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 their body) covered in lipstick marks (usually a red shade). Their hair and clothing may be disheveled as well.
Most commonly the result of an extremely numinous Anywhere but Their Lips and Smooch of Victory. Other times it can be the result of a Forceful Kiss, which is usually from an Abhorrent Admirer. Cuteness Proximity is another factor, especially if the ones being kissed are children.
The lipstick colors are usually depicted as being red or pink, though there are instances of other colors.
Usually animated, though 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).
See also Lipstick Mark for when a character's romantic partner notices a mark that they did not leave, as proof of infidelity.
- 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.
- In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, Liezelotte did this to Chrono when the Lieze sisters were introduced. "That was yummy."
- Seina Yamada from Tenchi Muyo! GXP is subjected to this by Seto's handmaidens in episode 13 and again in episode 20.
- An episode of Shadow Skill had Elie repeatedly kiss her adoptive brother Gau on his cheeks, much to his chagrin.
- 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 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.
- Slightly downplayed in Dragon Ball Z. After accidentally switching bodies with a Namekian frog, Ginyu finds himself face-to-face with a Pink Namekian Frog. He is unnerved by the pink frog's flirtatious behavior, and starts fleeing from her. This results in a chase that happens off screen. At the end of the episode, Frog Ginyu is shown sporting a giant red lipstick mark on his cheek.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dilbert: Dilbert has this happen to him by Kitty Kelly.
- 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.
- 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.
- Deviantart artist Nintendomaximus (AKA Froggo Fan 64) has several drawings of various cartoon pairings that demonstrate this trope, of which this one is his most popular.
- This Homestuck fanart of Eridan and Feferi.
- 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 girls of Monster High as a thank you for saving them from the Guys In White, resulting in this once again.
- In 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 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.
- The Three Caballeros. During one segment, Donald pines after singer Aurora Miranda. When he finally gets her alone, he presents her with flowers. She then lifts him up in her arms and gives him a big kiss, which somehow left several kiss marks on Donald's face.
- Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo: This happens to Beast Boy in the movie, courtesy of many Japanese Fangirls. He also gets one from Nya Nya.
- Toy Story, Bo Peep does this to Woody courtesy of the mistletoe (though it wasn't made apparent that Bo a porcelain figurine had on lipstick until Woody was later seen with a face full of kiss marks, looking pretty pleased with himself—Rule of Funny, I suppose).
- 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.
- 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. She clings to the security guard and proceeds to kiss his face repeatedly as he fights off her advances.
- 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.
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- When Jessica blows a kiss at Eddie, and the lipstick mark flies across the room and lands on Eddie's 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 Smooch of Victory kisses after Eddie defeats the Big Bad and rescues them.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 Series/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.
- Heidi Klum does this to Jay Leno on her 24th and final appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a farewell to him as he was going to be leaving The Tonight Show for good after the February 6, 2014 episode and would be succeeded by Jimmy Fallon.
- 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.
- Mario gets covered with lipstick marks from the princess 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.
- 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.
- 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 is...it isn't my lipstick.
- 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.
- 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.
- Britsune Garden Series: Being a rare female example, Malorie has been subject to receiving clusters of red lipstick marks on her cheeks and forehead from her own grandmother of all people, Queen Lilie. She would often turn miffed afterwards.
- 5 Second Films: Riddled With Kisses.
- Tucker Budzyn:
- 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.
- Happens a lot in old cartoons, particularly those from The Golden Age of Animation.
- Its 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.
- At the end of a "Goofy" cartoon called "Knight for a Day", Goofy (as Cedric) gets kissed by Princess Esmerelda.
- 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 Save's the Day" as part of the cure to wake the cast from sleeping apples Pete had given them in the guise of Snow White.
- 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.
- 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.
- Olive Oyl has done this to Popeye in some of his older cartoons after he rescues her from...whatever.
- Dexter's Laboratory: Downplayed.
- In the episode "Dexter is Dirty", a laminated Dexter leaves a big mess in the living room when Dee Dee tosses him. An angry mom enters and stomps over to Dexter, seemingly to punish him. Mom's anger dissolves as she notices how clean Dexter is before planting a quick kiss on his cheek. Dexter turns to face the camera, showing a red lipstick mark before it slides off his face.
