best foundation for over 50

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A foundation is a makeup that provides a smooth, even surface for the application of additional products. It can be worn alone or as part of a layered makeup look. A good foundation will make your skin look healthy and radiant, while providing full coverage to hide blemishes and redness. Here are some great options for people over 50.

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530567

Color: 13 - brown with neutral undertones

693 Reviews

$52.00

All of these cause me to sweat A LOT. This foundation NEVER disappears! I will never use any other foundation!...I bought this for my mom, who is in her 50s. She dislikes liquid foundations and wears minimal makeup. ...BEST Powder Foundation EVER!

What it is: A lightweight, oil-free powder foundation that can be applied dry or wet for custom coverage and matte or natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the appearance of shine, evens the look of skin tone, hydrates, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It feels light and fresh, wears all day, and stays color-true. The compact includes a sponge applicator.

KVD BeautyGood Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Cream Foundation Balm

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10 g·ITEM: 2420248

Color: Medium 051 - for medium skin with warm undertones

2.7K Reviews

$42.50

This foundation covers and does not settle in to my lines. ...50/50...As a daily, long wearing concealer/foundation, this would be a fail for me. So depending on the usage, i am 50/50

What it is: A buildable, full-coverage, hydrating foundation balm with a lightweight, long-wear formula and a fresh matte finish&mdash.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Apple Extract: Nourishes skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrates skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, cruelty-free.

CLINIQUEEven Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2422442

Color: CN 10 Alabaster - very fair, cool-neutal undertones

171 Reviews

$46.00

We all use this foundation and it works for everyone. It doesn’t seperate and lasts nice all day....Not at all what I was expecting from a serum foundation.

What it is: A 24-hour, full-coverage foundation that quickly perfects with a matte finish, plus visibly improves skin with three-serum technology.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Skin Type: Oily and Combination

SPF: 25

Highlighted Ingredients:
- UP302 and Vitamin C: Visibly reduces dark spots and uneven skin tone.
- Salicylic Acid: Re-texturizes skin‘s appearance.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps skin for a more youthful look.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free foundation provides full coverage and a matte finish for up to 24 hou

Urban DecayHydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation

Size: 1.1 oz / 35 mL·ITEM: 2406635

Color: 50 - medium warm

2.6K Reviews

$35.00

I got the 50 medium and it’s a good match for my skin....Love this product. As a senior, this is light but covers…resulting in a natural, healthy and youthful base.

What it is: A vegan, noncomedogenic, dewy foundation that delivers hydration, medium coverage, and a fresh glow finish for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kombucha Filtrate: Detoxifies and nourishes skin.
- Marula Oil: Protects and hydrates skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Infused with nourishing ingredients, this lightweight tinted moisturizer foundation leaves skin feeling super hydrated while minimizing pores with a blurring effect. This dewy foundation delivers a healthy glow that looks like real skin for a no-makeup, makeup look and wears for up to

KVD BeautyLock-It Full-Coverage Long-Wear Matte Liquid Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2180636

Color: Deep 79 N - deep pecan with neutral undertone

14.5K Reviews

$40.50

I don't feel it covered as well as I was expecting. I'm fair/light, over 50 and have a few dark spots. I was hoping for a full coverage. ...Take my word for this, I've tried over 50 foundations trying to find the right one my entire life and this foundation is truly the one.

What it is: A vegan, full-coverage liquid foundation that delivers extreme coverage and all-day long wear with just a droplet—a little goes a long way.
Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Optimized Coated Pigments: Ensure the truest color payoff for a flawless finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Lock-It Liquid Foundation is transfer-resistant, so you can trust it to stay on your face, not on your clothes or anyone else.

Rare Beauty by Selena GomezLiquid Touch Weightless Foundation

Size: 0.94 oz/ 28 mL ·ITEM: 2361491

Color: 460W - medium deep with warm golden undertones

5.6K Reviews

$30.00

So fabulous; silky and great coverage. I am a senior woman and this foundation makes my skin look smooth and fresh. ...I'm 50/50 on this product. I want to like it but the longevity just isn't there.

What it is: An innovative breathable foundation that combines the weightless feel of a serum with buildable medium coverage for truly layerable wear. 

Skin Type: Normal and Combination

Coverage:
Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Botanical Blend of Lotus, Gardenia, and Water Lily: Helps soothe, calm, and nourish skin.

What Else You Need to Know: The super-fluid, serum-like texture makes it easy to build and blend your coverage just how you like it while evening out skin tone and smoothing the look of pores—no clogging or caking. Plus, the mess-free, doe-foot applicator lets you apply one dot at a time.

NARSLight Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2550473

Color: Anguilla - D7 - very deep with neutral undertones

2.3K Reviews

$52.00

Every 7 years or so my skin changes and I need to update my makeup. Now that I am in my 50s I was looking for a lighter formula that had enough pigment to even out my skin but not settle in fine lines. ...First time user. I am 50 years old and at my age I do not like heavy foundation.

What it is: An advanced makeup-skincare-hybrid foundation with a natural finish that quickly blurs and smooths while visibly improving skin’s clarity over time.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Biomimetic Oat: Visibly improves clarity by reducing the appearance of redness.
- Japanese Lilyturf: Supports a strong skin barrier by helping maintain moisture.
- Cacao Peptides and Milk Thistle: Minimize the negative effect of blue light and environmental stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone.

LancômeTeint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Matte Foundation

Size: 1 oz / 30·ITEM: 2667772

Color: 100W - For fair skin with warm/yellow undertones

2K Reviews

$57.00

I also love that there are 50 shades to pick from. Lancôme is my favorite foundation to use....This foundation is smooth, creamy, and ultra thin. It comes in 50 different shades, so you're sure to find your perfect match.

What it is: A full coverage, natural matte foundation with sweat and water-proof longwear. Now ultra-breathable and packed with skin-loving ingredients.


Coverage: Full


Finish: Matte


Formulation: Liquid


Ingredient Callouts: Free of mineral oil and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.


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MAKEUP BY MARIOSurrealSkin™ Liquid Foundation

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2620466

Color: 24N - dark with neutral undertone

1.5K Reviews

$42.00

I’ve been so 50/50 with this foundation unfortunately. I don’t like how it looks when I first apply, but after it settles in it looks really pretty! ...Ate up my Senior Portrait

What it is: A breathable, luminous foundation that effortlessly builds and blends to illuminate the complexion with customizable, long-wearing coverage.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grapeseed Oil and Vegetal Squalene: Provide restoring moisturizing benefits.
- Perfecting Powders: Works with skins natural texture for a smoothed and enhanced finish​.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reveals skin’s natural luminosity. It features MoistureG

LancômeDUAL FINISH – Multi-tasking Longwear Powder Foundation

ITEM: 135566

Color: Matte130 Porcelaine D'Ivoire( N)

1.2K Reviews

$52.00

I have dry sull "senior" skin, and have had trouble finding a foundation that feels like I've got nothing on my face. ...Now u know I'm old. I'm a senior but I still want to look my best. I've been told, this product is Lancomes #1 seller.

What it is: A sheer-to-full-coverage powder foundation has a versatile, mattifying, and long-wearing finish that is perfect for all skin types, including oily.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This versatile matte foundation is buildable, long-lasting, and can be used wet or dry. The face powder is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, covering imperfections, and as a sheer-coverage setting powder. The lightweight formula does not cake and offers a shine-free, natural look.

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