The Best Blurring Foundations for Women Over 50
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)