On February 11, 2016, the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Second Skin Foundation was launched EXCLUSIVELY for Evine on Evine’s Birthday Bash. As a big fan of 100% Pure’s fruit pigmented makeup line, I knew I was going to be ordering it. The Second Skin foundation contains olive squalane as its ground-breaking ingredient.
Squalane, not to be confused with squalene which is extracted from the liver of sharks acquired via hunting, is an oil naturally produced by the body that acts as a barrier between our skin and the environment, a barrier that protects the skin and locks in moisture. The production of this oil slows down in when you’re in your thirties. It slows down to a point where not enough is produced to keep your skin in optimal condition.
Squalane was discovered to occur naturally in olives. The rest is skincare history.
The foundation in its olive squalane goodness helps fight visible signs of aging. It is a foundation and primer in one, makes your skin look flawless and the color is buildable. You know how when you wear foundation, and after a few hours your skin starts looking oily? Well the Second Skin foundation will make your skin glow, not shine!
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Second skin foundation set by @100percentpure launched exclusively on eVine for their Birthday Bash. The set includes: • Lip caramel in Rum Nougat • Second skin foundation in Medium(with olive #squalene) • Lip & Cheek tint in Rose Apple • Maracuja mascara in Black Tea • Eye Shadow in Tahiti
My set arrived before the estimated delivery date, which with my luck meant the set arrived shortly after I got home from getting my face sugared, not even kidding! No makeup goes on my skin for 24 hours after I get sugared. And I understand this is 100% Pure we’re talking about but I’d rather play it safe.
Second Skin Foundation: The Verdict
After the wait was over, it was finally time!
I ordered a darker shade because Medium (Golden Peach) was too light on my skin. After a week’s wait, Tan (Toffee) arrived and it turned out not only still too light but also ashy. On a side by side swatch, both colors appear to be a similar shade except one is warm and the other is cool. Out of the two, the Medium goes better with my currently Neutral-Warm skin BUT it’s much lighter than my skin tone.
My skin felt soft and smooth to the touch. Neither color was a match though. I had to wash it off because there were some errands to be run. On account of that, I cannot vouch for the glow VS shine claim nor the buildability of the color.
I would have liked for the 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation to work out, it was just not for me. I will say though, if 100% Pure eventually sells this foundation on their website, hopefully they have more shades available like for their other foundations.
Did you try this foundation? What do you think about it?