The BEST Foundations for Mature Skin | Drugstore AND High End!

  • Published on Oct 24, 2017
  • In this video I share with you what I feel are the best foundations for mature skin. I've tried a lot of products over the years both on myself and on clients, and these are my recommendations based on those experiences.
    I know not everyone can afford expensive products, so I have included several excellent affordable options. There is something for every budget in this video!
    I hope you like the video, and please give it a thumbs up if you do!
    Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm Instant Solutions SPF 35
    Wet N Wild Photo Focus
    L'oreal Pro Glow
    Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
    Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless
    Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
    Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte
    Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Makeup

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  • Risa Does Makeup
    Risa Does Makeup  Year ago +127

    I want to clear up a few things because even though I do address them in the video, I know not everyone watches the entire twenty minutes! :) First, I am almost 45 years old and have worked in the cosmetics industry for over 22 years. "Mature Skin" typically refers to anyone over age 35. A dermatologist friend told me that our skin starts to age beginning in our mid 20's, and that a person's biological age is not always in sync with those changes. Lifestyle, environment and genetics all play a role in how early our skin shows those signs of aging. This video is for ANYONE, regardless of age, who is dealing with the signs of skin aging.

    Secondly, while I personally have been trying to purchase only cruelty free products for the last 6 months, I am not a 100% cruelty free channel. When I make these "BEST OF" videos, I try to include all brands regardless of their CF or non-CF status I am aware that L'oreal, Armani and Maybelline are not cruelty free. I wish they were, but I chose to include them because in my opinion they offer some good products and it is my "job" as a beauty content creator to give people options, and let them choose for themselves what to purchase or not purchase based on their own values. Thank you again for watching! xoxo Risa

    • Tim Green
      Tim Green 5 days ago

      Wet & Wild is no longer cruelty free.

    • Gemini Breeze
      Gemini Breeze 2 months ago +1

      Omg, I am turning 35 next Thursday and will have officially mature skin. :) Thank you for giving advice to us fine wines ;) You are truly beautiful. #goalsfor45

    • Helen Reynolds Jenkins
      Helen Reynolds Jenkins 3 months ago

      Have you stopped using Estee Lauder double wear foundation because of it not being cruelty free?

    • Helen Reynolds Jenkins
      Helen Reynolds Jenkins 3 months ago

      Is Estee Lauder double wear NOT cruelty free then?

    • luvfitall
      luvfitall 6 months ago

      Thank you! I need help girl!

  • Nicole Smith
    Nicole Smith 29 days ago

    Thank u for disclosing affiliates!! When USclip's disclose their affiliates it makes me more likely to use their codes!!!🙂

  • Mary Williams
    Mary Williams 29 days ago

    Just ran across this video and was wandering if you have one that is current 2019 for best of Foundations for mature skin ? I have tried the Wet n Wild one not overly fond of it to thick. I have used the Maybelline My Fit and loved it a long time ago but recently repurchased it and find that it transfers. So I am looking for a really flawless foundation for mature combo skin and that will not transfer..

  • Kat c
    Kat c Month ago

    Who is the name of the last Foundation

  • Kat c
    Kat c Month ago

    Full coverage what what's the name of it

  • bethy brown
    bethy brown Month ago

    Love your videos! I have a question about the last foundation you reviewed. You said that it has peptides and hyaluronic acid. It seems that the bottle is clear? Will those chemicals remain stable due to the bottle being clear? I know that anything in a jar or “pour out bottle” is a no-no because as soon as you open it anything good about it dissipates bc of the air, but I’m thinking that perhaps since it is in a pump bottle it will keep the chemicals stable?

  • Samantha H
    Samantha H Month ago

    hey there Risa, just found you on USclip - can't wait to check out your other recommendations - your skin looks flawless - hello from Germany

  • Tammy Brock
    Tammy Brock Month ago

    The Jouer foundation made my skin feel so dry and I moisturized before. It emphasized fine lines and I was so disappointed. I’m going to try it again to see if maybe it won’t do that again but the three times I wore it I hated it. It surprised me. It made my skin look even older.

