Cover FX • COVER FX • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am reviewing this for its use as an under-eye concealer, because I don't use foundation and I think this is more than adequate to use as a concealer. For reference, I use E80 though I am warm-toned; for some reason the M80 looked way too yellow. (In skin tone, B is "brown," M is "yellow," E is "neutral," and C is "cool.") I also wanted to try the B shades, but I am in between B0 and B15; they have big gaps in these shades, vs. the other skin tones. I am a NC42 in MAC.
Since I don't wear foundation, it is very important to me to have my concealer shade match my skin as much as possible. This foundation has a gazillion shades (more specifically, 6 B shades, 7 C shades, 9 E shades, and 8 M shades). So naturally, it's easy for me to find a close match. Since color is my number one priority (well, number two, after coverage), this concealer fits the bill perfectly.
As for coverage--the main reason I keep going back to this--it isn't spackle, but it covers my circles extremely well. When I've had minor acne, this covers it pretty well. I imagine pigmentation issues would be likewise covered well, and skin matched well, with the plethora of shades they offer. It DOES settle into the lines under my eyes a bit, and I am currently looking for a primer that will settle that issue.
Packaging is a bit bulky, which is why I gave it a 3. I apply it with my fingers (the heat helps also to melt it a bit) and blend with a concealer brush. It's also pretty pricey. (0.4 oz for $42 plus tax). If I could find such good coverage for a lower price, I'd leave in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, concealer options for a "woman of color" are very limited, so I'm stuck to the uber-expensive brands. I wish MAC would come up with a good concealer (I've tried 'em all)!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this at Sephora awhile back, wanting a full coverage foundation, and this is definitely it...but not in a good way. :( I knew celeb makeup artist used this product to cover up blemishes, and tattoos (Angelina Jolie). I applied it several ways on my face as a foundation...and I looked like I took a pancake with some syrup and pasted it to my face. I was cakey, dry, flaky, just not cute. This foundation contains a lot more pigmination than other foundations, but no matter what I did, I couldn't sheer it up enough. So as a foundation? I say its a no go. HOWEVER, I have some hyper pigmentation on my cheeks and coverfx works great as a spot concealer before I apply my foundation (pur minerals). So yes! I finally found a use for this product, its a big pan, so it will last me awhile.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was originally introduced to Cover FX years ago by one of the helpers at Shoppers Drugmart. I left with the Natural FX, and used it continuously although with moderate success... the coverage was undeniable, but it was difficult to apply and was slightly too cool for my skin. Besides these downsides, it would occasionally make my skin oily. Years later, I came across reviews for the cream foundation. I've generally veered away from cream foundations opting more for liquid options, but after being disappointed by MAC (again, and again... I tried so hard to love it) and finding my winter skin too fair for my beloved Clinique, I decided it was time to take the plunge. (And quite frankly, it is a plunge, $40 for foundation is not cheap on a student's budget!). I found my match in the E0 (as in ZERO...I know, I know, I'm THAT fair) and the coverage truly is fantastic! You can build it up or apply it lightly, but regardless I love it. I'm not quite sure if it's at HG status yet, but as far as colour match, coverage and versatility is concerned I'm pleased. If my Cover FX experience continues down the road is has been, I'll be re-purchasing for sure!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product is incredible. The price scared me away at first, but then I noticed that you get so much product! As a concealer, this is an excellent value--a lot of concealers at Sephora cost $20-30+ but have way less product in them than this stuff! And for how well it works, I think it's definitely worth it. I don't use it as a foundation, but rather as a concealer for dark circles and the occasional zit. The M40 shade is a very good match for my skin color, and the coverage is EXCELLENT! You definitely get full coverage out of this one, and a little is all you need! I also really like that this has SPF 30; I'm in my early 20s and am looking more for make up with sun protection to prevent wrinkles in the future. It is hard to spread but blends naturally into your skin with a concealer brush (brush works better than fingertips with this one). The coverage is not too matte/flat, but not shimmery either--just a very natural looking sheen. Best under eye concealer I have EVER tried--and I've tried at least 15 before I found this one! This product is definitely an HG for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This is an expensive product so I read every single one of the reviews before making my purchase. Plus Sephora has a good return policy anyway. I bought this to cover up some brown spots/melasma while trying not to look like I'm wearing a mask. I know, it's a lot to ask for, but I figured that's why this product was so expensive.
