It’s no secret that the skin changes as we age. Our makeup routines should change along with it in order to incorporate products that address our new needs. Just like everyone else, people with mature skin aim to achieve a healthy, radiant look, and makeup can play a huge part in this. Choose the wrong foundation for mature skin and you can draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles or emphasize a dull complexion. For flawless-looking skin at any age, finding the right base is essential. When it comes to aging skin, that means a formula that isn’t drying and won’t settle into lines. Of course, sometimes finding such a formula is easier said than done. Lucky for you, we’re sharing two of our best foundations for aging or mature skin.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN FOUNDATION FOR MATURE SKIN
When looking for a foundation for mature skin, one of the most important factors to consider is hydration. Skip formulas that are drying and instead reach for a moisturizing foundation that won’t clog your pores. It’s also extremely important to incorporate SPF into your routine. While applying SPF should be a regular step in your daily routine (we recommend using a moisturizer with at least SPF 30) it doesn’t hurt if your foundation also offers a little sun protection. Sun damage can be a major contributor to visible signs of aging, so consider this essential.
OUR BEST FOUNDATIONS FOR MATURE SKIN
Ready to find the best foundation for your mature skin? As always, we’ve got you covered. Find our best options below.
As we mentioned above, mature skin requires SPF to help look its very best, and this foundation offers that and so much more! Formulated with SPF 50, vitamin B3, and hydrating serum, this lightweight option provides natural, radiant coverage without settling into lines. Designed with mature skin in mind, the formula offers all-day hydration. Gently apply the product on your face and use a makeup sponge to bounce and blend until even.
If powder foundations are more your style, this foundation will suit your needs. This cream to powder formula, infused with minerals and a ceramide antioxidant complex to help the skin maintain its moisture, will keep cakey-looking skin at bay. It also works to blur pores and lines and keep your skin hydrated sans the shiny finish. To apply, simply use a makeup brush or sponge and blend in an outward motion until you reach your desired level of coverage.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE WEAR OF YOUR FOUNDATION
No matter what skin type or struggles you may have, figuring out how to ensure that your foundation lasts throughout the day is a universal concern. We recommend prepping for your foundation with a primer that creates an even, hydrated canvas. The L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Blurring Face Primer is a great option as it visibly blurs pores and leaves the skin looking even and radiant.
As always, no matter the formula of your foundation, the last step in ensuring that it looks good and stays put is setting it. Finish your look with a setting spray or powder. We recommend the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Tinted Loose Setting Powder for a lightweight feel with a matte finish or the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray for a long-lasting, smudge-proof dewy finish.
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