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Foundation for Maturing skin

I think “maturing” sounds friendlier than “aging” right? I blow when it comes to foundations. I will always pick the wrong color, I have no clue if I have pink or yellow undertones and I have no patience to go to a beauty counter to have someone give me some clear advice on this. But since I have gotten to this point…I might have to bite that last bullet.


I tend to resort to tinted moisturizers since it is almost impossible to go wrong with those….almost….Broken record, I know, but I love Dr.Perricone’s lifting and firming tinted moisturizer. The doctor may have sensed my concern and send me a one ounce bottle of his No Foundation Foundation Serum. The promises are off the hook. It allegedly softens imperfections and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and pores (!). It comes in one universal shade. Or you can customize it with a no make up bronzer…yeah; no!

You will only need a few drops of this potion to cover your face. It goes on incredibly smooth and is not “cakey” at all. The only thing that threw me off is the suggestion to reapply every two to three hours. Ain’t nobody got time for that! I was a good girl and re-applied 6 hours later. At that point it reminded me of a good bronzer. It does give me a natural look but it is not “dewey” like the tinted moisturizer. I will admit when I added another layer prior to going out that night and at that point I felt like I had too much on my face. It didn’t actually look like it but I felt it…ya know what I mean? I also saw it when I tried to take it off. Overall I do like it though, it seems to smooth out my skin and it looks as natural as a foundation can be. It better for $60.00 for a full size bottle. I will wait for the GMA deals!

The best affordable foundations for the maturing skin according to the experts are:

  • L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup. Since it costs around $11.00 it won’t matter as much if I pick the wrong color out their very wide variety of shades.
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint $15.00 since our aging skin can’t get enough hydration. It has a big applicator which makes application a breeze. But it is still recommended to use a damp make up sponge to blend.
  • IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact offers identical promises as Dr.P. It is a solid yet creamy formula which you can apply with your fingers and then blend with a sponge. I have not tried this yet due to the price ($38.00) and since I am guilty of wasting money before on IT Cosmetics by ordering the wrong shades….

All the other foundations on this list were $100 and up, I am not even going there, since for that amount they better work! The only other product on the list that caught my eye was Make Up For Water Blend Face & Body Foundation. The claim “this is great for evening out skin tone in a completely undetectable way”. Things that make me go mmmm…for $43.00….it gets raving reviews from 45-plussers…I might have to drag my behind over to Sephora to ask what the right shade would be for me…

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