Loading...
Simply Chic Simply Chic Blog Home

When should you stop wearing red lipstick and heavy makeup?

Women surveyed think you should ditch red lips once you hit a certain age.

By Kim Anne Dec 11, 2012 6:43PM

Photo: Jonathan Knowles/Getty ImagesApparently women have an opinion when it comes to aging and makeup. A new study conducted by British beauty brand Nurture Replenish Skincare found that women think the age of 59 is the time when ladies should stop wearing high heels, putting on red lipstick and focus instead on looking more natural.

More from Living: 10 Ways to Look and Feel More Polished

The study surveyed 2,000 women ages 45 and older and the results found that most women think that there is indeed an expiration date on wearing makeup. But give up red lips once you hit 60? Is that really necessary? We agree that when you get older, you may want to retire the spandex mini skirt at some point (or maybe not, no judgment) but giving up bold lips and high heels? Well that just seems ridiculous.

More from Living: 30 New Holiday Party Hair Ideas

The bottom line is that you should wear whatever you want, at any stage of your life. “Many women will be able to relate to these findings...But every woman will face this stage at different times,” said a spokesperson for the brand. “What’s important to remember is to be yourself and don’t be forced to look a certain way."

Tell us: Do you think women should ever stop wearing red lipstick?

Bing: When should you adjust your makeup?

Photo: Jonathan Knowles/Getty Images

More from Simply Chic:
Easy hairstyles for the holidays
What your shoes say about you
Would you ever get your pinky toe removed?
0Comments

beauty tips and style advice

  • Model

    Swimwear company apologies for drastic photoshopping of size 8 model

    "Unfortunately like most magazines, media and images you see on here, the girls have been retouched to look, taller, thinner ... all to see a product."

  • g1

    10 fall pieces you should be buying—and wearing—right now

    The redeeming factor of summer, sadly, not being endless? New seasons require a different wardrobe, and there’s no time like the present to start your fall shopping. With autumn creeping up, I already know the boots and sweaters I’ll be heaving out of the stuffed containers under my bed that I think of fondly as my second closet…but there’s always room for fresh blood. I quizzed Shopbop’s fashion director, Elle Strauss, for help with getting the best strategy in place. Herewith, the 10 pieces she suggests picking up now (plus chic ideas for how to start incorporating them into your current closet).

  • Courtesy of the Company // Courtesy of the Company

    10 drugstore beauty classics you should absolutely own

    These products are so great they’ve attained cult status among beauty insiders—yet you can find them just about anywhere without blowing your budget.

  • Courtesy of Retailers

    Your ultimate fall shoe guide!

    Those awesome back-to-school outfits are begging for some killer kicks! Strut down the hallway in fall's hottest shoe trends.

  • Getty Images // Magazine

    4 makeup tricks from celebs who look better than ever

    These stars don't sleep in a hyperbaric chamber (that we know of), yet they seem to look better with each passing year. That's because somewhere along the way, they discovered a few signature makeup tricks that make all the difference. Steal some of their game-changing moves.

  • Courtesy of the Company // Courtesy of the Company

    69 fall shoes under $100

    Your closet update just got way easier. Sneakers, heels, boots, flats—we've got it all covered.

follow us
follow us follow us on facebook follow us on pinterest follow us on twitter
buzzing now on msn living
Loading...
about our blog contributors
Loading...
style videos
editor's picks
Loading...