Max Factor Miracle Second Skin Foundation – Review.

Or, to use its full name, “Miracle Touch Second Skin Foundation” but that’s just silly. And where has the “touch” come from?

Product blurb: Miracle Second Skin (affiliate link) is a unique hybrid foundation formulated with naturally derived coconut milk for a dose of hydration that lasts all day. The lightweight, rich, easily blendable formula glides over pores and provides undetectable coverage and a finish that looks like skin. Infused with pre and pro biotics to help skin’s natural defences, the Miracle Second Skin formula is clinically proven to support skin renewal and contains SPF20 for added protection. This foundation is suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.

I heavily dispute “glides over pores”, it’s more “won’t exaggerate your quite small pores if you use a pore filling primer & a beauty sponge”. The first time I applied this I went in with a flat top kabuki brush and ended up with pore specks and a textured nose. Subsequent trials have been a lot better and I actually really like the finish it gives.

It has a light coverage but is definitely buildable – I have quite red cheeks and not used any concealer in this photo. I’ve not waited long enough for it to dry down completely but it’s comfortably tacky within about three minutes and wears nicely on my normal to dry skin.

L = MAC Face and Body (N1). R = Max Factor Miracle Second Skin (01-Fair)

If you have drier skin, it’s one of those products that looks nicer as time goes by. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to stare at it in the mirror about four hours after application. It’s dewy without having that greasy look some radiant finish foundations manage.

For £12.99 (and now I’ve figured out the best application method for my skin) I’m really pleased with this!

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