17 Best Foundations for Mature Skin, Tried & Tested For 2024

Whether you’re team matte or glowy, you’ll find an option that offers the exact type of finish you’re after, and if you want something in-between, there’s also formulations that offer just that. So regardless of your skin type (including oily skin and sensitive skin), you’ll definitely find something that does the trick. Here’s everything you need to know.

Meet the experts:

What kind of foundations should you avoid if you have mature skin?

According to Vincent, the most important thing is to remember that there should be “a balance of using thinner, lightweight and hydrating products that enhance the skin without masking it.”

With that in mind, Vincent advises to “Avoid full coverage matte foundations, thick concealers and over-drying heavy powders. This will leave you with a more radiant healthy looking complexion the next time you do your makeup.”

How to apply foundation for mature skin for best results

“I like to warm them up in the hands and press them in using the fingers. This will allow you to build up coverage but still retain that natural skin texture. Focus on evening out the skin tone in thin layers and relying on a moisturising concealer to disguise any discolouration or imperfections,” shares Vincent.

“To set it choose powders that are more hydrating with a bit of glow. Finely milled finishing powders work well on mature skin.”

And if you’re someone who usually steers clear of powder, Vincent also recommends trying “a mattifying balm instead, to control oil for a smoother finish.”

How we tested the best foundation for mature skin

Over the years, the GLAMOUR team has tested hundreds of foundation formulas, including those that have been formulated with mature skin in mind. We’ve tested said formulations on a variety of age groups and skin types, while bearing in mind the longevity of coverage, hydrating properties and value for money.

For more beauty content from Glamour UK Commerce Writer Denise Primbet, follow her on Instagram @deniseprimbet.

This article originally appeared on GLAMOUR US.

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