5 secrets to fuller looking lips and longer lasting lipstick for over 40's
The good news. Lipstick is a quick solution to lifting your mood and looking like you’ve got your act together. A simple pick-me-up for the time poor. Photo above: @nudebynature
The bad news. Your lips are shrinking with age. Lips begin to thin for the same reason your skin sags: a natural decline in collagen. Hence the mad dash for injectables and fillers. Unless you follow my 5 secrets to fuller looking lips and longer lasting lipstick for women over 40. 5 secrets, 5 steps. Fuller looking lips.
Photo: Rosie Huntington Whiteley
We can’t all have Sophie Monk or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s incredible full lips. The simple, non-invasive answer is genuinely hydrating lipsticks and lip balms that treat and inject moisture into your lips. Given the average woman eats half a kilo of lipstick a year, an 100% natural formula packed with hydrating plant ingredients is the way to go.
But I know, you want your lipsticks to stay all day and you’re questioning whether natural formulas can deliver, right? They absolutely can. It’s all about layering and finding a pigment-rich lipstick.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO FULLER, LONGER LASTING LIPSTICK
STEP 1: HYDRATE.
I know this may seem obvious but top secret tip, lather on a deeply moisturising lip balm regularly. Wait a few minutes or blot the lip balm with a tissue before Step 2.
STEP 2: STAIN.
Start with a stain all over your lips.
STEP 3: LINE.
Line your lips and colour them in with the liner. For fuller looking lips, use a nude coloured lip pencil and ever-so-slightly line outside your lip line.
STEP 4: LIPSTICK.
Slick on a lipstick with a colour that packs a punch.
STEP 5: LINE AGAIN.
Line the outside border of your lips again. (Fun fact, this is called your vermilion line)
DO I NEED A LIPLINER THAT MATCHES MY LIPSTICK?
Ideally you match your lipliner to your lipstick.
Every girl should have at least a nude lipliner and a red in your beauty bag.
In the interest of “keeping it simple” - my personal mantra - a nude liner works with all colours and you really need a red liner under most reds.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LIP COLOUR
Generally, cool skin undertone suits bluer pinkish raspberry, wine and vampy style reds. Warmer undertone skin suits orangey or brick reds.
Want to know w quick way to figure out whether you're cool or warm undertone? Click here
And yes, there really is a red lipstick for everyone. It’s just a matter of trying a bunch on. Come to a Makeup Masterclass or Glamorous Eye + Luscious Lip Workshop to learn more.
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Long lasting cherry red or fuchsia pink tint for lips, yes, made with beetroot.
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The perfect nude. Line ever so slightly outside of your lipline to give the illusion of fuller lips.