Discover the Best Foundations for Aging Skin

best foundation for aging skin

From dryness and dullness to fine lines and dark spots, our skin changes as we age – and our makeup should change with it. Read on to discover the best foundations for aging skin and how to keep makeup from settling into wrinkles. 

How to find the best foundation for aging skin 

Traditional foundations aren’t always suited to dry, mature skin and can settle into fine lines, wrinkles and dry patches. When choosing a foundation for aging skin, look for: 

  • Hydrating ingredients: To help keep skin hydrated and prevent foundation from creasing, use a formula enriched with hydrating ingredients, like hyaluronic acid 
  • Brightening ingredients: To help create a radiant-looking complexion, opt for a foundation that contains ingredients known to help brighten dull skin 
  • Blurring spheres: Thelp minimize the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, look for a formula that reflects light away from these creases 
  • Liquid formulas: Powder foundations tend to settle into fine lines and poresaccentuating their appearance, while a liquid formula will offer a smoother finish 
  • Medium coverage: A light coverage foundation is unlikely to conceal discoloration and pigmentation. A medium coverage, lightweight formula works best for mature skin.  

Best makeup for older women 

Best foundation for aging skin 

The best foundation for aging skinNo7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED All in One Foundation instantly perfects skin tone and texture by concealing the appearance of blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. 

Enriched with No7’s unique anti-wrinkle technology, Matrixyl 3000+, hyaluronic acid, a broad-spectrum SPF 50 and optical blurring particles, it helps to hydrate, protect and smooth the skin, lending the complexion a healthy and youthful-looking appearance.  

Apply onto the face and neck after No7 Protect & Perfect Serum and face cream 

Best foundation for mature skin 

Our best foundation for mature skin is No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation SPF 15. It instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking firmer and more even.  

  • Anti-aging ingredients from No7’s Lift & Luminate TRIPLE ACTION Serum help to lift, firm and brighten for a radiant, healthy-looking glow 
  • Optical blurrers and light-reflecting particles reflect light away from fine lines and wrinkles to minimize their appearance  
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 15 works to protect skin from the aging effects of the sun 
  • Hydrating ingredients support suppleness and plumper-looking skin 

Apply onto the face and neck after No7 Lift & Luminate serum and face cream. 

Best primer for aging skin 

Primers are designed to keep foundation from slipping or settling into fines lines and wrinkles. They also help to smooth uneven texture, creating the perfect canvas for your foundation. 

No 7 Lift & Luminate Primer creates a smooth base for longer-lasting, flawless makeup. Its weightless formula not only prevents makeup from settling into lines and wrinkles, but it’s also enriched with sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide to lend skin a firmer and more lifted appearance, and reduce the look of fine lines. 

Apply after a serum and moisturizer, but before foundation for a smoother and more radiant finish. 

Best setting powder for mature skin 

Applying a setting powder over your foundation will help to keep it in place all day 

No7 Lift & Luminate Powder seamlessly sets makeup and diffuses light, helping to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out tone and visibly smooth the skin. 

Apply over wet foundation using a powder brush for flawless and radiant-looking complexion 

How to apply foundation to mature skin 

As skin becomes drier and duller with age, and fine lines, discoloration and pigmentation become more prominent, applying foundation to mature skin might seem tricky. However, these four simple steps will help keep foundation from settling into wrinkles.  

Step 1: Moisturize with serum and a face cream 

As dry skin absorbs the hydrating ingredients from the foundation, it may also draw the product into fine lines and dry patches, resulting in an uneven and unflattering finish. As such, foundation should be applied as part of a healthy skincare routine.  

Apply both a hydrating serum and moisturizing face cream before using foundation to keep skin nourished and plumpand to minimize creasing.  

Step 2: Prime  

After applying serum and moisturizer, squeeze a pea-sized amount of primer onto the back of your hand. Gently rub into the skin to soften, then smooth an even layer onto the face and neck. Wait at least 90 seconds before applying foundation.  

Step 3: Apply with a makeup sponge 

Foundation should be applied to mature skin with a makeup spongeUsing a brush and/or the fingers can create a blotchy, uneven finish that highlights fine lines and doesn’t adequately cover pigmentation.  

  • Dispense a pea-sized amount of foundation onto the back of the hand 
  • Dampen the sponge, then dip into the foundation 
  • Apply to the larger areas of the face first (the cheeks and forehead), using the large side of the sponge 
  • Blot around the smaller areas of the face (the nose, chin and under the eyes) using the pointed tip 
  • Blend for an even and natural-looking finish 

Step 4: Set with a finishing powder 

While your foundation is still wet, gently press a setting powder into the skin using a powder brush. Focus on pigmented and uneven areas that need extra coverage for a smooth, airbrushed finish.  

Shop No7 foundations and No7 primers and discover the anti-aging makeup that’s perfect for your skin type and concerns. 

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