How to Choose the Right Color Lipstick

By on December 31, 2019

Color plays a really important consideration when choosing what makeup a woman over 50 should be wearing. Choosing the wrong color can make you look tired and unwell. Although the right lipstick color choice can make you look healthier, pretty and younger. In addition to the ingredients and how they will react with your skin, color is very important.

Your skin is either warm or cool-toned. The skin tone is not determined by your hair or eye color. Your warm-toned skin has a yellow undertone. Warm skin tones tend to look best with the complimentary brown, coral pink or orange color or the contrasting cream, warm green, navy blue or scarlet. A cool-toned skin complexion has blue undertones. Women with cooler skin tones tend to look best in pure white, grey, icy blue and pink, fuchsia, navy, purple and cherry red. These are color choices both for clothes and for makeup.

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Before we look at which make up colors are best suited to women over 50, we have two quick tips to figure out if your sink tone is warm, neutral, or cool.

Look at the color of the veins on the inside of your wrist.

Cool skin toned women have veins that are blue or have a purple tint. Green veins point to you having a warm skin tone. If you have difficulty deciding if your veins are blue or green, you likely have a neutral skin tone and can choose colors from both the cool and warm spectrum. People with olive skin usually have neutral undertones.

Which looks better on… Gold or silver jewelry?

Gold jewelry best compliments warm skin tones. Silver or platinum jewelry looks best on cool skin tones. If you have a more neutral skin tone, both golden and silver looking jewelry will suit you.

Here is a list of the best lipstick color to choose from based on your skin tone.

Warm Tones


Cool Tones

Neutral Tones ( Can get away with either color palette)


Having high-quality lipstick will add tremendous value. You can always use a quality Lip Plumper to shine and accentuate your lips.


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How to Choose the Right Color Lipstick