As far as shopping for beauty products goes, finding the right foundation has always been one of the more challenging tasks. Which is why many of us tend to stick to the same formula for years (and years), even as we try different lipsticks and eye shadows and pretty much everything else.
However, if you’re finding that your foundation just isn’t going on as evenly as it used to, or it settles into fine lines as the day wears on, then it may be time for a refresh.
As we age, our skin naturally becomes drier and thinner. It’s also common to experience “age-related changes to the skin, such as fine lines, discoloration and enlarged pores,” says makeup artist Jenny Patinkin, founder of Lazy Perfection.
But lest you start to feel deflated, we’re here to help—along with Patinkin and Kelli J. Bartlett, the artistic director for Glamsquad—with some tips for finding and using a foundation that works for your skin.