There’s just something about red lipstick that evokes a certain kind of bold, confident glamour. When we were in Italy recently, I noticed many gorgeous, stylish women of all ages rocking a red lip.*
Yes, you can wear red lipstick over 50, 60, 70… In fact, it’s only been in the last few years that I’ve been able to feel confident wearing it. And figuring out which shades of red suited me was a big part of that. (FTR, it’s the orangey, tomato reds that really work with my coloring.) The color I’m wearing here is called “Fall Crush,” and I love it! (It’s brighter IRL than it looks on the website.)
I had such fun yesterday on a live Zoom (“Dial up the Glam”) with Brian of Brian + MW. He’s a good friend and professional makeup artist who has worked with both celebrities and everyday folks to teach makeup techniques. I learn something new every time I work with him!
Brian will be posting the video on his YouTube channel in the next day or so.
Also wearing (products were gifted):
- Tinted Primer (Light)
- Brow Pencil (Natural Taupe)
- Eyeshadows: Bronze Lights, Smooth Operator, Gold Drip, Astro Fizz (as liner), Cream on the Top
- Eyeliner: Pitch Black
- Max Defining Lash Mascara Black
- Cheeky Glow Creme Blush Dahlia
If you prefer a cooler red, try Roma Night. It’s a gorgeous color!
More tips for wearing red lipstick (at any age)
- Be sure your lips are exfoliated and conditioned.
- A lip liner can help prevent your color from “bleeding” beyond the lip line.
- For precise application, use a lip brush.
- For more pigmented formulas, I like to apply by pressing the color onto my lips, then press lips together to blend.
- To get more of a softer “stain” look, press the color onto your lips with a fingertip, then blot.
Other favorites from Brian + MW:
All of Brian’s products are cruelty-free and paraben-free. This is not a sponsored post, and I received no compensation aside from the makeup used.
*Masks were required indoors in Italy, but not outdoors or when eating/drinking.
Do you have a favorite shade of red lipstick?