Choosing a dark lipstick
Lips lose their fullness over time, and dark colours make them look even smaller. Mauves and pinks, on the other hand, highlight lips and give the illusion of fullness. A swipe of lip gloss will plump them up even more. If you do decide to go for a darker shade, pick a sheer formula or a stain, which aren’t as flat as a heavier finish, or dab the colour on with your finger. Pick a lip liner that matches the colour of your lips, rather than your lipstick, to avoid an overly dark liner that will make your lips look pursed.