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Are we too old for lipgloss?

PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
The MAC girl implied that I am too old for it. It's possible, but am I really?
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    excuse me??????!!!

    :shock:

    go back and tell her off for me!!!!

    *sheesh*
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    :lol: Thanks, Rou, I knew you'd come through for me. Maybe she was just "politely" telling me it is time to color my hair again.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    WHAT!? There's an age limit on lip gloss??? What CRAP! Wear it all you want!
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    Gosh, I sure hope not! Lipgloss is my go-to on most days, it's simple and easy.

    Let me guess, the MAC gal was in her twenties?!? :icescream:

    I say wear what you like and don't be boxed into a set of rigid rules.
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.
    Now, that is an interesting perspective. Why do you say that?
    Minneapolis, MN
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.
    Now, that is an interesting perspective. Why do you say that?
    Agreed! I lately have been wearing just gloss or veryveryvery light sheer lipstick. and <GASP>for the first time in my LIFE not wearing lipliner!!

    I just felt all of a sudden that the darkness was aging me a bit. Sorry to guano.

    Go tell the salesgirl her style-IQ might be too low to work for Mac and she should consider Merle Norman!





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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.

    Exactly! To me, many lipsticks are aging, especially when heavy-handed, too dark, and overly lined with pencil. I think lip gloss is more forgiving and youthful, provided it is not overly glossy or sparkly.

    My fave is a Christian Dior shade called Taste of Strawberry. Sadly, I think it's been discontinued. :cry:
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.

    Exactly! To me, many lipsticks are aging, especially when heavy-handed, too dark, and overly lined with pencil. I think lip gloss is more forgiving and youthful, provided it is not overly glossy or sparkly.

    My fave is a Christian Dior shade called Taste of Strawberry. Sadly, I think it's been discontinued. :cry:
    Dior discontinued my fave recently... it didnt have a name, just a number. I switched of to a Chanel that comes not quite close enough....:(
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    rudeechick wrote: »
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.
    Now, that is an interesting perspective. Why do you say that?
    Agreed! I lately have been wearing just gloss or veryveryvery light sheer lipstick. and <GASP>for the first time in my LIFE not wearing lipliner!!

    I just felt all of a sudden that the darkness was aging me a bit. Sorry to guano.

    Go tell the salesgirl her style-IQ might be too low to work for Mac and she should consider Merle Norman!





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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    rudeechick wrote: »
    misspam wrote: »
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.

    Exactly! To me, many lipsticks are aging, especially when heavy-handed, too dark, and overly lined with pencil. I think lip gloss is more forgiving and youthful, provided it is not overly glossy or sparkly.

    My fave is a Christian Dior shade called Taste of Strawberry. Sadly, I think it's been discontinued. :cry:
    Dior discontinued my fave recently... it didnt have a name, just a number. I switched of to a Chanel that comes not quite close enough....:(

    Grrr......why must they do that? Just when I've found a shade that perfectly matches my natural lip color, they go and screw it up. Dior has reformulated their Addict Gloss and changed the names of quite a few colors while doing away with my fave and a few others.

    Looking on Sephora.com I see a couple of shades that might work but you never know until you can see them at the counter.

    Looks like the search is on!

    btw - which Chanel shade are you using now?
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    rudeechick wrote: »
    misspam wrote: »

    Exactly! To me, many lipsticks are aging, especially when heavy-handed, too dark, and overly lined with pencil. I think lip gloss is more forgiving and youthful, provided it is not overly glossy or sparkly.

    My fave is a Christian Dior shade called Taste of Strawberry. Sadly, I think it's been discontinued. :cry:
    Dior discontinued my fave recently... it didnt have a name, just a number. I switched of to a Chanel that comes not quite close enough....:(

    Grrr......why must they do that? Just when I've found a shade that perfectly matches my natural lip color, they go and screw it up. Dior has reformulated their Addict Gloss and changed the names of quite a few colors while doing away with my fave and a few others.

    Looking on Sephora.com I see a couple of shades that might work but you never know until you can see them at the counter.

    Looks like the search is on!

    btw - which Chanel shade are you using now?
    The Chanel one is Sarong. And its nice. But the Dior one was that perfect shade for you that everyone asks you what it is because its SO PERFECT FOR YOU!!!Right shade, right amount of shimmer and it smelled like caramel.... I HATE when they do THAT!

