The best anti-ageing foundation makeup

Taryn Davies
Published: February 26, 2018

As we age our skin’s needs change, so the foundation that might have worked in our twenties may be no good when it comes to our 30s and beyond. Anti-ageing foundations are available in the makeup market, so we’ve picked out the best ones.

Buying makeup that doubles as skincare is an easy way to ensure that your skin has everything it needs to ensure it’s healthy looking and youthful.

The skin’s creation of sebum starts to slow down as we age, which often results in the skin drying out, and lines and wrinkles often show because of this. As our skin ages, it’s more likely to suffer from dryness, so choosing liquid or cream foundations with key ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerine will help keep the skin moisturisers.

Plus if you choose a foundation that has sunscreen, antioxidants and anti-ageing ingredients, they can actually protect and improve the skin.

Here’s our pick of the best anti-ageing foundation makeup on the market.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

It took five years to create this Charlotte Tilbury foundation, and from the first use, you can see why – it’s been perfected.

It combines phenomenal skincare benefits with ultra-long wear and buildable coverage. This foundation leaves your skin looking flawless, whilst working to control oil, diminish the depth of wrinkles and protect from everyday environmental stress.

The formula is collagen boosting with hyaluronic filling spheres, has firming and tightening mushroom extract, Vitamin C to fight the signs of ageing, and broad spectrum SPF15 protects the skin from the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays.

It really is quite the little Magic Foundation.

Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation SP15

This Clarins liquid foundation leaves the skin feeling nourished and comfortable, the fact it's an anti-ageing formula is another huge plus too. It's designed to help cover imperfections, whilst also giving you a gorgeous glow to the skin. The formula boasts the brand's Global Age-Deying Complex, which works to help reduce the look of lines and wrinkles over time. It also has Argan oil in to boost hydration for the skin.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Makeup SPF15

A lightweight, yet luxurious cream foundation, that uses ceramide plump perfect technology, this works to help ensure skin is even and helps to reduce the look of fine lines too. The foundation is also made with ingredients that help to plump the skin over time too.

This foundation gives you a gorgeous luminous finish, and over time it'll work to strengthen and retexturise the skin too.

By Terry Eclat Opulent

We’ve yet to find a By Terry product we don’t love. Eclat Opulent is a rich formula of foundation that leaves skin looking perfect, whilst also correcting it over time too. The formula works to counteract sagging skin, and diminish the look of fine lines too. The foundation glides on to skin lovely, giving you a gorgeous dewy look that boosts the look of vitality. Plus it's packed with moisturising benefits so it won't settle into fine lines.

Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Foundation

This foundation is unlike anything that has come from the brand before, the serum-foundation melts into the skin, evening out skin and giving it a flawless finish. Then the skin-loving ingredients help to ensure over time your skin is brighter, firmer and your wrinkles are reduced.

Zelens Youth Glow Foundation

With a potent, skin-kind cocktail of 10 active ingredients, this is a standout when it comes to anti-ageing makeup. Everything in this formula is working to benefit the skin, from tightening the skin, plumping and hyudrating, reduce discoloration, increase elasticity and more.

All while you get to enjoy the beautifully lightweight, glow-bestowing base that makes skin look perfect from the moment you apply it.

Lancome Teint Visionnaire 2 in 1 Corrector and Perfecting Foundation

This foundation is enriched with the LR 21 12, the active ingredient integrated in Visionnair skinecare, which is designed to even the complexion and visibly improve the appearance of pores and wrinkles every day.

The high coverage corrector also has the antioxidant Vitamin C to help fight the signs of ageing, whilst giving you a beautifully even and flawless-looking complexion.

No 7 Lift and Luminate Foundation

Described as a facial in a foundation, the No 7 Lift and Luminate foundation contains three key components – moisturisers, firming and brightening complexes – to help visibly firm, lift and brighten the skin.

It's unique brightening complex works to boost your skin tone, to help even out and reduce the appearance of age spots, making skin look younger.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Foundation

The Elizabeth Arden Prevage Foundation stands out amongst the anti-ageing foundations, simply because it leaves us with gorgeously luminious skin that looks good all day long and it boasts a number of benefits to the skin.

The Idebenone complex works to protect the skin from environmental factors that can increase the look of ageing. Plus, there is vitamin C which leaves skin looking clearer over time and it also helps to boost collagen which naturally decreases as we age.

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup

An innovative makeup formula, this Estee Lauder foundation is forumalted with a serum that works to leave skin looking brighter and more perfect every single day. The foundation not only has SPF25 in the formula, but also works to lessen the appearance of lines and boost radiance in the skin. It's everything we could possibly want from a foundation.