red lips for women over 40?

NicolesCloset

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I just began wearing red lipstick because I see celebs like Gwen Stefani and JLo sporting a red lip. They look great and glam. I was told that red lips make women look older when you pass 40. Is red on lips something I should avoid?
 

cherrycookies

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wear it if you like the look on you!

i once saw a Japanese old woman, likely in her 50s/60s, wearing red lipstick. She is the restaurant owner and she looks great!
 

bebeklein

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I agree if it suits you wear it. i believe the issue is lips get thinner as you age and a bold red would presumably draw attention to them.

I think she looks fabulous!!

 
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RED is timeless & ageless..

If you find the right shade & it looks good, go for it!!

Once you wear it you get hooked ..
 

BunnyLady4

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I found a great SA at Sephora in Chicago and he talked me into a red Lorac lipstick and liner (I'm 45). It was WAY out of my comfort zone, but I've gotten lots of compliments. I say go for it!
 

knics33

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RED is timeless & ageless..

If you find the right shade & it looks good, go for it!!

Once you wear it you get hooked ..
Agreed! :smile:

Go for it! Red is my all time fave lip color (my personal is a darker brick red shade) and I plan on rocking it as long as I am into makeup... which will most definitely be the rest of my life lol.
 

Charlie

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Is red on lips something I should avoid?
Noooooooooo, of course not. You just need to find your perfect shade and off you go. Rock the sh--- out of it!


Here are a few good articles about red lipsticks:

How to choose the perfect red:http://www.temptalia.com/how-to-choose-the-perfect-red-lipstick-tips-tricks

How to apply it: http://www.temptalia.com/how-to-apply-red-lipstick-tips-tricks

And a gallery of pretty much all the reds out there: http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?color=Red&action=Sort&type=156

Click on each picture for more info.

Best of luck finding your red. I love LOVE red lipstick. I have so many now and use each one of them.
 

Charlie

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Madonna is 54



Sharon Stone is 54 too





Heidi is 39



and of course Dita! She is 40!



See we all should rock red lippies!! :biggrin:
 

Cornflower Blue

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I feel uncomfortable wearing red (or any other strong lip colour) as it seems to drain the life out of me :nogood:(ditto, any khaki coloured clothes). I can wear it though, if I press it onto my lips with my finger, leaving a stain and then top it with a tiny bit neutral gloss.
Have also found that Daniel Sandler does a fab lip colour called Cherub which is like a red-ish neutral colour on me and I can just put that on direct from the tube.
I'm just a scaredy cat...:biggrin:
 

Charlie

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I feel uncomfortable wearing red (or any other strong lip colour) as it seems to drain the life out of me
I have fair skin with pink cheeks so I must be very careful with the red shade I pick. I tend to go for reds with blue undertone. Other tones could either make me look like a corpse or a clown! You need to keep trying until you find what works for you. Once you find the one, you wont go back. Life is to short ;)