Maxfactor Miracle Second Skin Hybrid Foundation

Maxfactor Miracle Second Skin Hybrid Foundation

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I was quite excited by the latest release from Maxfactor, let’s face it ‘Miracle Second Skin Foundation‘ sounds rather wonderful doesn’t it?! So I wanted to put it to the test. Does it give a ‘second skin’ finish? Is it in fact a ‘miracle’? It’s got quite a few claims to it name but does the latest foundation from this highstreet hero live up to them? Let’s find out shall we?!

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What Is It?

What Maxfactor say: “Get ready to glow… Discover Miracle Second Skin Foundation for natural-looking flawlessness, complete with a skincare-meets-makeup formula to nourish dry skin. The unique hydrating foundation is formulated with naturally derived coconut milk, blended with pre- and pro-biotics to help skin’s natural defences. The result? A lightweight base that glides over pores like a dream and lends a second-skin finish, giving you undetectable coverage and hydration that lasts all day.”

Maxfactor Miracle Second Skin Foundation is a lightweight base which is hydrating and soothing, leaving a glowy finish to the skin. It contains coconut milk, pre and probiotics to aid skincare and has an SPF of 20.

Shade Range

There are 13 shades in this range. Clearly Maxfactor need to improve on this and hopefully they extend this range soon.


This is where the foundation lives up to its name, providing a lightweight ‘second skin’ coverage. Skin is perfected without looking overly made-up. It evens skin, however will not cover blemishes or marks. I have enjoyed using the foundation and then my concealer to amp up coverage in areas that I feel need that little bit of an extra helping hand.

Amy wears makeup to show off the foundation for this review
Maxfactor Second Skin Foundation 03 Light

The finish is a glowy, dewy one that looks healthy and hydrated. It is non-greasy but hydrating, provides a glow without looking shiny.


The Maxfactor Second Skin Hybrid Foundation comes in a tube bottle with a pump dispenser which I love! This helps keep the foundation fresh for longer and nice and hygienic.

Maxfactor Second Skin Foundation sits on a white table top with a makeup brush

Maxfactor Second Skin Hybrid Foundation is £12.99 for 30ml.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Second Skin Foundation £12.99


I have found this foundation to hold up pretty darn well throughout the day, especially for a hydrating formula. Of course, you won’t get the pay off a longwear, matte formulation may offer but for a foundation of this type I found little wear and was able to touch up with a concealer on areas I felt needed. A bit of powder through my T-zone mid way through the day was necessary for my skin type also.

Who Is It Best Suited Too?

Anyone who is looking for a hydrating, lightweight makeup base that imparts a lovely glow.

Who Is It Not For?

Those who prefer a matte finish to their foundation.

My Thoughts

First things first, my skin type is an oily/combination that is acne prone so this hasn’t been the type of foundation I may have reached for in the past when my acne wasn’t controlled but I’m so glad I did. Now, when I was suffering the worst of my acne this might not have been the foundation choice for me, it simply wouldn’t have offered the coverage I required nor would I wish to have added glow, so I’m not saying that this is particularly a base I would reach for if I had a huge breakout but here’s why it works for me and my skin at this moment.

Amy is bear faced with no makeup on for a 'before' photo for this foundation review
‘Before’   All images of myself are taken on an iPhone 11 plus front camera on portrait mode.
Amy wears Maxfactor second skin foundation
‘After’ wearing shade 03 Light

I find it imparts the most gorgeous, radiant glow to my skin while offering a lightweight coverage. I am able to use it all over my face, I just use it sparingly over my T-zone, the area that I am my most oily, and use more of my concealer there for coverage. It is a hydrating foundation, however, it is not greasy and it doesn’t slip on my skin nor does it feel heavy. It’s really quite beautiful. I do powder over the areas I like to knock back shine, those who have a dry skin type may wish to skip this step.

It has a nice array of skincare ingredients lending it to be more like a traditional BB cream with a touch more coverage. I’m a fan of the added SPF20, although I don’t rely on my makeup for my SPF (this is because we simply don’t apply enough makeup to gain the stated SPF) and like to ensure I have that covered in my skincare but it’s nice to know there’s a little something added there.

Folks, I think this is really quite a great find. It’s a lovely addition to the highstreet shelves and I do hope Maxfactor extend their shade range.

There’s an IGTV video of my applying it which you can check out here!

Is this a foundation you might try? Let me know if you do!

Maxfactor Second Skin Hybrid Foundation £12.99 and is available at Superdrug and Boots

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