The Best Nude Lipsticks For Mature Skin, Recommended By The Experts

The Best Nude Lipsticks For Mature Skin, Recommended By The Experts

A make-up bag isn’t complete without an elegant nude lipstick. The good news is that there’s a perfect shade out there for all mature skin types, though it might take time to find ‘the one’. To kick-start your search, we asked a range of industry insiders to pick their favourites that never cake, feather or dry lips out. Here are the 13 they recommend…

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Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick, £35

Recommended By: Joy Adenuga, make-up artist & beauty expert. Why She Rates It: “There isn’t a single skin tone this chic nude doesn’t suit. Beautiful against more mature skin, it sculpts and adds definition, but without ever looking overdone. Yes, it’s a matte, but it has a creamy and velvety quality that’s smooth and non-drying. My favourite nude every time.”  Available here

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lip Colour In Velvet Muse, £26

Recommended By: Kenneth Soh, celebrity make-up artist. Why He Rates It: “This looks quite daunting and dark, but it’s incredibly flattering once you apply it to the lips. Gorgeously pigmented, it’s a real statement colour that’s youthful and elegant. But the best bit? It’s never drying – in fact it’s quite creamy and smooth, so it goes the distance, with no flakes or cakey patches. It really warms a dull complexion, too.”  Available here


BITE Beauty Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick In Chai, £21.25 (was £25)

Recommended By: Adeola Gboyega, make-up artist & SheerLuxe beauty contributor. Why She Rates It: “A must-try for those with mature skin, this creamy formula is non-drying and actually feels good to wear. The colour ‘Chai’ is a gorgeous mauve brown that works well for everyone, but particularly those in need of some warmth. It’s brimming with cocoa butter, too, to help moisturise and condition the lips so they never get dry.”  Available here

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour In Babe, £20.80 (was £26)

Recommended By: Jennifer Oliver, make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “This looks quite pink, but the texture is actually sheer and very flattering. It adds a youthful glow to the lips, thanks to the nourishing lip balm quality. It’s great for mature skin in particular as it doesn’t feather – especially around fine lines – or fade, while the shade itself gives a beautiful rose tint that’s flattering and warm.”  Available here

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash In Jour, £27.90 (was £31)

Recommended By: Cat Parnell, make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “This range is my go-to formula for mature skin. A balm that’s rich in pigment, it’s incredibly flattering and easy to blend, plus it comes in an array of nice colours that suit all skin tones. My favourite is ‘Jour’ for its pinkish hue, and ‘Rush’ is brilliant if you want something even softer. They give lips a beautiful, healthy finish you’re guaranteed to love.” Available here 

Hourglass Femme Nude In Nude Rose, £31

Recommended By: Lee Pycroft, make-up artist & wellness expert. Why She Rates It: “The creamy texture and wearable tone make this classic lipstick a treat to apply. Due to the rose undertones, it’s an easier shade for mature skin types to carry off in comparison to the many other statement nudes on the market. The pencil style means you can softly sculpt and shape, too.” Available here

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K W Lipstick, £25

Recommended By: Em-J, celebrity & vegan pro make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “My favourite nude, which I have used almost every day this year and on countless celebrities, is the Charlotte Tilbury Kim K W lippy. The reason I love it so much is that it has a pale neutral tone which makes it so versatile; plus, it completely changes depending on which lip liner you wear it with. Also, as it’s so pale, it always contrasts with the liner thus creating an instantly bigger, enhanced lips.”   Available here

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick In Toasted Almond, £8.99

Recommended By: Caroline Barnes, celebrity make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “I am currently obsessed with Max Factor’s Toasted Almond shade. It’s a very warm, wearable nude that is so creamy and keeps lips feeling smooth and hydrated at the same time – ideal for mature skin which tends to be – and often look – quite dry.”  Available here

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Ecstasy Balm 1, £29

Recommended By: Mary Greenwell, A-list make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “I love this nude lipstick for mature skin as it is so far from a matte and is perfect to wear throughout the year with only a hint of colour. It’s wonderful to wear all day long, but still has enough pigment to take you through the day right and through to evening drinks. It just simply and subtly enhances your lips with a balm/gloss-like finish.”  Available here

Clarins Natural Light Lip Perfector In Five, £16.65 (was £18.50)

Recommended By: Hannah Martin, A-list make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “My kit is jam-packed with hundreds of lipsticks. But if I had to pick an everyday favourite nude, it has to be this one from Clarins. I love all seven of the shades but number five is a particular favourite. It delivers a pretty, balm-like sheen I can’t get enough of and really flatters mature skin that needs glow and a hydrated look.”  Available here

Givenchy Rose Perfecto Lip Plumping Balm In Rouge Graine, £28

Recommended By: Chynara Kojoeva, pro make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “This may look like a dark nude but, as you apply it, the balmy texture sheers it out into a flattering, soft pink. It’s so hydrating, which makes it wearable for all, but especially those with mature skin. It gives a naturally ‘just-bitten’ effect to lips and provides them with some subtle warmth.” Available here

Glossier Ultralip In Villa, £14

Recommended By: Lois Moorcroft, pro make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “When it comes to mature skin, I always recommend a shade that warms your complexion, but also one that’s creamy – never matte. It’s why I love Glossier’s Ultralip in Villa. A dusty rose, it suits everyone and the formula is so silky-soft, as well as hydrating. It’s just the right amount of colour and it never looks too heavy or dull.”  Available here

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick In Pose, £34

Recommended By: Jessica Kell, make-up artist. Why She Rates It: “If you have mature skin and want to try a nude lipstick, look for one with a creamy texture which is guaranteed to add hydration too. My recommendation is Victoria Beckham’s Posh Lipstick in Pose. A ‘mid-tone nude’, it’s soft and subtle but adds definition to any look. Very elegant and guaranteed to earn a few compliments.”  Available here

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