After 50, great-looking lips are as easy as changing up your makeup routine.
Your lips get their plumpness from collagen production, which begins to decline in your early 20s.
By the time you reach your 50s, your lips can begin to look thinner. Creases and fine lines become more prominent, too.
That’s why your past makeup techniques may not work as well as they used to. Often, lip products are designed for 20-year-old lips… not the lips you have now.
But with just a few adjustments, your lips can look as beautiful as ever.
Read on for six tips to care for your lips and help them look their absolute best now—and in all the years to come.
Just like the rest of your skin, your lips can use a little help shedding dead, dry skin cells to stay smooth and soft.
Exfoliate your lips regularly with an exfoliant like Boom Scrub™.
Designed especially for the more delicate skin we have after 50, this gentle scrub removes dead, dry skin without redness or irritation.
You can safely use Boom Scrub to reveal fresh, soft skin anywhere on your body. Gently exfoliate the thinner skin on your lips no more than once a week.
2. Use an occlusive balm.
After 50, our skin thins, which means it loses moisture more quickly.
Our lips are several layers thinner than the rest of our skin, making them particularly susceptible to moisture loss.
Since we don’t have oil glands in our lips, they can’t recover from dryness on their own.
To keep your lips soft and supple, use a lip balm with a thick occlusive, like beeswax, to keep moisture in.
We suggest Boomstick Glo™, our all-natural, convenient, moisturizing stick.
This moisturizer is made with organic olive oil, honey with naturally occurring royal jelly, and beeswax with pollen and propolis.
Olive oil and honey nourish and soften your lips, while beeswax keeps moisture locked in tight, so be sure to apply Boomstick Glo after you shower or wash your face. Then, carry it with you for easy touch-ups on the go.
3. Fill your lips with Color.
You may have heard of “overlining” as a way to make your lips appear plumper.
But after 50, overlining can instead call more attention to any creases or fine lines around your lips.
Instead, maximize your natural volume by filling your lip up to and including the ridge of your lip line with a creamy, natural-looking lip color.
We suggest Boomstick Color™. This multitasking cosmetic stick is your lipstick, blush and bronzer all in one.
Its deep berry color is sheer to let your natural skin tone shine through. That means it flatters every skin tone in every season.
4. Try a subtle lip contour.
After applying Boomstick Color, apply a lighter shade to the center of your upper and lower lips.
This subtle contouring effect enhances lip shape and volume.
To create this look, we suggest dabbing Boomstick Glimmer™, our pearlescent highlighter, onto the center of each lip.
5. Highlight above and below your lips.
A bit of shimmer just above and below each lip emphasizes the edge of your lip line, helping your lips appear fuller.
To achieve this look, use your finger or a brush to apply a bit of Boomstick Glimmer to your cupid’s bow—just above the center of your upper lip. Then, dab it just beneath your lip line at the fullest part of your lower lip.
You can also use this creamy highlighter on your eyelids and brow bones to subtly enhance your facial structure.
6. Add gloss on top.
A shiny gloss can make lips appear fuller and provide further protection from moisture loss. Gloss also contributes dewiness to your overall look.
Before you step out the door, add a layer of lightly-tinted or translucent lip gloss for sophisticated shine and fullness.
Avoid sticky, tacky glosses that sit on top of your lips. Instead, choose a gloss that moisturizes as it shines, like Boom Gloss™.
Made with gentle ingredients, this lip gloss has a moisturizing formula that absorbs into your lips to deliver hydration right where you need it most.
No tackiness. No stickiness. No irritation. Instead, Boom Gloss has a sophisticated shine specifically designed for your 50s+. We suggest you try it out.
Over the last decade, BOOM! has delighted hundreds of thousands of women worldwide with our pro-age cosmetics and simple skin care for your 50s and beyond.
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