It appears that lipstick has been a beauty requirement for ladies since the pharaohs, too. Cleopatra used carmine beetle lipstick, which gave her lips a rich crimson color. Then came lipsticks with shimmering effects made from fish scales.
During Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, red lips, and white faces were trendy. By this time, lipsticks were composed of beeswax and plant stains. It was later popularized by the movie industry and is now a staple on many women’s faces.
It’s a fact of life that a woman’s lips shrink with age. It’s not the end. If a lady can not afford or does not want collagen injections, there are other ways to improve and maintain attractive lips.
Lipstick looks best on smooth lips, so use a lip balm beforehand, particularly in the cold or the summer. Begin with a quality lip pencil before applying lipstick. Outline the natural lip border with the lip liner pencil. This prevents lipstick from feathering or bleeding.
Tip for the Lips
Matte lipstick lasts the longest but is dry.
Apply lip pencil again after lipstick for additional definition.
Moisturizing lipstick bleeds more than creme lipstick.
Lip gloss plumps the lips.
Medium hues enlarge the lips.
Neutral lip tints go well with any complexion or outfit.
Lipstick and gloss are short-lived.
Tips for 40, 50, and beyond:
We will be more comfortable and stress-free if we learn to enjoy our faces as we age. Even when they’re in the greatest physical shape of their life, young women focus on faults. However, many older women who are content with themselves and their appearance have a good time in life.
The first step to improving your appearance is to alter your attitude about aging. Start evaluating aging beliefs and concepts. You’ll have trouble looking in the mirror as you age if you think older ladies are ugly. I’ve met many beautiful and confident women in their 50s, 60s, and beyond, despite creases, wrinkles, and less-than-perfect bodies. They’re beautiful because they realize that beauty is more than skin deep.
Learn New Skincare and Cosmetic Techniques
The key to gracefully aging is self-care, fitness, regular skincare use, nutrition, and good characteristics. As we age, we must learn new skincare and cosmetic techniques. Here are some suggestions for becoming a gorgeous mature woman:
- Apply moisturizer daily. Moisturizers keep the skin hydrated, and cosmetics slide on smoothly.
- Cover dark circles with concealer and foundation.
- Dry skin occurs with aging. Power accentuates lines, so use it sparingly.
- Be gentle with eyeshadow. Shiny and iridescent shadows reflect light, highlighting creases and wrinkles. Stick to earthy tones and apply dark hues upward around the outer eyelids.
- Eyebrows frame the face, but as we age, they lose volume or become wiry. Fill in sparse areas with feather strokes, and use a lighter brown color than your hair.
- Apply blush to your face to brighten it. But, instead of blushing, make your cheeks appear like two huge red apples!
- Instead of smearing lipstick around your lips, use lip liner to keep it on them.
Lipsticks can make or break a fashion statement
Makeup should be used to enhance your best features and improve your self-esteem. Focus on your good facial features rather than attempting to conceal or hide lines or wrinkles. Show off your beauty.
Lipstick has evolved, and trends revolve around lipstick hues. Lipsticks can make or break a fashion statement. Here are some lipstick changes throughout the last 50 years.
“Fire & Ice” by Revlon became a huge hit in 1952! From then on, publications were flooded with lipstick ads.
Gala’s Lipline was the first lipstick in a tube. Women used to paint on lipstick! Tube lipstick was an instant success!
A woman who didn’t wear lipstick was essentially nude in public unless she worked on a farm, said Max Factor in 1958. Wow! Because no woman wanted to be naked, lipstick sales skyrocketed.
Marilyn Monroe had “Some Like It Hot.”
It was 1959 and Marilyn Monroe had “Some Like It Hot.” Also, notice her flamboyant red lips! To achieve the Marilyn look, most ladies use bright red lipstick.
White lipstick was all the rage in 1964. Hot trousers, Go-Go boots, straight hair, and white lips were in!
Women were eager to explore new things, yet even the most free-spirited ladies wore lipstick.
1973: Bonne Bell introduced a scented and palatable lip gloss that became a staple in many women’s handbags.
1975: Disco and a fuchsia lip gloss arrived. This hue was a brilliant pink that glowed on the dance floor. Oh, disco, neon, and your glowing lips lady!
1977: Hello, Punk! To be distinctive, the trend became black lipstick.
In the 1980s, many women aspired to be recognized as rebels. Fluorescent lipsticks and light-up lip glosses were popular!
The 1990s: Women desired lip tints that reflected their emotions. People started applying lipstick, wiping it off with a tissue, and leaving just a trace of color on the lips. In the late 1990s, non-smudge lipsticks appeared. This was wonderful since the dreaded ‘lipstick on the collar’ fiascos could be avoided.