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Old 03-12-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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I recently posted a thread asking for advice on red lipstick - I am usually just a "tinted lip gloss" wearer. I never thought red lipstick would look good on me, being a mature woman with thin lips. But I started researching and came across tons of photos of older women who look fantastic with bright red lips. And then I came across a very interesting article that said older women who wear red lipstick look younger:

Women Wearing Red Lipstick Look Younger. Why? Beauty Care articles | Well Being center | SteadyHealth.com

The article basically states it is the contrast that makes us look younger, even more than a face lift!

Well, I bought a new lipstick and experimented and OMG it's true! I actually looked fantastic in bright red lipstick and I never woulda thunk it! I looked younger and my skin seemed brighter. I think the key is finding the right shade and applying it so it does not smear. Anyway, I am now a fan. I will be wearing it a LOT from now on.

I realize many here don't like makeup or lipstick, so this thread is not for you. But if you DO like makeup/lipstick, give red a try, it's awesome!
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:38 PM
 
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Interesting. Are we talking 60's, 70's or 80's? I'm 67.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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Interesting. Are we talking 60's, 70's or 80's? I'm 67.
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.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Interesting. Are we talking 60's, 70's or 80's? I'm 67.
Lol, who knows what "older" is these days.

IMO, there's nothing like finding the perfect pink lipstick. I have a red tempered with gold flecks (found at a dollar store)--my "party" lipstick lol, but pink is great. DH loves "the pinkies."

Consider Ivana Trump, a couple of decades ago. Sure, she had cosmetic surgery. But she alo chucked her trademark dark, severe, red lipstick for soft and flattering pinks. What a difference!
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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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.
Well, I'll just have to give it a try! Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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I've always worn very neutral colors, but since my hair has turned silver, red lipstick looks great! I get tons of compliments every time.

Last edited by JemimahPashmina; 03-12-2015 at 07:54 PM.. Reason: Grammar
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:51 AM
 
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I have ALWAYS been a strong proponent of red lipstick, even in my 20s, and I still wear it 30 years later. Sometimes if I don't have time to put on full makeup, I wear that lipstick, and it "dresses me up" and enhances the color in my cheeks.

Other people have often commented favorably on my chosen shades of red throughout the years. I just don't go anywhere without it!
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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It would have been nice if they tried this experiment with more skin tones before declaring it the "end all be all."
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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What color is your hair?
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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not for me . and never was even when I was young ,just didnt ever suit it.. but then when I was young , pale pinks or nude look on lips was the fashion with more emphasis on eyes which I loved...
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