I notice that when I use my foundation, it makes my wrinkles even more noticeable. Is there something I could use, foundation and blush, that would be more suitable for a 57 year old woman?

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  1. DLori27 wrote on :

    You MUST use a great primer before applying any foundation. I would be willing to bet that your skin will look at least 10 years younger. I personally love prescriptives primer. You can still get it online but not for very long. Also, I would recommend Laura Mercier or Shiseido primer. I hope it works for you. Also, I would suggest not using powder on your face because that will accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

  2. Daphne Nassif wrote on :

    Yes, a foundation primer would help,,and a very good foundation…like the new Dolce and Gabanna cream foundation. I am 57 also..looks great..

  3. ArchGirl wrote on :

    Have you tried a tinted moisturizer? Although I’m well over 60, my skin is still prone to breakouts, so I’ve used Laura Mercier’s oil-free version.

  4. Marty Chiaravelotti wrote on :

    I was in the same boat (same age, too) until recently. I had used Bare Minerals for years. Used lots of other, more expensive products, too. Just was not satisfied. I purchased the Luminess airbrush system and I love it. Asked my adult sons how my skin looked after applying..both said, “you’re lucky you have nice skin and don’t have to wear makeup”. That says it all! You can purchase through HSN. That gives you the opportunity to test drive for 30 days. Don’t like it…send it back. You have nothing to lose. I agree with several of the other ladies…a good primer is a must.

  5. Sharronsue wrote on :

    First you must MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE daily! I finally have found a foundation that does everything I need and it matches my complexion. I have trouble buying so many foundations and get home and they are too dark or too light in color for me. My perfect and natural looking foundation is CLARINS Extra-Firming Foundation. It is for aging skin with SPF 15, and it’s expensive, yet you only use a little and it lasts for months! My best friend is a few years older than I am and she does not look her age at all and she likes the new Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer. She also uses Maybelline DREAM Liquid Mousse makeup foundation. Both of these products are very inexpensive and should work well for you. Hope this helps!

  6. zipporahs wrote on :

    For an inexpensive althernative. Cover Girl’s Simply Ageless foundation is made JUST for that purpose. I’ve actually switched from using Shiseido to Cover Girl (go figure).

    • Jane Robbins wrote on :

      Me too! Who knew that Cover Girl can make such a great foundation for such a reasonable price?

  7. prasadabeauty wrote on :

    I’ve found an inexpensive makeup ( and it compares to Laura Mercier Tinted Moist., too!!) It’s AVON’s Ideal Shade Liquid Foundation!

  8. Bettie Claxton wrote on :

    I suggest you try Bare Essentials. The difference was amazing. You put on your mositrizer and then use this stuff. It never accentuates the wrinkles.

  9. Sandy Kay wrote on :

    I prefer to wear tinted moisturizer rather than full foundation. It evens out my skin tone but isn’t too much cover and doesn’t make my wrinkles more noticeable. My favorite is Laura Mercier.

  10. Speef wrote on :

    My daughter introduced me to a product called “spackle”. Hers was from L’Oreal. When you put it on in fills in the creases and holes just like wall spackle, only it’s clear instead of white. No my base doens’t fall in the creases.

  11. Mrsfitz wrote on :

    I have rosacea so I feel I have to have coverage. What I’m currently using is Clinique anti-redness primer and Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. I then cover with Laura Mercier concealer where needed(under eyes and around nose mostly). It takes the red out, gives my skin a nice smooth look and both the primer and
    moisturizer have an SPF. Of course, the advice about good moisturizer for good skin is probably the best start. Have you tried a Serum under your moisturizer to help it absorb? I have also found products lines that have moisturizing sprays you can use before your serum which moisturize without oil. Check out Marla’a Truth In Aging web site for more recommendations. She does a lot of thorough research.

  12. Patty Colman wrote on :

    Great question and one that I think most of us over 50 deal with. You received some great advice below. Have you heard of THE WRINKLE PREVENTION PILLOW? This pillow helps prevent permanent sleep lines and wrinkles and eye puffiness, so when you do use your foundation you will have less wrinkles. Check it out on the Fab Over Fifty Shop – it’s fantastic!

