As we age, our skin needs a fresh take on foundation. No matter its level of coverage, a good anti-aging foundation needs to hydrate, plump, and make skin look glowy without settling in creases or fine lines. If it also happens to double as a skincare product, then that’s just an added bonus. Ahead, the 12 best liquid foundations for all mature skin types, textures, and tones. For the best results, pair with our list of the best anti-aging products money can buy.
Subtle pearlescent pigments give off a flattering (but not overwhelming) glow, while hyaluronic acid smooths and hydrates in this creamy, whipped formula.
Calling all skincare minimalists: This foundation is actually infused with antioxidant-packed serum, so you can skip a step in your routine but still reap all the anti-aging benefits. Genius.
This foundation feels lightweight, but don’t let that fool you. Apply just a few dots for a wash of coverage like a BB cream, apply a few more for coverage to tackle age and dark spots. No matter how much you pile on, the finish remains hydrating and dewy—exactly what mature skin needs
This oil-free gel foundation is lightweight and airy so it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. It contains 60 percent charged water to infuse skin with moisture and it has pigments that adjust coverage from medium to full to hide any blemishes, fine lines, or hyperpigmentation. It’s also loaded with botanicals to soothe irritated skin.
This medium-coverage foundation not only lasts until the end of the day without creasing, but so does the radiant—nearly shimmery—finish. Be prepared for everyone to ask you what you’re doing to make your skin look permanently lit by a movie crew.
With over 45 shades in its collection, this drugstore staple foundation provides medium but buildable coverage for most skin tones. Each foundation also contains vitamin E and pro-viitamin C to hydrate and nourish the skin.
This is another oil-free formula that contains hyaluronic acid and moringa seed to instantly plump and hydrate skin. The coverage is light but buildable, great for wearing day-to-day. Plus it comes with SPF 23 sun protection, which is always a win in our book.
With a name like magic foundation, this formulas sets high expectations. It delivers: the medium-to-full coverage plumps skin with a hefty dose of hyaluronic acid. It’s the kind of formula you’ll want to save for important meetings, hot dates, or photographed events.
This serum-infused foundation feels ultra-plush and leaves your skin looking impossibly radiant and glowy.
More like a tint than a full-on foundation, this easy-to-wear formula plumps skin right away while leaving a sheer wash of color.
There are only 10 light-to-medium shades of this foundation, which is a major bummer considering how game-changing the formula is for mature skin. We’ve never met a richer, more decadent or more radiant coverage foundation—it could literally double as a face cream.
While $120 is a big ask, just hear us out. This formula hydrates and nourishes better than some face creams we’ve tried and makes our skin look ridiculously perfect for hours. It’s a luxe foundation worth every penny.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.