The study of clothes was his chief consideration, he spent hours rouging and perfuming himself.
Then she became suddenly serious, for she had come to the operation of rouging.
Some plates require a great deal of rouging; it then generally means that you must look to your sensitizer.
The leading lady assumed an air of injured innocence, and left off rouging her cheeks to heighten the effect.
They were fond of rouging their faces, especially the lips, and the eye was a feature to which much time and art were given.
1753, in cosmetic sense, "blush," from French rouge "red coloring matter," noun use of adjective "red" (12c.), from Latin rubeus, related to ruber "red" (see red). Replaced native paint in this sense. The verb is attested from 1777. Related: Rouged; rouging. The same word had been borrowed from French in Middle English with the sense "red color; red" (early 15c.).