  13. Susan Hersh wrote on :

    There are a lot of reasons why the wrinkles can look more apparent.
    1) It’s very important that you are exfoliating 2x- 2x a week at home. For me it is easiest to do this step in the shower. I use Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash because it is gentle for sensitive skin. http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P251618&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3866

    2) You must use a good night moisturizer for your face, as this is the time for your skin to rejuvenate while you sleep. Do not skip nighttime step. The daytime cream is also very important. This depends on your skin type, but most of after 50 need a cream that is rich. I use Kinerase Ultimate Day Moisturizer & Kinerase Ultimate Night Moisturizer. These creams are for dry skin & have the highest concentration of kinetin to improve skin texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. http://www.drugstore.com/kinerase-ultimate-night-moisturizer/qxp177502?tab=1

    3) I recommend a foundation that has a creamy texture that will give your skin a dewy appearance. Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Cream Compact Foundation does the trick for me. http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod47300053&eItemId=prod47300053&cmCat=search&searchT

    4) Drink plenty of water during the day & evening. This will help reduce lines on the face.

    To view beauty videos and interviews with professionals please visit:
    http://www.susanhersh.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/MeetTheExperts


  14. Maria Comfort wrote on :

    I like the look of Dinair Airbrush makeup. It goes on like pixels, allowing the skin to breathe, and your lines are not as visible.

    You also may want to try a moisturizer that reduces wrinkles before applying your foundation. Avon has one that is yellow and been around for many years, and it works quite well. I’m afraid I don’t know its name.

  15. Susan S. wrote on :

    I’m a firm believer in the idea that as you get older you need to amp up your skin care routine to get your skin looking as great as possible without foundation make-up so you can keep it to a bare minimum. Use mild scrubs, lightly peeling enzyme masks, brightening serums, and hydrate with day moisturizers and night creams … look for hyaluronic acid … it plumps the skin. If you can get your skin looking its optimum, many times a day cream with some sunscreen, concealer that matches your skin dotted on the pigment spots and broken capillaries and then a sheer cream or gel blush in a bright, clear pink/rose/red tone, will be all you’ll need (stay away from peach/brown tones on your cheeks. You’ll look sallow). Make sure your brows are well-groomed, shaped and filled in, and then concentrate on making-up your eyes or wear a bright, bold lip color if your lips are still good.
    If you feel like your overall skin color is just off and needs a boost, try a slightly correcting primer or moisturizer or a tinted moisturizer, which, because it is blended all the way into the skin, becomes more part of your skin rather than just sitting on top. Smashbox makes an apricot tinted primer which makes your skin look poreless and minimizes wrinkles and you may find you like that just by itself. MAC makes a moisturizer I love called Strobe Cream that is hydrating and gives a beautiful colorless but glowy finish that neutralizes sallowness and can be worn alone. If you want more color, Jouer cosmetics has a Sheer Bronzing Tint spf 15 that adds a very natural see-through warm glow with no iridescence, Senna makes an oil-free liquid mineral make-up called Barely Base w/spf 20 that has a tiny bit more coverage than the others listed above, but looks pretty invisable on (I use this), and then there is the much loved tinted moisturizer stalwart, Laura Mercier in the original formula.

  16. Cubie131 wrote on :

    You can still use foundation and blush, you just need to use products suitable for older skin. Your first step is to moisturize. You can use a tinted moisturizer with an spf, and if you don’t need more coverage, you could skip foundation entirely. You could also use an anti-aging foundation. CoverGirl makes a great one-you might have seen Ellen advertise it on TV. Use a cream blush-powder can settle into lines and wrinkles and make them look worse. Dot on the apples of your cheeks and blend. A warm pink is universally flattering and adds a youthful glow. I hope this helps!

  17. casavon wrote on :

    It’s entirely possible that it’s not your makeup that’s the problem but perhaps that your skin is very dry. You need to be using a daytime moisturizer and a good night time one too-by making your skin less dry, your foundation will apply more smoothly.

