Five best foundations for mature skin

A good foundation can hide a multitude of sins - from wrinkles and age spots, to dark circles and red blotches. As you get older, your skin changes – and you may find you need something more hydrating and nourishing. With so many different types of foundation on offer, it's a good idea to try a few different brands in store. Not sure where to start? Here are five of the best foundations for mature skins...

1. Avon True Colour Flawless Liquid Foundation

If you're on a budget, Avon's True Colour Flawless Liquid Foundation is worth a look. Testers comment on how the foundation glides on easily and provides even, lasting coverage. Best of all, it's buildable and enhances your natural skin tone, rather than covering it with a thick layer. If you need a bit more coverage, there's a concealer stick and pressed powder in the same range too.

2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Estee Lauder is a market leader when it comes to make-up for more mature skins, and their best-selling Double Wear deserves the praise it gets. Offering excellent coverage without needing to be retouched, their non-smudge formula promises to stay put for 15-hours. The liquid is lightweight but offers full coverage – so may not the best choice if you prefer a lighter, more dewy finish. Whether you apply with fingers or a foundation brush, you don't need much, making it a good investment for the money.

3. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation

If you find your skin needs an extra hydration boost in winter, try Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation. It offers medium to full coverage – managing to conceal dark under-eye circles and redness – while also nourishing the skin. The texture is soft and smooth and leaves a beautiful, dewy finish for natural-looking skin.

4. Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

If you prefer lighter coverage for everyday use, Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint is a good option. The foundation is light yet creamy and contains nourishing natural ingredients, such as avocado and borage seed oils, perfect for older skins that need more moisture. The coverage is light but easily buildable and has a brightening effect that's perfect for sallow skin tones. It comes with SPF 15 included as an added bonus.

5. Sisley Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation

It's not cheap, but Sisley's Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation is an anti-ageing product and foundation in one. It contains active ingredients to plump and firm the skin, as well as foundation that does an excellent job of covering blothces and dark circles and evening out skin tone. The oil-free formula has a pleasant texture and leaves the skin feeling beautifully soft and supple.