Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum
One of the original serum foundations to grace shelves, this smoothing semi-matte option makes good on its name's 'no makeup makeup' promise. How? It douses the skin in daisy flower extract (an ingredient able to visibly improve the appearance of both tone and texture), while coating your complexion in believable (and buildable) coverage that does the same.
$90 at MECCA
Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum
Considering it's the base brainchild of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, it should come as no surprise that this tinted serum is devoted to dewiness. Its formula (which sits on the sheerer side) suspends pigment spheres within a blend of plumping, smoothing sodium hyaluronate and generously hydrating squalane to guarantee a glossy finish.
$73 at MECCA
Dior Capture Totale Foundation Serum
This formula has fine lines atop its 'to fight' list, heroing longoza, a precious flower from the Dior gardens that has long been celebrated for its smoothing, plumping properties. Finish wise, expect a medium-coverage cloak of luminosity that (thanks to the aforementioned ingredient inclusion) glosses right over any wrinkles or creases.
$134 at Myer
LYS Beauty Triple Fix Serum Foundation
If your face is feeling particularly parched or reactive, this is the hybrid to try; it features a nourishing concoction of everything from hydrating hyaluronic acid and nourishing avocado oil to Indian ginseng, a herb that protects against skin stress. With all those soothing, moisturising benefits, the customisable coverage (that you can build from sheer to full) is basically just a bonus.
$34 at Sephora
Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation SPF20
Dealing with dullness and discolouration that you want to correct and conceal during the day? This weightless medium to full coverage serum foundation is your winner. It pairs the powers of two acids (luminising, replenishing hyaluronic and balancing, brightening salicylic) with vitamin C to target dark spots and uneven tone, disguising both atop the surface while also addressing them below.
$66 at Sephora
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