Best Foundations for Over 40 Mature Skin

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Best Foundations for Over 40 Mature Skin

Foundation Over 40 – Searching for Holy Grail Foundations for Over 40, Mature Skin!

Let’s face it, once you arrive in your 40’s, things begin to change and sooner or later you find that the makeup you’ve been wearing and loving for years isn’t cutting it anymore.  There are a new set of rules now and we have to make adjustments.  But that’s OK!  The right makeup is out there, we just have to find it!

My Foundation Over 40 Series is all about finding Holy Grail Makeup Foundations for Over 40 Mature Skin.  I test makeup foundations and then reporting the results here on the Blog.

I wanted to share with you the criteria that I use for the “holy grail” foundation search!

  • Foundation is easy to apply and does NOT settle into fine lines & wrinkles.
  • Medium to full coverage enough to cover discolorations and redness.
  • Makes skin look better than it is without foundation.
  • Doesn’t settle into pores.
  • A satin, semi-matte or matte finish.  Not shiny.
  • Finish lasts all day and doesn’t become shiny throughout the day
  • Alcohol is not included in the ingredients or is not high enough on the list to contribute to drying of the skin (Dryness is not our friend!)
  • Performs well with other products such as primers, blush, bronzer, highlighter.
  • Wears well over sunscreen!
  • Product Results are somewhat close to the claims made by the company (example: if it says the finish is matte, it should be matte.  If it says it lasts 12 hours, it should last somewhere close to that)

A fairly big list, I know!  But hey, I’m trying to find the holy grail and the perfect foundation would check all of the boxes above.  I’m sure we’ll also discover some really foundations that may not meet ALL of the criteria above but enough of them to be considered a good option.

You can find a list of the Makeup Foundations that I’ve Reviewed to date HERE.

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Please let me know in the comments below what brands and specific foundations you would like me to test and review and I will add them to the list!  As always, I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time…






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