Perfect Your Pout With the 13 Best Lipsticks for Women Over 50


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Lipstick is a powerful tool in a woman’s beauty arsenal — just ask the roughly 120.85 million women in the US who used lipstick and lip gloss in 2017, according to Statista. Applying a swipe from your favorite tube will not only bring a bright pop of color to your lips, it’s a fun and easy way to boost your confidence and an “I can do anything” feeling to match — particularly if it just so happens to be the best lipstick for older women.

When you hit a certain age, you begin to deal with issues such as thinning, dryness, and fine lines that can bring a lot of emphasis to the area around your mouth, and not in a particularly flattering manner. We’ve chosen a slew of lipsticks that will not only last for a long time and offer great color, they’ll hydrate and fill in lines to give you your most attractive pucker yet.

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What’s the best lipstick shade for my skin tone over 50?

Choosing the perfect lipstick hue can be a challenge at any age. One day, you might be feeling a bright ruby red, and the next, you’re looking for a muted berry.

The general rule of thumb when it comes to hunting for the perfect hue is to find one that matches the undertones of your complexion. This will help you from looking washed out, ruddy, or sallow.

If you have cooler undertones, lipsticks with purple, blue, and silver bases will be wonderful choices. You’ll want to be mindful of very light hues and pastels, as they could make you look pale or ashy. If you happen to have warmer undertones, on the other hand, hot lipstick bases, such as fiery reds and oranges, will be lovely options. Ladies with coveted neutral undertones can rock nearly any shade of lipstick.

That being said, we say wear whatever shade you love best. If your skin tone is said to look better in oranges, but you’re in love with a bright pink — go for it! As long as you love how it looks and it makes you feel great, that’s really all that matters.

What types of ingredients should I look for over 50?

For the best, most nourishing formulas, natural and organic lipsticks may be your best bet. Karen Behnkem, the founder of Juice Beauty, spoke with Dermstore about the pros of being picky with your makeup. For starters, our bodies absorb 60 percent of the products we put on topically, and organic ingredients contain less toxins than conventional ones. It has also been found that certain ingredients like chemicals, parabens, phthalates, lead, and fragrance, have the potential to create health problems down the road. Changing out something as simple as lipstick is a good way to minimize that risk.

The Best Lipstick for Older Women

Now that you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to shop! If you’re in need of a pretty new lip product to brighten your look, scroll down to see Woman’s World’s top picks for the best favorite lipstick colors and brands around.

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