There are few things more frustrating than spending a chunk of your morning methodically applying your foundation, only to find that it’s slipped down your face and into your previously invisible fine lines by noon (or, worse, as soon as you apply it). But it’s not your fault, and no, you didn’t just develop 40 new wrinkles overnight. More often than not, it’s because your foundation is simply too thick or too drying for your skin, making every tiny line on your face look a billion times more apparent than they really are.
So instead of hating on your skin or just making do with the foundation you’ve got — even if it ages you about five years — do yourself a favor and try one of these seven foundations that we pretty much guarantee will slide over your skin without settling into fine lines thanks to their hydrating, plumping ingredients. Just don’t be surprised if you get carded at this week’s happy hour.
Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm Instant Solutions SPF 35
(Trish McEvoy, $86)
Dior DiorSkin Nude Air Serum
Avon Anew Age-Transforming Foundation
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Makeup SPF 20
Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup