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The best foundations at every age
Skin’s texture and tone changes over time which calls for a makeup update to deal with the demands of a new decade.
Skin changes over time so you need a foundation designed to deal with age-specific concerns. Whether you're in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s, we've rounded up the best bases for you.
Look for lightweight, sheer formulations that are clutch-friendly for hassle-free touch ups. Full coverage, opaque bases can age youthful skin.
This foundation protects against environmental damage that causes premature ageing.
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation, $63, Sephora
Opt for formulas that address tell-tale signs of early ageing. BB creams and hydrating formulas that pack in moisture, but blur imperfections are best.
This hydrating, buildable base has a versatility that's much-needed throughout this busy decade.
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick, $120, David Jones
Perk up lacklustre skin with a radiance foundation that’ll get you glowing. If it has firming benefits, bonus. In terms of coverage, opt for mid-range.
This base features white peony to brighten, whilst hyaluronic acid helps skin maintain all-day moisture.
Firming, full coverage foundations suit more mature skin. Look for hero hydrators such as hyaluronic acid and avocado oil that suit drier skin.
Add this base to your arsenal and you won’t only gain a foundation, but 14 anti-ageing ingredients that’ll firm and revitalise, too.
By Terry Éclat Opulent Nutri-Lifting Foundation, $216, Mecca Cosmetica
Serum-based foundations with skin-loving boosters and lightweight, natural-looking makeup bases are best for skin in its 60s.
This fragrance-free, water-based foundation is super hydrating.
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation, $67, Mecca Cosmetica
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