Serum Foundation: Why You Should Try It

Two of our favorite products have combined, and we couldn’t be happier. Foundation meet serum, and serum meet foundation, making the perfect combination of Serum Foundations. Perfect…

As much as we love BB, CC Creams, and tinted moisturizers, we still feel the need to apply our trusty facial serums underneath to give our skin that health boost. Applying a daily serum gives our complexion that radiant glow, along with the benefits of deep hydration and a smoothing texture.


Most serums are packed with antioxidants and anti-aging properties too, so we generally get a whole load of benefits in just one application.

Serum’s also come with their own aims too, where you can shop for a dedicated serum for blemish clearing, pigment lightening or exfoliating. The below are some of our favorite one’s we’ve been trialing ourselves at the SkinStore HQ over the past month…

And then there is foundation. Who knows where we would be without it. It’s the holy grail when it comes to hiding those flaws, covering up those blemishes and brightening up our complexion. So combine the two together, and it really is a product made in heaven.

So which beautiful bottle of this magic potion do we recommend the most? See below for our favorite four and all the reasons why…

  1. bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
    $29.50 Buy now with Skinstore US

    bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

    This smooth textures foundation is a clinically proven tone-correcting mineral foundation and brightening serum- all in one. Created with exceptional purity in mind, this ultra-thin fluid aims to perfect the skin and provide adjustable coverage. With skin brightening and skin renewing properties including in the serum formula, it delivers a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance.

    Made with the bare minimum ingredients and formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance. This foundation also features SPF 20  to prevent sun damage and hyper-pigmentation.


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  2. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum
    $42.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum

    So although this is called a ‘No Foundation’, it’s purely because it delivers that ‘no make-up make-up look’. Giving a fresh, matte finish, the liquid instantly softens imperfections and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and pores with neuropeptides, without settling into fine lines. It’s loved for its luxurious fluid texture which feels softer than suede to touch, with a breathable second skin effect.

    Magically, it comes in one universal shade or you can customize to match your skin tone with No Bronzer Bronzer. Plus, this bottle looks super elegant on your dressing table!

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  3. Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation
    $45.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

    Another beautiful bottle, this Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation is an ultra-lightweight, ionized water based foundation  which blends seamlessly to provide natural-looking, coverage. Although a fine texture, it is build-able to give that full coverage look to hide imperfections. Infused with Ionized Water, advanced Hyaluronic Acid and essential minerals, the serum formula helps hydrate and nourish for skin that glows with a healthy radiance: after 12 hours of continuous wear, skin is more hydrated.

    It’s glowing multi-reflective pigments play with light to optically smooth skin and instantly reduce the appearance of blemishes, pores, fine lines and wrinkles. A firm recommendation!

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  4. bareMinerals BareSkin Serum Concealer
    $12.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    bareMinerals BareSkin Serum Concealer

    We meant to just discuss foundations, but the effectiveness of this fresh serum concealer also by bareMinerals has won us over. Easy to glide, the serum concealer is designed to provide remarkable coverage with an ultra-light texture, instantly covering the appearance of dark circles, discoloration and other imperfections for an even-toned complexion.

    Formulated with antioxidant Lilac Plant Stem Cells, this multi-tasking concealer features high-definition mineral optics to counteract shadows and give skin a brightened, lustrous finish. The perfect concealer to use in conjunction with other serum foundations as a light pick-me-up under the eyes and for areas which need that brightening boost.

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Have you ever tried a serum foundation before? If you love looking after your skin but don’t want to compromise on coverage, we really feel these are the ideal foundations. Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter if you decide to try them out!

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