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Serum Foundations: The Perfect Product For A 'No-Makeup' Makeup Look

04/11/2016 08:20 EDT | Updated 04/11/2016 08:59 EDT

Even though the temperatures may still be frigid in some parts of Canada, spring has officially arrived, which means it's time to swap out your winter skin care products for some spring-ready options, particularly, your foundation.

If you're like us, you probably use heavier formulas in the winter, whether you want to cover up any redness you've experienced from the cold, or want to add a bit more colour to your face. But when spring or summer comes around, you're going to want something more lightweight, that'll let your skin breathe and not feel uncomfortable in the heat.

That's where serum foundations come in handy. The formulas come in ultra-fluid consistencies, so that your skin isn't entirely covered up by heavy pigments — perfect for those who want that "no-makeup" makeup look and a simple, healthy glow.

Plus, most versions are also jam-packed with nourishing ingredients and other nutrients that will improve your skin over time. Be warned, however, serum foundations don't offer too much coverage, meaning aggressive blemishes and dark spots will have to be concealed beforehand.

Since serum foundations are a lot more fluid than traditional foundations or a tinted moisturizer, you'll want to avoid using your fingers for application. Instead, opt for a traditional flat foundation brush or a Beautyblender sponge to apply smoothly and evenly over your face. You'll only need a few drops of product to do the trick, unless you want more coverage and choose to add more product. And make sure to shake the bottle well before use!

Ready to add these makeup wonders to your beauty bag?

Shop our fave serum foundations below:

Serum Foundations

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