Just like skin, lips can lose fullness over time, meaning many women lose the confidence to wear lipstick. But bright lipstick can in fact be the elixir of youth. “The best way to find out what colours suit you is to try different shades on,” says Elizabeth Arden’s national make-up specialist, Dorothy Ng. Some lip formulas and colours can look ageing. “Dark colours give you a more mature look, and can make you look washed out,” says Ng. “The same goes for nude lipsticks, as they conceal the natural colour of the lips.” That’s not to say that these shades can’t be worn, but ensure you have “plenty of colour in your complexion enhancers, such as blusher, when wearing these shades.” Preparation is also key, she says. “Exfoliating the lips and using a lip primer will help to hydrate and even out texture.”
TRY: 1. Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-fix Cream, $55. 2. Guerlain Honey Smile Lift, $136. 3. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Red Door, $40. 4. Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer, $46. 5. Nutrimetics Professional Lip Primer, $25. 6. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, $12. 7. Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose, $5.