Pucker lines…the older I get, the more I get. Who knows what causes them? I’ve heard using a straw or smoking is the culprit and they probably do contribute. I prefer to think of them as pucker lines from kissing people I love…now I feel better 🙂 The fact is they’re the reason I don’t wear glossy lipstick anymore.
The more matte a lipstick, the less likely it is to bleed but it can also be very drying and tends to look harsh on older lips. Today I’m sharing my formula for anti-feathering lipstick, which lasts most of the day.
I start with Jane Iredale Lip Fixation Stain and Gloss. I’ve been hooked on this lip stain for years. It doesn’t flake, chip or dry out my lips. Other lip stains I’ve tried have been very drying. This is also cruelty-free, full of antioxidants and contains a sunscreen. Win, win, win in my book!
My favorite color is Fascination which they describe as a soft rose. I also like Compulsion, which looks nude on me. I apply the stain and let it dry completely before moving on to step 2.
Next, I line outside my lip line with this Laura Mercier Anti-Feathering Lip Pencil. It goes on clear and stops lipstick in its tracks.
I set the waxy pencil, and my whole face, with a light dusting of this translucent powder. It’s called Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF. My dermatologist recommended it to me years ago. It’s also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation because it has an SPF of 30 and is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes! Serious protection while it sets my makeup!
Next I line my preferred lip line with a colored lip pencil. I say preferred lip line because I draw just outside my right lower lip line. It seems to be thinning faster than the rest of my lips!
I follow with a light swipe of lipstick. I love this PureMoist Lipstick. It’s soft and very hydrating. The Lip Fixation comes with a lip gloss on the other end of the stain, which I then dot in the center of my lip.
To be honest ladies, greasy, heavily slick lipsticks are a challenge for women over 50. At 25 we could slick that grease all over our lips and it would stay put. Now, we need to be a bit more strategic with our product choice and it’s placement.
Do you have any tricks to share about your lipstick?
Have a great day!