Dec 30, 2019 · 4 min read
Around these parts, we don’t consider ourselves to be “anti”-aging — our skin is with us for a life-long journey, and getting older is something to take pride in. So I’ve got bad news for you if you’ve come looking for “anti”-aging foundation — there’s no such thing as a magic elixir that can turn back time. That said, if you want makeup that can flex with your skin texture that won’t cake or break you out, here is a quick review of the best foundation makeup for mature skin.
Want the big picture? Check out our complete guide to foundation makeup for aging skin.
These are your best bets for buildable coverage: they’re lightweight, provide a decent amount of coverage with just one layer, and you can add on as needed in areas where you want more. Better yet, these are formulated to reduce unwanted creasing, making it easier to conceal fine lines and wrinkles if you so desire.
Moisturizing, full-coverage cream foundation
“Illuminating Complex EX” with silk and pearl helps moisturize and give the skin’s texture a smooth appearance
Broad spectrum SPF 24 provides some UV protection (although we recommend at least SPF 30!)
Creamy formula with medium coverage
Formulated for combination to oily skin
Features a microfine powder to deliver a matte, soft-focus effect
Oil-free gel foundation & ultra lightweight texture
Buildable formula with adjustable coverage
Contains no phthalates, sulfates, palm oil, synthetic colors, synthetic fragrances or GMOs
Natural, bare-faced finish
Lightweight, hydrating water-based formula
With tamarind seed extract for moisturizing
Nourishes skin with minerals from the deep waters of Bretagne, France
Contains a moisturizing blend of jojoba oil, olive squalane and shea butter for a natural, dewy finish
Sheer to medium buildable coverage
For those who don’t want to feel like they’re wearing foundation, but want to even out their skin tone, cover up dark circles, or just brighten up the appearance of their skin in targeted areas: these foundations are for you.
Contains vitamin C to help protect the skin from sun damage
Aloe leaf, rosehip, jojoba and marula oils soothe and hydrate the skin
Lightweight formula with up to 16 hours of wear
Buildable, medium to full coverage
Breathable, fade-resistant formula
Buildable, sheer-to-full coverage with a weightless feel
Convenient compact for on-the-go touch-ups
Comes in 35 shades
Lightweight formula delivers a luminous, flawless finish
Includes vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection
Deeply hydrating medium coverage foundation
Easily applied as a daily serum or moisturizer
No blending required
For those who want full-on coverage that hides dark spots, fine lines, and pores, these foundations are right up your proverbial alley.
Sweat-, humidity-, water- and transfer-resistant with up to 15 hours of wear
Matte finish without looking dull, flat or cakey
Weightless texture for a second-skin feel
Full coverage with a lightweight, second-skin finish
Satin, semi-matte finish is great for combination skin
SPF 25 provides UVA and UVB protection
Buildable, natural-looking coverage stays matte for up to 24 hours
Available in 45 shades
Full-coverage foundation can double as a concealer
Long-wearing and waterproof
Convenient for travel and on-the-go touch-ups
Liquid-to-powder formula blends easily
Long-wearing with a satin finish
Contains kaolin clay to benefit oily, acne-prone skin
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