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MeadowLark
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Foundation for Older Skin, Please

I'm 60 and starting to get the tiny wrinkles around my mouth and eyes. I've noticed every single foundation (whether it's liquid, cream, cream-to-powder or mineral) that I've tried recently gets down inside each wrinkle to make my face look older than it is. My skin looks less wrinkled without makeup than it does with makeup. I used the CG Aqua (whatever it's called) cream for several years - love the coverage and how it lasts all day, but because it sank into my wrinkles, I decided to try some other brands in recent months. They all make me look bad.

Help!!

Do you have any suggestions for makeups I can try? Are there foundations out there that do not accentuate tiny wrinkles?

I appreciate your help, thank you!


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sylviai
Posts: 395

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

MeadowLark- try using a "primer" under the foundation. Laura Geller on QVC has "spackle" and Philosophy or Bare Essentials also has one.
Peace!
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Grammi2four
Posts: 1,085

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

This is a very good question.. I like to get opinions as well.

Like you, I've tried several and what I'm using and liking right now is Bobbie Brown stick foundation. It's pricey but it's the best I've found thus far... I'm forever on the hunt....

I also liked Laura Geller's stick foundation but I can never find it anymore in my shade.
I can't wear any mineral or powder foundation at all... Not pretty!!!

Hopefully you'll get some foundation experts out there to chime in here.
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leni1020
Posts: 99

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

Stick with the Cover Girl you like, but definitely, add a primer first. It makes all the difference. HTH, Leni
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candron
Posts: 591

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

My favorite is SCA Jet Tech butters makeup...I like to use the hyacinth primer prior to application on some days...depends on how dry I am. I apply this makeup with a makeup brush.

Also, I've tried both the Vit. C makeup and the hyaluronic makeup and I like them also except they don't quite give the coverage I need.

For a drugstore brand I really like L'Oreal Age Defying makeup for mature skin. It comes in a jar with a brush.

If I couldn't get SCA butters makeup, I would be using this L'Oreal.

Good luck!
60 years old, very dry skin, medium complexion with light freckles and two sunspots. Also, some small broken veins due to sun damage and mild rosacea. Medium crow's feet wrinkles, forehead wrinkles and mild lip line wrinkles.

"Be the change you want to see in the world." Ghandi

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TNTuxedo
Posts: 156

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

I like the Estee Lauder Country Mist line...my 90 year old mother-in-law told me about it when I commented on how well her skin looked. I also like the SCA 8 butters.
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ok2
Posts: 467

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

My favorite is Chanel Teint Innocence Cream compact. I use a moisturizer, then a primer, and apply the foundation using a damp, Beauty Blender sponge.

You can try using a damp sponge with any foundation. Makes a huge difference!
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MeadowLark
Posts: 8

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

Thanks for all your responses! I've tried the LG Spackle - it made my oily skin greasy - as did a couple other primers I used. So, I'm not a big fan of primers - sorry.

I've always used a damp sponge to apply any makeup -- it sure makes it smoooother.

If I ever find the perfect foundation, I'll let you all know!
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cheykathy
Posts: 63

RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

Hi Meadowlark, I wanted to put in my 2cents as a 53 year old with somewhat dry skin. I recently started using Serious Skin Care's Hydrapixel as a primer under the M.Asam's Vinolift Magic Finish makeup. I use a brush with the Magic Finish. I do not get the makeup going into the lines as I use to with other makeups. So far I really like this and both are very light on your skin. It might be worth a try for you. I also tried Laura Geller's spackle and I didn't really like it - it seemed too heavy. So there you go - just what's working for me.
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marilynv
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RE: Foundation for Older Skin, Please

I feel like you do about primers....makes my face greasy and the makeup doesn't always seem to stay on them...also makes my mascar runny when it never did before. I need something to help the little lines under the eyes. What works for me now is the M. Asam Perfect Teint....dab it on top of makeup and it makes every little line go away. You just need the tiniest amount. It is a quick fix that really seems to work for me.
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