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The DJs Beauty Team

Tried & Tested: Serum Foundation

By now, we're all familiar with the alphabet creams: BB, CC, but the newest and latest thing in foundation does more than provide coverage and correct your complexion. It also actively works to hydrate, protect and repair your skin — introducing the serum foundation.

This multi-tasking product strips it back to the essentials your face needs to look and feel good; with all the skincare benefits of a serum in a lightweight foundation formula. By combining what's normally a two-step routine, the serum foundation promises a quicker time to get ready (less products to put on means less time needed for makeup, right?) and what could possibly be the best product for that coveted 'no makeup makeup' look.

But before you think it sounds too good to be true, we turned to our Beauty Tribe squad to try and test three of the best serum foundations now available at David Jones. Here are their tried & tested reviews:


M.A.C. Studio Waterweight Foundation

Tested by: Kristine Fernandez, Social Marketing Coordinator

My review: Incredibly lightweight and fluid, it's almost impossible to believe that it provides just as much skin coverage as creamier formulas. It's the most natural-looking foundation I've ever tried - as it sinks into my skin, it seems to magically match my skin colour while keeping it soft and hydrated at the same time, plus it never leaves that dreaded makeup smear or residue.

Shop M.A.C. Studio Waterweight Foundation.


 Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Foundation

Tested by: Amanda Longmuir, Events Marketing Specialist

My review: I wore this out for a day in the races and applied it on with a brush as I knew I needed a bit more coverage than normal. I had run out of concealer the day before but this foundation had such fantastic and long-lasting coverage that it was fine on its own. I didn't even need to touch up or reapply and the serum really helped lock the moisture in throughout the day.

Shop Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Foundation.


Diorskin Nude Air Foundation

Tested by: Lauren Ferguson, Social Media Marketing Coordinator

My review: I live near the beach so my makeup needs to be as light and natural-looking as possible.This foundation was 100% perfect for me because it gives me light to medium coverage, has SPF 25 and it smells amazing! It comes in a very fluid, almost milky formula which left my skin looking luminous and not cakey at all, with the added benefit of being able to build up the coverage for a night time look.

Shop Diorskin Nude Air Foundation.