As we get older, we have to contend with skin issues such as sun spots, hyperpigmentation, dark under-eye circles and fine lines. Potent anti-aging serums and creams will reap their benefits on our troubled skin with dedicated use, but skin care does take time to achieve maximum results. So when we need a little extra coverage, makeup is a quick and easy solution. The problem is that mature women often think they need to apply more makeup for complete coverage, but this can be the wrong approach. Thick foundation can settle into wrinkles, folds and large pores, and heavy concealer can have the opposite effect of drawing attention to crepey skin and fine lines. So what's a girl to do? The goal is to find coverage that is sufficient enough to camouflage the appearance of flaws while still being light enough to impart a natural, dewy, youthful-looking finish. We've rounded up some our favorite natural makeup coverage products that not only achieve that goal, but take it a step further with nourishing, anti-aging ingredients that help improve your skin on the inside while perfecting it on the outside.
Foundations, Concealers and Tinted Moisturizers
RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up ($36). Containing ingredients such as coconut oil, beeswax and cocoa seed butter, this natural concealer hydrates the skin while it provides thorough coverage for imperfections, spots and redness. It's lightweight and easy to blend, and adjusts to your skin tone to give you a natural, healthy look. Read the full review.
suki tinted active moisturizer. Marta calls suki tinted active moisturizer "makeup for people who don't like makeup." It is not a strong coverup, but rather, sheer coverage that evens out skin tone and gives skin a smooth, velvety finish. Its skin-nourishing ingredients include antioxidant grape seed, borage oil, willow bark and hazelnut oil. Read the full review.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream. This organic CC or "color correction" cream might sound more like a heavy-hitting serum than makeup, thanks to an ingredients list that includes Juice Beauty’s proprietary blend of fruit stem cells, caprylic/capric triglycerides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C (in MAP form) and vitamin E. It increases cellular turnover, improves elasticity and minimizes lines and wrinkles while it evens out skin tone and provides coverage. And if all that were not enough, it also provides high mineral based broad spectrum protection of SPF 30 from zinc oxide. Read the full review.
W3LL People Narcissist Foundation. This creamy foundation comes in a convenient stick design for easy portability. Just dot and blend for very natural-looking yet long-lasting coverage. It balances skin tone and diminishes imperfections without greasiness, and it leaves skin with a dewy finish. Read the full review.
Osmotics Inner Light Complexion Enhancer ($30). This unusual product diffuses imperfections and and makes skin look clearer — while not depositing any color at all. It works by using soft focus pigments to create a light-defusing layer. Osmotics Inner Light Complexion Enhancer leaves all skin tones with a fresh, natural glow while it smoothes wrinkles. Read the full review.
Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream ($57). A BB cream (which stands for "beauty balm" or "blemish balm") multi-tasks as a moisturizer, foundation, concealer and sunscreen. Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream touches every base with impressive ingredients such as argan oil, caviar extract and epidermal growth factor and elemental sulfur. It provides complete, natural-looking coverage that doesn't flake or cake. Read the full review.
W3LL People Altruist Satin Mineral Foundation. This lightweight powder foundation lets you control the amount of coverage you want, and comes in eight different shades for easy color matching. Free of parabens and artificial preservatives, this organic foundation nourishes skin with aloe, chamomile and green tea and leaves a matte finish. Read the full review.
RMS Beauty's "Un" Powder. Powder finish can be tricky for mature skin, as it can settle into fine lines and accentuate rather than cover them. "Un" Powder takes care of that problem — it's a 100% white silica translucent finishing powder that gives skin a matte, even-toned look. It minimizes the appearance of pores and helps control excessive shine, leaving skin smooth and soft. Read the full review.