Over-the-Counter Liquid Foundations for Aging Skin

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Over-the-Counter Liquid Foundations for Aging Skin
If your skin is ageing, a liquid foundation can help repair skin and cover flawlessly. (Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Whether your skin is starting to show the first signs of ageing in the form of fine lines, or your skin falls into the mature category and you need make-up that covers imperfections and past sun damage, a liquid foundation for ageing skin can help you look fresh and flawless. Anti-ageing foundations not only help diffuse fine lines and wrinkles, but many also contain skin-carelike ingredients that improve the signs of ageing over time.

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Luminous Glow

Ageing skin can look dull and dry, so look for a creamy moisturising foundation that imparts a healthy glow without looking glittery. Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation hydrates skin to soften the appearance of dry, fine lines and provides medium to full coverage so you can be sure your imperfections are well-hidden. With 17 different shades, you can be sure to find one that fits your skin tone.

Treatment Plus Makeup

If you're looking for a foundation that does double duty by acting as a skin treatment and a complexion perfecter, look for a formula that contains retinol, an ingredient proven to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute SPF 17 contains both retinol and sun protection to repair the signs of ageing and also help prevent them from occurring in the future.

Sagging Skin Fixer

Sometimes it isn't just lines and wrinkles that make skin look aged, but loss of firmness and sagging. A firming foundation can help define facial contours for a youthful look. Clarins Extra-Firming Foundation is a lightweight liquid that uses light-diffusing particles to blur lines and wrinkles and redefine sagging skin around the jawline for a fresh-faced, glowing look.

Antioxidant Rich

Environmental aggressors can wreak havoc on ageing skin, so look for a liquid foundation that contains a blend of antioxidants to neutralise the free radicals that can cause serious damage. Clinique Repairwear Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 15 contains antioxidants and sunscreen to protect delicate skin from the sun and environment. The formula is oil-free, won't settle into lines and wrinkles and offers full coverage.

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