If the body positivity movement has one message for people over 40, it's to stop agonizing over perfectly natural things like dark marks, fine lines, and wrinkles. When it comes to foundation, women over 40 should worry less about covering up their so-called “flaws” and more about choosing products that will keep their skin radiant and healthy. These nine formulas that celebrities swear by are a good place to start.
“You want to work with products that are lightweight and don't dry out the skin,” Scott Barnes, Jennifer Lopez's beauty guru, told TZR in 2018. When it comes to foundation for mature skin, he emphasized that less is more. Piling on products in an effort to hide something is perhaps the biggest mistake someone can make (no matter their age). Instead, drink lots of water — the recommended two liters per day, then more — for a healthy complexion, and apply foundation only to the areas of the face that may need it, not the entire thing.
Think of your makeup as skin care: Choosing products that hydrate and blend into the skin is key. And because you know of the havoc sunshine can wreak, be sure to look for ones that contain sunscreen. Nine of the best foundations for skin over 40, ahead.
We only include products that have been independently selected by TZR's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.