The Best Luminous Foundations for Mature Skin
What do all of these foundations have in common? They’re formulated to give skin a youthful glow while improving hydration, smoothing fine lines, and evening out skin tone. If that seems like a tall order, that’s because it is—but rest assured, these bottles fit the bill. We included full coverage, light coverage, and buildable coverage options to suite a variety of complexion needs. If you’re a fan of foundations that feel like a second skin, we’ve got you covered. Need a little something extra for those marathon days (bonus points if it’s waterproof)? Look no further. Take a scroll through these options that range from drugstore buys to luxury splurges for your new favorite luminous foundation for mature skin.
BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
One of the benefits of an illuminating foundation is its ability to reflect light in a way that minimizes and blurs the appearance of skin imperfections. This ultra-light, buildable foundation does just that. Be sure to give the bottle a good shake prior to application.
Buy: $44; nordstrom.com
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+
IT Cosmetics’ cult-favorite CC+ cream got a light-bouncing update and now we’re never looking back. It provides maximum hydration, arms skin with SPF 50, and tops it all off with the brand’s proprietary Drops of Light Technology—designed to boost radiance upon application.
Buy: $39; sephora.com
DIOR Forever Skin Glow 24h* Wear Radiant Perfection Skin-Caring Foundation
Lots of flower power goes into this skin-loving foundation. Pansy extract acts as a hydration booster, and rose hip minimizes the appearance of pores while arming skin against external aggressors. The long-wear formula includes broad spectrum SPF 35.
Buy: $52; macys.com
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation
A super-fine textured pearl finish reflects light to bring all the glow, while skincare wonder ingredient silver ear mushroom extract smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. You can expect one last punch of brightness from vitamin C. Each of the 30 shades provides medium to full coverage.
Buy: $48; nordstrom.com
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
This formula is bolstered with vitamins C and E to improve skin’s health overtime, meaning the glow up is real. But no need to wait—you’ll start to see the benefits immediately upon application thanks to L’Oreal’s Liquid Light Technology.
Buy: $12.95; amazon.com
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow
Mature skin does not require heavy makeup. Say it again with me. This fan-favorite tinted moisturizer proves just that. For extra staying power, apply it over a long-wear primer. We love that it uses hydration powerhouse hyaluronic acid to deliver a major punch of moisture.
Buy: $48; neimanmarcus.com