We firmly believe that wrinkles, laugh lines, and crow’s feet are a sign of wisdom and a life well-lived. However, that doesn’t mean that we want our makeup settling into every crease—especially our concealer (it’s supposed to conceal not reveal). Finding a formula that provides adequate coverage without accentuating skin’s texture can be challenging when you have mature skin. “Those with mature skin need to consider choosing products of great quality,” makeup artist MaryLisa Diaz tells us. This is because as we age, our skin gets drier and loses elasticity.
To combat this, look for concealers formulated with moisturizing ingredients like nourishing oils and hyaluronic acid. These hydrating ingredients work to plump the skin, making it harder for the product to settle into fine lines and allowing it to go on smoothly. And because keeping skin hydrated promotes suppleness (lessening the appearance of wrinkles), applying a good moisturizer beforehand is a must. As for application, less is more when it comes to mature skin. A few dabs here and there blended out with your fingers, makeup sponge, or concealer brush is all you need. The goal is to give your complexion a luminous—not cakey—appearance.
Next time you need to cover up, don’t reach for any random concealer (seriously, throw out that expired tube at the bottom of your makeup bag). You’re getting better with age, and so should your concealer, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 of the creamiest and well-formulated concealers for mature skin. Your complexion will thank you.