Cover FX • COVER FX • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
DESCRIPTION OF ME ~ Very warm, yellowy complexion with a tendency to get redness on my cheeks and around my nose, mid 30s. MAC C2/NC20 Large clog prone pores, oily skin which is also sensitive, blackheads, occasional simple acne.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT ~ thick, oil-free heavily silicone based, opaque cream, high coverage foundation with SPF 30.
PACKAGING ~ Compact with a separate compartment for the latex-free sponge which is included with the product. Durable, pretty steel grey plastic, big high quality mirror.
CONSISTENCY/TEXTURE ~ Thick and opaque cream.
APPLICATION ~ Cover FX recommends using their Cream Foundation Brush, it is pretty cool but at $40 plus tax CAD I didn't pick one up. I use the latex sponge included or my fingers then buff with a Jane Iredale flocked sponge, or I use my MAC Foundation brush. Either way, it's not very blendable unless I use a skin smoothing treatment or primer. I does take some time. The cool thing is the shade matches my skin so.bloody.perfectly I can use it as a concealer dot on my skin and without blending it just disappears. But, to use it all over my face it takes some time because the cream is so...stiff and hard to blend.
FINISH ~ Dewy for sure but not oily at all, I set it with powder. I'm completely blown away by the lack of grease in this foundation, it's just as matte looking and light feeling as my fav liquid foundation. The is no oil in this foundation, most high coverage pot foundations do have mineral oil in them at least. I'm so glad Cover FX has seen the value in an oil-free foundation like this. It is totally natural looking, not like other creme foundations. Most creme foundations I've tried are thick, sticky and greasy - not so with Cover FX.
SHADES ~ There is a shade for everyone on the planet - their are 40 shades to chose from. I'm a MAC NC20 and M20 is perfect for me. The closest match in a foundation I've ever tried and I have tried a lot.
COVERAGE ~ This foundation has great coverage, it is full. It might be tad less so than MAC's full coverage, pretty equal to Studio Tech.
STAYING POWER ~ This stuff is amazing, it lasts as long as an oil-free liquid foundation as long as I set it with powder.
SCENT ~ Unscented, yay!
OVERALL ~ I don't use it daily anymore as I'm more interested in a transfer-free foundation like a drying liquid. But, for concealing or a night out where I want glamour, this stuff is a lot of fun to use! I do not think that anyone should really consider this a daily makeup unless you have to hide tattoos for your job at Hooters or you wedding or w/e reason people hide their tattoos for. :P
Here's the product info from the Cover FX website. www.coverfx.com Great website, tonnes of info.
Thank you Seclusae2 giving me permission to use your great reviewing format.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
WORST PRODUCT EVER FOR OILY SKIN
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This review is for the cover fx cream foundation. I have fair skin with cool undertones, and the P20 shade is perfect for me. This stuff is great, but you have to use a primer, I use their anti aging primer. You should also use their cream foundation brush to get the best results. Make sure you only use a little bit and blend with the brush!! After you have the desired coverage, dust the cover fx setting powder over it, and voila! This foundation lasts all day for me, does not settle into fine lines or pores and does not transfer much if at all. It also does not look cakey or overly done and it covers what ever I need to cover.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
For over ten years I wore MAC studio fix. After numerous product changes I made the switch to MakeupForever DuoMat, which I adored. That was then discontinued, and I tried the new Profinish. I initially liked it, but after two weeks, it started giving me whiteheads (which I rarely ever get- my skincare routine is meticulous). Anywho- I have now started using Cover F/X Pressed Mineral Foundation. And I really like it. It's like the studiofix of old, so no complaints there. Coverage is good, it doesn't cause irritation or breakouts, and seems to last rather well. All in all, I believe it is going to be my new go-to product :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Other, Medium Eyes: Blue
If you have oily skin, do yourself a favor and skip this foundation. It has a satin finish (should have been a red flag for me since I have very oily skin), and less than two hours after applying this, my skin looked awful as it was shiny and slightly orange from oxidation. This stuff transfers and moves around on my face really easily, and by midday I noticed patches of product where it had worn off. It does not have the staying power or matte finish like ELDW, which is my fave foundation so far. For reference, I use Mac nc 25-30 and shade 30N in this foundation matched me well until it oxidized.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Terrible for oily skin. It looked good for about 20 minutes. It is too wet, it slides off, wipes off, and creases and settles into every nook and cranny! I was so disappointed!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite cream foundation. I was a little surprised by the negative reviews. For those who find it difficult to work with, I suggest watching tutorials on how to use cream foundations (I like GossMakeupArtist, Sam Fine, and Lisa Eldridge on youtube). This stuff can be sheered out with a wet sponge/brush or can be layered to give full coverage and it still looks like skin! For reference, I'm nc37-nc42 in color, with VERY yellow undertones. I am a m60-m70 in this product and it's almost a perfect match (it could be a little more yellow, but it's more yellow that most other products.)
