5 Must-Have Beauty Products For Your 40s

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5 Must-Have Beauty Products For Your 40s

01 of 05

Your Color: Laura Mercier Stick Eye Color

Laura Mercier Stick Eye Color
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A long-wearing, paraben-free cream shadow ($26; lauramercier.com) in a stick.
WHY YOU NEED IT Bold, smoky eyes are perfect for 40-somethings, says makeup artist Kate Lee, who has worked with Marisa Tomei. She likes cream shadows, which don't create a hard line. "They're amazingly easy to use!"

02 of 05

Your Blush: Burberry Light Glow Blush

Burberry Light Glow Blush
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A powder compact ($42; nordstrom.com) containing silicone for an even application and moisturizing wild rose extract.
WHY YOU NEED IT According to Lee, blush in the 40s should look very natural. "If you're using the same makeup you used in your 20s you definitely need a revamp. Look for something with a subtle pop of color," she says. She likes gliding Burberry's new brand on the apples of the cheeks, "This tawny pink shade isn't too twinkly and is very sheer in pigment."

03 of 05

Your Skincare: Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair

Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair
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A moisturizer ($150; katesomerville.com) with an exclusive blend of peptides to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
WHY YOU NEED IT Los Angeles based aesthetician Kate Somerville, who works with Kate Walsh, has her clients use an SPF with antioxidants and collagen builders to reverse sun damage.

04 of 05

Your Hair Product: Phytovolume Actif Spray

Phytovolume Actif Spray
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A body-enhancing spray ($29/4.2 oz, sephora.com) spiked with wheat proteins, keratin and amino acids.
WHY YOU NEED IT According to Marcus Francis, who has worked with Kristin Davis, many women notice their hair growing finer during this decade-and the impulse is to over-style. Don't: "This fool-proof product delivers the volume women have come to love-no blow-dryer needed," he says.

05 of 05

Your Fragrance: Ormonde Woman by Ormonde Jayne

Ormonde Woman by Ormonde Jayne
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A full, airy scent ($255/1.69 oz, ormondejayne.com)—like taking a deep breath in the forest, thanks to notes of pine, oakmoss and cedar.
WHY YOU NEED IT Flaunt your maturity the alluring way. "Because this is a dramatic woody scent with a sweet core, it's good for bewitching," says Tania Sanchez, co-author of The Little Book of Perfumes ($12, amazon.com) with Luca Turin.

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