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The Best Red Lipstick for Every Age

The Best Red Lipstick for Every Age

As you age, you may tend to shy away from certain trends that are more targeted toward younger women. While this creates a more polished and mature look, you shouldn’t have to give up every style you rocked in your twenties. With hundreds of shades, finishes and formulas, red lipstick is one style that you’ll never have to abandon. Here are our recommendations for the best red lipstick shades for every age group. 


When you’re young, a red shade with pink undertones is fun and flirty.  Try glo minerals GloLip Stick in Raspberry, a bright shade that pops no matter where you are. 


In your thirties, it’s all about confidence so go for a fire engine red like bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Live it Up. The vivid color of this moisturizing lipstick stays true and lasts throughout the entire day. 


As your skin begins to show signs of aging, the best red lipstick has a moisturizing formula that smooths lines. stila Color Balm Lipstick in a shade like Valentina hydrates and has orange undertones to provide a healthy glow. 


For an elegant twist on the red lip, apply a deep wine color such as La Bella Donna Mineral Light Lip Colour in Holly Berry. The dark color of this moisturizing lipstick can be worn with minimal makeup for a classy yet simple look. 


The best red lipstick for anyone in their sixties and beyond is a sheer, creamy formula. jane iredale PureMoist Lip Colour in Margi is lightweight and the color will not overpower the rest of your complexion. 

The key to pulling off a red lip is to use a moisturizing lipstick and to keep the rest of your makeup simple. Avoid dramatic eye makeup and too much contouring to keep your look simple and stunning. Which shade of red is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section. 

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Marie is a content writer and social media strategist who has worked at LovelySkin since 2012. She loves scouring the internet for the latest hair and makeup how-to videos and talking about her number one must-have skin care product - sunscreen!

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