When it comes to makeup, customisation is key. There are products specially designed for all shades, skin types, and sensitivities – but one category that can sometimes feel overlooked is makeup for mature skin. Your skin changes as you get older, and so should your foundation. Not only can your skin texture change, but you’re also more likely to be dealing with dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
We’ve put together a quick guide to our best foundations for mature skin to make it easier to find the foundation that’s right for you.
Before you start…
To get the most out of any foundation, you need to start with a great base. Mature skin needs extra protection from the environmental stressors that can exaggerate signs of ageing, so a good quality serum is the perfect place to start.
Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Serum contains hyaluronic acid, known for its hydrating properties. It’s also enriched with seven prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts, that work in optimal affinity with skin and target key signs of ageing: radiance, face firming, fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture. This serum is an optimal starting point for applying your foundation. We recommend applying it after your cleanser and before your moisturiser to get maximum benefits. Our self-loading dropper makes it easy to apply a light amount that absorbs quickly so it won’t slow down your morning routine.
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation
For skin that needs a delicate touch, a liquid foundation can provide smooth, all-over coverage without worrying about cakey powder. A smudge-free option is perfect for letting you get on with a busy lifestyle without stopping for reapplications (and to wipe makeup transfer off all your favourite tops!). Plus, it’s a buildable foundation, enabling you to achieve the coverage you desire.
Our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation comes in a sweeping 45 shades so you can find the perfect pigment to match your skin. They’re all specially coated to maintain a consistent PH level with the skin, meaning the colour-match lasts all day long. Plus, our innovative Eternalsoft Polymer technology means that 24-hour coverage isn’t just effective but feels comfortable and increases the foundation’s staying power. A top tip for a glowier finish: mix a few drops of Advanced Génifique Serum in with this foundation and then apply.
Teint Miracle Foundation
For days when you want a little extra dose of that youthful glow, opt for a lightweight bare skin feel foundation that highlights your natural radiance. Highly hydrating foundations are a great option, giving your skin a more rested appearance and creating a look that’s light, natural and fresh.
Our Teint Miracle Foundation contains a high concentration of water to help your skin feel more hydrated for up to 18 hours. The formula is designed to specifically target red spots and uneven areas, giving your skin a smoother, more uniform appearance, while pearlescent pigments provide that dewy look and radiant finish.
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude
When it comes to makeup for mature skin, nothing emanates youthfulness quite like the no-makeup-makeup look. A matte foundation can help create an effortless look that subtly boosts your confidence without feeling like an overload. Light coverage, shade-matching and breathability are key to achieving this easy-going effect.
Our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude foundation gives you up to 24 hours of ultra-light coverage with a natural matte finish that embraces your natural skin shade. The formula is designed to be both weather- and sweat-resistant, so neither rainy days nor hot flushes can knock your confidence. Plus, it provides protection from the sun to help prevent the development of visible signs of ageing.
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation
If you’re looking for an alternative option to liquid foundation, a lightweight stick foundation is the perfect place to start. Lightweight foundations can help to avoid clumping or gathering around fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a smoother, more effortless look. Plus, the stick texture lends itself to a lighter coverage, and it’s buildable and easy to apply.
Our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation is designed for easy application, while the long-lasting effect gives you coverage for up to 24 hours. It comes with an integrated kabuki brush to allow easy application. Plus, for those who don’t like the feel of a full-face of makeup, it’s a pigment-rich option that can also double-up as a concealer and save space in your makeup bag.
Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer
If you’re looking for a little extra coverage, or seeking to target a specific area, try our new Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer. Offering up to 24 hours of hydration, this skin-loving formula offers comfortable and breathable coverage – great for mature skin. You can use this all over your face, like a foundation, or apply it to specific areas to conceal discolouration or dark marks.
From weatherproof formulas to pearlescent finishes, there’s a foundation for all mature skin types in the Lancôme range. Pair with your favourite skincare products and a face full of confidence to complete the look!