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Best foundation for someone over 40?

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gregssausageroll Wed 27-Mar-13 18:35:09

Have used bare minerals but it just isn't suiting my skin now.

Looking for something new. I did the colour match at boots number 7 but not getting all day coverage.

Merguez Wed 27-Mar-13 19:38:20

I am interested in this too.

Also tried Bare Minerals, but don't think I 'get' it ...

Drywhiteplease Wed 27-Mar-13 19:53:10

I use Mac studio fix ....it's like a compact and you can touch up during the day. Not too heavy.easy....I'm lazy.

gregssausageroll Thu 28-Mar-13 07:22:01

Thanks dry. I have no mac counter rear me for a colour match unfortunately.

abzfrom5ive Thu 28-Mar-13 07:47:18

I've used chanel vitalumiere for about 10 years but might try something else now.
I fancy trying the by terry one

SunshineOutdoors Thu 28-Mar-13 07:48:57

Max factor age renew

SunshineOutdoors Thu 28-Mar-13 07:49:42

May be a bit low budget though, looking at the other recommendations blush

sidsmissis Thu 28-Mar-13 08:32:53

I've just bought Revlon Nearly Naked, so far I'm reasonably impressed. Doesn't sit it the dreaded lines and lasts well into the afternoon on my combination skin. It's not matte and not glowy, just looks like skin. I'm not sure it will cut the mustard in summer, staying power wise, but for now it's quite good.

MrsDoomsPatterson Thu 28-Mar-13 08:37:32

Clinique super balanced is fab. I like Chanel
Vital universe but didn't need the moisture so much but today will be trying Perfection Lumiere. Chanel give you v generous trials (as do most places) its longer lasting do I have high hopes. I also bought the new Les Beiges powder yday, it's wonderful.

MrsDoomsPatterson Thu 28-Mar-13 08:37:59

Vitalumiere. Dang auto correct

gregssausageroll Thu 28-Mar-13 09:07:45

Thanks everyone.

Havingkittens Thu 28-Mar-13 10:22:37

YSL Touche Eclat foundation is extremely flattering.

I wouldn't recommend a powder foundation like StudioFix on 40+ skin unless you have oily skin and very few lines.

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 28-Mar-13 10:27:18

I am a foundation whore and the best ever is Clarins Instant Smooth which does what it says on the tin! It's a cream-mousse and is incredible. Unfortunately they haven't marketed it well, and on another thread I was told they are pulling it. (I have sent my Mum to stockpile it for me, am not in UK)

I always have a couple of cheaper pots lying around as well and I'm impressed with both Maybelline The Eraser (but can't be faffed with weirdy spongey applicator thingy) and Maybelline Stay Matte mousse.

I'd steer well clear of anything oil free, which, if you're like me, just drags and sits on the skin. I've never got on with Clinique foundations for that reason.

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