Lipstick/gloss recommendation

Any brand recommendations for lip stick or lip gloss for 40+
I’m finding that so many are drying and make your lips age!


I find matte really awful on my lips as well.

I’ve been using this NARS – AFTERGLOW LIP SHINE. I love it & don’t usually wear a gloss!

I also love this – I think it’s been discontinued but they may have similar, Lipstick Queen, Medieval. Sheer and moisturising x

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Thank you! I will make trip into town at the weekend to buy.
CT’s pillow talk looks absolutely awful on my lips these days, it ages me x

The Clinique ‘Almost Lipstick’ is a really great lipstick/gloss hybrid. It’s technically transparent but blends with the pigment of your lips. Definitely not drying!

Generation G by Glossier is also a fave!

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I love Guerlain Kiss Kiss Bee Glow - so glossy, subtle and your hair doesn’t get stuck in it! x

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Vieve is an amazing brand. Jaimie Genevieve is a renowned MUA who launched her own brand. All of their products are excellent & well priced. Their lip oils & lipsticks are my favourite. Long lasting, amazing pigmentation, creamy & incredible colours to choose from. Shop direct on Vieve website for customer rewards or via Cult Beauty. I promise you will not be disappointed.


Dior lip Glow Oil- keeps your lips nourished and moisturised x

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I’m a huge fan of Cliniques chubby sticks so I love their chubby stick for lips in Fuller Fig. Really hydrating and flattering x

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Thanks, we have similar hair colouring, so the shade might work well for me too!

I really love the Victoria Beckham lip glosses. They are a bit more pricey but worth it as they last forever and have a balm-y quality that feels so comforting. The colour payoff is impressive too

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Hourglass -

Glossier is super glossy and not too pricey either -

I used to adore Estee Lauder lipsticks for their colours and scent, but stopped using them after I discovered that they test their products on animals.
The only lipsticks I use now are from Chantecaille, which were actually advertised on Luxemail! They are buttery and moisturising on my 45 year old lips. They smell good enough to eat! I also love their founder’s ethos. If you purchase certain products, a percentage of the profits are donated to wild animal conservation projects.
I recently ordered 3 lipsticks on a buy 2 get 1 free Singles Day deal, so I am stocked up for an entire year!


Thanks so much for your reply. That’s great to heat about you’re Chantelcaille recommendation as I went into SpaceNK this week and I bought their Lip chic x

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I love the Beauty Pie lip oils which are like a gloss without any stickiness! Ths shades are really flattering too

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i love the decorte lip plumper. The colour is soft so if you’re after a deeper shade go for the darker colours

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I am obsessed with Hourglass lip glosses - they’re not at all sticky and give a lovely plump, luminous boost to lips shop here

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ILIA Balmy Gloss: Berry Mauve - Tinted Lip Oil | ILIA Beauty this is great for something hydrating with a great boost of colour too. Plus it’s made with good-for-you ingredients which shouldn’t dry out your lips.

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The Lisa Eldridge lip glosses are brilliant. They’re not sticky and feels like a glossy balm/lip oil

Tarte cosmetics lipgloss is the best for all ages!