Am always looking for the holy grail of foundation I will be 62 as of August, and am wondering if there are any powder foundations that would not make my skin look more creepy. I have rosacea on my nose and the only thing that really covers it is some small samples of glo min foundation.

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  1. Cubie131 wrote on :

    The sad truth is powder is going to accentuate lines. I would suggest using a mineral concealer on the red areas, and a anti-aging foundation on the rest of your face. Avon makes some great foundations-Anew Age Transforming Foundation minimizes the look of fine lines, wrinkles and the dreaded age spots. Lots of companies make mineral concealer-the Bare Minerals Concealer is a good option.

  2. Avongirl wrote on :

    Try Almay or Avon’s Mark tinted face cream. It’s very smooth and feels good.

  3. Nancy Norris wrote on :

    And I’m sure you have noticed your nose was “aglow”! It’s a good product but I think because of it’s high color pigment and naturally occuring mineral glow , best left for the youngsters.Have you tried a bb cream? I use one fromLabo,but I have heard that smashbox makes a better one.This way you can cover the mid section
    and spread it out from middle.I also have rosacea.The great thing about these bb creams is that they contain serums to keep youth,and sunscreen.The only powder I would reccomend is by Jane Iredale.She makes a great all purpose one.To avoid that cake face,wet a sponge,one that you can get into corners with,blot it on a washcloth then press it all over your face.You are sealing it all in and for a bonus giving a moist dewy glow to your pretty face.Hope that will help.Anything else? I’m right here.

  4. catbefit wrote on :

    Mineral foundations appear to be powder, but really are not. So by proper application with a mineral foundation brush, you should be able to get the coverage you are seeking without the heavy appearance of powder. You can go over any areas which you feel need a bit better coverage, but the beauty of the mineral foundations is their light, natural coverage. I personally use the Mary Kay TimeWise Mineral Foundation, and believe it is a fabulous product no matter you age!!! Best to you!

  5. Maria Comfort wrote on :

    Eve Pearl has the best concealer I have ever seen or used. You may not find it in most stores, but go on line and they can tell you where it is available. It is expensive, but worth every cent.
    Insofar as make-up that will look smooth and natural with no wrinkles, it is a good idea to assess what you are wearing under your makeup. I always advise my clients to apply extra virgin olive oil to their skin after cleansing. You can blot off any excess. After you have done that, use a good moisturizing cream. It is essential to have your skin moist before applying your makeup. When I don’t know the person or haven’t seen the skin, I recommend Pond’s. It is still one of the best sellers in the world, and to date I have yet to see anyone using it who doesn’t have beautiful skin. Until someone has examined your skin and suggested another product, this is one that always works.
    For your rosacea, the red LED light can really be helpful. I always used to be quite careful with clients who had this condition, then learned from another esthetician that he used the microdermabrasion on their skin and it was very helpful. If you don’t have access to microdermabrasion, use one of the brushes, such as the Clairsonic Brush. It helps to clear away dead skin, stimulates blood flow, and gives your skin a fresh dewy look.
    Good luck to you.
    Maria Comfort

  6. redAllison wrote on :

    I have been using Bare Minerals foundation for at least 5 years. I use both the original formula and the new, supposedly more moisturizing formula in the compact. The key for me is using primer first to prevent it from settling into lines. i like the look of mineral foundation and it’s so lightweight. That said, my newest love is Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream. I do use a little moisturizer first, but this is such a breeze to apply and looks and feels so good. Consider it! I have rosacea too, and both Bare Minerals and Dr. Jart cover it up with no problem.

  7. TruthinAging wrote on :

    I empathize – I virtually stopped wearing makeup because it was making me look older. I have found two that were specifically formulated for mature skin and I wear all the time: Osmotics Inner Light with La Vie Celeste Creme Foundation: you can read more about them here with a couple of other suggestions:

  8. Still Blonde after all these YEARS wrote on :

    I would suggest trying Bare Minerals Concealer and the brush (very important) that they suggest for it. I have nasty rosacea and this covers it perfectly. Then apply Bare Minerals foundation over that. Sometimes you have to remoisturize during the day and then reapply (any) foundation and concealer as skin ages or you will get the drying creepy affect. Bare Minerals concealer will change your life.

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