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Sonic lipstick

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Sonic lipstick
Type: Multi-functional sonic device
Used by: Sarah Jane Smith
Appearances: see list

The sonic lipstick was a device similar to the sonic screwdriver owned by the Doctor, and regularly employed by Sarah Jane Smith. It resembled a genuine 21st-century lipstick closely enough not to seem suspicious.


Sarah Jane Smith had obtained the sonic lipstick by the time of the Bane's attempted invasion of Earth in 2008. (TV: Invasion of the Bane)

Following the destruction of one of the devices by Sontaran Commander Kaagh, Sarah Jane later produced another. (TV: Enemy of the Bane) Although primarily used by Sarah Jane, it was also used by the Doctor, [which?] Luke, and Rani. (TV: The Empty Planet)[additional sources needed]


The sonic lipstick looked like a normal lipstick on the outside. The lid came off and it twisted to reveal the emitter. When in use, the sonic lipstick generated a pinkish-red light, and produced several sounds. Like the Doctor's sonic screwdriver, it also remained ineffective against deadlock seals. The Slitheen described it as a sonic disruptor, (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen) and Sarah Jane once threatened to destroy a talisman with sonic disruption. (TV: Eye of the Gorgon) It ran on some sort of energy which could run out. (TV: Death of the Doctor) It was implied several times that the sonic lipstick could be harmful to humans and other living things. (TV: Warriors of Kudlak, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, The Curse of Clyde Langer) However, it was never used as an offensive weapon.



Sarah Jane disabling a cloaking field on a sontaran ship. (TV: The Last Sontaran)

Sarah-Jane once claimed she could destroy the Gorgon's portal key with sonic disruptions from the lipstick, but this was never shown, so she could have been bluffing. (TV: Eye of the Gorgon)
She also claimed to be able to block the frequency the Trickster was using to manifest himself, sending him back. (TV: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith)

Sarah Jane disabling the machine the Slitheen built. (TV: The Gift)

Behind the scenes


  1. Alien objects. BBC - Sarah Jane Adventures. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved on 27 July 2013.

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