Cover FX • COVER FX • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Other, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Black
Cover fx made my cystic acne outbreak bearable and allowed my skin to heal.
It's a buildable cream foundation with medium to full coverage. It comes a very wide variety of shades and is devoid of aggravating ingredients.
My Skin and Expectations:
Last summer I developed very painful cystic acne. I had not only cysts but blackheads whiteheads and run of the mill pimples all over my face. People said it looked painful, and it was. Part of it was hormonal, part stress, and it was horribly aggravated my mac studio fix (shudders). Having painful red cyts, hyperpigmentation marks all over my face, I needed full coverage, I needed good ingredients and I needed a proper colour match.
I have golden/olive toned skin. It's in the dark-medium to tan range depending on the time of year. NC37 to nc42. This makes finding a good colour match very hard, most ranges go pink or red once they hit my skintone depth. Coverfx in M60 is a great colour match for me.
The downside to this foundation is you really need a primer for full coverage in this to look remotly natural. You can get away with some spot concealing that will blur imperfections, but to go the full hog and cover everything you need a primer, or else it was settle into lines and flakes and look fake and cakey. This makes an already expensive product more expensive. I didn't use to cover fx primer (overpriced), I use La Roche Posay's cicaplast as a primer (and also to heal and protect my skin). I was also never able to acheive "full coverage" You can still see a hint of my dark hyperpigmentation marks under the makeup, regardless of how many layers are expertly buffed, painted or dabbed onto the skin. Now that my marks are fading (thank you sunscreen) this can give me a flawless face, but when I really needed full coverage this did NOT provide it.
But it did almost everything else right. Most importantly it let me skin heal. Retinoids (adapelene), Benzyl poroxide, it and high sulfur content masks here slathered on my skin day and night. I didn't realise at the time, but I was midly allergic to an ingredient in my moisturizer (the acne.org one) My face was often very red and sore. Cover fx did not aggravate it in the least, My breakouts did not worsen, and my skin improved, along with my self confidence. I would definitely repurchase.
I frequently disinfect my makeup pan, I spirtz the top layer with rubbing alcohol and rub it off using a clean washcloth or makeup sponge, this has made up for the only drawback about the product's packaging, it can be unhygenic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love the coverage, and I love how it feels on my skin. I bought too light a shade (E0) which sucks and emphasizes that you really should get help from a knowledgeable employee when you're purchasing this.
I've only used it with both the Cover FX primer and setting powder. It is super easy to layer, and I found that it looks pretty natural, despite what others are saying. The one major drawback is that, even with the primer, it defines my pores and does nothing to minimize their appearance (as far as I can tell). As far as red marks and other discolourations, and even a couple small scars, Cover FX cream foundation covers them beautifully.
UPDATE: I bought the 160 brush to see if it would help with pore coverage. Unfortunately it didn't.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is probably the most coverage I've seen in any one product line. I use the Cover FX water based foundation in E4. The E means equal and 4 is the color. The color selection is very impressive:2 thumbs up for that. The first time I used it, I used it with a different primer (not Cover FX), and it didn't blend well. But I switched to Cover Fx Anti-Aging Serum primer, and it magically blended perfectly. Same with the concealer and transluscent setting powder, I had to switch to Cover FX brand for it to be compatible. Foundation is a bit rich, but that was expected because of its high potency and maximum coverage. Definetly need a good foundation brush to blend. Does not require much for the entire face. Also, I used this to cover pimples, and it turned them white as if I had used peroxide. And it has a tendency to sink into pores.
PROS: Does not require much and lasts long time, many colours to choose from, makes skin soft and supple, fast-drying, oil-free
CONS: A bit pricey, almost too rich, doesn't blend well with sponges or hands, do not find it compatible with other products, not good for pimples or large pores.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I don't know why this has such great reviews! The girl at sephora recommended i get this bc i have acne prone skin and i wanted to even out my tone ( have oily skin with redness around my nose and mouth) and so i got it. spent WAY too much on this JUNK. so disappointed with it. its thick, cakey, does NOT spread well. it completely washes me out too. it makes me look like i'm dead or ill, just not a good color match for my pale skin. after a few hours of wearing it, i can't complain too much bc it DOES sit on my face nicely but that doesn't pay off for the horrible texture and the fact that it doesn't match my color or go on well. compared to cheaper make up, this is not worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I need a foundation with a lot of coverage. I have deep red scars on my cheeks from past acne that I need to cover up. I was told this would be the best foundation to use for that. I watched YouTube videos, I read reviews & unfortunately I fell into the hype of it. I finally went out & bought it. I couldn't wait to use it since everyone was saying such wonderful things about it. This foundation on my face was a complete nightmare. It gives coverage but in such an unnatural looking way. I tried to apply it every way possible & still got the same result. I really was not impressed at all.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have combination (in the winter at least), extremely sensitive, and extremely acne-prone skin. Foundation is my best friend and worst enemy. I love it for the obvious reason of covering blemishes, but then it causes more (usually) and either slides because I didn't apply powder over it or gets cakey because the powder mixes with the oil and cracks the foundation. However, I can definitely say I've found a pretty reliable best friend in this foundation. Yes, it gets oily on the oilier parts of my face but I go to school and so if I blot between our 90 minute blocks it's not a big deal. This is actually one of the foundations that don't look too terrible when it gets oily because it's already dewy so no cracking just some shine which I consider nowhere near as nasty as cakey. Application really sucks and takes a pretty long time versus liquid. Because this foundation is so thick, a little goes a long way but you REALLY have to work at it. It takes me like 15 minutes to get this stuff on which I consider kinda crazy because I can get blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and lipgloss ALL on in 15 minutes. However, other than the price, that's really the only con. This is my go-to foundation for winter and I really love that I know it's not breaking me out. My skin sucks enough without making it worse.