  • Theresa Pittman
    Theresa Pittman Month ago

    I'm 47 and I've struggled with oily, acne-prone skin since I was 12. I watch a few Beauty UScliprs (pause for laughter, because by 'a few' I mean a LOT). I can remember the first time someone suggested adding facial oil to my routine. I was like, "Yeaaaaah, that's just going to break me out." I got some oils in beauty boxes, so I started trying them when I do my weekly facial on the weekend and my skin responded to it like I never would have imagined, it kind of made my skin 'act' dry. So then I started using them at night, then I added them in the morning. Now I put 2-3 different oils on twice daily. My face stopped making so much oil, because I'm giving it clean oils externally. I can still see that my oils will build up a bit throughout the day, but it's greatly reduced, and my breakouts have lessened considerably. It's almost like I fixed my oily skin with oil! Whooda thunk?

  • Lonnie Richling
    Lonnie Richling 2 months ago

    New to this channel. I’m 46 with dry skin. I don’t want to tweak my application to make these foundations work for my dry skin. I want more foundation reviews for mature dry skin that work great straight from the bottle. Suggestions in all price ranges?

    • Risa Does Makeup
      Risa Does Makeup  2 months ago

      Hi Lonnie! Stay tuned...this Friday I have a collaboration with a dry skinned over 40 USclipr and she will be giving her recs specifically for dry skin! 😃👍🏻

  • Zoe Hansen
    Zoe Hansen 2 months ago

    Love your channel! Thank you♥️

  • Kelly Corfe
    Kelly Corfe 2 months ago

    What lip product are you wearing in this video?

  • Jennifer Cantrell
    Jennifer Cantrell 3 months ago

    So far I am liking my wet n wild photo focus pretty well. But which foundation and primer would suggest for a good one with combo, rosacea skin on a girl about to be 42? From what I'm gathering, I'm probably the lightest neutral.

  • Fariha Siddique
    Fariha Siddique 3 months ago +1

    *How one cane hide pores completely* ? By which makeup products??????????????????

  • Elizabethann Ferrario
    Elizabethann Ferrario 3 months ago

    Hi have you tried Estée Lauder perfectionist youth infusing foundation , I am 68 but very lucky used Estée Lauder since a teenager so only have fine lines but I used to weat Estée Lauder double wear mixed with a drop of night repair serum , both are good but perfectionist lasts me 14 hrs without a touch up ! It’s worth a try for me it is what it says perfection. Regards Liz from uk however I do wear Estée Lauder illuminating primer or as I have bought four bottles of morning aura Victoria Beckham colab with Estée Lauder on the days I don’t wish to wear foundation I wear it alone ! It has crushed pearls in its stunning !

  • Bernie McNamara
    Bernie McNamara 3 months ago

    My skin broke out from the Giorgio Armani foundation!!

  • Nora E.
    Nora E. 3 months ago

    Thank you for this video ... I am gladly 47 and will subscribe to your channel hoping I can learn enough when doing my make from such a beautiful person !!

  • marnie b
    marnie b 3 months ago

    I'm also in my 40s with oily skin, and was sent a sample of Jouer foundation. I think the problem with samples is there are no instructions for little tricks to get good results. I must have used too much because it felt SO HEAVY and I became "greasy" within an hour. Is there a trick to applying the Jouer foundation that I missed?

  • cottoncandycutie02
    cottoncandycutie02 4 months ago

    So glad you are switched to cruelty free! I am doing the same. ❤️

  • Shelby Lawton
    Shelby Lawton 4 months ago

    .... I enjoyed your reviews , and being over 55, is more of what I ( personally) consider to be " mature skin " ....; Even at 55,my skin still looked pretty good. I'm now mid sixties, and I was watching your video, as you said " mature skin / drier", ... And although " oily skin " was mentioned ( many times, lol), I still appreciate your reviews.... Having previously lived in Vegas, I ALWAYS used sunscreen ( a physical sunscreen, not a chemical one) and it seems my skin doesn't " like " many foundations.... I used Victoria Jackson cream foundation FOR YEARS, my skin loves that foundation!! Nothing I've used since has given the same results.
    My skin loves cream foundation and it's difficult to find, in a good form. Thank you for your suggestions, I may try a few of the ones mentioned.

  • Billie Marie
    Billie Marie 4 months ago

    I hope this DOES not offend you but do you get botox or fillers?

