I’m anti a lot of stuff. Like women who wear leggings and have no business in them. Or decaffeinated cofee. I just don’t get that one. But for the intents and purposes of my blog, I’m anti-aging. Yup. Who the heck wants to age “gracefully?” No such thing. I’m fighting it all the way. I’m working on a black belt in anti-aging. Which brings me to my latest rant on the anti-aging market — foundations. Good grief, there are a gazillion of them. You can find them in drugstore brands and in prestige brands. More magazine had their picks, but for women of color, the top of the line French brands seem to be a bit ashy. That’s been my experience at least.
I have two on my list of favorites right now. First up is Smashbox HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION.
An oil-free, weightless formula packed with anti-aging, revitalizing, and firming ingredients that work overtime to provide cellular nutrition for skin. UVA/UVB SPF 15 offers sun protection, vitamin C fights free radicals, and new cell-energizing Ribose renews the appearance of skin.
It works. Not only does my skin look perfect, but it feels like perfection. At the end of the day I don’t have that feeling like I just want to scrape my makeup off. And, what I love most, is that firming action. You can feel it and see it.
My second favorite is LORAC Breakthrough Performance Foundation
Oil-Free Anti-Aging Foundation with SMS Complex and SPF14 combines pre-aging, anti-aging, hydrating, and smoothing ingredients along with antioxidants to help skin appear youthful, rejuvenated, and radiant.
My skin is absolutely luminous with this foundation. The finish is skin-like, lightweight. and flawless. Only a half a pump is plenty for complete coverage. Combined with the Double Feature Concealer, my skin looks like it did when I was in my 20’s. The addition of anti-aging ingredients gives me confidence that my foundation is helping my skin, not hurting it.
Bottom line on whether anti-aging foundations work in the long run is difficult to determine. If you are a skin care addict like me, the foundation is probably like the frosting on the cake. It just adds a little somthing something. But, if you are a minimalist and need a boost, an anti-aging foundation may be just what you need.
Both LORAC and Smashbox foundation get 5 blings!