Foundations that smooth over wrinkles and texture

Old but gold

  • 19.10.2021

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As we grow older, our skin gains more texture — ranging from wrinkles to fine lines. And while that’s a natural stage in life, it means that the latest and greatest in the complexion market might not be the best fit for our new reality. Mattifying foundation formulas sink into our laugh lines, velvet ones emphasise the creases under our eyes… the list goes on. What we need is, thus, a lightweight and hydrating elixir, one that sits nicely on skin without sinking into any of our supposed imperfections. Thankfully, the beauty sphere has heard our prayers and delivered in the form of spankin’ new goods that do just that. Check out the full roundup, below.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation

The sheer number of accolades to its name is testament to this bad boy’s abilities. In fact, many makeup artists swear by this foundation for its soft-focus finish and hydrating formula. It has a buildable coverage and is amazingly lightweight, checking all the boxes of an ideal foundation for mature skin. Like its name, the foundation was designed to mimic the feel of silk charmeuse, with members of the beauty community raving over it for its ability to never settle into fine lines or pores. 

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skin Care

Packed full of age-defying ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, and vitamins A,B,C, it’s clear to see that the ‘skin care’ in its name really comes through. It also aids in minimising the appearance of pores and unwanted texture while still delivering upon a radiant glow to the skin. It’s a cream type, too, so a little goes a long way and definitely gets you your money’s worth.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation

This drugstore foundation has earned its stripes with its easy-to-build coverage and a soft, lightweight texture that feels like nothing on skin. Its diverse shade range is another plus point, as is its wallet-friendly price.

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation

A go-to for makeup artists, La Mer’s The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation grants luminous, nourishing, and natural coverage. The secret? A generous infusion of La Mer’s Miracle Broth – which  hydrates the skin while also offering antioxidant and SPF20 protection. 

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Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser

For those who don’t like the “heavy” feel of foundations, opt for a tinted moisturiser instead. This one from Chentecaille features SPF 15, and gives you a fresh, dewy finish that looks just like your skin — but better. It’s infused with ingredients that are antioxidant rich like thyme and butterfly bush extract, and also offers pollution protection for your mien. Like all other recommendations in this list, it’s extraordinarily lightweight with buildable coverage for days where you just need a lil’ more.

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