By Sheila Arkee
As a tried and true makeup lover, veteran makeup artist and seasoned beauty blogger, it’s refreshing to know I can come across products that make me gush. And by gush I mean I wish I could jump up and down and tell you just how much I adore the product. That’s the case with Cover FX, a beauty brand I’ve been testing for the past few weeks and truly loving.
I guess I could jump up and down in an upcoming YouTube video, but I think that might sear an image into your minds you won’t quickly forget. And so, I’ll just let you know that I am very impressed with the three Cover FX products that are new must-haves in my arsenal of beauty tools. These are the Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G60, Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep, and Illuminating Setting Powder in Medium.
Cover FX products are clinically tested, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, talc-free, fragrance-free, mineral oil-free, and formulated with antioxidants, emollients, and vitamins. I’ve been wanting to try this line of products for a while and I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity because I can emphatically tell you that their products are fantastic and worth trying.
Since it’s beginning in 2000, the Cover FX brand has earned it’s positive reputation and you will rarely hear complaints about their wide range of products that focus on the face but also include lip balm and lip gloss. From primers, powders, bronzers, liquid, and creams, they have it covered! The brand philosophy behind Cover FX is simple:
Cover FX creates makeup products that help you look your best while actually improving your skin over time. Foundation is our specialty and our mission is to give every woman her perfect match. With over 25 inclusive shades, our unique formulas provide a precise match, based on your undertone, for skin of all ethnicities.
If you’ve noticed, I’ve been using Cover FX in my past few Makeup Of The Day posts and have been really happy with the finish , coverage and endurance of these products throughout the course of my typical day.
So, let’s get to the products!
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G60 ($40) is a great match for my MAC NC40/C4 skin.
This vegan, water-based foundation is available in 23 shades I found it easy to apply with a buffer brush, melding into my skin with ease. The coverage is easy to build up, so you can take it from a natural finish to more full coverage.
Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep ($27) is available in 11 shades.
The coverage of this water-based concealer is fantastic. The color has a pink base, which is perfect. It’s creamy, blendable, and has that touch of pink that makes under eye darkness say “ciao!”I placed the color next to my usual concealer, NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Glow so you can see the color comparison. For MAC products I am a NW25 in their concealer.
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder in Medium ($32) is available in one other shade, Light, which has a sheer finish.
It’s perfect to set foundation and also nice to wear on its own on top of concealer if you’re looking for really light coverage with glow, not glitter. I love that it comes with a sifter you can close to help avoid loose powder meltdowns!
I’ve also been using a few of their primers and have to say my heart is set on the Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment ($38), which is so great under the foundation and ensures long wear. It contains Dimethicone and also 1% Salicylic Acid for skin benefits.
I’m really happy with the colors I ended up with through this process – they’re a great match for my skin. Picking out a foundation is challenging and Cover FX makes it easier by providing a very cool Shade Finder online tool that takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process.
My Final Thoughts: After trying Cover FX I can conclusively say the following: this brand rocks! Chock full of good-for-you ingredients, these products provide the perfect foundation for a flawless face.
Prices: $20 – $45
Availability: Sephora stores, Sephora.com, and Coverfx.com. If you sign up for the Cover FX newsletter, you receive a promo code for 15% off your first order. Free shipping and two samples are available with all orders over $50.