Cover FX • COVER FX • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm still kinda on the fence about this foundation, but I think the longer I use it the more I'm leaning more towards liking it. I do LOVE how it covers everything (well almost everything) and doesn't look cakey. The trick is in how you apply it. It takes a little getting used to since it's really thick and dry in the compact.. it's hard at first manipulating the product, that I almost gave up on trying with this foundation. So, it took me a while before I found a way of applying it to my face easily and without it looking like a mask. I take a little (very little!) moisturizer and a little bit of the foundation and mix them on a glass pallet and apply with a foundation brush.. and on areas that need extra coverage I apply with a stippling motion. It's a little dewy when applied, and when applied in a thin layer it looks natural while still covering blemishes. I also find that this foundation lasts pretty well all day. I have oily skin and this stays put, and relatively matte, till the end of the day.. it doesn't get too dewy and glide everywhere like some other foundations. Also, with all the different shades they have, I was able to find one that matches my skin color (M80) almost perfectly. But as much as I love how it covers, I don't like the fact that after I wash my face, I still find some of this still in my pores. I also started breaking out from wearing it. I find have to wash with a washcloth and swipe several times with a toner (until the cotton ball comes clean) in order to get everything off and not break out from this. Sometimes I just use this as a concealer on problem areas so that I don't have to worry about breaking out like when I use it all over. Don't know if I'll ever find another product that can cover like this without looking cakey BUT that won't break me out. I'll continue to use this but I'm still on the search for my HG foundation.
*Update: I've been using this foundation for about a year now and I love it! Once you master applying it, the finish is flawless. I've never used another foundation that covers so well and looks so natural. To get it all off (which was my biggest problem) I just use my Mia.. and I don't ever break out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have acne marks that are getting lighter and lighter with time, but I had acne and loads of marks in the past. I have been using this foundation for around 4 years, it never caused me breakouts, or any type of skin trouble, and it looks amazing.
You need to know how to put it on of course! Don't even think about using the sponge or your fingers. You need brushes. I use MAC brushes, a small one and one that looks like a skunk (sorry I have no idea what their numbers are) I used the Cover FX foundations brushes for a while and I did not like them. The foundation when applied correctly with a primer, mixes with your skin and looks very natural, it also lasts me for the whole day.
Some days it looks amazing, while others you feel like crying. Without the proper moisturizer underneath it, it will never work. Also, I learned with time to just use a small amount. Any more and you will end up looking cakey.
Seeing that now I have no marks left, I am thinking of switching to something lighter and more natural. But this foundation is the best if you have a lot to hide, or if you need something very covering that still looks natural.
EDIT: I tried looking for something lighter, like a regular liquid foundation, and spend hundreds of dollars only to get frustrated, irritated skin with pimples in places I never had before. My skin story is long, but to make it short I had surgery performed to remove acne scarring and make my skin nice and even again. I thought my skin was only dry but now I know this is the only foundation it will accept. I'm back to my beloved Cover FX, and I only put on a tiny layer which lasts all day, gives amazing coverage, and doesn't irritate my skin a bit. If you have sensitive skin, go for it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is for the Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation in M40. This is a really nice liquid foundation with spf 15. I am always looking for a light foundation that won't react negatively with my skin. The color I have is M40- a medium golden beige color. It matches me perfectly. The tube is a slim tube with the screw cap on the bottom. I suggest you shake it up thoroughly to adequately mix the foundation. I prefer to apply with a tapered foundation brush to my T-zone, and then I buff it gently with a puff sponge. It has a light dewey finish, with a bit of luminosity to it, but not overpowering. Then I like to set it with a fine dusting of powder. It looks like skin, not a mask. It helps to even out my skin nicely. The coverage is light, so if you have marks and blemishes to cover, I would probably put on concealer after foundation application. So far I have used the full size product for about two months, (after getting a generous sample from a Sephora MUA which lasted me well over two weeks) and I do like it. It doesn't feel heavy, and I like that it has a spf in it. Surprisingly the added sun protection doesn't break me out, which it usually does. The price is up there, $40 for 1 oz., but a little pea sized dot actually goes a long way for me. I like the color match, the fact that I don't break out from it, and the spf factor. All in all, I will purchase this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation. It has the best coverage than any other foundation I've tried, and I've tried it all-MAC, LM, BE, MUFE, Lorac, the drug store stuff, Smashbox, Dior, Lancome...You don't even need concealor with this. Also, there are so many different colors to choose from. This is the only make up that I've been able to match my skin color with. It works well with oily skin too; which is surprising since it's a cream.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE IT, this is my favourite foundation and I have tried a lot (Bobbi Brown, Sisley, Dior, EL, YSL, Loreal, Maybelline! etc) but the reason I love it is because of the good coverage it gives, so beware it is definitely not for everyone.
