2, in China, Rouge was used as early as the.A rouge compact with a mirror and brush, ancient Egyptian rouge compact, traditional rouge makeup.1 : any of various cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips red 2 : a red powder consisting essentially of ferric oxide used in polishing glass, metal, or gems and as a pigment rouge verb rouged; rouging, test Your Vocabulary, words from Greek and.

Show More, origin of rouge 1 147585; French: red Latin rubeus; akin to red1, related formsunrouged, adjective, can be confused rogue rouge rouge 2 roozh adjective French.To color with rouge.

3, in the 16th century in Europe, women and men would use white powder to lighten their faces.1753, in cosmetic sense, "blush from French rouge "red coloring matter noun use of adjective "red" (12c.Womens Suffrage Parade wore red lipstick during their marches to make a statement and show that they could wear makeup without negative connotations.