Cover FX Cover FX - Natural FX


142 reviews

53% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Actives: Octinoxate 3.4%, Octocrylene 2.2%, Oxybenzone 0.9% Ingredients: Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Tricontanyl PVP, Synthetic Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Magnesium Silicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Glyceryl Behenate, Triethoxycaprylyl Silane, Sodium Chloride, C24-28 Alkyl Methicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Salicyclic Acid, Tribehenin, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzethonium Chloride, BHT May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This is my HG foundation hands down! That is a big statement for me to make because I am always trying new foundations and I have never considered any other product 'HG' staus before. This foundation is everything that I am looking for and more!

What I look for in a foundation is good coverage that lasts all day and controls my oily skin without looking overly dry or dewy. This foundation exceeds all expectations in all categories!

The first thing I noticed about the range is what a great color selection they have. Cover FX has created a line that could fit any skin tone ranging from fair to deep, as well as any undertone, I highly recommend being color matched before buying this product so you can see it at it's fullest potential.

Upon immediate application, I found I needed very little product to cover my whole face. As I have blemishes, acne scarring, redness you name it! This product covered all of my concerns beautifully with one layer without looking cakey, I find I used the LEAST amount of concealer after foundation when I use this specific product, I would say this is a satin finish foundation that looks flawless and natural at the same time.

I find this product lasts on my skin throughout the day better than any of my other foundations! I do not feel the need to reapply throughout the day. This product doesn't sink into any fine lines or accentuate dry patches on my skin. By the end of an 8 hour work shift, there is a little oil beginning to peak through in my tzone, but it's nothing a little blotting and powdering won't fix. Considering most products slip right off my face, this foundation stood up like a champ

I honestly cannot say enough good things about this foundation. I recommend this product to all of my friends and family regarless or skintone or skin type. I really think this could work for ANYONE. If you are on the fence, get a sample. I promise after one application you will understand! I will continue to repurchase again and again!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This foundation is currently my new HG!! Very excited to say that! I have very sensitive skin so it's very important to invest in a good foundation that doesn't irritate your skin! All drug store foundations and MAC foundations break my skin out like crazy. I use to wear the Estée Lauder double wear (didn't break me out, great coverage, & long lasting) but I was in the mood to try something new. The Cover FX is paraben free, oil free, and ultimately the most natural looking foundation I have ever used! I am currently using the shade in N35 which is a neutral fair-medium color. The foundation is build-able, and very easy to blend, which ultimately let's you achieve the coverage you want. For me, since I have many acne scars from cystic acne, I like to have full coverage. The best part is that it leaves you with a natural, non-cake face look! I noticed a lot of people complaining about dewiness, which can be avoided if you set your facial makeup with setting powder or a translucent. Overall it's a great foundation, with great coverage that doesn't give the cake face look. Definitely recommend for people who don't have oily skin though.

on 11/14/2014 10:52:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

In the past I've found it hard to find foundation light enough for my skin. This isn't a perfect foundation - I've yet to find that for myself - but the E0 (they've changed to N10 I believe) is the closest I've found to my perfect colour. It's slightly pink for a neutral, but I have a warm-ish translucent powder that seems to even it out. Colour wise, the E0 is a shade lighter than Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 012, which was a little dark and a little pink for me.

This foundation is potent and thick. I've been using this for the better part of five years (have deviated here and there) and learned early on I had to dilute it. I have oily (but sensitive) skin, so I tone and moisturize and then apply my foundation-mix. I use a 1:1 ratio of Cover FX E0 and L'Oreal BB cream in Fair. Sometimes I mix it with Le Blanc de Chanel instead. Then I set with powder and a homemade rosewater spray. After a few hours I'll get a bit shiny on my forehead, but that's what blotting paper is for and it happens no matter what foundation I wear. Using milk of magnesia on my t-zone seems to help as well.

I keep returning to this product and, until I find my perfect foundation, I will probably continue to do so!

on 7/31/2014 1:03:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I cycle through foundations like crazy because I've never found the right one, but I'll stick with this one for a while. I'm extremely fair and the lightest shades are pale enough for me, which is rare! It is pretty thick so the previous reviewer's suggestion to use a damp sponge is a good one. I want sheer coverage -- hey, I love my freckles! -- and if you don't take care, this product would be far too thick. Be careful to massage the tube a bit each time you use it because the water separates from the pigment.

on 4/23/2014 6:45:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Horrible foundation. When i first put this on, it looked amazing but throughout the day, it came off easily (for example if i scratched my face, the foundation was all on my hand). I had tried wearing it with and without a setting powder but it made no difference. My skin is more on the dry side and when i wear other foundations, I don't get oily throughout the day.

on 3/15/2014 8:49:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I went to SDM today to try this. I have rosacea and my skin is super sensitive. This felt drying and turned orange/scaly. I would rather have red cheeks then the look this stuff gave me. I returned the tube without even opening since I was so disappointed with the sample.

on 12/28/2013 1:06:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is my second tube of this foundation. I have normal skin (neither dry nor oily) but I do have melasma which requires a high-coverage foundation.