- One episode had Mandark trying to get Dee Dee to kiss him while she was babysitting. 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 lipstick mark on his forehead, to which he lays back down on his bed in bliss.
- Spongebob Squarepants gets covered in kisses once...from his grandma. Poor feller.
- 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.
- The Powerpuff Girls:
- After learning that the overly affectionate boy in their class didn't have cooties, the girls turn the tables and kiss him all over the face, leaving bright red lipstick marks on his face. It is implied that they did this to show that they are not afraid of him anymore.
- This has also happened to Mayor. When Ms. Bellum, who is actually Sedusa in disguise, asks for the day off, she kisses him on the nose to get him to say yes. The final time she asks, she kisss him multiple times resulting in this trope, to which the Mayor tells she can take a whole week off.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy, This happens to the titular characters whenever they are caught by the Kanker Sisters.
- 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!"
- Total Drama:
- In Total Drama World Tour, Sierra takes advantage of being in a confined space with Cody, resulting in this trope. Cody is not amused, especially when he finds her gum in his ear.
- Earlier in the Total Drama Island episode "Hook, Line, and Screamer", Owen and Izzy venture into the woods, only for Owen to notice that they're probably setting themselves up to get attacked by the Dangerous Serial Killer (with a chainsaw and a hook) by being the couple to go out into the woods to make out. Izzy points out that they're not doing so...but asks Owen if he wants to, to which he happily agrees. When they hear the serial killer, Owen pops out of the bushes covered in kisses...only to be gone in the very next scene.
- Happens in a few Warner Brothers Cartoons:
- In Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears, Bugs flirts and compliments Mama Bear to escape harm from the other Bears. But then she becomes smitten with him. After she chases her husband and son away, Mama Bear tries seducing Bugs with alluring outfits. Bugs escapes the bears' home and enters his rabbit hole only to find Mama Bear already there. She finally captures Bugs and has her way with him. We hear her kissing Bugs off-screen, and when she's done, Bug emerges from the hole, his face covered in red lipstick.
- In The Super Snooper a beautiful red-headed duck referred to as 'The Body' turns out the lights and we hear kissing noises. When Daffy Duck turns them back on he has lipstick marks all over his face, which she gently wipes off.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- In Rugrats, Visiting Aunt Miriam. Miriam plants a big kiss on Tommy's cheek, which leaves a giant red lipstick mark. Tommy wipes it off himself. A little later, Miriam's friends take quite the liking to Chuckie, and before long, his face ends up covered with several red lipstick marks.
- 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.
- Charlie McCarthy near the end of the Donald Duck cartoon, "The Autograph Hound".
- 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.
- 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.
- Willie gets kissed by the harem girls at the end of the Willie Whopper cartoon called "Insultin' the Sultan".
- 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.
- 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.
- Tex Avery's Li'l Tinker—the title skunk plays Frank Sinatra and, while singing, dodges a barrage of lipstick kisses blown at him - then ducks to dodge an enormous billboard-sized one. At song's end, he's mobbed by screaming girls, who then scream in horror at his smell and abandon him, his face and the stage covered in kisses.
- 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.
- He's also got a big grin from ear-to-ear and dazed look on his face.
- 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!
- 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 Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? 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" At school, Shannon tells how much she is looking forward to their big date, which excites him. She adds that she bought new watermelon flavor lip gloss. She proceeds to apply the gloss to her lips before planting a big kiss on Robot's cheek. After she leaves, Robot turns his cheek to the camera, revealing a giant pink lipstick mark.
- Played with in Hey Arnold! episode "6th Grade Girls. Even though they admit to Arnold and Gerald that they were using them to make their boyfriends jealous, Connie and Marie tell the two boys that they're great guys and will one day have girlfriends of their own. To cheer them up and show their gratitude for taking them to dance, Connie and Maria give Gerald and Arnold a kiss on the cheek. Connie's kiss leaves a pink kiss mark on Gerald, while Maria's leaves a red one Arnold.
- In another episode, Helga's sister gives her a kiss on the forehead, leaving a red lipstick mark, which Helga doesn't wipe off even when they are in the car.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mighty Mouse:
- The 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 Trojan Horse" 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.
- 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 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.
- In a Columbia/Screen Gems cartoon called "Carnival Courage", Zaza does it to Willoughby Wren at the end.