10 Holiday Makeup Tips for Women 50+
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10. Lipstick makes any smile more appealing.
For some women, wearing a bright lip is basic as a bra. For others, a mauve-tinted lip balm is as far as they will go. While neutrals are always great, upgrading to an even slightly more pinky, rosy, peachy color can add energy to your skin and make you look instantly more dressed up.
“I love the new mattes for mature women. But add a dab of gloss to the center of the lips to keep it fresh,” Linter advises. Whether your lips are thin or full, high-pigment mattes like MAC PowderKiss Lipstick in Fall in Love ($19, ulta.com) and NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick in Cannes ($8,ulta.com) will last through hours of eating, air kisses and eggnogging, and they won’t dry out, flake or fade away.
For more beauty and style tips for women age 50-plus, check out The Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age by Lois Joy Johnson and Sandy Linter.