The days of thick and cakey foundations and concealers are well and truly over. More and more makeup brands are developing ultra-light textures and serum foundations that enhance skin while looking like, well, skin.

The best part about these foundations and concealers are that they come with buildable coverage — add on more under the eye area to hide dark circles or over blemishes and marks. The light textures and thin layers will conceal flaws without looking cakey and overdone. Another reason to love these technological marvels? They feel almost weightless on the skin — a godsend in our sticky climate. Try these on for size:

M.A.C Studio Waterweight Beauty SPF30 (above)
This thin, elastic gel serum foundation gives sheer medium, buildable coverage and has a semi-matte finish that's perfect for our weather. The dropper dispenser is neat and efficient — use a brush for super smooth application. 

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector & Concealer
These star base products now come in the serum texture. Start with the Corrector to neutralise discolorations under the eye area before layering over the concealer in a skin-matched shade, patting with your fingers to blend. 

Bobbi Brown

Burberry Beauty Cashmere Flawless Soft-Matte Foundation, $85
Like a warm cashmere scarf, this envelops your skin in softness and comfort. Best of all? Despite its lightweight texture, it offers medium to high coverage yet feels oh-so- breatheable on skin.
Burberry Beauty Foundation