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The Best Drugstore Foundation for Mature Skin

These formulas are hydrating and make wrinkles look like they’ve disappeared.
November 15, 2023

It’s no secret that the skin changes as we age — so it’s no surprise that makeup routines should change along with it to add products that can address aging skin’s new needs. Just like everyone else, those with mature skin want to achieve a healthy, radiant look, and makeup can play a huge part in that. 

Choosing the wrong foundation for mature skin can draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles or even emphasize a dull complexion. For flawless-looking skin at any age, finding the right base is essential, but for mature skin types that search may be easier said than done. Below, eliminate endless online scrolls and unsuccessful swatch testing with these three best foundations for mature skin.

What Type of Foundation Is Best for Aging Skin? 

When looking for a foundation for mature skin or aging skin, one of the most important factors to consider is hydration — skip formulas that are drying and reach for something moisturizing. Another thing that’s extremely important for mature skin (and all skin types) is  incorporating a broad-spectrum SPF into your skin care regimen. While applying SPF should be a regular step in your daily routine, confirms the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it doesn’t hurt if your foundation can offer sun protection, too. 

Look for foundation makeup made with SPF to offer additional coverage, but don’t forget your regular application of sunscreen. As always, the last step in your skin care routine (before applying makeup) should be applying a broad-spectrum SPF like the L’Oréal Paris Bright Reveal Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily UV Lotion. This formula quickly absorbs into the skin and protects against dangerous UVA and UVB rays which contribute to burning and signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots. It dries matte on the skin and serves as an excellent primer for makeup, without any products pilling or getting patchy on top.

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Our Best Foundations for Mature Skin

If you’re ready to find the best foundation for mature skin, read on for three drugstore foundations from L’Oréal Paris that cover signs of aging like dark spots and wrinkles.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation

Finding a foundation that’s packed with skin care benefits is always great, and this tinted balm foundation has lots to offer. Formulated with a firming serum, it works to improve skin tone and firmness over time while instantly smoothing lines and concealing imperfections. With a single swipe, light to medium coverage melts into the skin for a noticeably even complexion and a radiant finish. Use your fingers to gently rub this makeup skin care hybrid into the skin until you reach your desired level of coverage.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 

As mentioned above, mature skin (like all skin) requires a broad-spectrum SPF to keep it looking its best and this foundation offers that and so much more. Formulated with SPF 50 and vitamin B3 for hydration, this lightweight foundation provides radiant, lightweight  coverage that doesn’t settle into lines. 

Designed with mature skin in mind, the formula helps to even your skin tone while offering all-day hydration. Gently apply the product on your face and use a makeup sponge to bounce and blend the liquid across your face until the coverage is even.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Creamy Powder Foundation with Minerals

If powder foundations are more your style, this cream-to-powder foundation is sure to suit your needs. Infused with minerals and a ceramide antioxidant complex, this hydrating formula offers buildable coverage that never looks cakey. It also has a satin, shine-free finish that works to blur pores and lines. Grab a makeup brush or sponge and blend in an outward motion until you reach your desired level of coverage.

What Do You Wear Under Foundation for Mature Skin?

No matter your skin type, figuring out how to make your foundation last throughout the day is a universal concern. Under your foundation, prep your skin for lasting wear with a primer that creates an even, hydrated canvas. The L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Blurring Face Primer infused with Serum is a great option as it visibly blurs pores and gives mature skin a universal rosy hue that leaves it looking even and radiant. 

As always, no matter the formula of your foundation, the last step to ensuring it looks good and stays put is setting it. Finish your look with a setting spray like the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray, for a long-lasting, flawless finish.

Next: How to Apply Makeup for Mature Skin

Photographer: Stephanie Price, Photo Assistant: Thomas Miller, Digi Tech: Sergio Colon, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Content Director: Shalwah Evans, Visual Designer: Sarah Duvivier, Makeup Artist: Kelly Bellevue, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Rika Watanabe, Wardrobe Assistant: Fausti, Model: Jacky Lee

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