Embrace and enhance your mature skin with these hard-working foundations

It's the most important part of your makeup routine.

Foundation is typically the base of your makeup routine, and it’s also the most important step.

It’s integral that the product is applied evenly, matches your skin tone, and blends into your face instead of sitting on top.

Unfortunately, it can be harder to successfully follow those three rules as skin matures because the foundation sometimes seeps into fine lines.

Luckily, makeup is advanced these days, and brands work closely with their team to create formulas that support the needs of mature skin.

Of course, to do so, you need to invest in a great foundation, so we’ve found some of the best on the market below.

2024’s top three foundations for mature skin in Australia

  1. Skin Silk Serum Foundation, $24, Revolution Beauty
  2. Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation, $70, Charlotte Tilbury
  3. Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stic, $49, Hourglass

The best foundations for mature skin in 2024


Skin Silk Serum Foundation

$24 at Revolution Beauty

This lightweight, breathable foundation is enriched with hyaluronic and peptide complex to plump and hydrate your complexion, all the while gliding onto your skin like butter.

Key features:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Soft-focus, radiant satin finish
  • Lightweight, breathable formula for coverage


Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation

$70 at Charlotte Tilbury

It’s one of the most talked-about foundations in the world, and not for any old reason. Its solution features hyaluronic acid, which plumps and Bix’Activ for smooth skin – a magic combo worth the price tag.

Key features:

  • Rose Complex targets all signs of stress in the skin
  • Hurosmooth targets uneven texture, dryness and dullness,
  • Vegan-friendly formula


Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

$49 at Hourglass

Hourglass’ stick foundation isn’t messing around. The product adjusts to your body temperature for a flawless and custom finish, and it won’t budge for 12 hours.

Key features:

  • Long-wearing, waterproof formula
  • Adjusts to your body temperature
  • .A foundation and concealer in one


Best Skin Ever Perfect Natural Finish Longwear Foundation

$36 at Sephora

This foundation is filled with hydrating properties like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and squalane which will encourage water to the skin for a healthy barrier and a dewy finish.

Key features:

  • Natural, radiant finish
  • Medium, sheer coverage
  • Suitable for all skin types


Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid Foundation

$72 at Adore Beauty

Clarins’ foundation offers similar finishes to most mature skin foundations. However, it’s special because it includes natural botanical extracts that help defend your skin from the environment.

Key features:

  • Ideal for more mature, tired-looking skin
  • Smoothing, hydrating formulation helps improve the appearance of fine lines
  • Light to medium coverage with optical filters to improve age spots and imperfections

How to apply foundation on mature skin

Here are some tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your foundation by prepping your base:

  • The first call to action is, of course, skincare prep, which is achievable through applying a hydrating moisturiser that isn’t too thick, and if you feel brave, face oil will give you an extra glow.
  • Next, your favourite primer is your best friend because it will help blur fine lines and encourage a smooth, even surface.
  • Finally, you can begin applying your foundation, but it’s best to start with thin coverage and build up as you get a feel for how it’s sitting on your face.

Your product of choice should be hydrating and brightening for a high-quality finish, and you can achieve this with the foundations we have found above.

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