    Avon has recently come out with a great night cream called Genics…it will not only moisturize your skin, but will also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. (And it works! I’ve been using it for six weeks now and the changes are amazing!!)

    A moisturizing foundation might also help. You could try the Anew foundation by Avon-it applies well and has anti-aging properties in it to help keep your skin looking its best!!

    Good luck!!


  18. TruthinAging wrote on :

    I think that, by and large, foundation makes me look old and so I always wear a no-foundation foundation that smooths out skin tone and deflects light away from wrinkles. I like Osmotics Inner Light https://truthinaging.com/store/Osmotics/Osmotics-Inner-Light-
    or Vapour Stratus Instant Skin Perfector http://truthinaging.com/makeup/vapour-stratus-instant-skin-perfector
    Both give a nice dewy, smooth look on their own, but it is also possible to mix half-and-half with foundation if you need more cover.

  19. Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

    I have this problem and I have found that using a whipped foundation helps some and kind of whipped or mouse foundation seems to look better and stay away from anything that has Mica in it

  20. Cheryl Wilson wrote on :

    sandmmom, I changed over to Bare Escentuals and threw out all of my liquid and pasty cosmetics. The difference is amazing! The powder foundation does not sit in my wrinkles, particularly around my eyes, and it really does cover – even my freckles! I only wish I’d done it sooner but I was so skeptical and didn’t believe it would provide a difference. Dumb me! It’s great!

    • CAnative wrote on :

      Bare Escentuals also has a good primer to use before application of the minerals.

    • CAnative wrote on :

      Bare Escentuals also has a good primer for use prior to application of your foundation.

    • kemoRN wrote on :

      I agree 100%!! BE’s line is amazing! I’ve been using for ten years, and frequently am told I look much younger, especially when they see me with my teens. Nice stuff to hear! A good primer is absolutely necessary too. I vary between BE, CoverFX, and smashbox. All are really good, and help hold the mineral foundation all day long and even into the night. I rarely have to touch up!

  21. traceybrown wrote on :

    Hi there–

    To give you an honest answer, Please let me know what brand and formula foundation you are using. Are you moisturizing prior to your application? Do you exfoliate your skin on a regular basis? Do you use powder after foundation?
    Without that information, it would be impossible to give you a proper answer.

  22. linda caricofe wrote on :

    Oh my yes, I always use SmashBox face primer.
    It feels like wonderful liquid silk when you put it on, but, it fills the lines on your face…then, your foundation goes on smooth.
    I never leave home without wearing my Smashbox primer, with or without foundation.
    I promise, you will agree, it’s amazing stuff.
    Best wishes,
    Linda Caricofe

    • CAnative wrote on :

      The SmashBox primer is fabulous. Always use it when I’m going out for the evening especially.

    • Jane Robbins wrote on :

      I too use SmashBox face primer. I use the green one that helps with redness due to mild rosecea. It feels like silk and makes my skin tone even and smooth.

    • Sharronsue wrote on :

      Which Smashbox face primer do you use? There are different kinds and some come in colors or tints?

  23. Cindy Joseph wrote on :

    That is because you are putting texture upon texture. I find a woman’s skin looks better with no foundation. I would rather see live, real healthy skin that is dewy and fresh with a few spots and such than a masque of foundation and powder. It will make your skin more touchable, kissable, sensual, and real. Your wrinkles will not be near as noticeable, if that is your goal.

    • Kathy Bryan wrote on :

      I am 53 and I also do not use foundation I have found that the less makeup is better

  24. Kari Solyntjes wrote on :

    I would look for a different formula in foundation – something with reflective particles that would diffuse the look of wrinkles rather than enhance them. Lancome’s Teint Miracle is a great one, Armani Luminous Silk is another. Also using a luminizing primer before the foundation helps to fill in fine lines and to work with your foundation to give your skin that glow back. I like Dior’s Luminous Primer or Burberry’s Fresh Glow primer. For blush, either a cream or powder is fine, placement is the key. Place blush higher on the cheekbone to “lift” the look of your face.

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