Several factors will influence your decision in when choosing anti aging foundation. In addition, it takes patience when searching for the appropriate type and shade of makeup for your complexion type.
Makeup specialists agree that the most common mistake women make is choosing the incorrect shade for their skin-tone.
You can buy the best foundation for aging skin available; however, if the shade is wrong you will be unhappy. Sometimes the wrong shade can make you look older, and this is the last thing you want to happen.
Fortunately, foundation for mature skin is designed to even the skin-tone and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. The makeup for aging skin is not as heavy as traditional types. The pigments used in the makeup are tiny microspheres that blend with your skin-tone instead of changing it. With this specially formulated makeup, you do not have to have a thick coat to hide flaws such as discolorations. If you need to camouflage age spots or other discolorations, you should use a makeup stick specifically designed to cover discolorations. You dab the stick on the trouble areas and then apply your foundation as you normally would.
Pictured above (right) is Olay Definity Color Recapture, designed to help with:-
brown spots, dull skin, fine lines/wrinkles, uneven skin color/tone, uneven skin texture, dry/flaky skin, sun damage on Normal, Dry, Extra Dry, Combination/Oily, Oily and Sensitive skin types.
For more great tips and advice, see this video on the ABC News website which features Good Housekeeping’s Editor in Chief, Rosemary Ellis talking about what to look for in anti aging makeup – for example, did you know that when looking for a foundation for age spots and uneven skin tone, you should look for a product with SPF to protect you from the sun? Apparently a good ingredient to look for in this instance is soy – however, this may look completely different on the labelling, in fact glyceryl stearate is actually the soy containing ingredient in the product mentioned on the video. Another trick is to look for a product that contains minerals like mica that will help give your skin luminosity and make it glow.
Another top tip I picked up from this video is for concealing age spots. Don’t make the mistake of choosing a concealer that is much lighter than your skin tone, instead, look for a concealer that matches is and apply only where needed and OVER your foundation with a small brush instead of your fingertip.
Pictured right is Fleur’s Teint Paradis Luminous Complexion Corrector Castanea designed for just this purpose!
The Best Anti Aging Foundation For You?
Mineral makeup powders are the current rage in the cosmetic industry. However, makeup artists recommend women over the age of 40 should refrain from using powders. The mineral makeup will settle in the crevices of wrinkles and will make you look older.
The best anti aging foundation is a liquid based or cream mineral foundation. These utilize microspheres to prevent the makeup from pooling in the line and wrinkles on your face. These micro spheres create an even surface and can diffuse light to minimize the appearance of the wrinkles.
When searching for the right liquid or cream product for mature complexions, you want to select moisturizing makeup. Aging skin is often dry and flaky. You want to select a makeup that contains humectants that will seal moisture in and draw additional moisture from the atmosphere. This moisture will help plump up lines and wrinkles. Many women have combination skin and oily makeup is a concern. Humectants are usually not oil-based ingredients. If you have an oily or combination skin-type, you want to choose an oil-free product; this is quite easy as most makeup manufacturers include the term “oil-free” on the front label of the packaging.
Retinol is an important ingredient in anti aging products. Many anti aging foundation products contain it to promote the exfoliation of aging cells. The concentration is significantly less than in moisturizers and most women do not experience sensitivity by using multiple products that contain Retinol. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may only want to use one product that contains Retinol.
Selecting the right foundation at any age can be a challenge; however, the most difficult part is actually choosing the proper shade. The video above shows you all you need to know about how to choose the shade in less than one minute! Knowing what to look for in the best anti aging foundation will help you select the best product for your skin.