If you like the lightweight feel of a tinted moisturiser but prefer the heavier coverage of a liquid or cream foundation, then its serum-based relative may be what you’re looking for.
Unlike the thicker finishes of traditional foundations, serum formulas have an ultra-fluid consistency that blends effortlessly in to skin. What’s great about them is that they’re usually very rich in pigments so a little goes a very long way. Whether you use a large flat brush or just your fingertips, applying just a couple of drops will give a sheer, soft-focus look, but it’s easily buildable for a full-on airbrushed finish.
One of my personal favourites is Diorskin Nude Air Serum de Teint. It has a light, talc-free formula and a nifty little dropper that deposits just the right amount of product. The glazed pigments have a soft-focus optical effect and work to give your face a super smooth appearance. And thanks to the added bonus of an infusion of skin-boosting vitamins and minerals, you can expect a glowing, luminous complexion the more you use it. It’s about a healthy, natural radiance rather than an immaculate makeup mask.
This the perfect base for those that hate foundation. I don’t think the velvety finish of serums would be ideal for particularly dry faces but if shiny skin is your pet peeve, then they could be just the ticket.
Have you tried serum foundations? What did you think?