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best foundation for over 50

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for best foundation for over 50.

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

690 Reviews


I love this power. This is the best power I have ever tried. I recommend this product....Beautiful powder foundation. Whenever I wear this, I get compliments on my skin. ...The best powder foundation...The best

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.

tarteSEA Hydroflex™ Serum Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2453876

Color: 59H rich honey - deeper skin with warm, peach undertones

317 Reviews


The serum applies smoothly, sits well snd lasts even on my over 50 skin. I found the shade easy to match. But the packaging feels like it was designed by someone who doesn’t use makeup. ...It is so light weight and your skin feels like velvet. Being a senior, I’m very pleased with it. Will purchase again

What it is: A vegan serum-infused foundation that flexes with your skin to cover imperfections, hydrates, and promotes better bare skin.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
-Hyaluronic Acid: Helps improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles by making skin look plumper.
-Niacinamide: Visibly smooths, brightens, reduces inflammation, and minimizes the look of pores.
-Vegan Collagen Complex: Improves skin elasticity for skin that looks plumper and more youthful.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation provides feather-light medium coverage.

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

2.5K Reviews


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



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: 2422467

Color: CN 28 Ivory - very fair, cool-neutal undertones

159 Reviews


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



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

SEPHORA COLLECTION10 Hour Wear Perfection Foundation

Size: 0.84 oz/ 25 mL·ITEM: 1633155

Color: 50 Deep Mocha (P) - for medium-dark skin with pink undertones

4K Reviews


Healthy Foundations...Not sure I have the right shade yet, BUT: I have senior "acne" on my lower left jaw area. That has diminished since I have been using this foundation...others still irritate it.... ...Great makeup, for a gal over 50 it covers up wrinkles and makes me feel younger!

What it is: A weightless foundation with medium, buildable coverage that blurs imperfections and conceals blemishes with a smooth, natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and improves the look of aging skin.
- Vitamin E: Protects the skin from external stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil.

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free foundation acts like a second skin, adapting to the natural movements of your face—without settling into fine lines or wrinkles. Designed to last for up to 10 hours, the f

PATRICK TAMajor Skin Crème Foundation and Finishing Powder Duo

Size: .32 oz cream and .14 oz powder / 9 g cream and 4 g powder·ITEM: 2607323

Color: Light Medium 1 - warm olive

996 Reviews


This cream foundation has a natural beautiful coverage that blurs my pores and rosacea on my cheeks. ...I want to first say I’ve tried over 50+ foundations before, at least 25 being Sephoras best sellers.

What it is: A duo that includes a blendable, medium-coverage cream foundation paired with a satin-finish powder.

What Else You Need to Know: This duo includes a buildable, breathable cream formula that melts into and moves with the skin. It also includes an air-spun setting powder that blurs the appearance of pores to create a flawless-looking, skin-like finish.

This Set Contains:
- 0.42 oz/ 12 g Cream Foundation
- 0.31 oz/ 9 g Powder

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

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2180669

Color: Deep 83 C - rich deep cocoa with cool undertone

14.5K Reviews


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



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

5.4K Reviews


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




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.

NARSNatural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2030955

Color: Yukon - Light 2.5 - L2.5 - light with cool undertones

3.8K Reviews


I also used this foundation for my senior pictures and I looked flawless. this was a great purchase....It is Nars of course but 50 dollars for a foundation...

What it is: A buildable, full-coverage foundation with up to 16 hours of lightweight, natural, fade-resistant wear.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blend of Fruit Extracts (Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon): Helps support skin’s elastic fibers to smooth the look of skin’s texture over time for optimal radiance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, and fragrance. This product is also gluten-free.


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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