The Best Antiaging Foundations for Younger-Looking Skin In Just a Few Swipes
Buying face makeup is like shopping for a pair of jeans: It needs to feel great on, fit your lifestyle, and most importantly, make you ooze confidence. As we age, we refuse to let that goal feel unattainable or unlikely. Not one bit! All you need is a killer antiaging serum and an age-defying foundation that does the rest of the work.
That’s why we can’t get enough of the latest foundations hitting shelves that do all that and more. We’re all for a skin care-driven foundation formula that not only primes and perfects skin, but makes you look and feel years younger. From minimizing fine lines to smoothing skin texture, there’s one designed with every antiaging issue in mind.
Put your best face forward with these 15 best antiaging foundations for mature skin.
Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Foundation
This is the age-defying power duo of our dreams. The hybrid line of antiaging products is skin care-driven and promises to instantly reduce the look of wrinkles, enhance your natural skin tone, and deliver firming hydration. At a drugstore price, that’s one inch from amazing.
BUY IT: $12.59; target.com
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation
Think of this as a tinted antiaging serum. It’s formulated with the youth-enhancing properties typically found in skin care (like collagen, argan oil, caviar extract, and hyaluronic acid) to firm and plump. Pure color pigments are then added into the mix to create an airbrushed finish, which helps disguise fine lines.
BUY IT: $38; itcosmetics.com
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
This isn’t a mirage, and you’re not seeing stars. Maybelline’s cult-favorite under-eye concealer has a foundation counterpart. Not only does the built-in sponge make application an absolute breeze, but the super blendable formula and hydrating ingredients make sure your fine lines don’t ever steal the show.
BUY IT: $9.99; target.com
Honest Beauty Clean Corrective with Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer
We’re big fans of this clean beauty brand on a budget, especially the beloved mascara. And now we’ve found another staple: this skin-correcting tinted moisturizer accessorized with brightening vitamin C. You’ll forget all about that full-coverage foundation in your makeup bag. It won’t do you near as many favors as this multitasking wonder kid, which claims to prime, perfect, protect, blur, brighten, and lock in moisture for up to 12 hours.
BUY IT: $21.99; target.com
Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint
We’re not saying we’re trying to create an illusion, but if it ends up being a perk…
This is the definition of an antiaging foundation: hydrating, not cakey, firming, and glowy. You know that one really great picture of yourself when the natural light hit just so and your skin looked ah-mazing? That’s what it’ll look like. Say good-bye to sagging skin, thanks to this non-foundationy foundation.
BUY IT: $56; sephora.com
Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation SPF 45
We know you love this brand’s classic Double Wear formula, but this new launch has us chucking it to the back of the drawer, if we’re being honest. It feels more like a tinted moisturizer, but in fact covers all of your worries like something magical. Our beauty editor, Patricia Shannon, also sung some major praises: “It’s the answer to the antiaging enthusiasts’ need for a foundation that works in tandem with their skin care routine, because it is the skin care routine.”
BUY IT: $45; sephora.com
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation
The newest launch by skin care-driven brand Ilia, this serum foundation packed with SPF (already an antiaging must!) is about the smartest thing we’ve tried all year. What you get: Dewy, lightweight coverage that works hard while you’re wearing it, thanks to ingredients like squalane to promote skin elasticity and moisture retention, hyaluronic acid to seriously plump and hydrate, and niacinamide to smooth your skin texture. See? We said it was smart.
BUY IT: $46; sephora.com
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint
For a parched complexion, quench your skin’s thirst with a hydrating hyaluronic acid formula. This foundation won’t settle into wrinkles since it plumps and moisturizes all day long. The more you use it, the softer and more supple skin will become.
BUY IT: $14.99; target.com
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation
We included this all-time best foundation not because it necessarily boasts antiaging ingredients, but because you will never find a foundation that instantly gives you flawless, red carpet-ready skin like it—which is exactly why almost every makeup artist swears by it. The oil-free formula makes sure your pores are minimized, and the finish makes you glow like a summer sunset.
BUY IT: $64; sephora.com
No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation SPF 15
This SPF-infused foundation is also formulated with something else: No7's acclaimed Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum. As in, skipping your serum in the morning rush won’t mean a thing. Your foundation has you covered with all the heavy lifting (literally).
BUY IT: $15.99; target.com
Chantecaille Future Skin Gel Foundation
As we age, our skin can tend to look dull and dry, and this age-defying foundation comes in packing all the essential tricks for younger-looking skin. At least one Southern mama swears by it...why? The light-reflecting pigments ease the appearance of any imperfections—such as fine lines, uneven tone or texture, and dehydration—while making you look super hydrated, plumped, and ready to glow, thanks to a bouncy formula fortified with 60% charged water.
BUY IT: $78; nordstrom.com
Garnier SkinActive 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
For ladies who prefer a lighter touch and affordable price, this drugstore BB cream is a reliable daily hydrator with serious antiaging potential. On a daily basis, it provides lightweight coverage, sun protection, and smoothing for signs of aging. Over time, it is meant to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and firm skin.
BUY IT: $10.89; target.com
Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation
We included this fan-fave airbrush foundation because it’s one of the best in the business if you’re looking for that blurred, filter-like finish that makes anyone look at least five years younger. Spray onto a damp Beautyblender and finish with setting powder for an occasion-worthy look.
BUY IT: $28; sephora.com
Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation
Nothing makes skin appear older than drying, cakey foundation—and this micellar water-based foundation is the ultimate antidote. It mimics your natural skin texture, while improving it with an antioxidant-packed formula. Plus, it’s creamy, easy to apply, and you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all.
BUY IT: $39.50; sephora.com
Lancôme Renergie Lift Makeup Foundation
The slightly hefty price tag is worth every penny since its high-tech formula is designed to attack signs of aging on multiple fronts. First, it’s infused with waxes that help shape and firm. Then plumping, microscopic bubbles fill in fine lines while a botanical blend of ingredients invigorates skin. The result: a tout, lifted complexion that radiates your younger self.
BUY IT: $47; nordstrom.com