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The Best Foundations For Maturing Skin

Ageing means that skin gains texture and loses elasticity. Hydration is key when it comes to choosing the right foundation as fine lines and enlarged pores can make products appear unflattering as opposed to naturally enhancing. A hydrating foundation can be the most effective in making mature skin look fresh and energized, as anything too heavy can appear cakey and will enhance skin concerns.

So what kind of foundation should you opt for? To start, liquid foundations come highly recommended as they can behave almost like a moisturizer and melt into the skin, and application should also be minimal and only applied to areas that need the most coverage.

We’ve done our research and handpicked 5 of the best foundations for maturing skin that contain hydrating ingredients and can enhance the beauty of ageing…

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Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Skin Foundation

Pat McGrath Labs’ Sublime Skin Foundation provides a second skin like finish even for the most aged skin. The liquid foundation is ultra-hydrating thanks to the addition of glycerin and sets so that you don’t need to set with powder. Choose from 36 shades that cover light, light-medium, medium, medium-deep, and deep skin tones, as well as neutral, warm, and cool undertones.

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Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation

The Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation is a well-loved product amongst the most noted makeup artists – and for good reason! Due to its air like texture and blurred effect finish, this foundation is perfect for mature skin and has a hydrating formula, and minimal, yet buildable coverage.

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Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

Ilia's Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 is infused with moisturizing ingredients such as squalane, shea butter, niacinamide, and sodium hyaluronate, gives a finish that can only be described as fresh, youthful and dewy – in a good way. The light-to-medium-coverage foundation doubles up as a mineral sunscreen that provides more than the dermatologist-recommended broad-spectrum SPF 30, keeping your skin protected against UVA and UVB rays.

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Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

Chantecaille's Future Skin Foundation has a gel-cream texture that offers a radiant finish. Perfect for mature skin the coverage of this hydrating foundation is sheer yet buildable for the days you feel you need more. The ingredients are soothing and include aloe, chamomile, and antioxidant-rich green tea, which work together to help calm distressed skin and minimize any redness.

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La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation

La Mer's The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation is brimming with the iconic skincare brand's hero ingredient, Miracle Broth (which includes soothing fermented sea kelp), which hydrates skin while also offering antioxidant and SPF 20 protection. The foundation carries a hefty price tag, but for what it delivers, this product is totally worth it.

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