CoverFX nailed it again—this time with their versatile Custom Enhancer Drops that beautifully enliven skin. These weightless bronzing and illuminating droplets can be used in variety ways to deliver sun-kissed color or a brilliant highlight. The best part—you're in control!
Housed in a glass bottle with a dropper, a little goes a long way with this concentrated formula. One tiny drop offers rich luminizing or bronzing pigments that can be patted into skin for opaque coverage or easily sheered out for a softer look. Each fluid formula blends smoothly whether mixed with liquid foundation, moisturizer, or worn alone.
The two bronzer shades (Sunkissed and Sunset) have satin-matte finishes that mesh beautifully with skin. You get a hint of natural-looking, healthy sheen—no glitter.
The illuminating shades (Candlelight, Celestial, Moonlight, and Sunlight) specialize in providing noticeable radiance for all skin tones. We're talking high-powered, quasi-metallic finishes with finely-milled sparkle—enough that even when you dilute them with another product, the luminosity still shines through.
Custom Enhancer Drops have a thin, non-greasy texture that dries quickly (but not so fast that you don't have enough time to blend) and hold up well for several hours, with minimal signs of fading. Props to CoverFx for making this fragrance-free formula adaptable to all skin types, and for a versatile product that's easy to use however you want!
Candlelight, Celestial, Moonlight, Sunlight Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides. Sunkissed, Sunset Ingredients: Mica, Ethyl Trisiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Alcohol, Water, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
Cover FX At-A-Glance
Strengths: Broad range of foundation and concealer shades for those seeking moderate to full coverage; superior mineral powder foundation; good primer; most of the products are fragrance-free (but not all); very good brushes at an attractive price point.
Weaknesses: Lip balm/lipstick contains potential irritants; color range can be a little tricky for some of their products.
Co-founded by makeup artist Lee Graff and M.A.C. Cosmetic alumni’s, Cover FX is a Canadian company specializing in camouflage makeup, the area of concentration in which Graff has focused her career as a makeup artist. According to the company Web site, Graff’s dream “was to help men and women with skin conditions face the world with confidence by offering them makeup products with therapeutic benefits that would perfectly match their skin tone, be affordable, well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin, and achieve a perfectly natural, flawless effect.” Lofty goals, certainly! Cover FX manages to accomplish much of these with a line that has grown and been well curated over the years.
Many of the options within Cover FX offer medium to full coverage, but whenever serious camouflage is needed, there is a trade-off to accept that it won’t always look totally natural. To their credit, Cover FX's full coverage options look more natural on skin than many (and their expansive color options helps quite a bit).
If you don't need full coverage, there are several other products from Cover FX worth considering, from their Cream Concealer, Priming Serum to their Skin Tint, Custom Cover Drops and makeup brushes. This isn't a comprehensive makeup line (for example, you won't find eyeshadows, pencils, or mascara), but they are a cosmetics line that understands what it does best—and sticks with it.
Cover FX has an admirable goal in wanting to help people who have scars or discolorations face the world with their head held high. Without question, the right makeup can make a huge difference in such a person’s self-esteem, and as Cover FX has evolved over the years, they’ve launched impressive and unique formulas. There are a few that need work due to their use of potentially irritating ingredients—but fortunately, these are few and far between.
For more information about Cover FX, call (866) 424-3332 or visit www.coverfx.com.
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