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21 Affordable Serum Foundations to Make You Up For Inner Glow

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That glow we'd like to have come spring? The healthy skin one, you know — where we get to enjoy seeing the results of all that extra care for our skin during cold seasons (which are known to make our skin needier than our single exes on a Friday night)? Totally attainable and as easy as applying a favorite foundation, by the way.

Serum foundations are absolute rock stars of makeup, if you think about it: you get your coverage, you get anti aging skin care, you speed up and minimize your morning skincare routine and you get sunscreened. We've all experienced that denial that kicks in once you realize, come fall and winter, that your beloved cream, foundation, body lotion, face wash — is suddenly not behaving as it did a month ago. Surprisingly, it's not giving us that which it previously did. Yes, a different product is needed in its place. At least now. Inhale, exhale and embrace the change.

If you were thinking of trying a new foundation, have you considered opting for a serum foundation specifically? It might be just the solution to that not dry, even complexion, with a big boost of skincare, multitasking for you the whole day. And, hey, who doesn't love more bang for their buck? We've got over 20 affordable serum foundations for you here, and we love the rich shade range, the buildable coverage (the pipettes, too, yes) and the sheer variety of different benefits and formulations of each one. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts at the moment, the majority of them are even more affordable. Swipe with joy — your match is here.

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Even though great for dry and sensitive skin, too, the benefits of this serum foundation really shine (in all the best ways) with oily, combination, acne-prone and mature skin. Complexion-evening is achieved through buildable medium coverage, plus it comes with sebum-balancing and anti aging properties.

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With pink pearls and soft focus powders, this foundation brings on immediate radiance, while balanced pigments, oils and plant actives make it feel weightless — and provide pollution protection.

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This natural, silky foundation comes in an inclusive shade range, and proves that holistic makeup that performs well does indeed exist. Nourishing, rejuvenating and harmonizing, it will provide for your daily need of antioxidants and moisture.

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Its 36-color range will gain approval from everyone, especially those with the palest of complexions. It feels like a second skin, resisting settling into lines, and offers full coverage. It is also the most affordable option in this group!

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