The launch of the 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation was highly anticipated by those in both the cruelty-free beauty and natural beauty spaces. It claimed to be a natural finish foundation that offered skincare benefits and buildable coverage. When it became available, I ordered it immediately to try out. In this post I not only review the foundation, but I also included a demo video where I show how it applies and how it wears over time on my skin.
Claims: “A serum foundation formulated with olive squalane, anti-aging antioxidants, pure fruit pigments and vitamins. Delivering adjustable coverage, a natural finish, and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance like nothing you’ve ever felt before. This skin-perfecting formula is as healthy as it is luxurious.”
Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Squalane, Pigmented extracts of Prunus Persica (Peach), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Beans, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry), Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry), coffea arabica (coffee) Beans, Camellia sinensis (Micronized Black Tea) leaves, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)Extract, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Hydrastis Canadersis (Goldenseal) Extract, Lavan- dula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Bamboo Silica, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric), Mica
Pros: Large shade range. Easy to build up coverage. Feels lightweight on the skin. Has benefits of a skin serum.
Cons: This isn’t necessarily a con, but the liquid formula of serum foundations can sometimes take a couple of uses to get used to. If this is the first one that you use, try different application methods to see what works best for your skin.
Is 100% Pure cruelty-free? Yes. 100% Pure is cruelty-free with vegan options.
Is the 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation vegan? Yes. The 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation is vegan.
Products used in this video: 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation, 100% Pure Makeup Sponge, MOTD Beauty & The Base Brush (Use code TASHINA for 10% off your MOTD order!), 100% Pure Second Skin Concealer, beautyblender Pro, Au Naturale Finishing Powder, MOTD Set & Go Brush, Lily Lolo Scuplt & Glow Contour Duo, MOTD Supermodel Sculpt Brush, Real Techniques Setting Brush, 100% Pure Afterglow Blush from Pretty Naked 2, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit.
The Verdict: The 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation is one of my favorite foundations. I have been using it for a while now and I love the formula. It’s very lightweight feeling but the coverage can easily be adjusted. One layer offers light to medium coverage, while two offers medium to full coverage. Because it is a serum foundation, the formula is quite fluid. For some people, this takes a bit of getting used to and you may need to try applying it with a variety of different sponges or brushes to see what works best with your skin.
I have used this foundation with a variety of primers, concealers, and setting powders and it has worn really well with them all. It doesn’t settle into dry patches or get cakey throughout the day, which can be hard to find with combination skin that is on the dry side. I find that it really does look like second skin and has a gorgeous finish. It’s one of my favorite foundations!
Have you tried the 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation before? What did you think of it?
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