My mom always says that red lips age a person. She prefers sheer nudes but I always think brighter colors make a person look more lively, more cheerful. Bright lips instantly perk up a woman’s complexion and I always tell my mom she looks so much better with them on. She, on the other hand, thinks it’s too much. I was wearing a more opaque rose lip color the other day, pretty tame, if you ask me, and she said it made me look older. I had to remind her I’m turning 40 soon. I’m not 18 anymore. It’s OK for me to look mature, and not a bouncing teenager. I have 3 kids of my own, mommy!! Perhaps I’m still just a baby to her.
But anyway, I got curious. Do different lip colors make us look younger or older? More playful or more serious? I believe lighter shades and pinks are playful, which might be associated to being youthful, and darker colors more mysterious and sexy, hence more mature. Here are a few photos of me, wearing the same makeup throughout, except for lip colors. Do I look different as I progress to darker lips?
FYI, I was wearing Tom Ford Summer 2015 Naked Bronze (cream shadow only) on my eyes and Chanel Joues Contraste Tumulte on my cheeks.
So, what do you think?