Best makeup over 50: Lipsticks we love

When you’ve reached the expiration date on your lipstick, or you’re just looking for a new brand to try, your choices are almost overwhelming. Lucky for you, Vibrant Nation members are ready with lots of recommendations for the best lipstick shades and brands available, especially for mature women with lips that may need a little extra definition or plumping.

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Since dark lip liner and oozy liquid lipsticks and dark gloppy glosses are on our list of 10 taboo beauty items, you’ll want to find a paler shade that gives you a youthful look while keep your lips moist and healthy. Consider these recommendations for the best lipsticks for women over 50 from the members of VN:

VN member Paula Ellen
I like using Blistex Silk & Shine under any lipstick I use. It makes your lips very moist and pretty, and I think it makes the lipstick look better, and last longer since you use less. Plus, the Blistex smells and tastes GREAT!

That said, I use Wet ‘n’ Wild #911B in summer and #912B in winter. It looks ridiculously pink, and I have to admit it was a leap of faith for me. I am not a fan of pink but for some reason it looks good on me. Go figure. The universe loves to play these sorts of jokes on me. Wearing anything darker just makes me look like a clown, so I have stayed with this shade.

Marla Heller
I love Elizabeth Arden 8 hr tinted lip balm. It is absolutely the best. And you can get it untinted for bedtime use. Every other lipstick makes my lips peel.

482gr8
I use Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm. Love it!

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brendas8
Found a great color lipstick today by Elizabeth Arden called Breathless…it is more a neutral color of rose, love it! Has no shimmer, more a creamy matte, but beautiful on!

rjones1952
Chanel Hydrabase which I have loved for over 25 years… I like Hydrabase because it’s so creamy and feels good on my lips for hours.  It’s almost like a balm.  I even wear it around the house rather than a balm.

OldBlonde
I cannot afford to have botox every 3-6 months so I tried several lip plumping products.  I started out with the more expensive department store options.  Slowly I tried less expensive products.  Now I use, are you ready for this?, Sally Hanson Lip Inflation.  I absolutely LOVE it. It comes in colors and in clear.  I love the glossy look it adds and I find it plumps ever bit as much as those expensive brands.  Who would have guessed?  I usually buy it at Walgreen’s.  It sells for about $6.

Kelly ann Cavender
I use Sally Hanson too. Try their invisible lip liner, it keeps your lipstick where it is supposed to be… on your lips! I love many of Sally’s nail polish, and grooming tools.

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Shelby Jean Etheredge
I use Sunright lip balm SPF 15 from Nuskin.  They also have lipstick.

Sharon Lee 123
I have switched to pencils entirely. They don’t bleed and there are many colors. They seem to last a long time on the lips. I find them easy to apply too! … My favorite [lip pencil] is by Almay because its glides on easily and seems to last a long time (but not through a meal). However, I’ve tried all the brands from expensive to cheap and they are work best for me. And so many colors! The ones in pencil-like tubes are softer and easier to apply. Sometimes I put a dab of lotion on my lips and let it dry thoroughly and that seems to help it “set.”

From Sarah Swenson (Seawriter)
My favorite lipstick right now is Dior Addict. (doesn’t that sound HORRIBLE?)

I use color #583 which is a beautiful shimmery pink that blends perfectly with my coloring. (I have very fair skin, green eyes and blond hair).

I like it because the color lasts, it stays smooth and not bumpy or chunky, and the color is so pretty.

I used to swear only by Chanel lipsticks, which I still like, but this Dior Addict has trumped Chanel, at least for the time being.

Jane Edenfield
So far I am impressed with Mary Kay and M.A.C.

Lynnette
I line my lips and wear mostly colored gloss. I am now using the Sally Hansen plump gloss. Suggested by someone here.

Jackie Brown
My new favorite lip color/gloss is a by brand called “Ruby Kisses” which I discovered at the beauty supply store. I wouldn’t say I can’t live without it, but the colors are lovely and the gloss long-lasting and moisturizing. Best of all, it’s only $2.99 for a palette of three coordinated shades and a clear gloss.

