Guest post: Lipstick isn’t just for old people!

LingBeauty 24 Comments

Something happened when I turned 30.  Yes, the fine lines started to form and the metabolism slowed down, but something amazing happened in the beauty department.  It was like someone flicked a switch when I hit the big 3-0 and overnight I turned from a lip gloss lover to a lipstick lover.

You see, there’s an urban myth that “lipstick is for old people” and for 29 years and 364 days, I tragically believed that.  It is so wrong.

There are definitely no age restrictions for lipsticks.  Have you ever seen anyone being asked to show their ID before purchasing a lippy?  NO!


So why does this urban myth exist?

Previously, there may have been more mature shades and limited choices in the lipstick market with packaging catered to women instead of girls.  But nowadays, there’s no excuses because there are a plethora of lipsticks which appeal to all ages.

Of course I still love my lip glosses, but there’s just something sexy which oozes femininity in a lipstick.

It’s the click of the lipstick case, the joy of twisting up the lipstick, the sensual curves of the lipstick, the pleasure of applying lipstick and the confidence which emanates from wearing lipstick – I call this “lipgasm”.

Funnily enough, the “lipstick effect” is a theory that claims women buy more lipsticks during an economic crisis.  I am here to dispel this theory because the hike in lipstick sales is due to me and my newfound obsession and not the economic crisis.

Here are my current top 5 favourite lipsticks :

top lipsticks

1.  Lancome L’Absolu Nu 103 Rouge Mousseline (available in Myer, David Jones, Sephora) | 2.  NYX Black Label Lipstick Apple (available in Groove, Crush Cosmetics) | 3.  YSL Rouge Volupte 14 Orange Shiver (available in Myer, David Jones, Sephora) | 4.  FACE OF AUSTRALIA Lip Quench SPF30+ Malibu Barbie (available in Priceline, Fashion Addict) | 5.  Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine RD 165 (available in David Jones, The Beauty Club)

See what they look like on my lips.

Have you discovered lipstick yet?  Share your lipstick story below.

Ling is a 30-something Scottish-Asian enjoying married life in Melbourne.  If she’s not Youtubing about lip products, she’s blogging about other beauty products with a recent mouldy bra story.  She loves Hello Kitty, a cuppa tea and salt and vinegar crisps (chips, if you’re Aussie).

Comments 24

  1. Oh Ling, you should get on some great beauty sites like primped, or follow Zoe Foster (now over at mamamia). Bright lipstick has been around for 2 years prominently now! all the young girls are wearing it

  2. Hmm, I know most people under 30 that wear lippie! I’ve never heard of having to be 30. I know I’ve been wearing it for years.

  3. A story close to my heart. I’m 35 and I still love my lipgloss. There is something about the shiny glow that it gives, a hint of colour, a hint of sparkle. It is feel good. I know if I am having a bad day my lipgloss will instantly transform my mood.

    That is not to say I don’t like lipstick. I am a lover of luscious red lips but I tend to save my silky, sexy lipsticks for special events and hot dates (with my husband of course).

    Great post x

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  4. I’ve recently rediscovered lipstick too and I love it! There is something so glam about the casing on a Chanel lipstick that is missing from even the most glamorous lipgloss.

    Lipstick takes a little more time and attention, but I’m worth it! 😉

    I have to admit that my current favourites are actually hybrids though, Napoleon Perdis lipgloss in Lady in Red and Nude Rose. Goes on like a gloss, wears like a lipstick. I also love Australis Showstopper Gloss Sticks, which you can build up from a one swipe stain to a several layers glossy pout.

    My favourite lipsticks are Maybelline Pink Me Up, MAC Pro Longwear in Good to Go, Chanel Rouge Allure in Insolente, Chanel Rouge Coco in Teheran and

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