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Jul 14, 2009

Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation Review Cover FX Clear Prep Review

My quest for flawless skin recently led me to Cover FX. Has anyone played about with Cover FX at all? Do share your stories in the comment box, curious minds what you think!

Cover FX can only be classified as a tricky little foundation that when applied correctly will give you hours of long wearing flawless skin but when applied incorrectly will have you sobbing on your bathroom floor shouting to the heavens, "Why, Jebus, Why!?

Click ahead for my raves and rants!

Available in a ridiculous amount of shades you're guaranteed to find at least one shade out of over 30 that suits your tone. On top of an incredible selection of colors Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation also has an SPF 30. SPF 30? You're kidding? That's a super serious amount of SPF in a foundation that can be purchased in the US. If you laid out any Asian brand that had that much SPF in it I'd fail to be shocked but anything within the US with that much SPF, whoa, seriously cool. Already I'm impressed.

What it is?

Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation is a maximum coverage cream foundation for covering minor to major problems. Ok, you can't think this is going to cover tattoos or anything crazy like that because it has maximum in the details but I do think it's quite pigmented and you can get medium to full coverage (I wouldn't recommend too full a coverage as the product will look a tad bit over done by caking it on) using it.

It's oil free and fragrance free which makes it a good choice for oily, acne prone skin types, in fact it's suggested for such a skin type. The foundation has a certain amount of tack and stick somewhat like the texture of Stila Convertible Color that allows for the product to have an extensive wear throughout the day without it oxidizing, fading, or just disappearing.

Although I was expecting a moisturizing cream, it is in face a very densely packed cream which makes blending a bit of a problem. This is where my rant comes into play....You need to take serious care and consideration when applying. Much like Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation which I just reviewed for you, you'll need proper prepping and priming to get the cream onto your face and blended to a flawless finish. You may find yourself at first frustrated and disappointed at the results but with proper application you'll be delighted at how well it looks, feels, and wears. My rant is minor in the fact that I tend to rush things and this needs a little TLC to get it properly applied.

The foundation is best applied with a sponge applicator (slightly damp if you like) and smoothed on in a very thin layer. After application smooth your clean finger tips over it to create an even coverage. One thin layer should give you decent coverage but you can ever so slowly build up for better coverage.

As I mentioned prepping is key. Do not to moisturizer your face too much if you're skin is dry. Instead use a moisturizing mist, let dry slightly so your skin is dewy and follow up with Cover FX Clear Prep FX Primer or the primer of your choice. I do recommend using Clear Prep FX Primer as it made by the same company who is keeping in mind that this will be used with it's foundation. This is a particularly good primer as it's made to mattify the skin and treat acne. If you're oily I'd skip the mist and just head straight for the primer as it'll treat both your acne and oily spots. The primer is silicon based so it does have that slightly strange feeling on the face but it absorbs nicely and leaves behind a powdery finish which makes applying the foundation a breeze as the product is left to sit on top of the primer rather than directly on your skin. This is an important point as it allows for a longer wear.

The results...

When prepped, primed, applied, and finally blended correctly you're left with very nice coverage that evens out the skin tone, hides redness (I think it'll be a particularly great item for hiding redness), and creates a good, flawless working canvas for makeup.

When applied in correctly...

Expect a mask like, muddy look if you aren't careful so just go slowly...don't be like the Muse and rush it or you'll end up on the bathroom like I mentioned above!

I didn't set the cream with powder after but just proceed to leave the house with it on. It lasted from around 8 in the morning to about 5 in the evening. Please keep in mind I wasn't outside in the heat for most of that time so I can't say how it performs out side but indoors it doesn't need much of a touch up. It simply stays on.

Overall, I wouldn't say it's my HG foundation simply because I prefer a bit more of a moisturizing foundation but those with skin woes or lots to cover this could prove a life saver.

Who might like it?
  • Anyone with oily, acne prone skin!
  • Those who want to hide minor acne scarring, redness, freckles, or minor skin perfection.
  • Those who desire an oil free foundation.
  • Anyone who wants a long wearing foundation that doesn't fade.

Cover FX is worthy of a look at for sure. I do recommend heading into Sephora for a swatch and a play as ordering online could prove difficult when presented with that many shade options.

Anyone a Cover FX lover?

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Anonymous Laurie said...

I am starting to really want to try this! There are some times when a heavier coverage just is necessary. What shade are you?

July 14, 2009 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi laurie!

yup! agreed. I dunno..I'm trying out the M series...but I think it's a bit too dark for me...I may go swatch and play some more and Sehora to find a better shade :-D

July 15, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

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