If you are over 50 and do nothing else when it comes to make-up (SPF always ;), wear lipstick! Your lips accentuate your eyes and, lipstick will instantly lift and brighten your complexion.
I have noticed that
my lipstick hasn't changed over the years, however, my complexion, my skin- tone, my texture, well all of it, has changed. So I am on the hunt for a new lipstick that I can adopt into my routine. As I stepped out of my comfort zone, here is some research that I found:
As we age, our skin tone, hair color, and personal style can change, which may require us to adjust our makeup choices
es, including our lipstick color. While there are no hard and fast rules about lipstick shades for older women, there are some general guidelines to follow that can help you choose a shade that flatters your skin tone and complements your features.
Here are some tips for finding the best lipstick color for older women:
Choose a shade that complements your skin tone: As we age, our skin tone may become uneven, and we may develop age spots or discoloration. Choosing a lipstick shade that complements your skin tone can help even out your complexion and make your features pop. For fair skin, try pink, peach, or nude shades. For medium skin, try coral, rose, or berry shades. For dark skin, try deep red, plum, or brown shades.
Opt for creamy, hydrating formulas: As we get older, our lips may become drier and more prone to cracking. Choosing a cream or satin hydrating lipstick formula can help keep your lips soft and supple, move away from matte finish and look for lipsticks that contain moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, or vitamin E.
Consider your natural lip color: The color of your natural lips can also affect how a lipstick shade looks on you. If your lips are naturally pale, a bright or dark lipstick shade may look too harsh. On the other hand, if your lips are naturally dark, a pale or nude lipstick shade may wash you out.
Choose a shade that matches your style: Your personal style should also factor into your lipstick color choice. If you prefer a classic, timeless look, opt for a red or berry shade. If you like a more natural, understated look, try a nude or light pink shade.
Don't be afraid to experiment: Ultimately, the best way to find the perfect lipstick shade is to experiment with different colors and formulas. Try on different shades at the makeup counter, and take note of which ones make you feel confident and beautiful.
Let's look at some color choices:
A moisturizing pink or coral shade with mid-strength coloring is universally flattering for mature lips and will ensure your lips look fresh and lively without being overpowering.
Generally speaking, cooler pink tones (those on the bluer end of the spectrum) suit fairer skins, while warmer pink tones (those closer to red and orange) are better for darker skins. So if you’re fair-skinned, consider pinks and light corals, and stay away from browns. Those with medium skin tones can go a little darker, so try rose, mauve, and berry shades. While dark-skinned women look great in reds, browns, and deep plums.
Soft nudes and lighter shade lipsticks on mature lips give the illusion of fuller and poutier lips because there is no defined border.
But beige tones on more mature lips are unforgiving and can make teeth look yellow. While a too-pale shade can
make you look as if you’re wearing no lipstick at all. Instead, try nudes in soft, muted rose tones one or two shades darker than your natural lip color.
Mature lips can wear bold, but choose a shade that is best for your skin-tone. Dark colors can make you look severe and yes, older. Bold is best for evenings. Remember if you go Bold and Dark, make sure your lips are well hydrated as the bold colors tend to make the lines and wrinkles more noticeable.
FROSTED OR SHIMMERY SHADES
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid. These shades will enhance the wrinkles and lines, just as matte lipsticks dry and exacerbate the wrinkles.