A foundation has the power to make or break a makeup look. I have struggled with finding the right foundation for my skin type the past. I have dry skin that lacks glow, so I always look out for skin-like finish with a bit of dewy formula. Faces launched couple of new makeup products earlier this month and Second Skin Foundation was one of them. I loved the look of the foundation which is a serum like glass bottle with a dropper.
FACES Ultime Pro Second Skin Foundation with its new breakthrough color technology is an ultra-lightweight, liquid-to-powder formula that works like magic on your skin. A serum based foundation, it is super luxurious on your skin and has anti-ageing properties. It gives seamless adjustable coverage and a natural matte and velvety smooth finish that looks and feels like your own skin. As it melts into your skin like a serum, the result is a noticeably brighter more youthful appearance.
The packaging reminds me Chambor Orosa Skin Fusion Foundation. I am always on the fence when it comes to droppers in foundations, as they tend to get messy and sometimes the dropper breaks. The chrome finish cap looks quite chic.
Shades – Faces Ultime Pro Second Skin Foundation is available in 4 shades, I have the darkest one – Sand. The shade range could have been better with at least one more dark shade. Because if you are NC 44 and above (deeper complexion) then you may not find a match.
Sand is a yellow toned shade which made me happy since my complexion has strong yellow undertones. It matches me well , however I find it half a shade darker, but that can be adjusted with a lighter powder on the top.
Texture & Formula – Now brand describes the formula a liquid to powder one, which generally works best for combination – oily skin types. I love how the serum like texture feels absolutely weightless on the skin. I hate heavy coverage foundations that make my skin fee suffocated. The formula is runny, blend-able and offers skin like finish.
Being said that it does cling on the dry areas/ patches on my face. I had dry patches on my nose which weren’t visible before applying this foundation. I like how it sets in no time and there is absolutely no need of setting it with powder. In my opinion this finish is prefer for summers as it is weightless and offers semi-matte finish.
It also comes with SPF 20 which is always a bonus.
Coverage – I find Faces Ultime Pro Second Skin Foundation a medium coverage foundation. It does even out skin tone, conceals blemishes and marks to a great extent.
Staying Power – 7 hours + without a primer on my dry skin which is amazing !
Faces Ultime Pro Second Skin Foundation is priced at Rs 1499 , available at Nykaa
If you have combination – oily skin and looking for a good medium coverage light weight formula then do try Faces Ultime Pro Second Skin Foundation. The finish is kin like and stays on for a long time without getting shiny. It doesn’t look cake-y or settle into wrinkles/ laugh lines. I love how powdery smooth the skin feels and formula sets in no time. For me the downsides would be limited shade range and price.
Rating : 4/5