* Don't lighten your hair just because you're aging.
* Don't spend more effort camouflaging flaws; enhance assets.
Don't forget to modify your hair and makeup as you age and styles change.
Don't wear pearlized shadows if you have even a few wrinkles -- you'll look like you have more.
Don't choose eye shadows just because they're dramatic; shadows should
bring out the color of your eyes.
Do start with a lip liner, a sprinkle of powder and two applications of lipstick for maximum staying power.
Do find a middle ground between too much and too little makeup.
* When blow drying hair, for maximum effect, apply mousse from the roots out.