I also have to wear high spf mineral (physical) sunscreen under it, so I don't use the primer. Just sunscreen, foundation, creme blush, then powder (also Cover FX, or sometimes Jane Iredale).

I do not touch up during the day and find it lasts very well in all seasons, but it will rub off on clothing (e.g., winter coat that rubs on my chin/jaw).

For me, the trick with this foundation is to apply with a very damp sponge. It is sold as a liquid foundation but it's very pigmented and will go on too thick if the sponge is too dry. Unlike with other liquid foundations, I don't blot the sponge with a towel, just squeeze out the water lightly with my fingers. Sometimes I dampen the sponge then dip it into a little inexpensive moisturizer like Cetaphil before using. I then squeeze a bit of the foundation onto the back of my hand and then dip the sponge into it as needed.

Because I try very hard not to disturb the sunscreen underneath, I just press and stipple the sponge, never dragging across my skin. For areas that need more coverage, I can build up layers by just stippling a bit more into the area.

I can also get good results with fingers but prefer the finish with a sponge. I never got the hang of foundation brushes and haven't tried using one with this product.

As someone else noted, this product will separate, especially if it's warm. Shake well and/or massage the tube before using.

The only other problem is that in some areas it can be a little cakey (e.g., around my nostrils). This only happens with certain mineral sunscreens so it's not the foundation's fault. But I think it you had very dry skin it might have the same effect on you.

I switched colours for my second tube and I'm really pleased with the match. My first tube was E20 and I found it orangey. I kept mixing other things with it and got pretty good matches until I used it up with various scraps of other leftover foundations. This time I tried a couple of samples first and found my perfect match is actually C20. What a difference! It looks so natural on me.

I am normally a big cheapskate but to me this product is worth the $37 I paid.

on 9/10/2013 8:40:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

A MUA recommended this to me in E30 (light skin with pink and yellow undertones). I let her know that I was quite oily and acne-prone and she reassured me that this would be suitable for my skin type.
How is it the first day I am wearing this and I hate it already? Upon squeezing it onto my hand I knew the consistency was much too creamy and tacky. I felt like it didn't quite blend well into my skin, though I had a light hand and applied it sparingly. Even with primer, powder and setting spray, it did not fair well throughout the day. From application at 7:30am, by the time I got to work at 9am...I was already oily!! Coverage is medium. A lot of transfer. I felt like this just has a dewy finish and it is definitely not for me.

on 8/28/2013 12:16:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

someone at my work had this foundation and i looked up reviews for it and since they were all pretty positive, i went out and bought it for a solid 43$ canadian. i'm a e0, the lightest neutral shade. at first i was so extatic to try it and do my face with it.
At first i really loved it. it covered my whole face nicely and my imperfections ( i didn't have many ) too. My face is really sensitive to a lot of things so i thought this might be a good foundation to try and i can splurge 43 dollars on a good product. On top i would put clinique almost powder powder. in 01 fair. It looked nice and didn't orange at all. The foundation really didn't need a lot to go all onto your face.
This is my third bottle of the foundation and (before i guess i didn't exactly care) I don't like how it makes my face so oily during the day... It's kind of disgusting especially because my face is not oily at all without makeup on. I would find my t-zone oily halfway through my shift at work, and when walking around in the sun I would find my makeup starting to get oily walking around for even ten minutes. Thus i found myself applying powder foundation on top of my face a lot during the day , which made my powder last only 2 weeks at most, and i kept adding makeup to my face which my face didn't exactly like , either.
Also, when i'm applying the makeup and i'm done my foundation, i finish applying makeup to my eyes and usually put powder on after. I find this stuff NEVER DRIES. It's so hard to put on powder because my brush bristles will move the liquid around on my face making streak marks. I've waited a half an hour before too and it still gives me the same result.

I suggest that if you have really acne-prone dry skin, this may be for you. It's not nessecarily for me though. I started using boujoir paris 10 hour sleep effect foundation with smashbox HD primer and it works very, very, well. I love it.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love this foundation my shade is g40 - g50. in mac im nc35 -nc40 but nc37 in most of there foundations. I was looking for a foundation that wouldn't break me out because my mac foundation seemed to be breaking me out a lot lately. since wearing cover fx my skin has been great. this foundation is great for dry skin. it leaves your skin with a dewy and glowing finish, just beautiful. the price is ok for this foundation it does last a long time.I absolutely dont recommend this foundation in humid weather. it will slide off your face. if your lookin for a winter foundation this is it. the smell is a fresh non chemical smell. I love the smell. will be purchasing this again and again

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