Cover FX • Cover FX Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer & Anti-Aging Serum • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is now called Cover Fx Anti-Aging Primer. I'm typically very very picky when it comes to primers that's why I've never found a HG primer..before this one. This has completely changed the game in terms of primers for me. Never have I thought a nourishing primer would be my favorite as usually, I look for "long lasting and mattifying primers". After trying so many "long lasting" primers I realized, though they did a decent job at keeping my makeup on, they made my makeup uncomfortable, cakey, and just overall not pretty, they also left my skin parched. This is completely different and its just an amazing primer. I love the skin nourishing benefits of this, it doesn't break me out either. I personally think Cover Fx makes some of the best primers on the market.
It has a very unique texture, unlike any primer I've ever tried before. Its not runny nor is it thick I almost don't know how to describe the texture. It feels more like gel-like serum. It's orange in color and has a slight citrus scent. I'm usually annoyed with scented face products as I have pretty sensitive skin and it gets easily irritated but I actually really like the scent. Its very light not over powering and doesn't linger. It doesnt smell like it was flooded with artifical fragrance either. This is also AMAZING for prepping around the eye area for concealer. My concealer also looks better then ever, isn't dry and doesn't crease at all.
FEELING ON THE SKIN/FINISH:
You don't need too much as it spreads easily. It feels very light and just melts so nicely into the skin, it doesn't feel like makeup, it feels like skincare. It feels a little slightly greasy at first, not in a bad oily way though, it just feels nourishing. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth not like you have a thick layer of silicone. It also fills in lines and pores nicely (not too much but decently). Once I apply my foundation (I give it 4 minutes to set) it just goes on so nicely and blends beautifully. The foundation just blends in so seamlessly and makes my rather thick makeup look more skin-like. My foundation has never before had as beautiful of a finish as with this primer its amazing. Its nourishing but it's not overly moisturizing. I believe a wide range of skin types can use this. I've used this when my skin was irritated and dry and also now that its combination-oily and it works equally as beautiful.
I do believe it makes my foundation wear longer because it makes the foundation meld into my skin better. I can't attest to it's oil control properties as I believe my foundation and powder is what takes care of that but it definitely doesn't make me more oily. I do believe it nourishes my skin to the point where it doesn't produce as much oil though because it's not being dehydrated. My makeup looks better for a longer amount of time then it did with mattifying primers.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've tried many a primer and some are different textures than others. This one looks and feels like a serum. It hydrates just a bit but not too much and causes any foundation, including the Cover FX creme foundation to stick to your face. It also causes any powder foundation to be a little too tenacious and cakey on me (might be my application!) Good for creme foundation, not my favorite for powder foundation. When used with the Cover FX foundation, it really helped with avoiding foundation sinking into my pores and didn't exacerbate current flaky areas. Apply this first with fingers, then use a flat foundation brush to apply the Cover Fx foundation. I got the best finish this way.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love love this product! I sometimes use it at night just because it feels so good on my skin. If I use this for powder foundations though, I will use very little of it. My skin is dry to normal, but pretty dry in the winter, and so I just use a little more in the winter and I will not do without it. The only thing I'm very disappointed in is that they use to have it in a pump, which was the best thing ever, now it is harder to get out when you are coming to the end, and it is harder to control how much I can get out, for me anyway.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This was pretty expensive for a primer. $45 dollars. I needed something to wear under my powder foundation in the summer. Ive been using it for the past few weeks and its oil free and fragrance free. I haven't had any breakouts since I've started using it and it makes all of my makeup go on so smooth and makes it a lot easier to blend out. Its makes all the Powder i put on my dry skin doesn't appear powdery at all, just smooth. I would repurchase it. The only reason it wasn't perfect was because i notice it does get a shiny throughout the day and i have to blot more
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is an amazing foundation primer. Going on it feels a bit similar to Smashbox Photo Finish but feels a bit more like a serum. It does take a minute to soak in as well. As for performance, this product goes the extra mile. You truly only need a very small dab on each cheek to cover your entire face, and it lasts all day. Really helps your foundation stay on through all kinds of weather and activities.
While this IS a very expensive product, I think it is definitely worth it, as you will need so little that it will last and last. Also, if you want to try the product beforehand, I would suggest signing up for Beauty Army. It's a sample program similar to Birchbox but you get to choose the 6 products you get every month, and this is one of the things you can choose. You get a .16 ounce tube, but it will last you quite awhile and you will be able to see if it's right for you!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a wonderful product, I have repurchased it 3 times. It will give you that glowy, smooth, perfect skin look. People have complimented me on my skin with this product on, and I never get compliments on my skin ever. It's very expensive, but it lasts a while, I am still using the one I have had for 4 months now and I use it everyday.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great primer for dry skin, though I have not used it yet in warm/hot weather. No tightness in the day, though I do use it with a light moisturizer. Holds liquid, cream, powder, and BB cream in place.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I did not purchase this yet. I received a sample from Sephora (normally I throw them away but this intrigued me) so I can't attest to the long-term skin benefits.
I have never loved a primer so much! It went on really light and my foundation has never gone on smoother. I took off a lippie because it did not last through the day but nothing of mine ever does. I hate that it is so expensive (which is why I usually ignore the samples b/c the are always for some expensive product that I do not intend to buy) but I think it is worth it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Too emolient to keep foundation in place and too expensive. If you have dry skin and are not using a moisturizer or SPF with mositurizer then this can serve as your mositure, though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I tried MAC P&P- couldn't stand it, didn't see any difference btwn using it or a lotion at all. Then I switched to Smashbox which worked well but I couldn't help but to think all the horrible ingredients were gonna come back to haunt my skin someday... Enter Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer & Anti-Aging Serum! Hooray!!!!! This stuff is great- foundation goes on smooth and flawless, works the same on me be my skin ultra dry or more combo summer, is fragrance and paraben free, and I love that its a serum as well. So for its price and all it does, I feel its sort of a steal. Especially when factoring in a little goes a loooong way. I also seem to use a lot less foundation with this primer and my makeup lasts longer IMO (as does lotion bc I don't use it in the morning any longer). It is definitely the most hydrating primer I have ever tried, and its nice to think it could be working the opposite of other primers drenched in cones which were prob suffocating my skin as this one has CQ10 and peptides. Pakaging is another thing I like- you have total control over how much is released as your not wasting this liquid gold with a pumpful that you won't use. This is my HG primer and I have zero plans to try anything else. I cannot recommend it enough.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ilove this primer!!! the first time i used it i saw a huge difference. it feels great, no oil. and it will last since i only have to use a very small amount. i feel like thru-out the day my makeup lasts longer and i dont see any small lines after a long day. i feel like it keeps me radiant throughout the day and really brightens my complexion. LOVE IT !!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
It might be a good primer but it broke me out terribly all over my face. Will never use again, ever.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a must have in my daily skincare!! I have used this for over a year now and still cannot believe how much of a difference it makes. After running out once I noticed a huge change in my skin without it. It does minimize pores and fine lines. Highly say please try this!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got this as a mini at Sephora, and was shocked at how well it worked - I immediately bought another. I have combination skin (so I can get some serious shine in the T-zone), but am also beginning to see signs of dullness, pores, very fine lines - so a mattifying primer won't work for me. This gel formula does the trick - it's not greasy at all, as long as I apply just a tiny bit. It seems to blur pores and fine lines better than other formulas I've tried, and doesn't add any shine. Best of all, it does not clog pores or cause break-outs on my sensitive skin, like Smashbox products do. I haven't noticed any "antiaging" properties, but don't really believe anything can turn back the clock, anyway. I just wish it had some SPF... then it would be perfect!