Picks and Pans Review: Keeping Up Appearances

updated 01/14/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/14/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST

Graceful aging? It's not for beauty editor Charla Krupp, whose new book tells the 40-plus crowd how to look as "Y & H" (younger and hipper) as the stars below. Krupp shares her top tips:

WEAR PINK LIPSTICK with gloss over it. You'll look like a flashlight is shining on you. Red or burgundy makes lip cracks show.

CUT SOME BANGS They cover up a multitude of sins.

NIX NUDE STOCKINGS They are the devil. Wear opaque hose or fishnets or go bare-legged.

UNCHAIN YOUR GLASSES A chain around your neck announces that you're so forgetful you can't remember where you put them.

SMELL LIKE GRAPEFRUIT Tests have shown that men perceive you as six years younger when you do. I like Jo Malone's Grapefruit Cologne.

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