Whether your skin is starting to show the first signs of aging in the form of fine lines, or your skin falls into the mature category and you need makeup that covers imperfections and past sun damage, a liquid foundation for aging skin can help you look fresh and flawless. Anti-aging foundations not only help diffuse fine lines and wrinkles, but many also contain skin-carelike ingredients that improve the signs of aging over time.
Aging skin can look dull and dry, so look for a creamy moisturizing foundation that imparts a healthy glow without looking glittery. Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation hydrates skin to soften the appearance of dry, fine lines and provides medium to full coverage so you can be sure your imperfections are well-hidden. With 17 different shades, you can be sure to find one that fits your skin tone.
Treatment Plus Makeup
If you’re looking for a foundation that does double duty by acting as a skin treatment and a complexion perfecter, look for a formula that contains retinol, an ingredient proven to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. L’Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute SPF 17 contains both retinol and sun protection to repair the signs of aging and also help prevent them from occurring in the future.
Sagging Skin Fixer
Sometimes it isn’t just lines and wrinkles that make skin look aged, but loss of firmness and sagging. A firming foundation can help define facial contours for a youthful look. Clarins Extra-Firming Foundation is a lightweight liquid that uses light-diffusing particles to blur lines and wrinkles and redefine sagging skin around the jawline for a fresh-faced, glowing look.
Environmental aggressors can wreak havoc on aging skin, so look for a liquid foundation that contains a blend of antioxidants to neutralize the free radicals that can cause serious damage. Clinique Repairwear Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 15 contains antioxidants and sunscreen to protect delicate skin from the sun and environment. The formula is oil-free, won’t settle into lines and wrinkles and offers full coverage.
References and Resources"Real Simple"; The Best Foundation; Bora Chang
"Good Housekeeping"; Best Anti-Aging Makeup; Abbie Kozolchyk
"InStyle"; The Best Foundation For You
The Gloss; Top 5 Anti-Aging Foundations; Beth Bender; April 2009