Fabulous! Six foundations for mature skin worth buying !
Aug. 26, 2020
There are so many foundations on the market right now, each promising different benefits for your skin - light or full coverage, matte finish or dewy glow, hydrating or oil-control, not to mention finding a brand that has the right skin tone for you! As our skin matures, it’s even more important than ever to make sure you get the right foundation for you - because no-one wants their makeup to look heavy or cakey.
Particular challenges that our skin faces as we get older can include dehydration, the appearance of fine lines and creases and discoloration from sun damage. It’s best to avoid ultra-mattifying or full-coverage foundations, which can look heavy and settle in fine lines.
Here, we’ve found six fabulous foundations, from luxe to drugstore, that will hydrate, improve skin texture and even out skin tone, while providing sufficient coverage, and a glowing finish.
1. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation SPF10
ESTĒE LAUDERDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation
Although this product from Estee Lauder is a matte foundation, it’s certainly not heavy or cakey. It’s oil-free and sweat, water and humidity resistant and offers long wearing coverage, making it suitable for oilier and combination mature skin types (sadly, this isn’t the preserve of those in their teens and twenties). It helps balance out uneven skin tones and blurs imperfections, while providing long-lasting coverage. There are over 60 shades to choose from, so there’s bound to be one to suit your coloring.
2. bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation SPF15
Powder foundation on mature skin - won’t it just highlight my lines and creases and look...powdery?
bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation is very lightweight and provides buildable coverage for a luminous no-makeup makeup look. It’s suitable for sensitive skins (in fact they claim it’s so pure, you can sleep in it, but we’re not sure your pillowcases would thank you for that!), and won’t cause breakouts or dry your skin. The application technique is different to a standard cream or liquid foundation due to its powder formulation, but once you’ve mastered the 3 stages - ‘swirl, tap, buff’, you’re well away.
3. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation
This foundation from the Lancôme stable is formulated to be durable yet lightweight for a natural, no makeup look. Although it has mattifying properties, it allows your skin to breathe, providing a light, sheer coverage to balance out any imperfections or uneven skin tone, and is available in 40 shades.
4. Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation
ARMANI beautyLuminous Silk Foundation
This iconic foundation from Giorgio Armani Beauty has added SPF 20 and a velvety finish. It feels incredibly lightweight, but it’s up to you whether you apply just a light layer to even out your skin, or build up a greater level of coverage to conceal age and dark spots. The formulation is long-lasting, and is sufficiently hydrating to achieve a glowing, dewy finish on mature skin.
5. L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup
This foundation from drugstore favorite L’Oreal Paris boasts over 45 shades, formulated as a result of over a decade’s research. It is super-hydrating and provides medium, blendable coverage that is buildable, but natural. It is formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E for healthy skin, and is oil-free so it won’t block pores.
6. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare
it CosmeticsYour Skin but Better Foundation + Skincare
This clever product from IT Cosmetics is more than just a foundation - it contains hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, plus vitamins E & B5 to actively hydrate and care for your skin, meaning it has many of the properties of a serum. Light in formulation, it is moisturizing and provides sufficient coverage for a natural radiant finish, and won’t settle into fine lines or creases.
Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
I bought this mascara after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I love trying out new mascaras but rarely do I find one that I will use regularly like my beloved tarte - Maneater Mascara However this stuff is good. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara It gave my lashes so much volume & length they literally doubled in size! My lashes are already pretty long to begin with but this made them look amazing. The photo is after applying only one coat so I can only imagine how good they will look after two or three coats! It also didn’t clump up my lashes at all. I applied it really quickly & lazily too because I was in a rush to get ready & I was still amazed! I honestly think this is going to be my new daily mascara. It is waterproof but not the annoying kind that leaves your eyes completely black when you go to take it off. It came off really easily with my POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream which is what I’ve always used to remove my eye makeup, since I was a kid! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
We’ll Miss You!
To our cherie fam who has inspired us deeply over the last year and a half: thank you. We are so grateful to have been a part of your beauty journeys and the community you created with us was nothing short of amazing. It's with sadness that we announce that cherie will be closing our doors on April 8, 2021, and your posts will no longer be available. While our platform will no longer be available, we encourage our community members to continue finding ways to create and allow their authentic voices to be heard.
Clear skin the gentle way?
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩 “buh-koo-chee-all” HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I’ve already become a diehard Herbivore lover. So to receive this beauty was super exciting. When I started my acne journey on Cherie I was (and still am) a Differin Acne Gel stan. This was my choice of retinol and I wanted it strong to treat acne and boost my cellular turnover. Now that my acne is currently under control and it’s getting hot again, I definitely want something smooth and gentle. Bakuchiol is a gentler alternative to the very popular ingredient retinol. So essentially you’ll get overall youthful results for your skin. I haven’t tested this on my acne theory yet, but overall my face has been smooth and irritation free. This serum does not have a smell which I love for products of this caliber. I also love that it’s light and not drying at all. I use this at night and since i have a tolerance to retinol I use it every night. I haven’t been using it long enough to see results (about 12 weeks) but I definitely can’t wait to finish this. Have you tried Bakuchiol?
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