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Old 03-18-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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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.
drug stores and also sephora take back/exchange lipstick. keep the receipt while you test the color.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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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.
I bought one from Target made by "Kate" (as in Kate Moss). Is is the "Moisture Renew" line, #505 called "Red Alert" and it is a bright true red, I love it! Not expensive either (I think under $6.00) Anyway, there are a ton of shades of red out there. I dye my hair dark brown (which was my original color before going 60% gray) and I have a light golden tan, and this shade suits me.

Yes, most drugstores and other places will accept returns even on opened makeup. Good luck finding your shade!
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Old 03-19-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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I am 66, and I'm thinking that a crimson slash across my face might make people not notice the eye bags.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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I am 66, and I'm thinking that a crimson slash across my face might make people not notice the eye bags.
Honestly, it really does brighten up the face. It makes the whole complexion come alive. And I have slight eyebags at my age and they really are less noticeable with brighter lipstick on.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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Some older women wearing red lipstick might look good, but some don't and some look silly. I do not think it makes a woman look younger. More than likely, it makes an older woman look like she is wearing the same makeup she wore earlier in her life.

A woman I used to see at bridge tournaments out-of-town must have been in her eighties and she dressed in low cut blouses showing generous cleavage which looked like 2 flesh colored oranges and cottage cheese chest skin, with long danging earrings and full makeup. Clearly she perceived herself as a hot, sexy person, but it's doubtful anyone else thought it, except maybe a 90 year old man. Although, many elderly men are looking at much younger women.

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Old 03-20-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Some older women wearing red lipstick might look good, but some don't and some look silly. I do not think it makes a woman look younger. More than likely, it makes an older woman look like she is wearing the same makeup she wore earlier in her life.

A woman I used to see at bridge tournaments out-of-town must have been in her eighties and she dressed in low cut blouses showing generous cleavage which looked like 2 flesh colored oranges and cottage cheese chest skin, with long danging earrings and full makeup. Clearly she perceived herself as a hot, sexy person, but it's doubtful anyone else thought it, except maybe a 90 year old man. Although, many elderly men are looking at much younger women.
Well, all I got to say is ROCK ON granny! I am glad she is doing what pleases her. If SHE thinks she looks good, that is all that matters. I'll probably be doing the same at that age....
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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After reading this thread I went to a MAC counter and asked them to help me choose a red that would rock my warm-tone 60+ face. After trying several we decided on "Dubonnet" which I love! I then googled "MAC Dubonnet dupe" and discovered NYX "Snow White" @ Ulta. MAC cost $16 & NYX was $3.99! I had already bought the MAC, but also bought the NYX so I could truly compare. The difference in color, texture, shine, and wear-ability was very, very minute. If you find a high-end color that you love don't hesitate to check for a dupe - you could save some money and still look fab!
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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After reading this thread I went to a MAC counter and asked them to help me choose a red that would rock my warm-tone 60+ face. After trying several we decided on "Dubonnet" which I love! I then googled "MAC Dubonnet dupe" and discovered NYX "Snow White" @ Ulta. MAC cost $16 & NYX was $3.99! I had already bought the MAC, but also bought the NYX so I could truly compare. The difference in color, texture, shine, and wear-ability was very, very minute. If you find a high-end color that you love don't hesitate to check for a dupe - you could save some money and still look fab!
Awesome! I am going to check out that NYX.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:54 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
That depends entirely on the person's complexion. Some people look better in clothing with "cool" colors, vs. "warm" colors. Same with lipstick.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:06 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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In fact, it's the opposite.
Delahanty, I was sooo darned certain you were incorrect. So I googled to see what I could learn. I guess you know your lipstick color facts!

Which Lipstick Shades Make Teeth Look Whiter - Lipstick Colors For Whiter Teeth
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