    • Billie Marie
      Billie Marie 4 months ago

      @Risa Does Makeup people are just rude and mean! You are gorgeous! I only asked because I have considered it and you being in the beauty industry I figured you have knowledge in that area. Do not pay attention to any negativity. You are helping many women including myself. I appreciate you

    • Risa Does Makeup
      Risa Does Makeup  4 months ago +1

      I’m not offended because you didn’t accuse me of getting them and lying about it like some others do. I do not get Botox or have fillers. I did at one time have lip filler, but it was dissolved in January 2018.

  • Helen Reynolds Jenkins
    Helen Reynolds Jenkins 4 months ago +1

    Why have you stopped using Double Wear Estee Lauder?

  • Alexa Makeup and spa
    Alexa Makeup and spa 4 months ago

    The peach foundation its to heavy because the formula its to drying and for my skin its to matte i have a combination skin but more dryer lately. Only can use it wen i mix it with some face oil and i hydrated primer.

  • Burren Girl
    Burren Girl 4 months ago

    SOOOO glad you are promoting cruelty-free products! Thank you!

  • rals gradi
    rals gradi 4 months ago

    I have normal to dry skin,i prep very good before foundation,but photoh.doesn.t work,its to dry for me..i feel old and caky..and in the past i was very oily and used matte and poreless and again this one made me to face was like the desert.

  • Leah Rouse
    Leah Rouse 5 months ago

    I am sooooo happy to hear you say you won’t use a product that’s not cruelty free!!! Another reason to follow you! 🐰🐶 ♥️👏🏼🤗

  • Leah Ingraham
    Leah Ingraham 5 months ago

    It's funny how even us in our 30's feel we have mature skin, Lord what we gonna say when were in our 50's lol

  • Melinda Gutierrez
    Melinda Gutierrez 5 months ago

    Hi Risa, what shade do you wear in theToo Faced foundation?

  • April Brobston
    April Brobston 6 months ago

    When I’m looking for products and techniques for mature skin, I’m not looking for fantasy “mature” skin or luckily and genetically young for an older person skin videos. I’m looking for what is typically mature skin. If you know anyone who has actual typical mature skin And does beauty videos, please forward their videos to me. I’d love to subscribe to their channel. Maybe your mom can make videos?
    I’m realizing I sound like a bitter old woman now. You know, a woman with pores and some wrinkles and some sagging. I am a woman who is vain enough to wear make up and try to look a little younger and yet not enough or brave enough to get “work” done.

  • Dawn Beattie
    Dawn Beattie 6 months ago +2

    Thank you for going cruelly free. Please don't give up on your quest for 100%

  • Hiedi Rios
    Hiedi Rios 6 months ago

    I'm in my early 40s, I use the Wet'n Wild Photo Focus or the Loreal Infallible....doesnt break the bank but does look good!

  • Debbie  Holzherr
    Debbie Holzherr 6 months ago +1

    Very informative. I also liked the fact that you were not hounding people to subscribe. I really dislike when other UScliprs start out going on and on about that before they give you any information. If you like the content of the video you will most likely subscribe.

  • Carol Carr
    Carol Carr 7 months ago

    Please repeat the names of the foundations name at the end of each section. I'm still not sure what the final foundation is. Is it called jouer?

  • Jessica Storm
    Jessica Storm 7 months ago

    Risa, I SO appreciate this video! What color of L'oreal Pro-Glow do you use?? I like it for my mature skin (60 🙄)

  • Roslyn Winfield
    Roslyn Winfield 7 months ago

    Risa you look so good in your video. I liked this video. I like that you are honest and explain good & bad. Can"t wait for your upcoming collabs. Thx 💟

  • Britt Fansler
    Britt Fansler 7 months ago

    I’m still on the hunt for the right foundation. My skin is dry year round, and this time of the year it’s crazy dry. I’ve been going through your videos trying to make a decision for my next Sephora trip. I was wondering what your opinion was with the make up for ever hd stick foundation and the Josie Marin argon oil foundation. The stick foundation says it’s best for dry skin and has really good coverage. I’m wanting a more high medium if that makes sense and i want a more natural or glowy finish, but honestly the finish doesn’t matter as long as is works well with my dry skin. I had another youtuber suggest the Lancôme skin feels good, but it’s a light coverage and the shade range is so small that I when I got online and did the shade match where you type in the shade that you wear in other brands it tells you which one would work for you and three different ones I typed in it said there was no match so I won’t be picking that one up. Sorry for such a long comment but I just really need help in this area!

