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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.

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