The Best Serum Foundations to Shop This Fall for a Dewy, Hydrated Look

September 20, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
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Dry skin can crop up at any time of year, but it’s especially notorious for making an appearance when the weather gets colder. When this scenario plays out, we like to trade in our full-coverage matte formulas for options that are more hydrating and dewy — and serum foundations do just the trick. 

Serum foundation formulas are often packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients that hydrate and plump, like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, perfect for warding off dryness Here, we’re sharing our favorite serum foundations to get your fall beauty routine started.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation

Infused with hyaluronic acid and mandelic acid, this glowy foundation formula will boost your skin's hydration and radiance. It has a buildable medium coverage that will smooth out uneven skin tone and texture.It even contains SPF for sun protection.


L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50

Illuminate your skin (and stick to your budget!) with this serum foundation from the drugstore. It’s infused with vitamin B3 and a hydrating serum to provide lightweight coverage that won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles.


IT Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow Foundation with SPF 40

If color correction is a concern, try this glowy foundation from IT Cosmetics. It works to color correct discoloration or uneven skin tone with green tea that can help reduce the appearance of redness. Not to mention, it also contains niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to promote a  dewy, comfortable finish.


YSL Beauty Nu Bare Look Tint

For a lightweight veil of hydration and subtle coverage, opt for this good-for-your-skin formula. It has hyaluronic acid for a fresh, dewy finish and will give you a radiant, even-toned finish.


LYS Beauty Triple Fix Serum Foundation

Even out skin tone and texture with this buildable formula that’s suitable for all skin types. It has hyaluronic acid to nourish, turmeric for antioxidant protection and avocado oil to help the skin retain moisture.


Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation with Niacinamide

For a vegan option, try this lightweight serum foundation formulated with niacinamide, allantoin and aloe. The combination of ingredients calm and soothe the skin for a your-skin-but-better finish. 


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