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    9. Learn Your Lines
    You notice:
    The etchings on and around your mouth grab your lipstick color, turning your smile into an aging hot spot.

    Key moves: Matching your liner to your lipstick is the old-school approach - and it can age you. Colored pencils sometimes leave a telltale ring of liner after your lipstick is long gone. A more youthful approach: Define your lips with a clear or nude liner that's the same shade as your lips. Apply it around the perimeter, or over the entire mouth to fill lines. You'll get a slightly fuller effect by carefully placing the liner along the outermost border of your lips. Try Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner Definer in Natural ($6, drugstores).

    10. Cue in to Color
    You notice:
    Dark lipstick looks too severe because it emphasizes less-than-full lips.

    Key moves: If you still crave color, bright lipsticks are a better option than dark ones, which can spotlight thinning lips. "A rose-colored lipstick is flattering for women over 40," says Dempsey. Dab shimmer on top for a fuller look. You also can't go wrong with natural pinks and berries; they mimic the color of your lips when you were younger. Choose shiny or satiny finishes instead of mattes, which sink into lines. Try Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour in Pink Me Up, Mango-thon, or Raisin the Bar ($17.50, department stores).

    Makeup by the Decades

    Makeup in Your 40s
    Beauty icon:
    Brooke Shields
    Toss: Anything with chunky glitter
    Keep: Lengthening mascara
    Try: Boots Soothing & Calming Eye Base ($9, Target)

    Makeup in Your 50s
    Beauty icon:
    Kim Cattrall
    Toss: Harsh eye and lip liners
    Keep: Rosy blush
    Try: Victoria's Secret VS Makeup Soft Focus Liquid Foundation SPF 20 ($16, Victoria's Secret)

    Makeup in Your 60s (and Up)
    Beauty icon:
    Lauren Hutton
    Toss: Chalky, drying face powder
    Keep: Shimmery eye shadow
    Try: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipcolour in Spicy Pink ($10, drugstores)

    Originally published on November 13, 2009

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