As you get older, you may notice the formation of fine lines and wrinkles around your lips becoming more prominent. The fat pads in your lips will shrink and thin out too. But guess what? It’s totally normal. The ageing process is a part of life and we’re here to embrace it wholeheartedly (with a few simple make-up tips to ease us into it). If you’re a lipstick lover through and through, but fall into the more mature skin type category, look out for these characteristics before buying some new lipsticks on the Edgars site.
A lipstick with a longwear formula is a must. It requires minimum touch-ups throughout the day and provides ultimate comfort and convenience. Matte formulations have a bad rap for drying out the lips, but not all of them do this. Choose a lipstick that has a satin matte hybrid to keep your lips nourished while delivering long-lasting colour all day long.
A nourishing formula
Our lips have the tendency to lose moisture easily throughout all the seasons of the year. If you have particularly dry and dehydrated lips, opt for a lipstick that contains nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, argan oil or vitamin E. It should feel creamy upon application.
Stick to nude hues
Neutral hues like nudes, browns and light pinks are the safest option when shopping for a lipstick. They’re great for enhancing your natural lip colour and adding a fresh youthfulness to your pout.
Prime your pout
If nudes are a snooze fest for you, be our guest and go for bold. To electrify your colour, add a primer to your lips beforehand or choose a lipstick that has a built-in primer. A primer is known to add extra nourishment to the lips and the more nourishment, the better. It also helps fill in any lines, making lipstick application a smooth, seamless process.
Precision, precision, precision
Here’s our solution for thin lips – overlining! Now, before you shudder, hear us out – choose a long-wearing, creamy lip liner and start lining above your vermilion border (the space between your lip and adjacent skin) and fill it in with the same coloured lipstick to make your pout more voluminous.