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How To Look Younger A Guide To The Top Anti-Aging Foundations And Primers

Updated on December 25, 2011
Age Defying Makeup To Look Younger Helen Mirren 66 years age
Age Defying Makeup To Look Younger Helen Mirren 66 years age | Source


Makeup To Look Younger

As skin ages it loses its elasticity as the bottom layer of the skin the Subcutaneous ( fat tissue) layer slowly shrinks, and as fatty tissue decreases in size skin begins to lose its firmness and youthful texture which leads to the formation of wrinkles. With sun damage and with poor daily habits such as smoking, stress or bad eating habits added to the skin's natural aging process, the appearance of fine lines may be much quicker to appear. However with the help of great age defying makeup, a woman can look younger, as lines are visibly reduced and facial texture is greatly improved with the use of these products. As skin begins to show signs of aging it is a great time for women to look at changing over to an age defying foundation as well as other anti aging cosmetics which not only will help her to look younger but will compliment her aging skin much better. Regular foundations on aged dry skin can often settle in the fine lines and folds on the face making a woman appear older.

Buying age defying makeup can seem quite daunting to a lot of women with the flood of mineral, powder, all in one, cream and anti aging foundations in stores today, especially when she has never tried them. In this article I have listed some of the best age defying foundations on the market today,not only to help with your quest to look younger but to help you make the right choice.

How To Look Younger
How To Look Younger


What Are Age Defying Primers And Do I Need One? I heard it is a good idea to use a primer before applying foundation.

An age defying primer is a liquid base which is applied to the skin before foundation is applied. A good age defying primer will prepare the skin for foundation by helping to further reduce the appearance of lines, reduce discolouring and add moisture to the skin resulting in younger looking skin instantly. A primer normally contains collagen to plump out the texture of the skin and silicone, which fills and plumps the lines in the face as well as giving the skin a much younger appearance instantly. As a skilled painter first applies an undercoat to the wall before top coating it with colour, a primer acts as an undercoat before foundation a wonderful product for helping a woman look younger.

Most top cosmetic houses that produce effective age defying foundations will also often have age defying primers included in their cosmetic range. Therefore I have also listed primers in my reviews if available with the age defying foundation.


  1. New Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Foundation

Revlon's New Age Defying with DNA Advantage Foundation is a latest breakthrough to make the skin look younger. Revlon claims that in 98% of women who have tested Revlon's Age Defying with DNA Advantage foundation have had a noticeable reduction in facial lines in as little as two weeks. The foundation also has a SPF 20 factor and provides a flawless finish to the skin with full coverage. Made with a special blend of ingredients to fight aging, soften lines while providing moisture to the skin's surface this foundation is high on my list as one of the top contenders of age defying makeup. Its star ingredients include Cherry Extract, Vitamin B3 and water restoring humectants which assist in supplying moisture to the skin. I have purchased many Revlon foundations over the last five years and I have been extremely happy with every single product I have purchased. The New Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Foundation also works well with Revlon's Anti Aging Primer 'Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator'.

  • Suits most skin types

  • Great Coverage

  • Use with Revlon's 'Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator' see below for more details.

2. Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator

A top primer by Revlon in its latest age defying makeup range which comes in three shades Gold Light, Pink Light and Bare Light. It is a sheer lotion that improves the texture of the skin reducing facial flaws. It comes with a small brush inside the bottle for easy application.

3. Revlon Age Defying Makeup

Another top age defying foundation from Revlon with Botofirm, a soothing eye cream complex. It comes in eight great shades to suit all skin colours ranging from normal/ combination to dry skin. With a SPF 20 factor this anti aging foundation is long lasting with a medium coverage. It has an oil free formula which will also suit even oily skin types. It reduces the appearance of fine lines in as little as two weeks making the skin appear younger looking with improved texture. A great Revlon foundation that gets results.

