pictured above), and occasionally Daisy kissing Donald. It becomes a sight gag at the end of "Donald Steps Out," where one of Daisy's kisses lands on Donald's eye, and as he blinks it evokes the image of lips smacking.
    • In the "Goofy" cartoon "Knight for a Day", Goofy (as Cedric) gets kissed by Princess Esmeralda after winning the tournament.
    • Charlie McCarthy near the end of the Donald Duck cartoon, "The Autograph Hound".
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
  • In The Fairly OddParents! Timmy got this after he wished that he was "wanted" more and all the girls in school chase after him and kiss him.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum: In "Face-Eating Aliens from Planet X", Fanboy thinks Yo and her girlfriends are secretly disguised aliens who eat the faces of their victims, so the titular duo infiltrate Yo's girls-only Slumber Party to gather evidence. When they find none of the sort and are eventually busted, they prepare to face the inevitable... but instead the girls kiss their faces with lipstick all over. The two find this even worse and immediately flee the party in embarrassment.
  • Happened to Gill in Fish Police during a Beauty Contest by some of the contestants after saving them from a falling scenography's piece in a Smooch of Victory fashion.
  • Futurama, when Leela and William Shatner were pitted against each other in a fight to the death. When we cut back to them, they're making out. Also happens to Professor Farnsworth when he sticks his head into a box containing a dimension of all women.
    Farnsworth: I'll save this one for later.
  • In the Gravity Falls episode "Carpet Diem", Mabel's friend Grenda walks out of a closet covered in lipstick marks after a wild sleep-over.
    Grenda: I don't know what I was kissing in there, but I have no regrets!
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • 6th Grade Girls: At the end of the episode, Connie and Maria apologize to Arnold and Gerald for using them to make their boyfriends jealous, telling them that they are really great guys. To show their gratitude, the girls surprise the boys by giving them a kiss. Connie’s kiss leaves a pink lipstick mark on Gerald’s cheek while Maria’s kiss leaves a red lipstick mark on Arnold’s cheek. As the girls leave, Arnold and Gerald are left in complete bliss.
    • Student Teacher: After arriving at the airport, Olga greets her sister, extending her arms for a hug. Helga cringes her face, knowing what is about to happen as Olga leans in with her lips puckered. The scene cuts to the family driving home in the car, where a grouchy Helga is now shown sporting a red lipstick mark on her forehead.
  • Happened a few times in House of Mouse:
    • A cute white poodle with blue eyes named Tiki does this to Pluto in the short Pluto's Penthouse Sweet. Pluto likes Tiki but realizes that if he wants to stay with her, he'll have to marry her and leave his owner Mickey Mouse. He tries to leave, but Tiki locks him inside the suite, intent on keeping him there. At one point he hides in a grandfather clock. It turns out that Tiki was in the clock waiting for him. There is a struggle and once he leaves most of his body is covered with lipstick marks. Tiki is not shown to wear lipstick and all of the other times she kisses Pluto she leaves no such marks. So she either put on some lipstick when she got Pluto alone in the grandfather clock or this was all just for comedic effect (the latter is more likely).
    • This presumably happened to Donald Duck by Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck in the intervals of the House of Mouse episode "Everybody Loves Mickey", where after playing the final short, Donald appears with lipstick kisses on him as Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck praise him for being a romantic. It also happens to most of the main cast by Pluto in the episode "Pluto Saves the Day" as part of the cure to wake the cast from sleeping apples Pete had given them in the guise of Snow White.
  • Subverted in Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood, where a commercial for Jiggy's hair gel is shown with an attractive woman and Jiggy about to kiss. Jiggy moves the can in front of the camera, kissing noises are heard and, when moved away, the WOMAN is shown to be covered in lipstick marks.
  • Kick Buttowski Kendall does this to Kick in his fantasy when he's thinking of what would happen if he'd be stuck playing a role in a school play.
  • Happens in a few Warner Brothers Cartoons:
    • In Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears, Bugs flirts and compliments Mama Bear to escape harm from her and the other Bears. This backfires on him as Mama Bear becomes smitten with him. After she chases her husband and son away, Mama Bear tries seducing Bugs with alluring outfits. Disgusted, Bugs escapes the bears' home and races back into his rabbit hole only to find [[TheCatCameBack Mama Bear already there. She has her way with Bugs as the sounds of her kissing him is heard off-screen. Bugs then emerges from the rabbit hole with red lipstick marks all over his face, neck, and ears. After a brief second, he runs off screaming into the horizon, as a content Mama Bear emerges from his rabbit hole, now sporting a thick layer of red lipstick.
