Skin changes with age, making the make-up younger women use incompatible with the skin of a mature woman. Foundations for younger skin even out the skin tone and hide imperfections, but they are rarely formulated to deal with lines, age spots, and skin prone to dryness. The following article is a compilation of the best anti-aging foundations for women. The make-up has been sectioned off by cost to find to right foundation for any budget.
Affordable Anti-Aging Foundations
Most of the anti-aging foundations in this category can be easily found in drugstores or online.
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup SPF 18
This foundation is more than a make-up base or a cover-up; it is also a treatment that will improve the appearance of the skin over a period of time with consistent use. The Eraser fills in lines and smoothes the skin with its patented Goji berry and collagen formula.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Foundation SPF 55
The cost varies depending where the foundation is purchased, but it is typically under $12. The Compact Foundation is lightweight, non-greasy, and protects the skin with its high SPF. Though used for a cover-up, this foundation gives the wearer a natural look, which is perfect for days when a full-face make-up application is unneeded.
Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Cream Makeup SPF 20
Available in 8 different shades, Revlon’s DNA makeup produces smoother, younger skin in a matter of weeks. The cream foundation is easy to blend and keeps the skin properly hydrated to combat the dryness that often accompanies aging.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
This tinted moisturizer is an excellent, lightweight substitute for a heavy foundation, especially in the summer months. The tint evens out the skin and can hide blotches and blemishes without a thick layer of coverage. However, the moisturizer is only available in 2 shades, so the tint will not work for women with a complexion deeper than a medium skin tone.
Iman Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup
Designed for women with complexions ranging from medium to dark, the Iman Radiance line is created with plant extracts and a healthy doe of Vitamin E. The foundation is lightweight and contains no oil, which is ideal for a woman with oily skin. Due to the abundance of natural ingredients, the foundation is less harmful to the skin and helps keep the complexion glowing.
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup SPF 16
The Visible Lift Serum is designed to be used as a foundation with added benefits to the face. The makeup with even out the skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making the skin appear to be tightened as the lines are smoothed visibly with continued use of the product. The serum also brings to light the skin’s natural sheen, bringing about a more youthful complexion.
Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator SPF 25
The Illuminator doubles as a concealer and a foundation, highlighting the natural contour of the face while concealing imperfections and creating a smoother surface. Fine wrinkles and lines are reduced via the one-of-kind recipe utilizing numerous natural ingredients, including Green Tea extracts and seaweed. The combination of ingredients lends to the makeup’s ability to keep the face adequately hydrated, allowing the skin to be rejuvenated.
Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup
Revlon’s whipped formula gives the makeup a lighter, airier feel than traditional cream foundations. This makes this foundation perfect for everyday use without worry of the skin drying out. The ColorStay foundation is true to its name and will last up to 24 hours to ensure flawless coverage all day without concern that the makeup is wearing off. Available in 12 shades, the ColorStay can withstand extended periods outdoors and in humidity.
Avon Anew Age-Transforming Foundation SPF 15
This Avon foundation is specially formulated to cover-up the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and uneven skin tones, leaving a more youthful, but still natural, appearance. The foundation will minimize the appearance of lines, pores, and blemishes, creating an even surface that will gradually change over time, improving the skin without the makeup as well.
Mary Kay Timewise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation
The Timewise Liquid foundation is available in a veritable rainbow of shades, allowing the wearer to find their exact skin tone among 23 selections. The foundation reduces lines, wrinkles, pores, and age spots in addition to firming the skin for a more youthful appearance. Timewise is long lasting, will not rub off on clothing, and is impervious to humidity.
Clinique Almost Powder Makeup
It is not recommended for older women to use powdered foundations, but many women prefer that type of makeup. This is why the Almost Powder Makeup is just for those types of women! This makeup is feather light, looks, and feels so natural that it can easily pass for natural skin. The natural look is enhanced by the minerals in the foundation that allows the skin’s natural vibrancy to shine through without all of the flaws.
MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear SPF10 Foundation
The long-lasting MAC foundation blends evenly and smoothly on the skin, endures the elements, and can be used for any skin type. As a bonus feature, the Longwear foundation controls oil, making it particularly useful for women with oily skin. The foundation settles into a natural looking matte finish.
Moderately Priced Foundations
Brand, ingredients, and availability can all contribute to higher prices, but there is often truth to the saying “more bang for your buck.” The more expensive foundations possess benefits that the less pricey options don’t, but it comes down to personal preference and budget constraints. If you are looking to splurge, try one of the following options.
Chanel Perfection Lumiere
The Chanel Perfection Lumiere was designed to blend naturally and flawlessly on the skin, leaving no hint of anything but smooth, even skin. The foundation is natural looking and lightweight, but must be applied with a deft hand to take full advantage of its concealment capabilities. 20 different shades are available to match skin tones perfectly.
Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
The Guerlain Parure de Lumiere formula consists of specialized ingredients like luminescent water to hydrate the skin and bring out the natural glow. A woman can choose from 12 shades to match her skin tone. Each shade reflects light from the skin to make the face appear healthy and young.
Chanel Lift Lumière Firming and Smoothing Fluid Makeup SPF 15
Women suffering from dry skin and age lines will find this foundation a godsend. The emollient enriched formula gives the Lumiere Makeup the power to hydrate while firming the skin with specific polymers that renew the skin. The result is a more radiant, youthful face and the minimization of lines and wrinkles.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Designer Lift Smoothing Firming Foundation SPF 20
Available in 7 shades, the Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Foundation firms and lifts the skin to improve appearance and repair some of the damage caused by age. The foundation blends smoothly, firms for the duration it is worn, and offers a luminescent appearance as the colors were chosen with care and expertise to bring out the best from the skin.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Lifting Makeup
The Re-Nutriv is a combination gel/crème foundation that goes on lightly, but effectively covers blotchiness, fills in lines, and smoothes out wrinkles. The lifting features firms the skin to rejuvenate the tautness and appearance of youth. This foundation is also hydrating and recommended for dry skin.
As the moderately priced foundations had the added bonus of “lifting” the skin, the higher priced foundations have unique features of their own. It should be noted that these last foundations are for the women ready to invest in the skincare, or have someone willing to get them an extravagant gift!
La Prairie Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 15
Lightweight and long lasting, the La Prairie Anti-Aging Foundation has gained a reputation for its natural appearance, well-blended shades, and its continued integrity in poor weather conditions.
Sisley Skinleya Anti-Aging Lift Foundation
This anti-aging lift foundation feels as expensive as it is with its gel/crème base. The makeup lasts for hours and blends skin flawlessly while tightening the face and reducing the appearance of lines. A little goes a long way for this foundation, which is good thin considering the price!