  • Medium coverage

  • Suits all skin types

4. Cover-girl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Makeup

This is a great age defying foundation at a great low price perfect if you don't have a lot of cash to spare. Multitudes of women testify to its silky feel on their skin, its ability to last all day not to mention its great coverage. It is effective in reducing the appearance of facial lines, with visible improvement in skin texture and colour.

* Note this age defying foundation may actually appear darker in the bottle than when applied to the skin so always be sure to test it first.

  • Medium to Full Coverage

  • More suited to dry skins can make oily skins appear more oily.

5. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Foundation

This is yet another great age defying foundation that helps to make women look younger by firming and evening out the skin tone while reducing the appearance of fine lines. This great product comes in shades ranging from light to dark making selecting the right shade much easier. Other benefits include the low price is budget friendly and it also contains a SPF 18 sunscreen to protect the skin form the harmful rays of the sun.

A word of caution this product goes a long way so be careful not to apply too much at once.

  • Medium to Full Coverage

  • Suits Normal To Dry Skin can make oily skin appear more oily

9. Simply Ageless Serum Primer

It is recommended by Covergirl to first apply the Simply Ageless Serum Primer before applying your Covergirl Simply Ageless Foundation to firm and smooth the skin and to boost the skin's elasticity. This great product also claims to give you a 'face-lift' in as little as three minutes. Women who have tried the serum primer have reported younger looking skin while claiming it is one of the best best age defying makeups on the market for such a low price.

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6. Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer

Women everywhere who have tried this product swear by this age defying primer claiming they will stick with this product forever. It makes women appear younger by filling in wrinkles including crows feet and other facial lines but it is also remarkably good at filling in those fine lines around the mouth which noticeably deepen with age. A tiny amount of product goes far, a small amount is all that is needed when applying to the skin. It is also brilliant for covering pores as testified by women who religiously use this remarkable product. The Smashbox 15 hour Studio Skin foundation was formulated to combine with this product but many women also use this great anti aging product with their own preferred age defying foundation.

Ellen Endorses The Covergirl Simply Ageless Range Cosmetics

Ellen DeGeneres The Cover-girl For The Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Collection
Ellen DeGeneres The Cover-girl For The Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Collection | Source

7. COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation

Covergirl has talk back host Ellen DeGeneres, now in her fifties as its cover-girl to promote their Simply Ageless range who personally testifies to the visible anti-aging effect the makeup has on the skin. With such a well known and respected celebrity backing the credibility of the Simply Ageless Age Defying collection this makeup is selling like hot cakes. At a low price most women can afford, while available in most stores including supermarkets makes this age defying range a top favorite. With a infused Olay regenerist serum as a chief ingredient, it works by plumping up the skin, which in turn softens fine lines and wrinkles. Covergirl claims there will be a marked improvement in the skin in as little as four weeks. It also contains SPF 22, and comes in 12 shades for all skin types. There is a built in sponge and only the smallest amount is needed when applying the foundation giving a light to medium coverage, and a powdery finish.More noticeable results are achieved when combined with Covergirl's Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer as a base along with several other age defying products in the range including an anti aging blush, a concealer and a corrector.

  • Medium coverage

  • Most skin types

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      You always come up with some great information. I am definitely bookmarking this hub of yours. Thanks Blondepoet.

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Hi there Minnetonka oh I agree Ellen looks fabulous and come to think of it Ophra looks amazing too. Gee if I had that much

      Hiya anglnwu I totally am against paying heaps money for expensive products when often a cheaper one is better have a great day :)

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      Oyewole Folarin 6 years ago from Lagos

      This is interesting. Voted up and bookmarked for further reading. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mama Mia 6 years ago

      Lovely hub .Quite wonderful as well.Seems to be some good products mentioned here.Great video as well.Thanks a lot for sharing :)


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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Good to know. Glad that your recommendations are not too expensive. Rated up.

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the useful hub on age defying make-up, blonde poet. Ellen sure makes a Great spokes person for the product line. She looks so good these days :-)