1) COVERAGE, makes my skin looks perfect when actually it's rubbish! (blemishes, breakouts, redness, uneven complexion!!)
2) NO OXIDIZATION, unlike all the other foundations I've tried, where by the end of the day, I've had colleagues telling me I've got a tan! How?? From the spotlights?!
3) SHINE CONTROL, again unlike other supposedly oil free foundations that make me shine like I've put cooking oil on, this one stayed reasonably matte after an entire day. Normally I need powder every 2 hours.
4) STAYING POWER, it doesn't come off or slide off unlike the usual liquid foundations (like Bobbi Brown), because it is so thick I suppose (therefore not for everyone liking)
5) NO BREAKOUTS (unlike MAC)
6) YELLOW UNDERTONES not pink (unlike dior, sisley, clinique etc)
CONS: difficult to apply, the texture is thick and dry, like it's got powder in it, it's not creamy at all unlike the name suggests which makes it difficult to stretch, and if you use too much, you could look like you're wearing a mask. So first make sure you moisture really well otherwise it looks like it's sitting on your skin and you really can't blend it in. I made that mistake the 1st time I used it and I was horrified, cos it looked so cakey, like toothpaste. Then I kinda tap it on. I think it's better to use your fingers to control the amount you use. Just add more on blemishes as you would with concealer. And sometimes I don't even use powder to set it because it's sort of dry enough already.
I would say it is definitely not for people with good skin, why trouble yourself with something difficult to apply and why hide your skin when there are so many other foundations out there that will look natural without so much effort. Probably also not for people with dry skin as it might feel a bit tight and certainly highlight dry patches!! But if you have bad skin, it will boost your confidence and make you forget about all your skin imperfections, then it is well worth trying.
Make sure you try it on in the shops before buying because it is not cheap, there are loads of shades available and you might not like the look.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I can't even describe how much I hate this product.
I'm in my late 30's, and I have good skin. Apart from some freckles, there's no major issues. No wrinkles, no lines, no scars. I do, however, have very oily skin and large pores on my cheeks.
After reading the reviews, I thought this foundation would be ideal for concealing my freckles (they bother me), while making me look natural and flawless.
The foundation comes in a very cheap looking compact case, with a sponge applicator. It's thick and it feels heavy on the skin, even when applied lightly.
Applying this is a nightmare, a royal pain in the butt. The cream is stiff and doesn't stretch, and you end up having to pull your skin (which I hate).
I've tried applying it with the sponge it comes with, with my fingers (both tapping and spreading), with a flat foundation brush, with a stippling brush, and with a dense flat top synthetic brush.
Sponge and fingers gave best results.
If applied thinly, the coverage is good, but not excellent - my freckles show through. Even though it covers fairly well and doesn't look too cakey, somehow it does not enhance my appearance. It's just the opposite, really. It emphasizes every pore and bump on my skin and sits in my pores, making them appear much, MUCH larger and deeper.I discovered flaws I didn't even know I had.
I have NEVER experienced such a problem with any foundation in my life! Totally bizarre.
Whan applied, it has this weird muted shine, it looks so unflattering on me. And it creates that unnatural white cast on photos (I know it's because of the SPF, but it's worth mentioning), so be aware.
It does last on skin, and it looks better a while afer you apply it.
I purchased a color slightly lighter than my skin (couldn't find a perfect match, even with the help of MA), but I could've made it work, if I liked the product.
But after spending 40+ bucks on this thing, I couldn't get rid of it fast enough.
I did a swap with a friend, and she loved it. Go figure. Her skin is completely different than mine (she has dry/mature skin), so maybe thatīs it. It works fine for her, it seems.
I got the Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in the swap, and I'm much more pleased with that.
