Choosing the Best Red Lipsticks for Mature Women
Red Lipstick for Older Women
Some people think there is an age limit on wearing red lipstick. I am here to tell you this isn't true. Red lipstick is daring, provocative, and downright gorgeous. If you're a confident woman and have always worn red lipstick, there is no need to stop because of your age. Perhaps a slight adjustment in the shade is all you need. Cosmetic manufacturers are developing lines for women like us, as they realize their market isn't just for the 20-30 year-olds. Let's take a look at what is available on the market for mature women.
Aging and Makeup
As we age our skin changes. It isn't just the loss of elasticity and the odd little line, often it can become dull and we lose that youthful glow. This is why our makeup regime needs to change. If you're still using products you were using 20 or 30 years ago, now is a good time to revamp your selection. We all have favorites but perhaps they aren't the best choices for your skin type any longer. There are products specifically designed for the more mature woman. That isn't to say they are of lesser quality, they have been formulated to bring out our best. Often these will have extra moisturizers to aid in the reduction of visible wrinkles.
As for our lips, like me, you may have noticed your lipstick bleeds into the lines around your mouth. The lines will be worse if you are or were a smoker or also a sun lover. Below I have included a video which will show you how to stop the bleeding of your lipstick and the best way to apply lipstick. Even after all these years of wearing lipstick, I learned a thing or two from it. Enjoy the video.
Which Shade of Red Lipstick
There are so many red lipstick shades on the market it is difficult to just choose one. As a rule of thumb, if your skin is pale, try a blue/red. If your skin is olive then opted for an orange/red.
Of course you can try either. A blue/red is more of a dramatic evening look whereas an orange/red will be a good choice if you are in fun mood. Ask at the makeup counter if they have a sample or simply try the sample on the back of your hand.
****If your teeth are stained or appear yellow, this could be accentuated by wearing a blue/red lipstick. ****
Below are just a few of the ones I have tried and my opinions on them.
MAC Matte Lipstick
This looks shockingly red if you aren't used to seeing such a bright red lipstick in the tube. This is gorgeous and a head turner for all the right reasons. I prefer a matte look, I think as we age, a glossy look isn't good. I am often complimented by women who tell me, they have never been brave enough to wear red lipstick.
I find it rather sad that some women feel uncomfortable or not confident enough to enjoy something that is possibly the most feminine and sexy thing a woman can wear.
Maybelline Red Lipstick
I call this my everyday lipstick. It is the one I carry with me daily and it makes me feel 'made up' and ready to face the world. Although I get compliments, it is less dramatic than my evening or going out lipstick. This is a good lipstick for all skin tones.
Women Who Wear Red Lipstick
Just look at the different women who wear red lipstick. Madonna, Demi Moore, Dolly Parton, and The Queen of England are all fans of wearing red lipstick.
It isn't limited to hair color either as blondes, brunettes, redheads and even those with gray hair can successfully wear it.
Caucasian, Asian and Black women can all wear shades of red lipstick to great effect. Simply select a hue which compliments your skin tone.
Personal choice comes into it as well of course and not just for the shade but also how it feels on the lips. I prefer one which helps to moisturize my lips, because if they are too dry the lips appear to have more lines. A moisturizing lipstick gives a smoother look to aging lips.
The pencil for lips isn't new, but for mature lips it is a great tool to have in your makeup bag, it minimizes bleeding into the lines around your lips. Always have it sharp, and if the weather is too hot, pop it into the fridge until ready to use.
It is a good idea to have a couple different shades to blend with the different lipsticks.
Even if your lipstick says it is everlasting or kiss proof, you can't beat a lipstick sealer. If you seem to reapply your lipstick often, with the lipstick sealer, this isn't necessary. The first time I used one, it felt uncomfortable, almost like it was drying my lips. Now I swear by it if I want my lipstick to stay on my lips and not on my glass or on my teeth.
It was my daughter who introduced me to the product, when she saw the problems I was having leaving my lipstick behind on my tea cups. She shook her head as daughters do and pulled a bottle of Lipcote out of her handbag. What can I say, now I have my own bottle.
Eye Make-up and Lipstick
If you are planning on wearing a bright red lipstick, you will need to tone down the eye makeup. The reason for this is we want a focal point. Eyes or lips, not both. Otherwise, it is almost clown-like which is not the look we are after!
A light neutral colored eyeshadow and mascara will suffice. Make your statement with your lipstick.
Although you may see the younger women who can pull off wearing brightly colored eyeshadow and bright red lipstick, for mature women, it rarely works. The only exception to this, in my experience, is if you are in the theater on the stage where you need to 'stand out'.
Otherwise, opt for a focal point as I explained earlier. I liken this to wearing a short skirt or a low cut top, it's best to choose one or the other.
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© 2012 Mary Wickison