  • Pawsitive Leader
    Pawsitive Leader 7 months ago

    87 dollars for foundation bb cream, it better give me new skin LOL

  • SSunshower
    SSunshower 7 months ago

    How can i keep foundation from settling into cracks?

  • Adox Artist
    Adox Artist 7 months ago

    I never thouht I'd miss my oil-slick skin. But I do. :'(

  • Cynthia Brandt
    Cynthia Brandt 8 months ago

    I am 62, never had acne, dry skin, oily skin. I do however have dark circles (hereditary). I am trying to figure out the best foundation and concealer. Oh, my pores have gotten larger, but not huge! I think I would like a med to full coverage. (What I do have and hate, wrinkles around my lips....from drinking water, whistling, smiling, and just because gravity is taking over, and it is not fun!)

  • spinoza888
    spinoza888 8 months ago

    Great channel. Love the cruelty free recommendations. What earrings are you wearing? I have been looking for earrings like that.

  • Laura Calcaterra
    Laura Calcaterra 8 months ago

    Have you tried The Body Shop's BB cream? I am in Love with it. I have normal to dry skin and it's not a full coverage makeup obviously but puts a gorgeous glow with a tint that promotes compliments when I wear it.

  • Sharon Farquhar
    Sharon Farquhar 8 months ago +2

    You are 45!! Wow, I thought you were in your thirties! Thanks from Australia 🇦🇺

  • Lori K
    Lori K 8 months ago +1

    The wet and wild cushion foundation is my favorite

  • Karen Loftin
    Karen Loftin 8 months ago

    What about Clinique Even Better make up? Do you have an opinion?

  • Tracy McGinty
    Tracy McGinty 8 months ago

    What lip colour you wearing? , it's really nice !xx

  • Tina Marie
    Tina Marie 8 months ago +2

    Your skin looks AMAZING, and I LOVE your lip color!! Gorgeous!! I am 48, and found your channel through Emily. I have learned a lot of tricks already!! Thank you so much!!

  • Maja Kaczorowska
    Maja Kaczorowska 8 months ago

    . I buy only cruelty free and as much I would like to I couldn’t pick anything from the list of products you presented. I believe a lot has changed in beauty industry in a last 6 months and a lot more brands are cruelty free now. Would be great if you made like a updated version of this video :)

  • scotzmnswife
    scotzmnswife 8 months ago +1

    Thanks for this informative video, Risa. I'm a new subscriber & discovering all your wonderful content here. Unfortunately, the Maybelline Matte and Poreless didn't work well for me. I get fairly oily in my t-zone, and it broke down after just a few hours despite using a mattifying primer. It also accentuated pores & lacked coverage on me. The best drugstore foundation I've found that works well for my skin is the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Breathable Foundation. It makes my skin look flawless with a medium coverage (using a beauty sponge application) which I think could be built up to almost full. I still have to set it with powder & do usual touch-ups, but it really lasts decently throughout the day on me. I still can't say that I've been successful in finding a drugstore foundation that doesn't eventually settle into the deep lines in my forehead, so that search continues! 😉

  • Sherry S.
    Sherry S. 9 months ago

    Great video Risa! You have great skin!

  • Martha Byron
    Martha Byron 9 months ago


  • Erin Randall
    Erin Randall 9 months ago

    I LOVE the Jouer foundation. I have dry skin and I use it on scars and then use another more dewy foundation after. It works really well for me.

  • Kate Cook
    Kate Cook 9 months ago


  • Kate Cook
    Kate Cook 9 months ago

    I love the lashes that you are wearing the pic of this vedio what brand are thet

  • Renee Kerner
    Renee Kerner 9 months ago

    I would love to know your impression of the IT cosmetics CC cream. I have an oily T zone and normal in other areas. It seems the Maybelline Fit Me keeps my nose much less oily. Thank you for a great video.

