Cover FX • COVER FX • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Simply amazing product. If you need no fuss, heavy duty complete full coverage, this is the product for you. However, i do not use this as a foundation due to the fact that it is soooo thick and dense. I apply a thin layer of liquid foundation all over, then use this product as concealer and my skin has never looked so flawless with makeup before. And it will last for 5 years the way im using it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Cover FX is complete lifesaver. It has helped me tremendously after an accident. Over a year ago, I had a biking accident that left me with 48 stitches on my face. After my scars had healed, I wasnít feeling too confident about venturing outside. I had known about Cover FX for some time, but had never bought it for myself because prior the accident, I had great skin and wore minimal foundation. After the accident, I searched high and low for a full-coverage, long-lasting foundation with a shade that would match my hard-to-match skintone. I have strong golden undertones and medium-dark skin. Shade M80 was a great match. Plus it had an SPF of 30, and SPF was mandatory for me, because I needed to prevent my scars from getting darker.
I would apply the Cover FX foundation with my fingers and a damp foundation sponge. The texture is really thick and hard, so I would need to warm it up with my fingers. This foundation was the only one I wore post-accident for the first 6 months. I bought 2 of these during that time, since my scarring required a lot to cover. I had never realized until the accident, how psychologically beneficial foundation can be. It wasnít just superficial, I needed a good foundation to help me feel better about myself and to help me recover after a traumatic accident. With good skincare, my scarring became less over time and I no longer needed a full coverage foundation. So the little bit of the foundation I had left, I used as a concealer.
This foundation is great for sensitive skin that requires a high SPF, and is great for those who want a true full-coverage foundation. It never caked on me, no matter how much I applied. The shade range is great, although I wish they expanded the M line for darker golden complexions. M80 felt a bit light at times, and B 15-25 were too olive/brownish for me.
The only downside is that this foundation is terrible in photos. It gives off a strong white cast because of the high SPF. During the time I was wearing Cover FX, I rarely took photos (because of the scarring), so I didnít have a problem with that. But anytime I had a photo of me taken with this foundation on, my face looked like I had been embalmed!
Hope this helps!