How to Find the Perfect Foundation for Changing Skin

How to Find the Perfect Foundation for Changing Skin

Navigating Changing Skin with Confidence: Finding the Perfect Foundation

The journey of aging comes with its own set of beauty challenges, and as our skin transforms, so do our needs. Among the array of beauty products available, foundation holds a pivotal place, but choosing the right one can be an intimidating task. Having the right foundation is like having the right undergarments - everything starts there!

Our mission at Grey Seal Beauty™ is to simplify the process of shopping for beauty products, and in this blog post, we'll guide you on how to select the ideal foundation for changing skin.


Understanding the Evolution of Skin

Our skin's needs evolve as we age, and understanding these changes is crucial in selecting the right foundation. Here are some common skin changes:


Hydration vs. Oil: Hydration and oil are often misunderstood as one and the same. In reality, hydration pertains to the moisture levels in the skin, while oil is the natural sebum produced by our sebaceous glands. As we age, our skin tends to lose moisture, making hydration a priority for maintaining a soft and radiant appearance.


Changing Texture: With age, fine lines and wrinkles become more pronounced. Finding a foundation that doesn’t enhance unwanted texture can begin to be a challenge - but knowing what to change in terms of formulas, is helpful.


Skin Tone Variations: Age spots, redness, and an uneven skin tone can become more conspicuous. An ideal foundation should provide even coverage where needed, and help conceal imperfection, if that is your specific goal.


Loss of Elasticity: As we age, we experience a decrease in collagen production, resulting in a loss of skin firmness and elasticity. Opting for a foundation that reflects light can help minimum the visual effects of this (also changing where to place your blush and highlight helps, too!)


Choosing the Perfect Foundation

Moisturizing Foundations: Look for foundations infused with hydrating ingredients; these components assist in locking in moisture, ensuring your skin looks plump and youthful.


Formula Choice: Liquids tend to play the nicest here, but creams and sticks have their moment to shine, too! It might be time to switch away from powder foundations, as they can tend to appear cakey and heavy on the skin.


Sunscreen Protection: Sunscreen is a non-negotiable ally for your skin. While foundations with SPF are a good choice, you should always make sure you’re using a broad-spectrum SPF before your makeup application to ensure even coverage and protection.


Customizable Coverage: If dealing with uneven skin tone or blemishes is a concern, a foundation with buildable coverage is a must. This feature allows you to adapt your makeup to accommodate your skin's changing requirements - taking you from a lighter coverage to fuller coverage.


Consider Your Skin Type: One major consideration must be your skin type - whether you are normal, combination, oily or dry - picking the correct foundation for your skin type is key to ensuring the finish lasts the way that it is intended. 


The Correct Shade: Ensure your foundation shade matches your skin tone by swatching several shades along your jawline and selecting the closest match in natural light (not department store lighting!). Helpful hint: Choosing a foundation with a neutral base tends to be a good starting off point, and then deciding if you need a warmer or cooler shade is the way to go.

Our Top Choice:

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

Ultra Foundation’s ultra-concentrated pigment level, a little goes a long way and it easily builds from sheer to full coverage. It’s a light-weight emulsion that perfects skin tones and floats on the skin and can also be used to custom tint a moisturizer. 

The silicones in Ultra Foundation's top-secret formulation create an optical blurring effect that diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, creating the illusion of a smoother, more uniform skin with a naturally dewy finish.

Ultra Foundation’s oil-free formula hydrates skin and does not require powder for setting. Not having to powder means you can preserve your skin’s dewy finish. 

The silicones in the formula ensure a long lasting, moisture, heat and oil-resistant finish that doesn’t crack, settle or fade.  That’s because the silicone molecule is bigger than human pore, enabling it to float on the skin without settling into pores, fine lines or wrinkles.  It also has soft focus properties that create optical blurring, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and gives the illusion of smoother, more uniform skin. Ultra Foundation stands up in the most humid and dry environments.

This foundation is a professional makeup artists' top secret!


As we age and our skin goes through changes, the foundation we choose should adapt to these evolving needs. Not sure where to start? The first step is always keeping your skin well-hydrated and your skin barrier happy - it is crucial for maintaining that radiant, healthy look.

Need more help choosing a foundation? Book in for a Personal Shopping Session, and wave goodbye to the confusion and overwhelm, and let us help you say hello to a radiant, healthy complexion!