Do NOT recommend this product for people with oily skin, people who like that "I have nothing on my skin" feeling, or people who like a fuss-free foundation routine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I want to say yes, I'll buy this product again, but not until I at least TRY to find a shade close to my C10 in the cream foundation formula that's less expensive. I had to order it online, they don't even carry that shade in any of my local Sephoras. Yes, it's thick. Yes, it's full coverage. Yes, if you don't set it, it WILL find its way onto everything you touch. But is it worth it when applied correctly? I say yes to that as well. You don't need much at all and anytime you use a rich foundation like this you should be setting it (if you're broke like me after buying this, cornstarch works especially well). Worth a shot if you're like me and can rarely find a shade that works for you, don't overspend otherwise. I do have to note that I'd been using the pressed powder foundation in E20 til I hit pan; I ordered E20 of the cream formula and it was completely wrong. So err on the side of cooler/lighter with this product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am shocked there are so many good reviews on this foundation, because I absolutely hated it. It has to be one of the worst things I have tried. The colors are so, so wrong and it is way too thick. The fair colors are pretty much just yellow! It felt like I was wearing a mask when I wore it, like if someone touched my face they would get thick foundation all over their hands. Terrible, terrible product. I can't believe I spent almost $50 on this!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
I do freelance makeup and purchased a kit @ The Makeup Show for a really great price, I figured it would be great for clients. Anyway, I started breaking out like crazy and my other foundations weren't covering the acne or hyperpigmentation. I usually only like to use a light to medium coverage foundation... But I decided to try this on myself, I have a tan rt now so i'm using M60 and WOW, I was amazed at the coverage of this product! I don't even have to use a separate concealer, just dab it on my marks and they disappear! The makeup is very long lasting and has not caused any additional breakouts! If you need a quality, full coverage foundation, this is for you! You really have to buff it into your skin! It's fantastic, keeps my skin looking flawless even with an awful breakout. It lasts all day, I've been setting it with MUFE HD powder, photographs beautifully as well! I have their setting powder but it's a little too light for me at the time. Huge selection of skin tones! I can't say enough good things about this product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Have been using this cream foundation since 2007. I'm also using other foundations, but this is my no-fail foundation. I am an NC25 in MAC and I'm using shade M40, in the Summer I use M50. Most of the reviews on this below is accurate, it does take practice putting this on the right way! I remember the first time I used this, it was a mess! I felt like I put on plaster on my face because I put it on too thick due to the "hard" consistency of the product. But I managed to master it after a few tries (didn't want to let it go because the coverage was amazing) with MAC's 190 foundation brush. This also didn't break me out at all and that is the main reason why I stick to it. Everything else seems to not like my skin. I like Cover FX also because they have an excellent wide range of shades. Definitely will repurchase over and over again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this is the best foundation i've used for my acne scarred face. it covers wonderfully, the trick is to practice and make perfect. you NEED a primer, or at least a good moisturzier to prep your skin. otherwise this product will look very gooey, then use a brush to brush it on, set it with powder and you're good to go. if there are spots that are still visible, you can build more coverage by tapping this on the spot over the powder, and set with a little powder again.
i use this only when i go out partying or want to look perfect. it covers everything but is heavy duty and time consuming to apply. but it does what it claims and the price is reasonable considering there are no alternatives out there. and this doesnt break me out if i only use it maybe say, twice a week? great for scarred skin and uneven tones. if you are blessed with good skin i would say you wont feel the difference this product makes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was looking for something in a compact that would stay on all day.
Well first off lets start with in the store, the foundation looked like it matched my skin but when I brought it home, it made me look like a ghost. :( I had a SA match me too.
I tried applying this with many different application techniques, but found that no matter what, this still felt greasy on my skin even with a primer underneath. Sadly you could tell I was wearing makeup because this slid around on my face even with a powder on top.
