Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($44) is a new full coverage concentrated pigment foundation which can be used and customized with a variety of different products. The idea behind the Custom Cover Drops is to give you a way to customize you wish to wear your foundation allowing you to add a few drops of the pigment to serums, moisturizers, oils, primers, other foundations, tinted moisturizers, etc to create a custom foundation for your face.
I’ve deem myself a bit of a mad scientist! I love mixing, combining, and cocktailing different perfumes, lipglosses, lipsticks, etc to create new shades, new fragrances, etc…I think many of us also feel like we can’t find the perfect foundation match and we tend to combine different shades to create a perfect match that isn’t necessarily offered by our favorite bands! Cover FX Custom Cover Drops gives you that option to combine, create, mix, match, and cocktail with other products or foundations to create a custom shade or a custom formula and texture to your liking!
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops comes housed in a 0.5 oz dropper bottle and will set you back $44. I know, you’re thinking that’s super expensive but they aren’t joking here when they say this is a pure pigment so really this stuff is going to last you a very, very, very long time as it is very, very, very concentrated.
This is a product you’ll want to indulge in if you need full coverage as it is very pigmented but is adjustable as well depending on what you use as a mixing agent. I do think the formula can prove a tricky little substance to get down correctly as many times when testing it I failed to get it looking natural as you could really tell I had makeup on since it sat unnaturally atop my skin. There’s a learning curve here and I’d say it was a steep curve so you have to really work with this and get the consistency just right for the smoothest, most natural appearance and finish. I can’t stress enough that you really want to start out with the minimal amount and gradually build. Don’t underestimate how pigmented this stuff is! Try a tiny drop and work yourself up to more as needed. It’s very overwhelming and I got it more wrong than I did right no matter what mixing medium I used.
As I said this comes in a dropper bottle which is very helpful as it makes getting the product out easyily and cleanly but most important it gives you precise control over how much you’re using it. I will say, sadly, as great as the dropper it is the bottle has some misfortune because as you reinsert the dropper into it you’ll find the it causes some spill over around the ring of the bottle which can get very messy, very quickly. It’s also kinda wasteful! I’m not sure why but every single time I put the dropper back into the bottle the drops would rise and spill slightly over. It drove me nuts!
Don’t try to use the drops on their own, it’s not a good idea, believe me I tried. I find used on their own they really do provide super coverage but they look very, very unnatural so you do need something to mix them with for the best possible consistency. The concentrate is apparently coated with lecithin, which is similar to the skin which gives a smooth finish but that’s not the case when you’re using these unmixed as the the finish lays very unnatural atop skin.
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Swatches Shade N35
I tried it with a few different product the first of which was moisturizer. This seemed the best way, most natural way to wear the drops. However, when you’re combining with moisturizer it shortens the wear in my opinion. I find the product fades faster using this method. It does mix well with moisturizer and it does make the finish smoother and a little more natural with this medium but I can get about four hours of wear from it tops using this method.
I didn’t love the idea of using it with a facial oil so I although I tried this out of curiosity it isn’t something I’d like wear outside as for me oils are most suitable for evening use not daily use. I got a little too much shine and my face looked greasy using this method. I also felt the product separated a bit from the oil when mixing.
Now by far the easiest way to wear the drops and the longest wear I got was combining with my own foundation. But this is kinda pointless since I desire lighter, more natural coverage and you’ll getting more coverage with this method.
I love the endless options and ways I can customize the with the drops but none of them quite worked well for me or the way I wanted them to work. I also felt the drops accentuated drier areas on my face and even when mixed with something like moisturizer the product still looked cakey, uneven, and less than smooth. If you really need full coverage Cover FX Custom Cover Drops might be the way to go but use with caution and a lighter hand!
I think it’s a skip.
This just weren’t what I expected and not quite as innovative as they sounded.
I purchased my Cover FX Custom Cover Drops at Sephora.com and they are also available at Sephora stores.
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