As we age, skin becomes sallow, dry, and etched with lines. While it’s tempting to slather on the thickest, most opaque foundation you can find, it’s only going to cling to dry spots, settle into creases, and appear mask-like and unnatural. Instead, you want to choose a lightweight, hydrating liquid formula with a luminous (not too shiny, but not matte) finish that glides over—and even blurs—imperfections, explains makeup artist Jordy Poon. Poon suggests foundations with buildable coverage, meaning you can start off sheer and work your way up to your desired opacity.
Fortunately, there are formulas out there that will cover imperfections and make skin appear smoother and more youthful. Here are 10 foundations that fit the bill.
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