    YEARS ago (I'm sure you are alltoo young to recall) Chanel made a mascara I think it was called Cashmere? It rocked, the mascara, the brush everything. When they discontinued that I searched the NATION (this was b4 internet) to find leftovers.... Again, WHY DO THEY DO THAT??????????

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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    I wear tinted lipgloss all the time. Lipstick is too drying. I wore lipstick when I was young, but now that I'm older I think lipgloss looks better.
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  • guinnessguinness Posts: 351Registered Users
    Lipgloss looks much better on me than lipstick. Just sheerer and fresher looking. Smashbox Candid is so pretty, that's been my staple the last few months. No sparklies though, that would look weird on me.
  • theloulatheloula Posts: 23Registered Users
    I recently read somewhere, maybe in one of the books I have that cater to women over about 35, that lipgloss is better than lipstick for aging women as it offers more moisture. Besides, cakey dry lipstick just plain looks bad on any one, regardless of age. Most often, I use a lipstick topped with a smear of gloss. The lipstick seems to make the colour hold longer, the gloss adds moisture and shine. I am 42.
  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    Absolutely not too old. Actually, I think I'm too old for lipstick and gloss is a better option.
    Now, that is an interesting perspective. Why do you say that?

    It seems like all the lipsticks are too thick and heavy looking on my lips. Someone mentioned they're drying, and that's the other reason I don't like lipstick.
    I have a hard time finding the right color. Reds are either too garish or way too dark and deep, not to mention either too yellow or blue. (I'm not picky, really!) All the other neutrals are the wrong color or intensity, too. I think I'm a true neutral, so warm colors look too yellow and cool colors are too blue. Most neutrals are too dark brown.
    I've found some lip glosses that give just the right amount of brightness without being harsh and they aren't heavy colors, which don't drag down my face. Right now I'm loving In Love by (don't laugh too hard) Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I like that lip gloss is sheer enough to work with my skin tone but have just enough color to keep me from looking washed out.

    theloula wrote: »
    I recently read somewhere, maybe in one of the books I have that cater to women over about 35, that lipgloss is better than lipstick for aging women as it offers more moisture. Besides, cakey dry lipstick just plain looks bad on any one, regardless of age. Most often, I use a lipstick topped with a smear of gloss. The lipstick seems to make the colour hold longer, the gloss adds moisture and shine. I am 42.
    I read that book last year. She says to choose a pink gloss, but I can't wear pink. The closest to pink I can get is a salmon, so I looked for something better suited to my skin tone.
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  • Naveed00Naveed00 Posts: 193Registered Users
    According to Total Beauty, not only is lip gloss okay for older women...it can make them look 10 years younger. :thumright:

    And I would agree.
  • theloulatheloula Posts: 23Registered Users
    Right...pink doesn't suit everyone. I don't think there is a single shade of anything out there that is suiting for all.

    Currently, my favourite lipgloss is Allure by Quo. It is a peachy pink tone with gold shimmer in it, and I wear it over top of a range of pink (pale and bright), rust, or plummy toned lipsticks depending on my mood that day. I have dark brown hair and olive toned skin. The same lipgloss suits a friend of mine who has dirty blond hair and warm toned skin.

    Red is the only colour that I wear alone without gloss as it seems to make it bleed into the lines around my mouth. I found Tigi made great lip pencils, and when I found the perfect shade of red bought 3 or 4 of them. It has been ages since I looked for Tigi though, so don't know if they are still in business. I used to buy it at the hair salon. And yes, red is a very hard colour to find but well worth the search...if you want to wear red that is. :)
  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    I am one of the oldest people on this board, and I have been wearing lip gloss for a while now. Like someone above said, I think lipstick is drying and can make you look older. Anyway, I wouldn't think there is an "age limit" on lip gloss.
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Gosh, I sure hope not! Lipgloss is my go-to on most days, it's simple and easy.

    Let me guess, the MAC gal was in her twenties?!? :icescream:

    I say wear what you like and don't be boxed into a set of rigid rules.

    That was my response when I read the title of the thread.