    • In The Super Snooper a tall, beautiful red-headed female duck referred to as 'The Body' has the hots for Daffy, and spends the whole short flirting with him as he accuses her of a murder. At one point, she turns out the lights before kissing noises can be heard. When Daffy Duck turns the lights back on, his bill is covered in red lipstick marks, which she gently wipes off with a cloth. he has lipstick marks all over his face, which she gently wipes off. note 
    • This also happens to Daffy Duck's descendant from the future, Danger Duck. In the Loonatics Unleashed episode The Music Villain, the heroes are investigating a nightclub and Danger Duck exits with lipstick marks on his face. He apparently spent the time flirting with a pretty young and intoxicated female club goer. When Danger Duck has to leave for his next mission, we hear a lovely voice call out "Ducky boy! Yoo-hoo!" Danger Duck laments leaving the woman we never see on camera, but duty calls.
    • In A Gander at Mother Goose, a cartoon based on various children's nursery rhymes, features a segment with Jack and Jill, portraying them as a teen couple holding their hands on their way up the hill. When the narrator gets to the part about Jack falling down the hill, nothing happens. He repeats the line a few more times before Jack rushes back down, his face covered in Jill's red lipstick, tells the narrator to get lost, and eagerly rushes back up the hill.
    • The trope also happens at the end of Katnip Kollege during the iris out when Kitty Bright covers Johnny Cat with kisses, leaving lipstick marks on him while he is unconcious.
    • This happens in a few Tiny Toon Adventures episodes. At the end of "My Dinner With Elmyra", Montana Max gets covered in red lipstick by Elmyra. He gets kissed over five times and he says "I think I'm in love."
      • It happens in another Tiny Toon Adventures episode. In "Thirteensomething", Edward is shown to be covered in pink lipstick kisses by Fran after a long gag. They are both television producers and Fran was immediately impressed by Edward standing up for himself.
  • In one of the intros to Mickey Mouse Works, where Donald Duck puts up a "Starring Donald Duck" sign in comedic ways before being mauled by a slapstick gag; Donald brings out a tall cake and writes his name in frosting until Clarabelle Cow pops out of the cake and grabs Donald to smother him in kisses inside the cake before Donald escapes with lipstick marks all over him before fainting.
  • A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the Valentine's Day TV-special for Monster High, Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?: One of the backgrounders, a nerd monster, gets pulled into a locker by some creature with tentacles — he was putting a Valentine's Day card in the locker. When he's tossed out, he's got lipstick marks all over his face and a big grin from ear-to-ear and dazed look on his face.
  • Kermit the Frog often got this from Piggy in Muppet Babies. One notable incident came when they were coloring themselves with giant crayons, leaving Piggy with a blue mouth and Kermit with a pink face.
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey: In an episode called The Frog Principal, Adam and Jake get lipstick all over their faces after being kissed by multiple animal women after getting drenched in a cologne that contained actual animal pheromones. Also, near the end of the episode, Principal Pixiefrog got kissed by a human woman, and he got lipstick marks all over his face.
  • In the Phineas and Ferb episode "Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face", Agent P accidentally crashes Dr Doofenshmirtz's date with a Girl of the Week, and poses as a domesticated pet platypus to prevent ruining their evening. However, it goes poorly anyway as the woman quickly succumbs to his Cuteness Proximity and spends the night fawning over Perry instead of talking to Doofenshmirtz. When Perry returns to his actual owners, Phineas can't help but wonder why he's covered in lipstick.
  • Olive Oyl has done this to Popeye in some of his older cartoons after he rescues her from...whatever.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998):
    • Cootie Gras: Throughout the episode, the girls are terrified of getting cooties from their classmate Harry Pitt, who Mojo uses to keep the girls from interfering with his crimes. In the end, the girls realize that cooties aren’t real when nothing happens to Blossom after Harry kisses her. With the tables turned, the girls proceed to give Harry a big smooching that leaves his face covered in red lipstick marks.
    • Something's a Ms. At the start of the episode, Ms. Bellum, who is actually Sedusa in disguise asks the Mayor if she could take the rest of the day off, which causes him to panic. Ms. Bellum gives him a kiss on the nose, which gets him to agree while also placing him into a Post-Kiss Catatonia for the rest of the evening. The following day, she uses the same tactic, with the same results. On the third day, she kisses him multiple times, which leaves his face covered with several lipstick marks, an act that earns her the whole week off.
  • In Ronal the Barbarian, after being... "invited" to the Amazon's Mating Ceremony, Ronal is seen returning to his hut holding his crotch and covered from head to toe in lipstick marks.
  • Rugrats episode Visiting Aunt Miriam. Upon seeing him, Aunt Miriam plants a big kiss on Tommy’s cheek, which leaves a giant lipstick mark that the toddler immediately wipes off with his arm.
