Women in their 20s may be able to get away with putting all sorts of shades and shimmers on their faces, but those who are older may not be as lucky. Then again, once women reach a certain age, looking elegant becomes the order of the day. Shocking pink lipsticks and shimmery liners make way for subtle lippies and muted eye shadows that look fresh, flawless, and chic.

Browse through the gallery for makeup tips and tricks that flatter mature skin, plus products to try.

(First published as "The Golden Rules" in the "Beauty Notebook" section of Good Housekeeping Philippines' August 2001 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network.)

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