When I wrote about warming up concealer before using, I received a very interesting comment from reader Donna who had her question in a comment:-
I am 70 yrs old, i like to use a little foundation to even out color but everything I have tried, looks cakey……..And I look worse then if I use nothing at all……at my age it seems that everything I use shows my wrinkles and flaws more…..I know I cant hide them, but would like to minimize them if possible thank you
First off, I’m terribly flattered that someone so much more experienced in years is leaving a comment on my blog! 😀
Secondly, I realized I had no idea how to respond.
In general terms, to even out skin tone light foundation is sometimes sufficient. You can either use a very light sheer foundation like the Lancome Maquiliquide UV Infinite foundation or the new Diorskin Nude foundation. Both are light on the skin. The I Nuovi Gelbase foundation too is quite impressive being both light and lasting.
One can also use liquid foundation with illuminating qualities which can diffuse the look of wrinkles and flaws. If you find your liquid foundation too thick, an option is to mix it with moisturizer – it thins it out and sheers out the colour. Another alternative is tinted moisturizer which is again light and sheer.
Personally, I think the trick is not to use anything too thick because older skin tends to be dry and thick textures will sink into lines and accentuate them or worse, crack. I personally am a fan of 2 way powder foundation but it must be applied on moisturized skin or flakies can be enhanced.
That’s the extent of my knowledge – over to you.
How would you help Donna minimize the look of wrinkles without her foundation getting cakey?
On an aside, I hope that at 70 I’m still online and caring about my looks as Donna is at 70! 😀