BOTTOM LINE: I would recommend this to people pretty experienced with makeup that actually need the coverage. Also, they have to be willing to put the time into getting it on. Any skin type could use it (it looks okay on my dry and oily patches so any skin in between those would do okay). However, because of the difficulty of application, it's probably not worth it if you can find other products that work for you. This is all that's worked for me so far!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My number one foundation. I was going through my makeup drawer and realized I have about 30 bottles of foundation, most are drugstore and 8 are high end. I'm Korean with pretty oily skin. I have acne scarring and a lot of redness all around the center of my face. I have hyper pigmentation on my chin after having my baby. So needless to say, I like to use full coverage foundations.
Although I experiment and change what I'm wearing daily, this is the foundation I use when I want to look extra pretty. I feel that it gives me a flawless face while still maintaing a semi-natural look. If that makes any sense. I mean, you can tell I have makeup on, but it doesn't look like my skin is as bad as it really is. It just looks like fresh pretty makeup. I hope someone gets what I mean.
I apply with my elf powder brush. A little at a time, that is the trick to this. Please do the scoop out of the pan thing. If not just to be sanitary, do this so you don't waste your expensive product and so you don't walk around with a pound of makeup on. Stipple all over so you get a little product everywhere and buff away. Dont go too hard, just lightly. I made this mistake in the beginning and almost gave up on this treasure. I heard and read that you need, need, need the setting powder, but I use anything I'm into at the moment. Lately it is loreal translucide, MSFN, and Laura geller's balance n brighten. I've also read that this transfers like crazy, just don't over do the application. There will still be slight transferring, but hey, it's cream.
Sorry to go on and on, but if you are going to try this out, I just hope u give it a chance and really learn to work with it. Once u figure it out, application will be under 10 minutes. If you are trying to hide imperfect skin, this is the one. I wear it from 6 am until about 8 pm and I look great. Obviously not super fresh at 8 pm, but still presentable. . Check out my pic above, this is about 4 hours in.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As many people have already said, this is not something you want to use if you have skin on the oily side. I actually read a lot of reviews before buying this that said the same thing, but when I was at Sephora one of the girls that works there convinced me to give it a try, and unfortunately I did. It is far too hard to apply and takes 3 times as long as my normal makeup routine just to get it on my face. Even worse, after applying it, it only lasted about maybe 2 hours before degenerating into an oily mess, and that was WITH pressed powder on, even the foundation I normally wear lasts by itself longer than this did with powder! I'm sure this foundation is fine for people with dry or normal skin, but for us oily-skinned people it's just no good =(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this foundation! It works wonders. I've been using COVER FX for the past 2 years, and my skin has never looked this amazing! It gives such a flawless finish once you know how to master it. I typically use the Cover FX anti aging primer before I put my foundation on( it helps the foundation to slide on easier as it has such a thick texture) After that I use a foundation brush to apply the creme foundation. It can look horrible if you don't blend it well, so make sure you always blend with this Foundation. It literally can conceal any flaws you have! I have a little bit of under eye circles, and I tend to add more foundation underneath my eyes. COVER Fx instantly hides them! After applying the Foundation, it is absolutely necessary to use Cover FX Translucent Setting Powder, it sets your foundation, and instantly adds a glow to your skin. (It also prevents your skin from getting oily as it absorbs the oils). After i'm finished all that, I apply Cover FX - Bronzed FX blush in Garnet - My foundation colour is M40, as I have Medium Olive tonned skin. Once I have my complete set of Cover FX makeup on, I constantly receive compliments on my skin. The SPF 30 in it really prevents sun damage on your skin. Everything typically lasts me about 6 months, so Cover FX is an excellent investment in your beauty!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I actually use this as a concealer after using my Maybelline SuperStay foundation. This stuff is pretty awesome! I love how thick it is, because it works amazing for covering my acne and redness. I use a small & thin concealer brush, wipe it on this, and cover up my acne and it you can barely tell it's there! If using this for a concealer, make sure to buy this slightly lighter than your natural skintone so that it really blends away imperfections and brightens up your complection. This stuff is quite expensive but definately worth it and I would re-purchase this! Finally, I top it off with my Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation Powder, which is also awesome. But I really owe it to this stuff for making my acne practically disappear! This stuff is definitely full coverage, so I love it.