Best foundations for mature skin 2021

We all encounter the signs of ageing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight back! Choosing the right products as part of our make-up routine can be crucial to enhancing the skin and slowing the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. For this reason, the foundation which we use should change as we get older.

In this blog, we single out some of the best foundations for mature skin, including those which also offer a range of skin benefits. Read on!

The best foundations for mature skin 2021

1) jane iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation Refill (Various Shades)

2) Clinique Even Better Glow™ Light Reflecting Makeup SPF15 – 52 Neutral

3) Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

4) Youngblood Natural Mineral Loose Foundation – Honey

5) The Ordinary Serum Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

6) Zelens Age Control Foundation – Shade 1 – Cameo (30ml)

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How about a foundation suitable for mature skin, which is water resistant and also acts as a concealer and sunscreen? That’s exactly what you get with jane iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation Refill (Various Shades), which is comprised of micronised minerals, and offers the advantages of being weightless and oil free. You’ll reap the benefits of antioxidants like pomegranate extract and pine bark extract, which can help to combat the production of free radicals that is caused by sun exposure. This foundation is reef safe, meaning you won’t be harming any coral when splashing around on holiday! This foundation, which comes with a “100 per cent colour match guarantee”, has been recommended as a broad spectrum sunscreen by The Skin Cancer Foundation.


Clinique Even Better Glow™ Light Reflecting Makeup SPF15 – 52 Neutral is a moisturising liquid foundation that has the ability to enhance skin radiance in both the short and long term. Creating a radiant canvas, this foundation offers sheer to moderate coverage and a dewy, natural finish. The brightness comes from luminising pigments, and you can also develop a natural glow over time from the vitamin C. This is a lightweight foundation which can encourage a more even tone of skin, and offers broad spectrum SPF15 protection, helping to to avoid dark spots.


Illamasqua prides itself on unrivalled colour and unparalleled pigments, and this award-winning foundation lives up to that reputation with a natural-looking finish that is long-wearing and does not dry out the skin. Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation offers a creamy yet lightweight texture and is conducive to the streak-free coverage which we all want. This is a formula that is rich in vitamins and is able to soften the skin while smoothing the complexion. Conceal your imperfections with easy application that requires buffing onto the skin in circular motions. Discover why this British make up brand has made waves in the beauty industry.


We think that the honey shade of Youngblood Natural Mineral Loose Foundation can be just about perfect for mature skin, offering a luxurious powder to help create a millimetre perfect look that is free from shimmer or shine. Enjoy easy buildable coverage with a container that allows you to dispense just the right amount of powder each time. This is Youngblood’s signature foundation – it is excellent at helping you to achieve that desirable airbrushed complexion without drying out your skin, causing irritation or clogging pores. Then there is the titanium dioxide, which offers sun protection and assists in reducing redness. If your skin is sensitive, fear not, because Youngblood Natural Mineral Loose Foundation has been given the thumbs up from dermatologists as being suitable for those with sensitive skin conditions.


Offering a comprehensive range of shades, The Ordinary Serum Foundation is a lightweight foundation which can offer luminous radiance, a natural look, and a finish which stands the test of time. This is a foundation with a serum feel that benefits from the treated pigments in a proprietary spreadability system – if you are looking for a formula which avoids the collection of fine lines or that ‘cakey’ appearance, the The Ordinary Serum Foundation can tick your boxes. You will find that this foundation is split up into three categories of shades – 1 for fair to light, 2 for medium and 3 for dark. There are even ‘metallic’ shades which are conducive to an even more intensely radiant complexion.


Zelens Age Control Foundation gets to work targeting signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. It’s all down to the pearl extracts and formula of active ingredients including green shiso leaves and hyaluronic acid. Zelens Age Control Foundation is the creation of Dr Marko Lens, a world-renowned skin expert who has delivered a luxurious yet hydrating make-up which possesses photo-luminescent diamond spheres that are capable of blurring imperfections.

Perhaps the key takeaway is that regardless of a foundation’s level of coverage, in order to combat the effects of ageing, it needs to perform the functions of plumping, hydrating and giving the skin a glow. What it should not do is to ‘settle into’ fine lines or wrinkles.

It can be harder to find the best foundation for you after the age of 40, but there are formulas out there that offer the right level of hydration, as well as giving you the optimum look. Remember that having mature skin is not the same as simply having dry skin! It is also worth noting that different types of foundation are conducive to different skin types, even though they might be perfectly safe for all kinds of skin types. Know your skin, know your look, and know your foundation.

We hope you liked these foundation suggestions. Browse more options in the foundation range at RY today!



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A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.

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