Mature lips may be every bit as fabulous as their younger counterparts, but they certainly have a unique set of needs. This week, I set out to round up the best lipsticks for women over 50.
The criteria included a lipstick that doesn’t migrate into the fine lines often found around mature lips, as well as one that is long-lasting and hydrating.
Here are the lipsticks for women over 50 that made the grade…
Tarte “Lippie Lingerie” Matte Lip Tint
$24; Get it here.
This is not strictly a lipstick, it is a tint. The long-wearing, full-coverage formula features a blend of mango seed, cupuacu, and murumuru butters to help hydrate lips.
Available hues include a range of nudes that are flattering when opting for a less dramatic color.
You can apply Tarte’s lip tint just as you would a lipstick for silky, full-coverage color and maximum hydration — and no feathering! It never has to be sharpened as it’s not a pencil despite its appearance; simply twist at the base to advance the tip.
Maybelline Color Sensational
$7.49; Get it here.
Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipstick offers up high pigments hues with an opaque, creamy clay base that lasts, and lasts, and lasts!
Tested by dermatologists and hypoallergenic, I love the smooth, moisturizing feel of this lipstick which glides on like velvet and doesn’t bleed.
Tom Ford Lip Color
$53; Get it here.
I often wear Tom Ford Rouge a Levres in Black Dahlia. It’s luxurious and velvety, and more importantly, it stays with me through what are some very busy work-travel-play days.
You may recall I shared 5 tips for sporting dark lips after 50.
The ingredients that no doubt lend to the price are, “rare and exotic” according to the folks at Tom Ford, think soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil,
The end result is a lipstick that applies ultra-creamy and delivers pure color that lasts, no streaking or feathering.
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color
$2.19; Get it here.
Yes, I am saying that a $2 lipstick really works. Surprised? So was I! However, it turns out that Wet n Wild’s Mega Last Lip Color is a bit of a cult beauty secret.
Available in a range of hues, the rich colors don’t cake, feather, or bleed. The company claims that, “Hyaluronic microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips.” Which is to say that this drugstore brand stays on lips, as it should, without migrating into fine lines.