Pros & Cons:
1. It covers well enough, however,I found it to be very greasy/slippery. Plus the color made my face look grey. I took this to Costa Rica on vacation and it was super humid, hot, and sticky there. This foundation did NOT hold up nicely. I was a grease ball.
2. It has a nice creamy texture to it, however, it made it hard to set it with powder. It's maybe a little too greasy.
3. People said you didn't need concealer with this. It depends on your level of blemishes/spots/discolorations to cover. I in fact did need a separate concealer.
In reading each and every single review for this product, I found out that sometimes it doesn't matter what the general public says about an item. It could have over 2,000 reviews that are mostly good but just not for you. I guess I had higher expectations for this. However I have to remember that EVERYONE is different. I would say to purchase this if you have minor to moderate flaws. If you have major flaws, don't expect pigs to fly.
Needless to say, I returned this. I am now using Maybelline Superstay and it is a fraction of the cost and stays on my face much better!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I generally don't like cream based foundation, but this is the exception. If I apply Cover FX sparingly and purposefully, with a good brush or sponge, it covers everything I need to (pimples, under eye circles) and looks totally natural. I'm really impressed! Nothing else was covering my blemishes so I'm truly relieved to have found this. One bad point: the colour selection was really difficult - it comes in a lot of shades, but under bad fluorescent lighting I had no idea which one to pick.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm always trying to find a cream foundation that's better than this. So far no luck (I've got Shu Uemura Nobara stick in my sights though). I wear MAC NC37-NC40 & the shades in CoverFx I wear M60 & M70. I love the coverage that this offers. It can go on thick or you can sheer it out. However, a primer is a must... any primer will do otherwise it's tricky to blend & may get too streaky. I set it with any setting powder I feel like (sometimes I use theirs, mineral veil, or MAC setting powder in lilac it tones down the yellow).
Aside from the versatile coverage, I love that this lasts 8+ hours on me without touch up. I like to wear this foundation when we have girls nite out. It lasts through dancing & looks great in photographs. This has passed many photo tests. It's picture perfect in my book!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
1) Great coverage - the key word being "buildable." I'm still experimenting, trying to find exactly when is too much (ie masky fake); suffice to say a little goes a long way. I've yet to put on the same amount twice, still working on this. My advice? Apply a thin layer, then step away (even if you think you didn't apply enough) and look at yourself. I have lots of little spots here and there from old acne and general uneven tone, so I'm used to having to slap on a bunch of product to really cover it all up, but such is not the case with this stuff. A surprisingly small amount of product is needed for a natural look AND great coverage (for me anyway, and trust me, my skin is not great).
2) Don't be fooled by the color groupings - I started out in the B group (described as golden brown, which is a group I usually match well in for other brands), but the B0 was too yellow/green and the B15 was straight up orange. I found a perfect match in the golden/olive section with M80, and I've never matched anything in a grouping described as olive. Go figure. All I'm saying is you'll have to mess around a bit, and don't limit yourself to one color grouping.
3) Before you decide it's the wrong color for you, let it sit on your skin for 5-10 minutes. For me, it looks a little masky at first, but once it really settles into my skin it seems to disappear.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have peri-oral dermatitis and have hyperpigmentation as a result. Most concealers simply do not cover the areas I need to conceal. This does. The problem is that there is no match for me. I'm a C7 who is trapped somewhere between B25 and B35 in this formulation.
It's super thick and must be applied with a light hand and the proper brushes, but is definitely effective. With an improved color range, they'll have a five-star product on their hands.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am so disappointed at this foundation. Thanks God, I got a little sample and I was able to get a refund for the small size foundation immediately. This is no foundation... It is more like a cement that does not budge to any thing. None of the shades matched me either. I have tried high coverage foundations like Dermablend but this was 500 times worse. I tried to mix it with moisturizer and use very little of it. I tried application with a brush too. Nothing worked... It looked and felt like an awful mask. The M shades all go orange when oxidize. Awful and not recommended at all.