Hi everyone I am joining my pals Sarah and Kim for our monthly Signature Style Series. Sarah suggested lip color this month and I was shocked that I had not posted about this since 2019. Let’s face it somewhere after the age of 50 lip color becomes a bit of an issue. Gone are the days when we could just whip on lip color and run out the door. With the good fortune, wisdom. and confidence that comes with age so does the dilemma of how to apply makeup to an aging face (sigh) Sure it is a little (well a lot more work), especially the lip area. Need help in that department? Let’s talk about the Best Long-Lasting Lip Color for Mature Women.
It was interesting reading my original article (the comments can still be seen below. You guys always offer such good insight), I have to be honest Covid, and finding a great product simplified my routine. My absolute favorite is the Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue ( a mouthful for someone who speaks no french) I am wearing the Bright Raspberry above. It is ridiculously pricey but in my humble opinion, it is the absolute best long-lasting, non-drying product on the market. I do not prime anymore and I do not line. It’s that good. The price pains me, I have to admit.
BEST LONG-LASTING LIP COLOR FOR MATURE WOMEN
According to the experts, these are the tips you should follow in order to “properly” apply lip color that lasts.
#1 Exfoliate From my research (I will admit I am an over-researcher) the best exfoliant is something similar to plain old petroleum jelly (or a more organic option) applied with an old toothbrush. Save your money for other products you are coveting. Here is a natural alternative to petroleum jelly (thanks readers!!) that you can find on Amazon.
If that is too much trouble (sometimes it is for me), run don’t walk, and pick up the Buxom Powerful Lip Scrub. I don’t use it as directed, I apply it to my lips every night before bed. It really helps with flaking and peeling. I am out right now and I kept thinking why are my lips such a mess??
#2 Use a Lip Primer
I am personally not doing this step anymore so I am not going to recommend any products. I gave up on this step when we started masking and have not gone back. Please share if you have favorites. I am just too lazy for this step currently.
#3 line the outside of the Natural lip line with a neutral lip liner
Okay, I have given up on this one as well. Masking & a great product changed a lot of things for me.
#4 Line and fill in with lip liner. I don’t do this anymore either. The Chanel Le Rouge is just great by itself.
#5 Choose Apricot Berry, Rose, or Peach Lipcolors
You can read my post on Anti-aging lip care tips here. That post is due for an update soon as well. Please share any of your favorite lip care products.
BEST LONG-LASTING LIP COLOR FOR MATURE WOMEN
For this post, I made my list from the researched products ( see articles below) went to Ulta, and grabbed some price-friendly products. Here are the three I grabbed. The NYX Lingerie XXL, The Smashbox (not price friendly enough), and the Colourpop Glossy Lip Stain (in roll out). There were many others but these were the ones that had colors that I thought would work for me. I have olive skin. With my olive skin and silver hair, I need a bit of color on my lips so that I don’t look washed out. I loved the color and ease of application for the Colourpop. It wasn’t overly drying but didn’t have the staying power I would like. The price is so good it might be worth a try. The Smashbox (dream huge) (the most expensive) wasn’t really a great color on me for Summer but would be great in the winter. It transferred to absolutely everything, which would be really annoying. You should see my coffee cup. It did stay on my lips fairly well.
The Nyx Lingerie (on fuego) had the most staying power but the smell and taste were really unappealing in my opinion. I don’t think I could stand it for that reason. Think coconut suntan lotion from the early seventies. The color was very similar to the Chanel that I love. If you can handle the smell it is worth a try. Here are my favorite budget-friendly long-lasting lip colors.
SHOP PRICE FRIENDLY LONG LASTIN LIP COLOR
In my hunt for a great lip color that moisturizes, doesn’t bleed into the fine lines of the lips, and stays on (I know hoping for a miracle) my favorites haven’t changed much. I used the Revlon Colorstay product for years. It is reasonable, still highly recommended but just too drying for me. I used the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick for several years. It doesn’t harden like concrete like some of the all-day lipsticks. It has great staying power but is also a bit too drying. I also like the Bobbie Brown Art Stick. The problem is (as we have all discussed) since Bobbie sold the line there are so few colors. While masking it smeared everywhere. Before masking I was a strong devotee. You can slather it on…it stays for quite a while and it is not too drying.
SHOP LONG-LASTING LIP COLOR
Check out this list from Harpers Bazaar and you are sure to find a lip color that you like. Susan from Une Femme d’ Un Certain Age has a great tutorial for obtaining fuller lips here. Oprah has a great tutorial on How to Prevent Lip Feathering on Oprah.com Need suggestions on what lip colors look best with gray hair (I do!!)
These articles might be helpful for selecting a long wearing lip color. FYI they are all over the map on this subject.
Today 10 Best Long-Wearing Lipsticks Makeup Artists Love
Best Long Lasting Lipsticks Harper’s Bazaar
As always thank you for reading the Best Long-Lasting Lipcolor for Mature Women. Please share your favorite products and what works for you. Now pop over and visit Sarah and Kim. I am sure their suggestions will be much different than mine as they have younger lips!!