I returned this in disappointment.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. It costs too much and just because it was oil free, it still broke me out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Really love this cream foundation! Looks beautiful in photos and in person :) I'm an E40 in this and it matches dead on. A little goes a very long way, I agree with the girls that say you must practice and work with this foundation. Its not something you can just throw on and go. But the end results are sooo worth it. I also like to set this with a translucent powder. One of my HG foundations! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I found my match in the store (E20) for my NC20ish skin and I was shocked at their colour range which is really broad. I only put in on the spots where I need it (red spots, acne and under eye area). Don't let the thick formula put you off, a little goes a long way and - surprisingly - once it's on your skin for a few minutes it seems to warm up and blend in really well. It also seems to soften my skin a bit too. After applying, I'm really impressed with how natural it looks. The price is high but I think the compact could easily last years. I also think it's a product that you have to be willing to work with in layers. I have repurchased this (I got a second one in a lighter shade for winter) and I rarely repurchase anything. I can't stress how much it helps to dab it on, let it warm up, then blend. It really has to melt a little on your skin first. I don't have the primer or powder, I'm not convinced they're necessary unless you are really oily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought this foundation with the intention of it having maximum coverage and covering my freckles. I have no problem with my freckles but thought it was pretty cool that i could have the option of completly covering them. I bought this at Shoppers for about 40$ the saleslady matched me up and informed me that the compact would last me about a year. For 40$ that's a pretty good deal (if it lasts the actual year). I've used it for about a week now and i hardly need any product, one sweep and one side of my face is done! Doesn't cover up my freckles but does make my face look very nice and as close to one color as possible. I went to the gym after work one day and still had my makeup on, did an hour of cardio and sweated my butt off..went to change and looked in the mirror and my makeup was still on..pretty amazing staying power.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm still a little undecided about this. Don't get me wrong, when I put it on, it's AMAZING. I only need a tiny bit, but uggghh. During the day it likes to slide off, especially on my chin area, and it also starts looking like I put it over dry skin, when I really didn't.. even after using a primer and moisturizer. I suppose for some people it will either be just a hit or miss. 3 lippies because it really does look fantastic once applied, now only if it will stay that way!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ok, read all the reviews and just had to try this product. This is a very nice foundation with great buildable coverage but it really does take some practice. I purchased it in M10 bone. I have a lot of yellow in my skin and this was a perfect match. I also purchased the #170 precision foundation brush and the setting powder. I used a cheap drugstore primer over my moisturizer and this worked just fine. One or two quick swipes with the brush gave me enough product to cover one half of my face and I repeated this on the other side applying it using downward strokes. I then buffed and smoothed it out with my BE Kabuki brush. I have a few stubborn spots that still showed through so I applied another layer over those and then applied the setting powder with a large powder brush. The first day I did this I did not apply enough powder and the foundation slid around and into fine lines around my mouth. The second day I applied quite a bit more and the foundation stayed put, true to color and lasted all day. I will by this product again. It is buildable, looks natural and kind of has a glowy finish that is not tod matte nor too dewey. I agree with the reviewers that say the packaging is cheap but it is not so much a negative that I won't purchase again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Cover Fx gives me the coverage I want. However I only use this for my face for special occassions when I want to look flawless and want my make up to last all day & night (which it does, surprisingly because I have extremely oily skin ... like extrememly oily!) and as a concealer for everyday use.
I had an event that took place outdoors and the SPF 30 in Cover Fx wasn't good enough protection for my face to be outdoors all day and applied Ombrelle's Face 60 SPF and let it set for about 10 minutes before applying Clear Prep FX ... let that settle for a couple minutes and apply Cover FX with a sponge (using a brush comes on too thick). I let that settle for a couple minutes and use Powder FX to set my foundation and give it a smooth finish. I'd have to say that hours after application and in the hot weather, my face did not melt off and stayed intact the whole day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This foundation is seriously thick and gloopy - and although you can blend and buff away it is really OTT.. I felt like I was wearing a mask the whole time, and with my oily t-zone this just made me look greasy unless I reapplied the setting powder over and over...(and I dont like the matte look, which is what I ended up with to keep this stuff at bay) This product is good for people who might suffer from serious scarring or something, but otherwise the look was just to fake and made up for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My dermatologist recommended the cover FX line to me several years ago. I've had my colour matched twice.
The first time, I had no idea what I was doing with foundations and fully trusted the sales representative. The lady had no idea what she was doing and gave me too dark of a shade. She matched me based on my race and not my actual skin tone. Obviously using that shade made me look like I was wearing a mask - although clear in complexion it gave me a permanent unnatural tan.
The second time I went to repurchase the product was a much better experience. The right undertones to my skin were identified- the sales representative talked me through the entire process.
The product gives great coverage - and it's definitely build-able.
I don't feel that my skin requires that much coverage anymore and much prefer a lighter fluid foundation so I use this product as a concealer.
I doubt I'll be repurchasing this product. I feel that it's much too oily and heavy on my skin -even with the sheerest application.