How to Apply Lipstick for Mature Women: 8 Tips for a Youthful Look - Klever Korner

How to Apply Lipstick for Mature Women: 8 Tips for a Youthful Look

Dive into our comprehensive guide on lipstick application techniques suitable for mature skin

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By Milly Mitchell
Dorian Rhode
Edited by Dorian Rhode

Published November 29, 2023.

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Enhancing the beauty of mature lips often involves a nuanced approach. You can attain a youthful and flattering appearance by learning how to apply lipstick skillfully. This requires a blend of technique, product selection, and an understanding of individual preferences.

Our comprehensive guide delves into a series of tips tailored for mature lips. Each tip focuses on various aspects of lipstick application, aiming to elevate your natural elegance.

Our 8 Tips to Apply Lipstick for Mature Women

  1. Keep Lips Hydrated
  2. Choose Warm and Natural Tones
  3. Invest in a Lip Primer
  4. Use a Lip Liner
  5. Add a Touch of Gloss
  6. Consider Lip Finishes
  7. Avoid Matte Formulas
  8. Opt for Long-Wearing Formulas

1. Keep Lips Hydrated

Before you start, exfoliate your lips gently to remove any dry skin. This step is essential in creating a smooth canvas for lipstick application. Additionally, consider opting for creamy and moisturizing products. They provide hydration and reduce the visibility of fine lines around the mouth, contributing to a youthful appearance.

2. Choose Warm and Natural Tones

Opt for a softer, natural shade that will draw attention away from the mouth area. Try hues like peaches, corals, or rosy nudes, as they complement mature skin tones beautifully. For instance, if you have a rosy undertone, opt for berry tones; if you have a warmer one, aim for shades like terracotta.

3. Invest in a Lip Primer

To maximize the benefits, apply a primer before the lip liner—then layer your lipstick on top. Reapply it over the lipstick throughout the day to ensure a clean wipe-down afterward to avoid residue.

Using the primer or lip liner alone also offers a natural look while accentuating the lips and their contours. This technique provides lasting color and acts as a binding agent for the lipstick, enhancing its longevity. So, don't hesitate to embrace that bold lip.

We recommend a lip primer like MAC Cosmetic's Prep and Prime Lip. This clear formula smooths and balances lip pH and prevents bleeding or feathering, providing a base to make your lipstick last longer.

4. Use a Lipliner

A lip liner has two benefits: it highlights your lip shape and defines the lip area without showing any fine lines. Including it in your routine helps address the feeling of lips sinking in.

Plus, you won't have to worry about feathering or bleeding if you choose a lip liner that matches your lipstick color because it will act as a protective barrier. Pairing it with the right shade will also give you a more natural look.

Expert Tip

If bleeding is still a concern, use lip balm throughout the day or apply concealer under the lips to create a barrier.

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5. Add a Touch of Gloss

Adding a light layer of gloss to the center of the lips can add a youthful plumpness, which can be pretty flattering. The Luster Glass Lip range from MAC Cosmetics is worth considering. It’s hydrating and provides a slight sheen to the lips but can still look natural, making it an excellent choice for mature skin.

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6. Consider Lip Finishes

For mature and dry lips, satin and cream finishes like those from Dior work wonders. Satin-finish lipsticks within the matte range offer lasting wear and comfort so you can wear them all day without any heavy sensation.

They also provide a subtle sheen, offering deep hydration without excessive glossiness. For example, MAC Cosmetics' Lustre Glass range is enriched with essential oils that give the lips a delicate sheen while keeping them well-hydrated.

Meanwhile, cream finish lipsticks provide a smooth application, minimizing fine lines and dryness. These finishes cater to mature lips, addressing concerns while adding a refined touch.

7. Avoid Matte Formulas

Avoid matte formulas as they can be drying and may accentuate wrinkles. You can achieve the same look with creamy or satin lipsticks by setting them with a bit of loose powder.

Note: Lightly dust translucent powder over the lipstick to combat shine from glossy lips. You can also use powder if you've applied too much makeup to remove excess product without disturbing the rest of your look.

8. Opt for Long-Wearing Formulas

Choose a long-wearing formula that doesn't transfer quickly. The Locked Kiss Ink range from MAC is a standout product in this category. It offers a transformative experience, starting with a gloss or lip stain-like texture and culminating in a pigmented matte finish.

This product has a transfer- and kiss-proof quality, ensuring it lasts 24 hours without bleeding or feathering. Its diverse shade range makes it an excellent all-around choice for mature lips.

Investing in products like the Locked Kiss Ink range with a defined brush will make touch-ups less frequent. The meeting creates a precise and clean finish around the lips, eliminating the necessity for a liner.

Mastering Timeless Lipstick Beauty

Care for your lips is essential at any stage of life, and using the right products keeps them beautifully hydrated. Our guide has covered the essentials, from preventing lipstick mishaps to ensuring a flawless finish.

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