Our top 10 favourite foundations for dry and mature skin

For those with mature or dry skin types, these foundations will stand the test of time. 

As time passes, our skin ages along with it, changing as we enter new phases in life. Since change is a part of nature, we don’t really have much choice but to go along with it. The same thing goes to our beauty routine, whether it’s adding anti-ageing formulas or switching up our makeup to cater to skin that’s slowly losing its elasticity, moisture, radiance, and volume. One of the key changes we eventually have to make is opting for a new foundation.

Whether you’re someone who prefers lightweight but buildable coverage, or looking for a foolproof formula, the ideal foundation for mature skin needs to hydrate, smoothen, and plump up the skin without creasing or sinking into fine lines. Regardless of its finishing, it should still impart a natural and healthy glow to the skin – as if our youthful spirit never left us. Here are our top 10 foundation picks that can enhance the skin’s natural beauty, while catering to the needs of more mature skin.

Chanel Les Beiges Eau de Teint

If you already have amazing skin and simply wish to amp up its radiance, Chanel’s first water-fresh tint is an instantly refreshing, ultra-light formula that does just that. Its hydrating formula uses micro-droplets of encapsulated pigments that melt into the skin upon application, which blurs the skin texture for a smooth, glowy complexion. The Eau de Teint is a weightless formula which makes it perfect for summer, and provides a super fine coverage, so if you need some extra help on dark spots, you’ll probably need a separate concealer. W chanel.com

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 PA+++

For those who seek colour correction and a more even skin tone, try this luscious bi-phase serum foundation from Bobbi Brown. It uses Active Skin Energising Complex, which features ingredients such as Cordyceps and Artemia to brighten your complexion while giving it a healthy, dewy glow. This one is particularly great for drier skin types thanks to its lightweight, bouncy texture. W sephora.my

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

As far as foundation textures go, this is probably one of the most luxurious. Its lightweight formula is inspired by charmeuse silk, and glides on beautifully on the skin while giving buildable, medium coverage. It also uses exclusive Micro-fil™ technology to create a naturally lit-from-within glow and blurs imperfections, creating a radiant, air-brushed finish. W armanibeauty.com.my

Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation

This is a cult product regardless of age, which uses 80% moisturising ingredients, hydrolysed yeast, aloe extract, and a trio of jojoba oil, olive squalane, and shea butter to create a highly moisturising and comfortable foundation. Don’t be fooled by its high moisture content though, its texture is incredibly feather-light, while covering imperfections like a cream. It’s the perfect fusion of skincare and makeup rolled in one. W kohgendocosmetics.com

Clé de Peau The Foundation SPF 21

Nothing says luxe like this highly indulgent foundation from Clé de Peau. Its incredibly creamy texture is surprisingly lightweight and offers sheer to medium coverage to even out the skin tone and blur imperfections. Those who love a luminous, cashmere-like finish will adore this formula, thanks to its exclusive Illuminating Complex EX which not only boosts the skin’s radiance, it also helps to rejuvenate, retexture, and repair the skin. W cledepeaubeaute.com

Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturising Makeup SPF 45

If full, matte coverage isn’t for you, you can turn to Estée Lauder’s Futurist Hydra Rescue to give your skin a natural, healthy finish with an understated dewiness. It offers the plush texture of a tinted moisturiser, but covers like a buildable, medium coverage foundation. Infused with Chia Seed Extract, Probiotic Technology, and IonCharged Water, it soothes and plumps the skin with nourishing hydration, and doesn’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles. W esteelauder.com

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

This luxurious foundation is formulated with La Mer’s proprietary Miracle Broth™, alongside Colour Capsule Technology and Soft Velvet Ferment that hydrates the skin while giving you flawless coverage. The texture is creamy yet fluid, which blends effortlessly into the skin and stays put even under humid conditions. W cremedelamer.com

Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation

An ultra-fluid texture meets full coverage with the Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation. It boasts a high concentration of pigments to ensure even and complete coverage without weighing the skin down. Oily and combination skin types can benefit the most from this foundation as it has a  fresh matte finish that doesn’t feel drying on the skin. W sephora.my

Hourglass Illusion™ Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Bring back your skin’s plump, youthful, and moisturised look with this rich, hydrating skin tint from Hourglass. It features Hyaluronan Complex, powered by an advanced form of hyaluronic acid to tighten the skin and plump up wrinkles. Pearlescent pigments blend seamlessly into the skin to create a luminous, diffused effect that reflects the look of youth. This foundation comes in a whipped cream texture, and offers medium to full coverage. W hourglasscosmetics.com

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

As far as summer foundations go, Chantecaille offers an oil-free, ultra-light gel foundation that comes with a highly refreshing texture. You can easily build up to a medium-to-full coverage, while light-reflecting pigments blur imperfections to create a natural yet radiant finish. Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, it’s also formulated without phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, palm oil, synthetic fragrances, and GMOs. W chantecaille.com

Photos courtesy of the respective brands.

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