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Anyone who could help me find a foundation for mature oily skin would be AMAZING!!!  My mom uses MAC and it does nothing for her skin, it makes her pores more pronounced, is the wrong shade, and it doesn't matify her skin! I am looking for preferably an OIL FREE liquid or mousse, mattifying, and doesn't exaggerate pores, and if it can lift her skin a smidge (that would be AMAZING)!!  I would also appreciate help in finding a suitable undereye concealer and if possible a finishing powder to seal the deal and not settle in certain areas!  Even suggestions for a suitable primer would be greatly appreciated!!  I'll do some research on my own, but if there are any makeup pros or even better women 45+ w/ oily skin that have used products that worked for them, I would be beyond thrilled if you all answered this post!  I believe WE ALL DESERVE TO LOOK OUR BEST, but ESPECIALLY WOMEN 45+, and I know that women look fabulous at any/every age, color and size,...so PLEASE HELP ME, HELP OTHERS.  And please no mean/rude/inappropriate reply posts.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!  <3

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Dear Rising Star,

As a make-up artist in Los Angeles I had been lucky enough to develop a celebrity clientèle as well, and we all know they don't like shortcuts when it comes to make-up and looking great! This is what I use on mature skin:


1. Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (it's oil free, it's very silky and smooth and it truly creates  flawless looking skin) It might be a bit pricey but one drop goes a long way, plus it is for her personal use not a make-up kit so it will last her for a while :-)

2. CHANEL Lift Lumière Firming and Smoothing Fluid makeup SPF 15

CONCELEAR: Laura Mercier Secret Concelear - The best, it's very creamy, does not cake but please do not put powder over it :-( I never advise anyone to do that, regardless of how young or old your skin is, putting powder under your eyes will only maximize any trace of fine lines you might have ;-(

POWDER: Bobbi Brown



 As far as the primer goes,  if she does have time to add a primer  one of my favorites: Laura Mercier



I hope this helps.

xoxo vio


I have used the UnWrinkle Foundation (Peter Thomas Roth) AND the Veil Foundation (Hourglass) on more mature skin.  Both are incredible and have the benefit of skin care treatment INSIDE!!!  Anyhoo, I would recommend the hourglass more for your mother since you want an oil free formula. 

How nice that you want to help mom!  Smiley Happy


I got my mother into using Make Up For Ever products. Definitely look into the All Mat primer. What that'll do is remove the shine. I personally love using the Mat Velvet foundation which is obviously a matifying foundation. My mother uses the HD Invisible Cover Foundation which she loves! I'm not a pro, I just have a mom that's 50 and needed to upgrade from Mabyline (it wasn't doing  it's job well!)

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For mature, oily skin I'd suggest you go with a powdery foundation like Smashbox HALO. http://www.sephora.com/halo-hydrating-perfecting-powder-brush-set-P228100?skuId=1349901
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