My favorite thing about this is that it doesn't oxidize (change color) on my skin. Almost everything else does. Also, I'm prone to breakouts but I haven't had any problems with this. I would definitely buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've had training on this product, and it's a lot of work to get the right coverage. Plus with my oily skin, it really didn't work.
I like the ingredients and what the company is all about, but this product really doesn't do it for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have severe acne scarring and require a thick foundation. This is not a terrible product; however for the money and more adequate coverage, I will stick with Dermablend.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this as a concealer. As a foundation, not so much. It's so thick, think cream cheese. I felt as if I was making wrinkles when applying it the way I was told to by the woman at the counter. But, with a good brush, I use it as a concealer and "layer" on coverage as needed. It gives good coverage when paired with a powder. I don't think I'll need to buy another one given that I use it so rarely. I can't imagine wearing it all over on a hot day, mixed in with sweat and oil. The line is durn expensive too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Finding a good foundation is difficult for me because even though my skin is super fair, it has a yellow undertone. Most foundations made for fair skin out there have a pink undertone and when I put them on, my face turns orange.
This product is among the few that I have used that match my color perfectly and doesn't even look like I'm wearing make up. I am impressed with the coverage. It can cover completely or lightly, and can be used even as a concealer. Yes it can, get on stuff, but it's no different than any other foundation I've tried in the past. The fact that it has built in SPF is nice too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
Use this as a concealer everyday! It's all I need too! It works really well with the beautyblender. Best part is it doesn't make me break out and if i set it with powder lasts from 8am to 10 pm ! Amazing holy grail product !!!! My boyfriend doesn't even notice! He says it looks really nice because it looks natural :) not caked !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I believe the updated name for this product is Total Cover Cream Foundation. That's what I'm writing my review for....
I applaud this company for keeping the "bad" ingredients (like parabens, mineral oil, etc) out of their products, but I was NOT impressed by this foundation's performance. I applied this using the recommended cream brush. To have any sort of coverage to my moderate acne/acne scars I had to apply a good 2-3 layers (and even then my imperfections were visible). I used a powder to set everything, but literally 30 minutes later my face was an OIL-SLICK. Then throughout the day it seemed to literally melt off my face...good thing I tested this out on a weekend and not during a work day! :(
For an excellent full-coverage foundation I highly recommend Kat Von D's new tattoo liquid foundation instead (if interested, you can read my separate review on this). :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I cant believe people like this stuff! It's absolutely horrible. I bought it because my friend recommended it for the great coverage. I have hyperpigmentation so I've been looking for a really good foundation that is full coverage yet feels light, and stays put for over 12 hrs. Sadly, this foundation isn't it, too bad because i really wanted to like it.
I will admit the coverage is great, but it doesn't really matter because it literally rubs off on everything. I always put a setting powder but it doesn't stay put at all. I have to walk around hoping my face doesn't accidentally touch stuff. I have very oily skin and this foundation only made it worse. Also the texture is so thick, I learned that a little goes a long way. Even after putting on my setting powder my face still feels sticky from the foundation. I figured since the coverage is so good why not use it as an under eye concealer instead, boy was that a bad idea! This stuff sits deep into every line, pore, and crevice. The wrinkle under my eye that i once thought was small now seemed to grow into the size of a football field! Okay I'm exaggerating, but it did make all my lines and pores more obvious, and no woman likes that.
Now I'm using Revlon's colorstay foundation. I can't believe this drugstore brand is better and so much cheaper. CoverFx is way too expensive for how bad it was. The only good thing is the packaging, I guess.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am an esthetician and make up artist and I have been using this product for 8 years now as a heavy duty under eye concealer for my insanely dark circles. It took me a while to perfect this application and when you do its so amazing! I apply this foundation on top of a well cleansed and moisturized eye area with a Lise Watier Camouflage brush. I keep layering until I reach the desired coverage. Then with my warm finger I lightly dab to blend into skin. Instead of your finger you can use the sponge that comes with the foundation to dab and blend. I do recommend lightly setting with a loose powder with a brush and then dab lightly to finally set with your finger.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Just bought this last night, and I have applied it twice so far.
