Put your best face forward with these top picks that will conceal fine lines and dark spots and reveal a glowing complexion.

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When we get older, our skin becomes dryer, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. It might be tempting to find a super full-coverage foundation to try and cover up your entire face, but that's quite the opposite of what you should be doing. Thick foundation can often find its way into creases and amplify wrinkles. What you do want is a lightweight and hydrating liquid foundation that's luminous, which is the perfect balance of shiny and matte, says Jordy Poon, a makeup artist based in New York City. Poon recommends a blurring formula that has buildable coverage so you can control how sheer or how opaque you'd like your foundation to be. Luckily, there are a handful of products that do just that. Here are 10 beautiful foundations (at various price points) for aging skin.

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Best for Softening Fine Lines

A foundation and blur cream in one? You have our attention. This double-duty, medium-coverage base also contains light-diffusing silicones to soften the look of fine lines with minimal blending. The buildable formula is perfect for days you want a natural look.

Buy It: L’Oréal Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint ($10, Amazon)

Best for Brightening

This medium-coverage foundation is infused with the technology found in the brand's anti-aging skincare products. The result: a highly blendable, skin-brightening formula that glides over lines and wrinkles.

Buy It: Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup ($45, Sephora)

giorgio armani luminous silk foundation
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Best for a Natural Finish

There's a reason this foundation is beloved by so many: Its finish gives skin an airbrushed quality while looking natural. Reviewers also praise it for its lightweight feel and breathable coverage.

Buy It: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64, Sephora)

Best Shade Selection

"This is really skincare with color," says Poon, of the medium-coverage foundation infused with skin-smoothing botanical ingredients. Plus, it's available in 20 shades to complement every complexion.

Buy It: Lancôme Renergie Lift Makeup ($52, Ulta)

Best for Full Coverage

If you need more coverage, consider a foundation and concealer in one. Polymer technology in the full-coverage, moisturizing formula gives the makeup a flexible, breathable feel to ensure your skin won't look too made up or cakey.

Buy It: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer ($34, Clinique)

maybelline fit me

Best for a Dewy Finish

Fresh-looking skin in a bottle: This hydrating formula smooths over dry areas and leaves dull skin with a soft, luminous finish. The drugstore price point is also a win.

Buy It: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation ($8, Ulta)

elizabeth arden foundation

Best for Firming

This creamy foundation contains ceramides, which are lipid molecules often found in anti-aging treatments that plump the skin and help it retain its moisture.

Buy It: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Makeup Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 15 ($43, Elizabeth Arden)

bobbi brown serum foundation
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Best for Sallow Skin

To combat sallow skin, Poon suggests choosing shades with golden undertones. "Bobbi Brown cosmetics are a go-to for this," he explains. The brand's latest serum foundation has a silky texture and super-fine pigments that skim over, not sit in, fine lines and wrinkles.

Buy It: Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 ($71, Bobbi Brown)

clarins silk illusion foundation
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Best for a Non-Greasy Finish

Aging skin can benefit from a double dose of hydration and illumination. Light-reflecting particles in this formula give dulling skin a glowy, but not greasy, finish.

Buy It: Clarins Skin Illusion Serum Foundation ($44, Clarins)

revlon colorstay makeup

Best for Moisturizing

Proper moisture can go a long way in making skin appear more youthful. This foundation is infused with hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant that draws water from the atmosphere into the skin for a plumping and smoothing effect.

Buy It: Revlon ColorStay Makeup For Normal/Dry Skin ($14, Ulta)


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