  • Samantha Levesque
    Samantha Levesque 9 months ago

    So good! So much insight. I have the fit me and it so has a subtle olive hue. And you have no idea what it meant when you said, “girls...and boys.” Those two words completely made me feel so welcome! Craving the jouet now

  • Alicia Cambrils Sigala
    Alicia Cambrils Sigala 9 months ago

    Your makeup looks flawless and love your eye look and earrings xoxoxo

  • TAZ Wise
    TAZ Wise 9 months ago

    Your face looks flawless. Wht are u wearing? Thnx u sooo much for this review on mature skin that can u these foundations.
    Can we do concealers and blurring products?

  • Barbara Bivens
    Barbara Bivens 9 months ago

    Wet and wild is wonderful for mature skin.

  • Jeanzy C.
    Jeanzy C. 9 months ago

    I'm 52 and I get dry on my nose and around my mouth in the winter, but most of the time I still am oily in the t-zone. Guess it's good for wrinkles. I love IT foundations, CC, Bye Bye. I like them all.

  • Irma De Santiago
    Irma De Santiago 9 months ago +14

    I like your name. In Spanish "Risa" means laughter. :)

    • Irma De Santiago
      Irma De Santiago 8 months ago +2

      @Catherine Whittaker "Sonrisa" does mean smile. "Me da risa " means "makes me laugh." It's an expression I would use when I find something funny and it causes me to laugh.

    • Catherine Whittaker
      Catherine Whittaker 8 months ago

      I thought was part of the word, sonrisa which I think means smile😋

  • Michelle Gallas
    Michelle Gallas 9 months ago

    Do you lighten your eyebrows?

    • Risa Does Makeup
      Risa Does Makeup  9 months ago

      Hi Michelle! No, I don’t. I actually have super light, sparse brows that I have to fill in daily.

  • Veronica Salas
    Veronica Salas 10 months ago

    You do the best reviews! So happy I found your channel 😊👍

  • Karen Vee
    Karen Vee 10 months ago

    Thank u for this!! My forehead wrinkles are my issue, ugh, lol

  • Healing Wings Counseling DeeDee Fetters, LPCC-S

    I love Armani but it is pricey. I am 50 and I thankful to try the other ones too! I am a foundation junkie. Always willing to try cheaper and other brands. Thank you! :)

  • Kytshu Black
    Kytshu Black 10 months ago

    W7 makes a Vegan Foundation here in Australia it's about $7.00
    Comes in only 4 colours
    Most of the Chemist( Drug Store) brands are SO much more Expensive than, America.Most costing $25-$40... including most brands of CC Creams,BB Creams...
    I just want to know what is the best Primer for Mature Skin for 50_55 young women.
    Normal Skin/ but needing Full coverage.Minimal wrinkles.

  • Tammy Roy
    Tammy Roy 10 months ago

    Love love love the wet and wild photo focus and was also pleasantly surprised 😲
    I have a lot of different foundations of all price points and this is one of my favs. My skin is normal to dry.
    I’m definitely going to try the Georgio Armani just to see what the hype is about:)
    Thanks for sharing all this great info bella!
    Tammy Roy from Canada 🇨🇦

  • The Green Beauty Collective

    Its great that you re used a product you didn't love on someone else skin and liked it!

  • Patti Ryan
    Patti Ryan 11 months ago

    Hi Risa, Just now watched your video, which I enjoyed. I have mature skin with very few wrinkles . No crows feet either. I take very good care of my skin. Do you have any opinion about Sephora liquid makeup in the pump?

  • Kelly Oster
    Kelly Oster 11 months ago

    Just watched this video and would have loved to see a product list for your look in the vid as well! Very pretty so would have probably bought them all!

  • Ancora Imparo
    Ancora Imparo 11 months ago

    Do you remember which foundation you're wearing in this video? Looks great!

  • Labrynth Bel
    Labrynth Bel 11 months ago

    trish mcevoy bb cream is effin expensive for a bb cream ...btw r beautiful

  • Shannon Herrington
    Shannon Herrington 11 months ago +4

    I'm a new subscriber, great channel love the color of your lips beautiful

  • C C
    C C 11 months ago

    Just found you and think you are so gorgeous :)

  • Ida Fiftyyearsofawoman

    Hi dear I am a new youtube woman from Paris be nice to subscribe to my channel thanks dear