I can tell that it probably wouldn't be so good for wear during any sort of activity where you might break a sweat... Although it feels good on my face, I can tell that it is prone to transferring/running off. I have set it with CoverGirl loose powder, but it still doesn't really seem like it's totally in place on my face.
Coverage is gorgeous, but I use a stippling brush and I absolutely CANNOT imagine applying this stuff any other way. I dab the brush into the pan and then dab it on my face. This allows me to add more coverage where I need it, but the stippling effect stops it from looking mask-like.
So far, so good! I haven't used this with any non-Cover FX primer, so I can't comment on that... Shopper's Drug Mart has a deal on right now where you buy this product and get a CoverFX primer for free! Go! Run! Take advantage of that awesomeness! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
If I could only use one beauty product ever again, this would be it. I've used Cover FX's Cream Foundation in M80 for the past five years. It gives INCREDIBLE coverage and matches my skin perfectly. The creamy consistency allows it to be buffed into the skin so it doesn't look like it's just masking your face. Lasts all day on my combination skin, and works well with both powder and cream blushes/bronzers.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my new favorite foundation and probably my new HG. With the right primer and application I find this is the only foundation that goes on in a way that looks exactly like my own skin. It blends in so well that if I didn't see the flaws fade away I would have figured that I forgot to apply foundation. What I do is put on "Mac Prep + Prime face protect spf 50" primer first. Then with my finger I apply streaks of this foundation all over my face or in just problem spots. Then I take a dampened beauty blender and dab it gently over my skin to blend the foundation in. That's it!! I I can get a full or light coverage depending on how much I of this foundation I apply to one area but usually it doesn't take much at all. I have oily skin so the mac prep and prime spf50 helps with that and the dampened beauty blender I think is the key to making it look flawless. With this routine my makeup lasts a good several hours before I need to blot. Also at the end of a 14 hour day it doesn't look as melted away like many of the other foundations that I've used. It holds up well and with a little more blotting and maybe a light powdering I can easily wear it into the night. I am an NC44 and the colour I bought is a B15. Even when I get darker in the summer it still works for me since it appears so much like skin and doesn't come off ashy. There is no doubt I will buy this product again
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'll review this product on coverage, color match, how long it wears and texture. For coverage, it's excellent. I was getting a series of micro dermabrasion and acid peels and my skin looked horrific. This was great to cover up the scarring while I heal. For texture, my God it's too thick. My skin literally could not breathe. And of course I have to wear a sunblock underneath. So after moisturizer, sun block and then this stuff - I might as well have worn a blanket on my face. And then no less, it comes off on everything. I notice it on my sunhat. And on the dog. Yes on the dog. I give him a hug and kiss and sure enough I can see my make up on him. I'm African American and the dog is white - so yeah I can tell he's got brown stuff on him. So annoying. Then as the day went on....it didn't keep it's coverage. I used setting powder but still it would dissipate. So poo on wearability. Then I couldn't quite find the right color. I'm darker than Nia Long (actress) and more like Regina King's (actress) color. I went with the 2nd to darkest color and it was....kind of grayish. It wasn't too yellow and it wasn't too red. Just grayish which was odd. I would have tried the last color available but - the ladies at Stilla were at Sephora and honey - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "perfet & correct" whipped foundation in deep. Light, perfect color, stays all day with medium coverage. You can build for more coverage and it still stays light. If you build with that Cover Fx - forget it. You're suffocating. I'll do a review on the Stilla @ that product page b/c they tried the new line on me - way too yellow undertones eventhough I am a yellow/gold not red undertone. Anyway, no on the cover fx.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
I have a lot of experience with all kinds of makeup and have used various cream foundations many times. As much as I wanted to love this, it has to be one of the worst foundations I have ever used. I viewed the company's videos and I purchased the recommended brush and the primer. This stuff was very dry going on and I had moisturized and primed my face before applying the foundation. Once on, it settled in to my pores and made them look HUGE (they aren't). I've actually never had a foundation settle into my pores like this one did. They looked a little better once I set it with powder but still not great. There are much better and less expensive cream foundations out there (like Graftobian HD) so I won't be buying this one again.
I will try using this product just as a concealer and will report back. Hopefully it's not a total waste of $!
ETA: This product does work well as an under eye concealer. I've been using it off and on for a couple of weeks and it is fine.