When your skin concerns turn to those of aging – fine lines and a loss of firmness – your make-up needs will change too. You can add a rich, lifting foundation with anti-aging properties to your skincare regime to hydrate, and help prevent the onset of these signs.
Alternatively, you may already be experiencing a change in skin texture and will desire a foundation with a more forgiving formula –lightweight and line-diffusing, to add radiance and a youthful glow to the complexion.
Our picks of the best foundations for mature skin will ensure that whatever your requirements, you will find your perfect base – the linchpin of any make up look.
Extra Repair Foundation
Bobbi has infused her newest cream foundation with Shea butter and evening primrose oil, for a nourishing, replenishing formula that strengthens skin over time. SPF 25 provides protection, and the emollient finish simply melts into skin for a moisture-boost and a lovely fresh, glowing finish. The buildable coverage and skincare benefits make it an ideal option for very dry skin types, especially if you tend to find foundations cling to dry patches.
Diorskin by Dior at Sephora
Dior revolutionises make-up with an airbrush spray foundation that goes on as light as mist, thanks to a unique diffusion technology. Allowing you perfect control over how much coverage you want, it gives a fresh, even finish with added radiance. A great option if traditional liquid foundations prove too heavy for your liking.
Crème Smooth Foundation
A lightweight, hydrating formula that glides over the surface of the skin without settling into fine lines. The multipeptide complex works to smooth wrinkles with continued use, and optical diffusers visibly airbrush away flaws. A nice light option, if you tend to shy away from full-coverage bases.
A lightweight, smoothing gel foundation – the formula blocks environmental aggressors, and contains light-reflective pigments that ease the appearance of flaws. As it is also oil-free and non-clogging, it is perfect for older skin that is still reactive or combination – a difficult bracket to cover.
From StyleNest’s favourite luxury brand La Prairie, this foundation is a great addition to their anti-aging line. It contains ingredients to nourish, stimulate collagen production, firm and lock in moisture, with UV protection and a silky finish. Your skin will appear plumped and lifted, with a flawless finish . A hard-working product, worth the expenditure.
Resilience Lift Extreme
Our pick for normal-to-dry skin types, Resilience Lift Extreme provides skin with all-day moisture, with the oil-in-water formula blending in seamlessly for restored radiance and luminosity. Skin feels supple and comfortable throughout the day, while the peptides within the formula protect the natural production of collagen – skin becomes firmer, denser and lifted with continued use.
Chanel’s exclusive Soft Christal Lumiere™ complex visibly diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and gently controls shine without caking. Firming polymers smooth the skin and make it feel lifted. The sister to their best-selling Vitalumiere foundation, it has the same natural luminous finish with medium-coverage, and is the perfect graduation from that foundation if you feel your skin has reached the stage of requiring more anti-aging care. A must-try for fans of Chanel’s exceptional bases.
Skinleya Anti-Aging Lift Foundation
A luxurious formula packed with anti-aging ingredients, combining make-up and an effective skin treatment. The cream-gel texture applies very smoothly, with a “second skin” appearance and a glowy finish. Immediately fine lines are blurred and skin looks more radiant – and over time, Skinleya works to smooth the surface of the skin, protect against free radicals and works on dull skin to revive your natural luminosity.
Intervene contains vitamins C and E to protect skin from environmental aggressors and delay the appearance of lines and wrinkles, along with SPF 15 for added protection. Micro-mineral pigment technology gives a very soft, natural finish, evening out skin-tone and smoothing imperfections. Ideal for combination skin, as it is oil free.