    Also, I really can't believe how incredibly rude it was of an MA to even suggest it to you. Lipgloss is the go to for most people (young or old) that like a sheerer colour. I even had my mom wearing it in her 70's. She loved it because it was a wash of colour and provided some moisture to her lips until most lipstick. I also find lipstick way too drying when worn alone and almost always put gloss on overtop.

    A nice light pink is good for my skintone but not everyone can where pink as was already stated. I wear MAC Flusterose almost every day.

    I have a ton of lipglosses but I do tend to stay away from the really glittery ones though.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    I say you let this thread accumulate til it runs out of steam. Then print it out and take it to that sales girl. Tell her every post equates to a lost lip gloss slaes commis:compress:sion!
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    :lol: Thanks, Rou, I knew you'd come through for me. Maybe she was just "politely" telling me it is time to color my hair again.
    :lol:
    What exactly did she say?
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    :lol: Thanks, Rou, I knew you'd come through for me. Maybe she was just "politely" telling me it is time to color my hair again.
    :lol:
    What exactly did she say?
    I wear Bonnie Bell LG & love it!
    But, of course, I don't give a rat's ass what other folks think... :tongue5:
    Well, I was looking at the lipglass and asked if I was too old for lipgloss, she laughed, said "yeah," and pointed me to the neutral colored lipsticks.

    I was basically fishing, and maybe she thought that was what I wanted, but NO, I wanted to be told I didn't look a day over 25 and THIS lipgloss would look fabulous on me.

    I acknowledge it is my own fault.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    :lol: Thanks, Rou, I knew you'd come through for me. Maybe she was just "politely" telling me it is time to color my hair again.
    :lol:
    What exactly did she say?
    I wear Bonnie Bell LG & love it!
    But, of course, I don't give a rat's ass what other folks think... :tongue5:
    Well, I was looking at the lipglass and asked if I was too old for lipgloss, she laughed, said "yeah," and pointed me to the neutral colored lipsticks.

    I was basically fishing, and maybe she thought that was what I wanted, but NO, I wanted to be told I didn't look a day over 25 and THIS lipgloss would look fabulous on me.

    I acknowledge it is my own fault.


    OMDG!!! She ACTUALLY laughed at you when you asked her????

    How old was she? 12?

    As rudee said I would let this thread accumulate only I'd send it to MAC HQ. I don't think they'd be very happy with the exclusion of an entire age group that typically has more discretionary income than a 20 yr old.
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    As a 31 year old who has finally convinced my 61-year-old mom to get rid of the lighter foundation she was wearing which accentuated her few lines and go with powder instead (she has great skin, and it makes her look way younger!), I also encourage lip gloss.

    Lipstick can look great and glamorous, but worn daily tends to feather out too much as you start developing lines around your mouth. As you age, you have less natural moisture in your skin, and on your lips as well - and lipstick starts to look dried out and "old" on you. If wearing lipstick to look glamorous, I think using some gloss, too, or a lip primer, can really help.


    So basically, poodle, sounds like she was a moron...
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users
    Do the lipsticks cost more than the lip glosses? I wonder if she was hoping to sell you something more expensive to get a better commission.
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    Do the lipsticks cost more than the lip glosses? I wonder if she was hoping to sell you something more expensive to get a better commission.
    Same price.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    Well, I was looking at the lipglass and asked if I was too old for lipgloss, she laughed, said "yeah," and pointed me to the neutral colored lipsticks.

    I was basically fishing, and maybe she thought that was what I wanted, but NO, I wanted to be told I didn't look a day over 25 and THIS lipgloss would look fabulous on me.

    I acknowledge it is my own fault.

    that is NOT your fault!

    go to MAC's website and send an email to customer service. complain!!! i would!

    the company motto is:

    All AGES, All Races, All Sexes

    and it has been since the first time i met Frank Toskan in 1984!
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    Oh, I wouldn't do that. The most I can do is come here and whine to you guys.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    I say you MARCH right back in there and buy as many lip glosses as your heart desires. Preferably when this little TWIT is working. Ideally if there are 2 counter gals go to the OTHER one so she gets the sale. Smile and say all of your 40 something friends told you they wear lip gloss. :hmph: If she's the only one working I would get the Manager and say you are purchasing these lip glosses, but you don't want this 12 yr old to get the sale until she learns a bit about TACT and Customer Service!!! If you can't muster up the courage to do this, go with a friend who will back you up!!!
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