Cover FX

CoverFX is a cosmetics company founded by Victor Casale and Lee Graff in 2000. Originally created to formulate makeup for patients with skin conditions at CosMetic clinic in Toronto, Canada. Many of the products are multipurpose. "Cover FX prides itself on steering clear of the "inflammatory five": parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, and talc."* *Source: Byrdie

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74 products

1,582 reviews

60% would repurchase

Recent Cover FX Reviews

Concealers -Cover FX -Power Play Concealer

on 9/18/2018 5:59:00 AM


I think I've finally found a replacement for my beloved Cargo Blu Ray concealer. I tried the original CoverFX concealer years ago, when it first launched, and it was no good at all (not sure if they've improved it over the years but I wasn't willing to try). But this new one - it really knocks it out of the park. Colour range is huge and rather daunting but I was matched to N Light 1 (I wanted to avoid the P range as I often bring concealer down a bit to cover redness I have high up on one cheek). The colour is perfect and the product itself - wow! Excellent coverage but what really sets this apart is the looks smooth and natural and doesn't crease or settle into lines or go dry and scaly looking as the day wears on. Of late, I've been relying on my old stand-by of IT's original BBU concealer but I've put it aside for this new winner. Packaging isn't bad - a square "tube" with a stubby doe-foot applicator (I apply a dab and then blend with a concealer brush or sponge). For someone like me, who depends on concealer but who's been let down by NARS Radiant Creamy (I call it Dry Crummy), Hourglass, Tatcha and more, I am so happy to have found this gem.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

Foundations -Cover FX -Power Play Liquid Foundation

on 8/27/2018 11:33:00 AM


I had such high hopes. I tried this in shade P30, which was a perfect match for me and I was hoping it would work out. I first received a sample of this in an online order and liked the finish but none of the shades matched me and I never wore it out. So I went and got properly color matched and got another sample.

This is from the Sephora website: Power Play Foundation is best for normal to oily skin types. It provides a transfer-proof, matte finish; all-day shine control; and pigments that will not oxidize. Cover FX is vegan, cruelty-free, clean beauty.

So I decided to jump right in and put it to the test on a day trip with my husband. It's late summer and it's very hot and humid here. I expected to do some sweating as we intended to do a lot of walking, but for most of the hot part of the day I was riding in an air conditioned car. I didn't think I'd have that many problems. The main issue with this foundation is that, at least on me, it never fully dries down. It feels tacky all day, even after using setting powder. I hated that from the beginning. Foundations that don't dry down and feel sticky tend to transfer.

By noon, approximately 3 hours after leaving my house, it was already starting to break apart and get patchy. I hadn't sweated at all yet or even been outside for any length of time, so I began to feel a bit frustrated knowing that it probably wasn't gonna stand up. I blended it back out the best I could. I always carry a damp BB in a ziplock bag when I know I'm going to be sweaty and it has never let me down. I also lightly powdered, which helped for a bit.

After walking around seeing the sights for about an hour my husband told me I had "a situation" on my face. He's always helpful like that when I try something new, thankfully, because I had forgotten about it. I popped into a restroom to check it out and was pretty horrified. I was a shiny separated mess. Even worse there was a big skin colored stain on my white t-shirt where I'd apparently touched my face to it. So much for it being transfer proof.

Overall, this was a total disaster. I could get a better foundation at the drugstore. Instead of trying again to save it I bought wipes and took it off, even my natural skin with all its imperfections is better than looking like that. I'll stick to my tarte, Dior and stila foundations.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Highlighters -Cover FX -Custom Enhancer Drops


I have this in the shade Blossom and it is absolutely my HG highlighter, I've even ran out and am now on my second bottle. I like to apply it by dropping a small amount on the back of my hand and using my makeup sponge to put on to my cheekbones rather than dropping directly on to the cheeks. It applies so smoothly and doesn't lift your makeup off even when putting over powder and when it catches the light it looks like you have a gorgeous sheen/glow (no glitter) that somehow manages to look intense but not over the top. The pink is very subtle and blends in with my blush and lasts all day.

The price is crazy expensive and it ran out sooner that I expected, using daily even a small amount it only lasted 6 months but it's still worth it. I do find that Physicians Formula butter highlighter in pink is a VERY close dupe so if the price is scaring you away I would recommend that instead.

Loose Powders -Cover FX -Perfect Setting Powder Translucent Light

on 8/8/2018 5:54:00 PM

On me, this powder looks a bit shiny and dewy. Not a good thing. Based on another reviewer's recommendation, I picked up No. 7's Perfect Light translucent powder, which is perfect for me. The Cover FX one is a "no" for me.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Powder -Cover FX -Powder FX Mineral Powder Foundation

on 8/5/2018 6:00:00 PM


I was so excited to find a foundation that looked natural and actually covered. I use Zelens Age Control (a perfect color match and looks like skin) but wanted more coverage. After trying several traditional formulas, everything that covered decently looked too caked on. The Sephora SA recommended this one. Looked good in the store. When applied myself the next day, with a foundation brush, not the applicator it comes with, looked totally like foundation and not skin, although coverage was pretty good. Still needed concealer in spots. I only used foundation on certain parts of my face, to cover red skin or brown spots, so this may look better if you use it all over your face. And it made me break out. It's going back. The color selection seems good, for a range of skin tones. For reference, I used N20 in the Cover FX and Cream in the Zelens.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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