December 23, 2017

Over 40 Beauty: Favorite Foundations 2017

I get asked quite often what some of my favorite makeup products are. I thought it would be a fun idea to share some of the things I love using as far as makeup goes, in a series of blog posts specifically geared toward the “over 40” crowd.

I wear makeup almost every day. So I can say without a doubt that I have pretty good knowledge and a strong experience base to narrow down my favorite foundations that work for me on daily and special occasion basis.

In this series I will cover both drugstore and high-end products, as well as products that may be considered natural, cruelty-free, and vegan.

So let’s get started with my favorite foundations for the year 2017!

Revlon ColorStay

Hands down, my favorite everyday, wear to work, easy to put on, perfect color foundation. I have used this stuff for years and it never disappoints. I’m lucky enough that I can use the Normal/Dry and the Combination/Oily formulas both in the shade Caramel. I can apply this with a brush, a beauty blender, or even my fingers, and I get the same fantastic coverage and wear every single time.

Maybelline Fit Me!

My next favorite drugstore foundation. This is a new to me foundation this year as I only discovered it and began using it a few months ago. But this foundation is another great everyday wear foundation that lasts all day and is quick and easy to apply. I don’t get a perfect shade match like I do with the Revlon ColorStay, but I can make them work. I wear the Dewy+Smooth formula in the shade 330 Toffee and I wear the Matte+Poreless formula in the shade 340 Cappuccino. I love these foundations because they feel so lightweight and don’t look heavy on my skin. My only suggestion with these is that they work best with some type of face primer underneath because if you are oily, you can get quite a bit of shine at the end of the day.

MakeUp Forever Ultra HD

This is my favorite foundation for a night out or for when I know I’ll be taking lots of photos and/or doing videos. This foundation photographs so beautifully and shows up so well on camera that I just love it for any special occasion. I have been using this for years even though MakeUp Forever doesn’t make an exact shade match for me, I still enjoy wearing this foundation and rank it pretty high as one of the best for my skin type and how it wears for me throughout the day (or night). I wear a mix between the shades Y435, Y445, and Y455 depending on the season and how tan I am. This is also an Allure Magazine Beauty Winner, so if you haven’t tried this foundation, get to your local Sephora and get yourself a sample! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

So there you have it. My favorite foundations from the year 2017. Coming up next, I will share my favorite eye makeup products from this year too. So stay tuned…

Desiree Peeples is a Las Vegas reporter and healthy lifestyle expert. She focuses on plant-based eating, natural beauty, and simple, time-saving home organization projects.

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