Perfect Your Pout With the 13 Best Lipsticks for Over 50

A bright pop of color on your lips is a fun way to boost your confidence, and the best lipsticks for women over 50 will do just that. Applying a fresh coat often gives you an "I can do anything" feeling, and lipstick has long been a staple in makeup collections and handbags. According to Statista, in 2017, roughly 120.85 million women in the US used lipstick and lip gloss. Our love for it is undeniable — so much so that we also eat an average of 3.7 pounds of it in our lifetimes. If we'll be ingesting a couple of pounds of it, we should find healthy lip products with high-quality ingredients! The lipsticks we've chosen last long and offer great color, but that's not the only reason why we picked them. Each lipstick falls under one or more of these categories: free of synthetics, clean, natural, organic, paraben-free, preservative-free, cruelty-free, or vegan. Your body deserves the best of the best, inside and out.

Why should I use natural lipstick over 50?

There's often debate surrounding the choice between using more natural lipsticks and ones with synthetic ingredients. Some say there's nothing wrong with basic lip products, while others believe it's best to stay conscious of the ingredients. It's not the end of the world if you choose something that's not natural or organic, but there are multiple reasons to consider making the switch.

Karen Behnkem, the founder of Juice Beauty, spoke with Dermstore about the pros of being picky with your makeup. For starters, our bodies absorb 60 percent of the products we put on topically, and organic ingredients contain less toxins than conventional ones. It has also been found that certain ingredients like chemicals, parabens, phthalates, lead, and fragrance have the potential to create health problems down the road. Changing out something as simple as lipstick is a good way to minimize that risk. On the other side of the debate, some synthetic ingredients have been found to help your skin. Either way, it's a personal preference. What matters is if you love what you're wearing.

What's the best lipstick shade for over 50 for my skin tone?

Choosing the perfect color is quite a challenge. One day you might be feeling a bright ruby red, while another you're looking for a muted berry. There are also hundreds of guides created to find the best lipstick for your skin tone. The first rule in our opinion is wearing whatever shade you love best, despite what an article or a makeup artist mentions. If your skin tone is said to look better in oranges, but you're in love with a bright pink — go for it!

The general rule of thumb when it comes to hunting for the perfect hue is finding one that matches the undertones of your complexion. This is to help you from looking washed out, ruddy, or sallow. If you have cooler undertones, lipsticks with purple, blue, and silver bases are wonderful choices. Also, be mindful of very light hues and pastels, as they might make you look pale or ashy. If you happen to have warmer undertones, hot colored lipstick bases, like reds and oranges, are lovely options. You also may be one of the lucky ones with neutral undertones. Ladies with skin like this can rock nearly any shade of lipstick. But again, as long as you love how it looks, that's really all that matters.

In need of a pretty new lip product to brighten your look? Scroll down to see our favorite lipstick colors and brands.