Yves Rocher • Second Skin Effect Foundation • Liquid

rated 4.4(7 reviews)

Average Rating.4.4
Would buy this product again.85%

rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Anera on 12/11/2012 12:38:00 PM more reviews by Anera

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Green    

Price: it is cheaper than Bourjois, Max Factor or L'oreal
Packaging Quality: Because it's so small and light you can carry it in your purse, compared to hard glass / plastic foundations.
Would I buy it again: Maybe. It's not the perfect foundation but it isn't bad either. It gives light to medium coverage. Not for humid weather (or clubbing). Good for everyday.
What I don't like: Applying the second layer is kind of troublesome (you can find yourself removing the first layer rather than applying the next one). I didn't use a brush (have tried) because it is best applied with the warmth of your fingers . When I'm out, by applying with a foundation sponge it tends to go from your skin rather then being applied on. Which is kind of annoying and forces you to use your fingers. The consistency is very runny, and when building the coverage you put pretty much of it, so I think the 30 ml that it contains won't last me for too long (compared to other foundations same net weight). Since I have oily skin, I have to re-put it every four hours, and using a blot sheet removes the foundation leaving you with no-foundation-bare-skin spots (argh). It doesn't make your skin look baby soft - pores are visible, but does make you look skin-even (blemishes and minor acne scaring are concealed).
Using with a loose powder on top it can get cakey, but this can be due my Manhattan mattifying loose powder. Esp. when you set it in the morning and by applying it in the mid-day on top of your foundation+loose powder : horrid! I had to speedy wash my face and reapply my foundation in the Ladies room.
What I do like: That it is not greasy, doesn't clog pores, didn't break me out and makes me feel pretty when having it. My bf thinks my skin looks nice and natural (which is the reaction I always want to hear), compared to foundations I usually use (B. HM, M.F. SS/CA). It doesn't dry my skin, after removing it I don't feel my skin tensed (hydrating or rather: non-drying feature). But I would still recommend usig a moisturizer under it.

I am not afraid to say that, though it has bad sides, the foundation is worth a try, and until I find one that would suit me the best, this one will be a keeper.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* hpunkinway on 8/28/2012 4:22:00 AM more reviews by hpunkinway

Age: 36-43   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Wow! I am amazed by this foundation. Almost too much coverage (I mix it with moisturizer), but the consistency is so LIGHT! I love that. I bought it from Yves Rocher on a whim, and did not have high expectations. I do love that they do not test on animals.

Yves Rocher is generally not a good place to buy your makeup--mediocre formulas, and snail's pace shipping, until they let you know that they're out of a product. Let's just hope that they don't discontinue this one.

UPDATE: I am lifting this to 5 stars. I cannot believe how light this is with the coverage that is gives, and still manages to look so natural (so long as you have the right skin tone match). This makeup is an A+++ and I certainly hope that this company doesn't discontinue it. (They are not known for their makeup, and they frequently change products.)

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rated 5 of 5 lipstickjunkky on 7/1/2012 11:40:00 PM more reviews by lipstickjunkky

Age: 36-43   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I love this foundation. My skin is normal type. At first I was not sure if I liked the consistency. The type is very liquid and I found it a bit messy. I would get it all over the cap. This was until I got the knack of it. If you open it, tip it upside down and squeeze it gently, bottle straight down the problem is solved. That was the only down side until I got over it. A tiny amount goes a long way This foundation is a medium coverage and blends very well. I use a foundation brush. It gives the prettiest glow to the skin. I also find it very moisturizing. I use this in the summer and a bottle lasts me until fall. (this is the 2nd summer for this). It has a scent to it, but I really like it. I pair this up with the bronzing powder duo to really set it off. I hope they keep this around for a while because I will buy this over and over again. I have tried so many and don't need to look anymore.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Magdalena on 5/15/2012 12:19:00 PM more reviews by Magdalena

Age: 30-35   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

Rather heavy for a “second skin” foundation -- I’d consider it medium to almost full coverage. Not thrilled with its matte finish, which highlights the flakes my skin is prone to. Also, the shade I ordered, #100 Beige, turned out to be somewhat too light for me. I'll use it up by mixing with other foundations, but am not impressed enough for a repurchase.

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rated 5 of 5 mkeddie on 6/7/2011 8:15:00 PM more reviews by mkeddie

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

Got a sample in beige and loved it. Can't wait to go buy it!

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rated 4 of 5 andreadisan on 5/2/2011 12:19:00 AM more reviews by andreadisan

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

Over all it feels really light, on my skin type doesn't last all day, but it looks really natural, in fact it doesn't even look like your wearing makeup,
also has a great coverage :D

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rated 5 of 5 MulanDoll on 4/10/2011 2:34:00 AM more reviews by MulanDoll

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Black    

I love this foundation and its quality reminds me of Chanel Vitalumiere, but without the SPF. It gives medium coverage, stays pretty all day, and is moisturizing. It has a lovely scent to boot!
I'm very happy with it and it's my favorite foundation right now. I will repurchase because they do not test on animals.

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