The Best Foundations For Mature Skin, According To Your Reviews


It’s no secret that our skin changes as we get older. And whether yours becomes more lined, more sensitive or more prone to pigmentation, it’s smart to switch to a base product that suits your concerns.

For some, this may mean finding a foundation that plumps the complexion with a serious boost of hydration. For others, it could be a mattifying, pore-filling tinted moisturiser that smooths out texture. 

Lucky for us, we’ve got a database of reviews from women of all ages and skin concerns to help us find the right match for you.

So if you’re on the hunt for a new foundation that fits the ‘my skin isn’t what it used to be’ bill, you’ve come to the right place.

The everyday gem: Max Factor Miracle Second Skin

Best for: A natural finish with added luminosity

“This is a very nice foundation! It blends out very nicely and dries down, while still giving a slight glow to the skin. It doesn’t cling to dry patches or accentuate my fine lines and texture either. I set this down with powder and after doing an 8 hour shift at work, it still looked really nice.” – JMenz

$31.95 at Priceline

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The luxe buy: Yves Saint Laurent Youth Liberator Serum Foundation

Best for: Long-lasting coverage and comfort

“The foundation is so easy to apply and feels very silky. One can easily build up coverage and this is a great benefit. The radiance is beautiful and I feel like it has taken a few years off me! The lasting power is great, even on warm days and I find that it is not necessary to apply any powder which I sometimes do with other liquid foundations.” -Roxymisha

$98 at David Jones

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The dry skin saviour: Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup SPF 25

Best for: Fresh and plump skin that looks like skin

“I use this as my everyday foundation. It feels quite lightweight and comfortable, yet it provides light to medium coverage with enough light reflecting particles to camouflage fine lines and minor imperfections. I’m quite skeptical about the anti-aging properties, but regardless of those claims, this foundation offers a nice dewy natural finish and decent wear time, and the shade range caters for neutral undertones (which can be difficult to find in other foundations).” – yummy cake

$78 at Adore Beauty

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The pore-eraser: Maybelline New York FIT me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

Best for: A blurred and matte finish 

“I was shocked by how beautiful my skin looked and how easy to blend. It has a medium coverage and adds an airbrushed effect to the skin, my skin looked flawless. The color selection is fantastic and I had no problem to find my perfect shade. This foundation has the quality of a high-end one with a drugstore price.” – Omyara

$10.97 (half price right now!) at Chemist Warehouse

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The full coverage favourite: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

Best for: Hydration and glow without compromising coverage

“What I love about this product is that it gives my skin such an even, hydrated finish. I have dry skin and it’s not easy finding a product that doesn’t get patchy. The consistency is really smooth and it goes on so easily. I apply with my fingers and I find that one layer with concealer over any blemishes leaves me with a perfect base. It doesn’t oxidise and really brightens up my complexion. I get so many compliments when I am wearing this!” – Eskimo82

$63 at Sephora

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What’s your favourite foundation? Have you tried any of the above?

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  1. I prefer a light luminous coverage without SPF (like to use separate one under foundation because of my sensitive skin.) Lusting after YSL. Only tried the It CC out of this lot and I’m not a fan. Found it too heavy and difficult to blend.

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