    • In the same episode, Miriam's friends take quite a liking to Chuckie during their card game. By the time, the scene shifts back to them, Chuckie's face is alread covered in red lipstick marks as the women continue to fawn over him.
  • Marge Simpson has been known to do this to her kids and husband, like after time spent apart or when they've been safely delivered from harm (or more of it, as the case may be).
    Bart: Mooooom! You're embarrassing me front of the Army guys!
  • SpongeBob SquarePants gets covered in kisses once...from his grandma. Poor feller.
  • Steven Universe: In "Keystone Motel", Ruby kisses Sapphire basically everywhere except the lips, in keeping with Cartoon Network's policies regarding same-gender romances. Sapphire and Ruby finally get The Big Damn Kiss on the lips in their Wedding Episode "Reunited".
  • In the Stōked episode "Channel Surfers," Lo and Reef get walked in on by Broseph while they were making out, arms still around each other and lipstick marks all over his face. Since they're trying to keep their romantic relationship a secret, Lo blurts out the first excuse she can think of.
    Reef: Uh, we were just...
    Lo: Learning CPR!
    Broseph: Sweet! I need a refresher course. Maybe me and Reef could-
    Reef: (as he and Lo run out the door) Lesson's over!
  • The Superhero Squad Show had Ms. Marvel fall for M.O.D.O.K. after being accidentally affected by a love spell from the Enchantress in "Mental Organism Designed Only for Kisses". The episode at one point has a montage of the two spending time together, one of the scenes depicting M.O.D.O.K. walking away from Ms. Marvel with a smile while covered in lipstick marks.
  • Terrytoons: Happens a few times in their shorts.
    • The ''Mighty Mouse" short "Svengali's Cat" ends with Mighty Mouse having his face covered with lipstick marks after the mouse girl kisses him in gratitude for saving her. The "The Trojan Horse" short has Mighty Mouse attempt to flee a bunch of mouse women, only for them to catch him and kiss him until he has lipstick markings on his face.
    • The Wolf's Pardon: After being released from prison for 10 years, the wolf tries to stalk the (Not-So) Little Red Riding Hood again, only to fall in love with her until she turns around to reveal a face that isn't quite what he expected. Unfortunately, she becomes suffocatingly smitten by him, and immediately grabs him so she can give big kisses. At one point, when he is backed against the wall, and she charges towards him for another kiss, only for him to leap out of the way at the last second. This causes her to kiss the wall instead, and the recoil from the kiss causes her to leave a giant red lipstick mark on the wallpaper. Later, the wolf manages to lose her when he ducks into a malt shop, only to be spotted by a group of young women, who become smitten with him, which ends with his face being covered in their lipstick marks.
  • Tex Avery's Li'l Tinker—the title skunk plays Frank Sinatra and, while singing, dodges a barrage of lipstick kisses blown at him by a female rabbit - then ducks to dodge an enormous billboard-sized one. At the song's end, he's mobbed by screaming female rabbits, who then scream in horror at his smell and abandon him. His face, as well as the stage, is covered in red lipstick marks.
  • Total Drama:
    • When Izzy and Owen make out in the woods in "Hook, Line and Screamer" and they get interrupted by the killer, Owen emerges from the bushes covered in kisses.
    • Cody gets kissed many times by Sierra while they're stuck in a giant pinball together in "Super Crazy Happy Fun Time in Japan". He emerges from it covered in kisses and with her gum in his ear.
    • In the intro sequence of Revenge of the Island, Dakota pulls the camera towards her and kisses the lens, leaving a lipstick print. An intern pops in to wipe the lens clean.
  • One episode of Totally Spies! had Jerry promoting the girls and all three of them shower him with kisses leaving lipstick all over his face.
  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?
    • The episode "Garage Band" had Robot Jones and his friends Socks, Cubey, and Mitch form a garage band in an attempt to woo the girls. After Robot wins the girls over by playing an eight-track of his favorite band, he and his friends end up with kiss marks all over their faces.
    • In the episode "Popularity", Shannon tells Robot how much she is looking forward to their big date, which excites him. She then tells him that she actually bought new lip gloss for the big night, which she proceeds to apply to apply to her lips,, making them fuller and pink colored. She then leans in closer to Robot before planting a big kiss smooch on his cheek, stunning him. She informs that it is watermelon flavored lip gloss before leaving, and Robot faces his cheek to the camera, showing the giant pink lipstick mark.
  • Willie gets kissed by the harem girls at the end of the Willie Whopper cartoon called "Insultin' the Sultan".

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Not only did El Chu's love song won the heart of Rochelle, but she now loves him WAY too much.

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