As we all naturally grow older our body changes along with that so do our skin. It’s only natural for your skin to lose some of its elasticity and ability to retain moisture. This leads to texture and dry skin that leads to fine lines and wrinkles. While getting older is a privilege, the products you were using since college won’t cut it anymore. As your skin has evolved so has its needs. You might already be addressing these changes through a fantastic skincare routine but you also need to make sure your makeup, is designed to work well with your current skin type. So it’s time to swap out that old foundation for one better suited that can hydrate, plump, and make skin look fresh without settling in creases or fine lines. If it also happens to double as a skincare product, then that’s just an added bonus!

Keep in mind that you can’t use a foundation to fill in fine lines or prominent pores, but you can use it to even out your skin tone! Ready to trade in the foundation formula you’ve been using for the past decade for something better? Well before you pick up just anything keep in mind that less is more in this case. Opt for a thinner consistency formula with buildable coverage and a statin finish for the most flattering results. Still, confused with the overwhelming choices? No need to stress! We’ve got you covered with our top picks of the best foundations for mature skin that never result in cakey finishes and only work to enhance the innate beauty of your natural skin.

Keep scrolling to check out our top foundation picks for mature skin:

1. Giorgio Armani Beauty, Luminous Silk Foundation

This award-winning foundation is constantly named dropped and loved by celebs all over the world. It’s a weightless yet buildable foundation that provides you with just the amount of coverage you need to cover up any pimples or sunspots. No matter how much you apply the hydrating formula goes on smooth like butter resulting in a soft-focus finish.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation | Source: Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation | Source: Giorgio Armani

2. NARS, Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Never creasing or getting into any fine lines or forehead wrinkles, this medium coverage foundation has the added benefit of lasting all day without creasing. In fact, it might just look better the longer you have it on. With a radiant finish and formula that boasts of raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts it also improves your skin texture over time.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

3. L’Oreal, True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

This drugstore staple and underrated gem contain vitamin E and pro-vitamin C that hydrates and nourishes the skin. At an affordable price range, it offers stellar medium coverage and comes in a wide range of shades from light to deep, with neutral, cool or warm undertones. This means finding your perfect colour match has never been easier.

L'Oreal, True Match Blend-able Makeup (source:
L’Oreal, True Match Blend-able Makeup (source:

4. Charlotte Tilbury, Magic Foundation

Made with a collagen-boosting formula and a mushroom extract, this formula works to firm the skin, moisturize and reduce the appearance of pores. Just like magic this foundation really does end up living up to its name. The foundation itself goes on smoothly for long-lasting coverage. Pluming up the skin with a dose of vitamin C and hyaluronic spheres it’s the kind of formula you’ll want to save for important meetings, hot dates, or special events.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (source:
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (source:

5. Maybelline, Fit Me Matte + Poreless

If you suffer from normal to oily skin this mattifying foundation is an ideal choice. Don’t be fooled by the name though! It goes on like velvet and dries to a soft, powdery finish on the skin without it looking like the Sahara desert. Ultra-lightweight with an oil-free and non-comedogenic formula you can confidently put this on without worrying about clogging your pores.

Gigi Hadid Maybelline Fit Me Foundation | Source: Maybelline
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation | Source: Maybelline

What are some of you’re favourite foundations? Let us know in the comments below.

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