What are the most visible changes that happen to your body as you get a little older? If you are like most people, you probably said, “wrinkles.” Or, you may have thought about the difficulty of keeping the extra pounds off after 60.
Well, today, I interviewed makeup expert, Ariane Poole, about an issue that very few of us think about – our aging lips. When it comes to makeup for older women, her knowledge is second to none!
Ariane Poole is a professional makeup artist and a good friend of Sixty and Me. Setting aside the fact that she is supremely talented, what I love most about Ariane is the fact that she offers practical advice, not generalities. She really knows what she’s talking about!
Before we get into the discussion of how age impacts our lips – and what we can do about it – I want to make one thing clear. I am in no way saying that we should fight the aging process. Personally, I’m proud of my wrinkles and other small “imperfections,” as other people might see them. That said, I am always looking for ways to bring out my natural beauty, without trying to hide too much of my character.
In any case, the other day, I was looking at myself in the mirror and I found myself thinking, “Where have my lips gone? I could have sworn that they were there just a few years ago!”
So, I called up my good friend Ariane and asked her to help demystify that really happens to our lips as we age. If you watch the video, you will be amazed by what she reveals!
According to Ariane, as we age, we lose the color in our lips. This means that we may not see the clear definition that we used to on this part of our face. This is where the importance of lip liner comes in. As Ariane demonstrates in the video, it’s not just the color that matters – it’s also the way that you apply your lip liner that makes all the difference!
After talking about how to choose the right color for your lip liner, Ariane jumps into a demonstration. She explains that many women have been applying their liner wrong for years. As you will see in the video, she recommends applying your liner to the outside edge of your lips, rather than the inside. It will feel a bit “weird” the first few times you do it, but, it makes a huge difference!
Next, we talk about whether use liner on your entire lip. Ariane explains that there is a modern technique that involves combining your lip liner and lipstick. Once again, it’s difficult to describe exactly how to do this in words. So, I encourage you to watch the video and see Ariane’s demonstration for yourself. Like me, you will probably fall in love with the new coral product that she uses in the demonstration. It is amazing!
In today’s technological world, we are spending more time on Skype and other video chat services than ever before. We are also being photographed to a degree that would have been unimaginable a few decades ago. Contrary to popular belief, most people look at your lips more than your eyes. So, if you want to make a quick, painless update to your look, lip liner is a great place to start. I hope that you enjoy the show!
If you are ready to take your look to the next level, check out the exclusive makeup tips video series that Ariane and I created.
I also encourage you to visit her website to see the products that we talked about today.
What did you think of Ariane’s lip liner tips in this video? What is your favorite lip liner color or brand? Do you think that it is possible to use makeup to feel great, without trying to look younger? Please join the conversation and “like” and share this article to keep the discussion going!