I am 55 and love this pencil - I have it in "Naked". I wanted a pink/neutral and this is very natural looking. Then lipstick colors are not the same color as the pencils or gloss/tubes. In the lipstick "Naked" is more tan/orange and very matte which was not flattering. The pencil is a bit glossy, not overpowering - I personally would not do the sparkly pink, and red can be tricky at my age so I haven't tried it.
I am 56. Just purchased the color "naked." Love it! Try it!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
I'm over 45 & looooove F-bomb. didn't think I would, but it's a true, neutral red & with a little blotting isn't overpowering & doesn't give you "clown lips" :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Yes I would highly recommend this to you, only get it in a lighter color.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
I'm in my 50's. The color was a red that not only did not complement my skin but also made me look older, even dated. As you age we need to be very discriminating and try different shades and honestly ask ourselves if a color makes us look fresh and contemporary or older than we actually are.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
My mom purchased this pencil in F-Bomb (the red) and she's 48. She uses it sparingly, like a stain. She doesn't put it on as saturated as the product will allow, she dots it on and quickly rubs her lips around and get the color deposited and then she adds a gloss to the top throughout the day. A matte gloss, like Rosebud salve. It looks nice on her :) All of the pinks are sparkly except Crush, which is a very hot pink. You can do the same effect with it as well. For a little pink color.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
I'm not in your age bracket (almost 30), but have older sisters. Based on how much I share when I find new makeup...here are my thoughts.
This item is very moisurizing. If you want to minimize any aging effects, using a good lip plumper, then this item, would do the trick.
You don't need a lip liner with this item because it's sort of a lip liner built in by way in which you apply it (as a pencil).
If you love creamy lipsticks right now, with stronger pigments, you aren't going out of your familiar zone at all, the texture is very nice.
The only hesitation you may have is with the vibrancy of the colors themselves. I myself bought Fbomb, the bright red, as I adore reds. The other colors seem to be an array of bright pinks with sparkles, which I would guess might not be your thing? (Pardon me if I'm wrong!!)
I would however suggest Urban Decay's lipsticks very very highly, particularly the nude colors like naked or jailbait, for everyday colors for work, etc (my reason for purchasing). Their red lipstick in Revolution is also a very bright, lovely red.
If you're still looking for a pencil gloss or lipstick, also check out NARS matte lip pencil lipstick. I own Dolce Vita, which is an amazing dusty rose and very flattering and much longer lasting (doesn't wipe off as easily as this item does).
For coloring reference, I have palest of pale skin, brown eyes, and dark red hair.
Hope that helped even if it wasn't necessarily what you were originally looking for!
Oh and for a plumper, try Too Faced's or DuWop Lip Venom (the second being my favorite), also both available here. Lip Venom is a miracle working at filling in lines and puffing up lips, even though it's tingly, it's a rather nice tingle once you're familiar with it.
I am 45 and bought one of these pencils in Adrenaline. I do not recommend them for our age group because there is too much glitter inthe pencil and the colors are VERY bright. I found it to be drying and the glitter eneded up all around my mouth area. If you can find one without the glitter, you might try it at the store before buying. I hope this helps.
answered 3 years ago
(Fort Leonard Wood, MO)
Try something different and exciting!! I'm 51 and as "mature" women we don't have to be boring..... start with something light, have fun....hope this helps you!