Real talk, when was the last time you replaced your foundation? We all have our holy grail products, however, there comes a time where we need to change things for the better.
It’s 2021, and if foundations don’t work for your skin to provide additional benefits, then what are we doing? Think about it. Doesn’t it make sense to be using a foundation that is also infused with skincare? Especially if you wear makeup for hours on end, every day.
Now is the time to get a foundation that promotes healthy-looking skin. That also includes embracing the skin that you have already. There are so many foundations on the market that have innovative formulas, and that are infused with beneficial skincare ingredients.
You won’t believe these foundations are real foundations. They have a serum texture similar to skincare products. Serum foundation hybrids, tinted moisturizers, and blurring tints are the new formulas we should all incorporate in our makeup bags.
LYS Beauty Triple Fix Serum Foundation ($22, shop here):
Serum foundations are fresh, lightweight, and filled with yummy ingredients. This one from LYS provides light-to-medium coverage and has 30+ shades to choose from.
Ashwagandha combats stress/aging, turmeric brightens the skin tone, and hyaluronic acid gives the skin a boost of hydration. This foundation can help reduce the look of pores, fine lines, and discoloration.
LYS is actively working to redefine the world of clean beauty. The skin is the most important thing to protect. Founded by Tisha Thompson, LYS is the first Black-owned Sephora Clean Color Cosmetic brands, check out more of LYS here.
Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 ($32, shop here):
Saie’s founder Laney Crowell wanted to create a beauty line of clean products with a high fashion feel. Combining her love for nature and the city, you can finally have a product that looks and feels luxe.
Her tinted moisturizers are a go-to product if you prefer light coverage. This one is even better since it’s also an SPF. It’s easy to make sure you reapply sunscreen throughout the day without the fear of a white cast.
Nourish your skin with licorice to brighten, jojoba esters to moisturize, and sweet pea allows the skin to retain moisture. It comes in an array of shades, and it is a mineral sunscreen that offers UV protection.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation ($48, shop here):
Achieve your dewy skin dreams with this Reef Safe SPF Foundation. Ilia Beauty also just released even more shades to choose from in this line, and we don’t think they will slow down their expansion anytime soon.
Formulated with ingredients your skin will love like Plant-based Squalane, Niacinamide, and Hyaluronic Acid, this mineral sunscreen containing non-nano zinc will not only protect you from UVA/UVB/UVC rays, but it can also protect you against blue light.
Finally a product you can wear in front of your computer screen all day long!
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint ($29.50, shop here):
Do you want to use less product but your skin needs extra reinforcements? This Eaze Drop from Fenty will change your life. The coverage is buildable and it blurs the skin without the extra layers of product.
Great for those who are oily or need a little bit more coverage. The Hydrablend complex can combat humidity, transferring, and sweat. The best part is that you can pair it with your other favorite skincare products for a seamless finish.
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Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation ($42, shop here):
If you need something to slather on in the morning while getting ready, the Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation has your back! It is an Allure Best of Beauty winner for a reason!
In this product, you get a blend of 6 nourishing oils your skin will love. Avocado, Meadowfoam, Red Raspberry, Jojoba, Camellia Seed, and Rosehip Seed Oil work together to protect, soothe, and balance the skin.
It goes on smooth, is great to pair with other skincare products, and even better to pair with their Revealer Concealer; It’s a concealer infused with eye cream to care for your delicate under-eyes!