20s: Piece-y Bob
"Don't be afraid to take a risk with your hair in your 20s since you're still in the process of defining your personal style," says DJ Riggs, International Artistic Director at Large for TIGI. If you have long locks, take a cue from Jessica Stroup and go for a layered chin-level cut.
Try Garnier HerbaShine Color Creme with Bamboo Extract. $7.99, drugstores nationwide
20s: Hot Pink Cheeks
Pink blush like Leighton Meester's looks lively and feminine — perfect for spring. "In your 20s you can get away with a very bright shade," says Tayaba Jafri, Laura Mercier Global Makeup Artist. To avoid a clownish effect, use a fluffy brush to apply the color just to the apples of your cheeks and be sure to blend.
MAC Powder Blush in Full Fuchsia, $18.50, maccosmetics.com
20s: Pretty Braids
20s: Matte Skin
After several seasons of dewy skin, it's fun to try out a more polished, matte effect, and youthful skin is the perfect canvas, says Jafri. To get Kim Kardashian's flawless look, use a powder like Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation.
30s: The "Lob"
30s: Dramatic Liner
For a sexy night-out look like the one Ginnifer Goodwin has here, rim your upper and lower lash lines. Skip liquid versions, which can be tricky to work with, and use a long-lasting cream version instead. A good one: Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Liner.
30s: Jeweled Accessories
30s: Statement Lips
Ruby-hued lips dominated the red carpet during awards season (check out the look on Diane Kruger), but it's not the only eye-catching shade out there. "Plum and berry colors are great options too," says Jafri.
40s: Soft Layers
Wispy, long layers like Kyra Sedgwick's are easy to style while keeping your look youthful. If your hair does not hold a curl well, use Catwalk Your Highness Firm Hold Hairspray from TIGI with a stick curling iron to add a more defined wave. Then, apply Paul Mitchell Smoothing Gloss Drops and shake loose.
Hairspray, $21, amazon.com
Gloss Drops, $20, drugstore.com
40s: Metallic Eye Shadow
Switch it up from the usual matte charcoal shadow shades and choose a shimmering gold or bronze hue for Cate Blanchett's dazzling look.
Urban Decay Smoke Out Kit in Deep Greens, $34, urbandecay.com
40s: Swept Up
40s: Strong Brows
Not only are full, defined brows like Salma Hayek's on trend right now, but they also have an anti-aging effect on your face, says Jafri. For easy at-home shaping, try the Christi Harris Precision Brow Planing System.
50s: Classic Bob
50s: Plump Lips
Nothing makes you look younger than volume, especially when it's in your lips. To score a fuller mouth sans needles, try a plumping lip gloss in a soft berry or plum shade. A good one: Lorac Lotsa Lip Plumping Lip Gloss in Naughty.
50s: Flattering Fringe
When choosing angles, Riggs suggests only adding them in the back. Bangs should also be longer and not blunt. A wispy style softens your features, creating an anti-aging effect. To match your bangs to Glenn Close's, add Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Cream and rough-dry with your fingers before curling slightly to the side.
50s: Glowing Skin
Mineral makeup can help your complexion appear more youthful and radiant. For healthy, luminous skin like Michelle Pfeiffer's, use a hydrating product like Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer.