5 best foundations for women over 50

October 8, 2011 at 8:00 am in Fashion & Beauty by Lois Joy Johnson

Makeup foundation for women our age have to be designed for our skin now. Here are my favorites.

  1. CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation (about $13 click to buy)
    This cream foundation formulated with Olay Regenerist Serum is a breakthrough in drugstore foundation. It’s buildable, so you can layer more where coverage is needed but look and feel like real skin. The texture and performance on mature skin is super—so super that I bet those ads with fabulous spokes-model Ellen DeGeneres aren’t even retouched. You may even be tempted to switch from a high-end department store brand.
  2. Revlon Age Defying Spa Foundation (about $12.29 click to buy)
    A brush and tube applicator applies and blends sheer dewy color in just a few swipes while vitamin C adds extra brightening power. Don’t worry because a lock-twist mechanism that turns the flow on and off prevents any spillage or drips, so you can put the cap on and toss it in your bag.
  3. Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35 PA++ (about $23 click to buy)
    This roll-up stick of sun protection and skin treatment in a sheer natural finish comes in translucent, beige, or ochre. It resists perspiration and water and comes in a portable sea-blue tube so that you can find it quickly in your bag or stash it in a pocket.
  4. Dermablend Cover Creme Foundation SPF 30 (about $32 click to buy )
    While this makeup in twenty-one shades is great for covering post-cosmetic surgery bruising or redness from laser-resurfacing, it is also a water-resistant cover-up for dabbing on large or dark clusters of brown spots and severe pigmentation issues.
  5. La Bella Donna Compressed Mineral Foundation (about $50 click to buy)
    It’s more expensive than most mineral foundations, but this soothing pressed powder is amazing for covering blemished skin. The bonus is you won’t end up with a cakey, flaky look. It can be applied dry or with a damp sponge and works well for rosacea and blotchy or sun-damaged skin. You can even use this base over tinted moisturizer for a hint more coverage or to mask flushed areas.

What’s your favorite makeup foundation?

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