By  on December 12, 2008

These new foundations feature high-performing mineral ingredients and smooth formulations that minimize imperfections to guarantee a flawless finish.

From left to right:

Ageless Minerale Powder Foundation and Makeup Brush
This ultrafine powder contains bismuth oxychloride, mica, alumina, aloe, vitamin E and absolutely no talc. ($36 for the powder, $45 for the brush; Lancôme counters)

Lift Lumiere
Available in nine shades, silicone powders deflect light from wrinkles and botanicals protect collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid and camellia oil add hydration. ($65; Chanel counters)

Aero Minerale Makeup Mist
Stand back! To be used 12 inches from your face, this spray-on, oil-free mineral foundation can be layered with a sponge. Its pigments diffuse light, imparting a gentle glow. ($14.95; Duane Reade)

Dream Liquid Mousse
Light and airy, this comes in a dozen shades—from porcelain to cocoa—and combines weightless texture with complete coverage. ($9.79; mass retailers)

Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup
A multitasker containing the semiprecious stone rhodolite to aid cell turnover, a flax derivative to combat UVA rays and a silk derivative to restore moisture. ($42; Dior counters)

Super Restorative Foundation True Lift SPF 15
Targeted to mature complexions, this has amino acid–coated color pigments plus silicone derivatives to plump fine lines and antioxidants to lubricate collagen fibers. ($56; Clarins counters)

Simply Ageless Foundation
This oil-free antiager uses Olay Regenerist serum to improve skin texture. Creamy in the jar, it becomes a liquid when it touches the skin, allowing for easy blending. ($16.88; mass retailers)

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