Recently I have been trying to decrease my makeup collection and use up many of the products I have purchased, yet I am keen to try new things and experiment always. So, rather than buying a whole bottle of a fresh foundation that I really didn’t need I collected a couple of samples of MaxFactor’s Second Skin foundation to try out.
I have to say I am impressed, which is not the case with drugstore foundations often. This foundation is lovely for each day wear. A medium is given by it coverage but is buildable without getting taken. They have a significant light blends and persistence into the pores and skin beautifully with reduced effort.
In some ways it reminds me of CONSTITUTE Forever HD basis, that you all know is my favorite, as it looks very natural on the skin and almost undetectable if you apply a thin coating. The MUFE HD has a much better coverage, but SS is a fraction of the price with an RRP of £13.99. It lasts a decent amount of your time too, throughout the day though I usually arranged my foundation with natural powder as I create a very greasy T-zone.
The only problem I’ve is it comes in such a limited range of shades. Only 5 are listed on the site, that I think is inadequate, by drugstore standards even. Unfortunately as my beloved Canon SLR died a mysterious, and hideously expensive to repair, death I was struggling to take pictures. However, having now bought just a little Samsung to tide me over while I diligently save for a fresh one I decided to try out my last sachet to show you a photo.
- Juice Beauty’s Mineral Moisturizer Sheer Sunscreen, SPF 30
- Roc Multi Correction 5-in-1 Eye Cream- $25.00
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- Skin shade selection
The only concern was that my last test was in the colour golden. Yes, the second darkest color! Yes, yes I too also think of this time when ANTM decided to change their model’s ethinicities by painting them different colors. How I wish I was born with a beautiful olive complexion!
Honestly, it is a testament to how good this basis is that such a huge color change doesn’t look like a blotchy fake tan. Perhaps you have guys attempted this basis and did you like it? P.S. I am sorry I just noticed that the first photo appears strangely airbrushed, even though setting my camera on macro it seems to have combined out my skin pores (this base is good, but not that good). If anyone knows how I could get rid of this it would be of great help. Of course it’s nice to look properly airbrushed in photos, but also for blog purposes it defeats the real point just a little? What do you guys think?