- Foundation For Mature Skin
The 10 Best Foundations for Mature Skin
With so many different finishes, formulations, textures and benefits, finding a foundation that truly serves your complexion can be hard – especially if fine lines and wrinkles are your main concern. What makes it even more difficult to put complete trust in a brand is finding a product that actually does what it says on the packaging.
Mature skin types deserve a specialised treatment that acts upon the skin, as well as concealing the first signs of ageing. But what products truly do the job? Ahead, we’ve put together a guide on some of the best foundations for mature skin that actively help to turn back the clock on your complexion.
Combining two power products in one, the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer provides a full coverage finish with a natural-looking texture. Its high-pigment formula instantly covers up dark circles, age spots and other skin concerns to create a flawless visage.
If you still want the SPF protection but with an even lighter, more weightless coverage, this is the one for you. While it'll only give you a sheer to medium coverage (meaning any major discolouration or age spots will still be visible), it's super comfortable and hydrating, lending your skin a natural radiance from its moisture complex of watermelon, lychee seed and apple.
Flawless finish? Skincaring? The name says it all! This makeup/skincare hybrid (the best duo ever) gives you buildable and natural-looking coverage while also hydrating and plumping up your skin with vitamins E and C and hyaluronic acid.
The wet-skin look might be fashionable with the young 'uns, but that doesn't mean it can't be rocked by all ages. Hyaluronic acid and other skin-loving ingredients in this mineral foundation give you a hydrated complexion, boosting collagen for a youthful glow. Plus, this one won't settle into fine lines, something that should be on the top of your foundation checklist as you get older.
Want a foundation that minimises fine lines and protects you from sun damage? This whipped foundation with SPF 30 does just that. Build to your desired coverage and enjoy the anti-ageing benefits of two peptides and multi-vitamin complex.
For more coverage that's still lightweight, choose this long-wearing, oil-free formula that settles into a matte finish. It won't crease into your fine lines, and it even includes a full-coverage concealer hidden in the cap for any areas that need some extra attention. On top of all that, you get your anti-ageing vitamins and antioxidants through the Stila proprietary Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex™ within the foundation.
Soften up those fine lines with this serum-like foundation from Jane Iredale. It gives your skin tons of hydration while covering up pores and uneven skin texture. And you'll totally love the youthful glow from the light-reflecting pigments.
Shaking up this list of liquid foundations is the super unique solid-to-liquid formula of the Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation. Just warm up this foundation between your fingers to transform it to a lightweight liquid and dot it over your skin to reap the benefits of hyaluronic acid and SPF 30. You'll get a smooth and moisturised complexion with pores, age and sun spots and blemishes all covered up.
If you've got oily skin and prefer a powder foundation, you'll still want to make sure you get one that gives you a nice glow so your complexion doesn't come off too dull. We love this oil-free one from Kevyn Aucoin, which uses topaz and quartz minerals to reflect light, plus subtle yellow undertones to neutralise redness. Your skin will look healthier and more radiant.
Foundations with a bit of skincare in them are ideal when you've got mature skin. This skin tint offers hydration, firming and free radical protection with its blend of amino acids, pea extract and peach flower extract, giving you a plumper, more youthful complexion with any blemishes covered by the lightweight foundation's skin-blurring properties.
Get the most out of your foundation by pairing it with a skin-loving moisturiser. To find the perfect moisturiser for mature skin, check out our extensive guide.
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.