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The best lipsticks for women over 50



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.




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.


What’s your go-to lipstick? Those are the two best lipsticks for women over 50. What do you recommend? Do tell! I would so love to hear from you either in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. 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.

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