Penny misses you all. It's been a hectic month and a half, and I wasn't able to get here, but here I am. Before I get into my love for the change of seasons and all the fun fall trends that I've been reading about these past few weeks, I want to talk about my latest make-up foundation. Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation SPF 30 (Sephora, $42).
With my melasma becoming more of an issue this summer (due to my own neglect and being out in the sun), I needed a full coverage foundation. The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, and the L'Oreal True Match that I started the summer with wasn't enough to cover all my dark spots without a lot of concealer. The Cover FX was a referral by one of my favorite beauty bloggers (MusingsofaCityGirl-Cindy Diaz). I asked her for some suggestions and decided to try Cover FX. It is a foundation and concealer in one, which I so desparately needed. I was trying different concealers at the time because I noticed that in flash photos my MAC Studio Sculpt concealer was showing lighter under my eyes (reverse raccoon). I'm still not sure if it was a concealer problem, powder problem or foundation problem. But with the Cover FX this issue was greatly minimized.
Cover FX comes in over 30 shades but I highly recommend getting a professional to assist you in choosing the right shade for you. I was originally going to make my first purchase online, but eventually called around to three different Sephora locations before I found the product. When I went into the store I had a post-it note with the shade "I thought" was the right one for me, based on what I researched online. But when the sales rep offered to help me and swatched it on my jawline, I was completely off. The shade was too light. Turned out I was in a whole different category and after about three swatches we found that I was a B15. Since I get very pale in the colder months, I'm sure to purchase a different shade then by going back to Sephora and getting swatched again.
I have been using Cover FX for almost two months now and here's how my experience has been:
- Great full coverage (see photo); best coverage I've ever found for my dark spots
- Concealer + Foundation in one
- Contains SPF 30
- Comes in 30+ shades
- Paraben & Oil free
- Doesn't feel heavy
- Didn't break me out
- Has a section on their website where you can search for a product by 'skin condition.' Even covers tattoos & vitiligo.
- Stays put; I use primer first
- Stiff /sticky in the container; got to work it into the skin if you use a foundation brush; best application is with a sponge
- Must set with a powder otherwise it could get dewy and cause make-up transfer (don't think this will be an issue for me in the colder months when my skin is more dry); I don't touch my face often but I hate messy foundation.
- Says for all skin types but I think Cover FX cream may not be the best for oily skin; Powder FX Mineral Pressed Powder would be better for oily skin
Penny is now a Cover FX fan and looks forward to trying some of their other products. www.coverfx.com
Be blessed. Be beautiful.