They say that youth is wasted on the young, and while that adage is most certainly true, it's also worth noting that the plump, youthful skin that goes with it is perhaps not always appreciated. And yes, aging is a privilege, but who doesn't want a little help every now and again when it comes to adding a little spry vitality to one's appearance?
The easiest way to achieve that: a really ace foundation or complexion product. The right formulation can blur lines, smooth texture, plump dehydrated skin—even minimize the appearance of large pores. From radiance inducing tints, to full-coverage creams, and even a few formulations with active skincare ingredients, see here the best foundations for women over 40.
Creamy, with light to medium coverage, you can buff Chanel's Sublimage skin tint (blended with diamond powders for extra revitalization), to give your skin a youthful, healthy glow.
If your skin is on the drier side, reach for this foundation wand. Not only is the formulation self-setting and oil free, but it's also ideal for a medium-to-full coverage with longwear capabilities. The foundation wand melts into the skin to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, which is especially crucial if you have want to make larger pores appear smaller. And the packaging? It's recyclable.
A full-to-medium coverage foundation with a satin finish, this creamy foundation is highly pigmented, but easy to blend thanks to it's smoothing and hydrating formulation. Perfect for special events, and photos, this also looks fabulous for day-to-day wear too—especially if you prefer full coverage.
Nars' sheer glow tells you what it is up front. If you aren't looking for major coverage, but do want a bright and peppy complexion, this vitamin C and turmeric extract infused foundation will give you the boost you seek.
Banish fatigue and replace it with radiance. Blended with Persian acacia extract, this complexion helper will smooth and plump your skin, imbuing it with a luminosity that wouldn't betray any sleep deprivation whatsoever. And it's long-wearing, as an added bonus.
Vapour's foundation is not just breathable full coverage, it's also a natural beauty powerhouse made with organic brightening camellia, frankincense, tulsi, and lotus to soothe, calm, and protect. A little goes a long way, and you are certain to look like an ethereal, ageless wonder.
L'Oréal's Lift Serum Absolute foundations works to smooth skin tone, sure, but it's the lightweight formula that was made to not settle into lines and wrinkles that speaks volumes. Bonus: it also has pro-retinol and vitamin C, so your skin gets brighter and more youthful looking over time thanks to some treatment while you wear.
Hydration is the key to keeping a youthful, plump visage. Give your skin a little help during the day with Neutrogena's moisturizing tint that is blend-able and works to boost dewiness with everyone's favorite ingredient: hyaluronic acid.
Not only does Armani's full coverage foundation have longwear capabilities, but it also has a second-skin finish that is perfect for oilier types—and smoothing out pores.
If you want to seamlessly blend your foundation into any wrinkles you may have, reach for It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines, which is formulated with anti-aging peptides, collagen, hyaluronic acid, argan oil and a ton of vitamins as well as CoQ10, along with proprietary blurring technology. The effect: airbrushed, glowing skin.
Touche Éclat's cult-fave formulation but with buildable coverage and an insane luminosity that just makes your skin look beyond radiant.