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The Best Foundations for Mature Skin

Must-have foundations for women over 40


Your beauty needs change as you age—out with glittery eye shadow, and in with skin smoothing makeup primers. These foundations are designed to work with, not against, mature skin and actually improve texture and tone. (Some even help to keep new wrinkles from forming!)

1. Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15
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Smashbox High Definition Foundation gives a flawless finish, but with an added bonus: this foundation contains extra ingredients that are formulated to improve the health of your skin! The foundation also helps to firm skin and contains a time-released moisturizer.

2. Clinique Even Better Makeup

Clinique Even Better Makeup
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This foundation contains everything you love about Clinique foundations PLUS the benefits of their much-loved Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. In addition to providing coverage and evening skin tone, the foundation helps diminish age spots in just 4-6 weeks. 

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3. Elizabeth Arden Intervene Makeup SPF 15

Elizabeth Arden Intervene Makeup
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Arden's Intervene makeup foundation is a definite must-have if you are beginning to see any fine lines—it helps to firm skin and actually delay the appearance of new wrinkles. The foundation provides medium to full coverage but has a soft, natural finish so the makeup doesn't look caked on. 

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4. Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup
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According to Almay's studies, "4 out of 5 women saw an instant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles" after using this product. The foundation comes in only three shades, because it actually adjusts to your true skin tone, which takes the guesswork out of buying makeup.

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5. Lancome Absolue BX Makeup SPF 18

Lancome Absolue BX Makeup
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Lancome has an entire line of Absolue products to help with aging, and the foundation makeup is a great finishing step. Absolue works to even out your complexion while giving you a medium to full coverage, without settling into fine lines and wrinkles. This product works to rejuvenate your skin and help make it more supple. 

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