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Holiday Makeup That Shines Over 50: Lipstick Edition

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I love a bold red lip as part of my holiday makeup look. It emphasizes my favorite accessory, my smile!

Here come the busy winter season, just the time to perk up your holiday makeup. Here I show you just what to wear to a holiday party after 50. Now let’s talk holiday makeup, more specifically, the best lipsticks for women over 50. Mature lips may be every bit as alluring 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. After all, one of my most popular posts ever is Why I Wear Red Lipstick as a Woman Over 50, it is my signature, darling.

Here are the lipsticks for women over 50 that made the grade…

Holiday Makeup Lipstick Edition: It’s All About the Prep

Now, let’s talk about lips! As we age, our lips can lose some of their youthful plumpness and develop fine lines. But fear not, darling! With a little TLC, you can have lips that are kissable (or at least, lipstick-able) at any age. When searching for a holiday makeup look that involves a bright exclamation point of lipstick, you want 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’s the secret: prep, prep, prep!

Think of your lips like a canvas. Just like you wouldn’t paint on a dirty canvas, you don’t want to apply lipstick to dry, flaky lips. Start by exfoliating with a gentle sugar scrub or a soft washcloth. This will remove any dead skin cells and leave your lips feeling smooth and soft. Next, apply a hydrating lip balm and let it soak in for a few minutes. This will help lock in moisture and create a smooth base for your lipstick.

And voilà! Your lips are now ready for a dose of color and confidence. So go ahead, strut out in those bold reds, playful pinks, or whatever hue makes you feel va va voom. You’ll look amazing, darling!

Holiday Party Makeup: Let’s Talk Lipstick

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Ah, the holidays! A time for twinkling lights, frosted windows, and most importantly, festive lips! But with so many razzle dazzle shades to choose from, finding the perfect holiday lip color can feel as overwhelming as digging through a box of tangled ornaments. We need a shade that’s both sophisticated and joyful, something that radiates holiday cheer.

I’m here to share my two favorite lipstick brands for the holidays: Tom Ford and Guerlain. These are the Ferraris of the lipstick world, ladies, and they know how to make a woman’s lips sing, especially during this enchanting time of year. Now, let’s dive into the world of color and find the perfect holiday hue for your unique personality.

For the Bold and Beautiful:

If you’re a woman who loves to stand out and make a statement, then you’ll love Tom Ford’s “Illicit Kiss.” This rich, deep berry shade is a timeless classic that exudes confidence and allure — it’s a makeup artist’s dream. Pair it with a smoky eye and a sleek bun for a look that’s will turn heads at any holiday party.

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. Click here to shop Tom Ford’s Liquid Lip Luxe Matte.

For the Classic and Elegant:

If you prefer a more subtle approach, then Guerlain’s “Rouge G Luxurious Velvet” in “Mythic Fuchsia” is your perfect match. This sophisticated shade of red is neither too bright nor too dark, making it ideal for a variety of occasions. Plus, its velvety texture will leave your lips feeling soft and hydrated all night long.  I also have a deep, abiding love for their customizable lipsticks and gorgeous refillable cases. Shop Mythic Fuchsia here.

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To shop Honey’s go-to lipsticks for her holiday makeup look, simply click on the image above.

For the Playful and Festive:

A good red draws attention to your best quality —your smile! For a touch of whimsy, try Tom Ford’s “Velvet Cherry.” This vibrant cherry red shade is perfect for adding a touch of fun to your holiday look. It’s bold enough to make a statement, but not so bold that it’s overwhelming. Plus, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and everyone else’s! Shop Tom Ford Lipstick here.

For the Natural and Radiant:

If you prefer a more natural look, then Guerlain’s “KissKiss Shine Bloom” in “Eternal Rose” is a great option. This sheer, rosy shade will enhance your natural lip color while adding a touch of shine and luminosity. It’s perfect for daytime gatherings or for those who prefer a more understated look. Shop Eternal Rose here.

No matter what your style or personality, there’s a perfect holiday lip color out there waiting for you. So grab your favorite lipstick, swipe it on, and get ready to celebrate the season in style! Remember, darling, the best holiday lip color is the one that makes you feel confident and beautiful. So go forth and show off that smile and your best festive pout!

You may recall I shared my take on how to pull off a bold, red lip after 50.

What’s your go-to lipstick brand and color for the holidays? These are my two favorite holiday makeup lipsticks for women over 50. What do you recommend? Do tell!

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December 8, 2023

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  1. dc says:

    I agree with the Wet & Wild lipsticks-they stay on forever. I like the price too-

  2. Monica says:

    I’m going to have to try the Wet-n-Wild. I like M.A.C. for long wear, NYC for liquid matte, Urban Decay for its HUGE range of colors, and of course, any of the Younique Splash Liquid Lipsticks and Moodstruck Stiff Upper LipStains.

  3. I like the lipsticks from Maybelline. It competes with the high-end ones in terms of quality. MAC is also one of my holy grails. Great post! keep it up.

  4. emmalinda says:

    thank you very much for this information sharing .

  5. Good article! Excellent work. i like these. It’s so amazing. That’s a great idea. I provide for by m given business to sale this product online like amazon eBay

  6. Bonnie says:

    My favorite lipstick brand is LA Colors. It’s very moist and Dusty Rose is my go-to color. Finding a lipstick that works for you at an inexpensive price is a bonus….that is LA Colors. I do like seeing other women wear red, but it’s just not me. You look fabulous in red!

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