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Old 03-13-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I've only ever worn nude/clear lip gloss. Never liked the look of color on my lips. I'm 60, whenever I put any color on it makes me look old(er) and my lips look thinner than they already are.

Maybe if I'd tried and gotten used to it when younger.

But how do you find "the right shade" when lipsticks are so darn expensive? It never looks the same when you try it on at the store, not to me anyway.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Depends on how hot they look.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:35 PM
 
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I agree. Older women tend to look beautiful with red lips... there's just something about their internal level of wisdom mixed with maturity and (most times) their sophistication that really makes red lipstick pull their look together. I find nothing wrong with it, and especially an older women with grey hair and red lipstick rockin' it like she's a vixen? Ugh. I get envious and can only hope that when I reach that age I look just as good!

And besides, 60 is the new 40/50, 70 is the new 50/60... women, especially now-a-days, are looking better and better with age!
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:35 PM
 
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I read in a beauty mag years ago that you never want a red lipstick that has "blue" tone to it. More orange is better. Your teeth look yellow against a "blue" red tone.
Years ago they had "revlon red" which was the perfect shade. But last time I looked Revlon did not have it anymore
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:36 PM
 
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I read in a beauty mag years ago that you never want a red lipstick that has "blue" tone to it. More orange is better. Your teeth look yellow against a "blue" red tone.
Years ago they had "revlon red" which was the perfect shade. But last time I looked Revlon did not have it anymore
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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I agree. Older women tend to look beautiful with red lips... there's just something about their internal level of wisdom mixed with maturity and (most times) their sophistication that really makes red lipstick pull their look together. I find nothing wrong with it, and especially an older women with grey hair and red lipstick rockin' it like she's a vixen? Ugh. I get envious and can only hope that when I reach that age I look just as good!

And besides, 60 is the new 40/50, 70 is the new 50/60... women, especially now-a-days, are looking better and better with age!
Yes, it is so strange - I always thought I hated red lipstick on me and avoided it almost all my life. Now at 65 I am LOVING it! I found a good shade, very bright with a hint of orange and it really brightens up my face. I also "mix" a couple colors - a kind of "brick" color on the bottom topped with red gloss on top - love it! I make sure to put a base around my lips first so it doesn't "bleed", then I line with pencil, fill in with color, blot and finally do the finger trick to get off excess. It really brightens up my whole complexion and makes me look younger, I swear!

The trick to finding a good color is if you normally wear pink tone lipstick, find a more "true" shade of red, if you are like me and look good in corals and brown tone lipstick find one with a brighter more orange tone to it. I have a light golden tan, and this suits me. For mature women, it should not be too matte or too glossy, but satiny/creamy.

You don't have to spend a lot for lipstick, I never spend more than $5 which is pricey enough, but there are a few out there even cheaper. If you haven't tried it, give it a go! You might be pleasantly surprised!
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Not everyone has great teeth either as they age....luckily I still have mine all in good order but red lipstick would surely bring more attention to your teeth too.. and lips get thinner as we age and bright lipsticks make them even thinner...
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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ONLY if you have good teeth! Like Dizzybint said, red lipstick is going to bring attention to your mouth and tends to really highlight aging teeth.

Of course, there are so many great teeth products out there, it's not that difficult to keep our teeth looking good.

"You only have one smile." If you can slap some red lipstick on it, it makes life more fun!
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I read in a beauty mag years ago that you never want a red lipstick that has "blue" tone to it. More orange is better. Your teeth look yellow against a "blue" red tone.
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In fact, it's the opposite.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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Well, I am 65, but I think it goes across the board. I saw photos of women of all ages, and they all looked great.
what shade and make are you wearing? i too was quite amazed how good it looks when i tried it. but now i have gone back to a more muted red.
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