Char1960
I’m not sure..i haven’t had much luck with drugstore brands OR department store brands.  I just ordered a Paul and Joe lipstick that i saw in a magazine and loved the color… Loved it!!  Stays put, color is great!!  Paul and Joe Limited Edition RPM (beige-pink)  Costs a lot but it’s worth it to find a good one!

Another great lipstick – Laura Geller.  Feels great, lasts a long time, great colors, but cost a lot.  I buy it off her website or beauty.com. $15.50/tube.

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ECStrawberry
I have been using Cover Girl Outlast Lipstick since 2000. It is wonderful. I put it on in the morning, eat, drink, sleep, get up the next morning, take it off with my moisturizer and put on fresh for the next day. I have been asked many times, “How do you wake up in the morning and still have on lipstick?” I can kiss my grandkids and they know it won’t be on them. Never leave marks on your coffee cup, your hubby. It is great!!! It comes in a box, has the lipstick in a long slender tube, then a moisturizer you HAVE to put on after a minute. That is what makes it stay on.

Carol Orsborn
Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain and Balm by Revlon. (My shade: “Forbidden.”)

bubbyof5 provided a few tips to “keep lip color on for hours longer than usual.” She recommends:

1. Exfoliate your lips weekly.

2. Use lip liner pencil all over the lips.

3. Apply lipstick with a brush, especially first time in the day.

4. Powder lips (even blush will work).

5. Blot with tissue between lips.

6. Reapply lipstick or gloss.

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Read Best Makeup Over 50: How to keep your lipstick from bleeding for even more tips on how to give your lipstick extra staying power!

Are dry lips your problem? Check out these best lip balms to protect and hydrate your lips recommended by members of VN.

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Did your favorite lipstick make the list? Recommend it below!

Posted in Best Makeup Over 50, cosmetics, love it! lists.

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  1. Generic Image Lady Linda says

    Tinted lip balms like Burt’s Bees are great if you want just a hint of color and for during the winter. It’s pretty amazing stuff!

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  2. Generic Image lovinmygray says

    Someone on this site told us about Benefit lip and cheek stain. I went out and bought it and it is awesome stuff for both lips and cheeks. I also agree that Sally Hansen Inflation lip plumper is great. I do like Dior’s Addiction lipstick as well. I love this site…many of my makeup purchases are what some of you recommend and I love most of the suggestions. Thanks for helping me stay up to date.

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  3. Generic Image Bonieta says

    I love lip stain. My lips are pale but I’m weird about the feel of things on my skin. I usually use a berry stain to add some color. then I wear chapstick over it. Some stains are really drying, avoid Urban Decay, looks amazing stays for hours but 2 days later your lips will crack like you were in the Shara for a week. Jose Marin lasts great, goes on really nice and is not super expensive.  Also I like Ulta’s stain in the small tube, looks like Sephora has one also.  Decent price, nice taste Lasts well.

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  4. Generic Image KSV Acupuncturist says

    Elf makes a sugar/shea butter lip exfoliator that makes my lips smooth.  It goes on like lipstick and best of all only sells for $3.00.
    Nothing at all lasts on my lips, even pencil.  The exception is those horrible-looking magic color change lipsticks that chemically interact with the heat of your mouth to give a clown look.  I have tried all kinds from expensive to cheap and I am lucky if I get 25 minutes before its gone.  I use a Sephora rasin  but have reconciled to its being temporary.

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  5. Generic Image Silver Sadie says

    Similar to Sarah Swenson, I really like Dior Addict.  I use the “Lip Glow” color, which is a subtle, nice pinkish color that keeps my lips moist.  The link below tells more about this product:
    http://www.theloop.ca/style/beauty/rad-beauty-finds/article/-/a/2501715/The-perfect-summer-glow-for-your-lips

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