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Aug 10 2015

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer

Purchased by me.

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

The downside of being a beauty blogger, and a makeup addict, is the tendency to always want to try new makeup, even when the makeup you have works just fine.

However, the upside of being a beauty blogger, and a makeup addict, is … the tendency to always want to try new makeup.

So while I’ve already got my Holy Grail foundation, and then some, I’ve seen blogger Phyrra mention Cover FX on her blog several times, and my curiosity about the Custom Cover Drops finally got to me.

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

I got color-matched at Sephora (thanks to Gina from the Deptford, NJ store!).

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Gina mixed the drops with the brand’s Illuminating Primer. Check it out:

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Illuminating Primer blends out to a nice glow.

Here’s the description from the brand website: “Its mineral complex provides an instant, natural, luminous glow while Gatuline® Radiance Illuminate and Refine improves skin clarity and visibly enhances skin brightness offering a natural and preservative-free solution to dull looking skin.”

Illuminating Primer is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc.

 

I wasn’t in the market for a primer, but I really liked how this blended with the drops, so I picked it up. I especially love that it’s silicone-free and hydrating.

I haven’t used this alone or under other products, but as far as primers go, it also does a great job of fighting the break-down of my makeup in addition to adding a nice luminosity to the skin.

So how about those drops?!

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Custom Cover Drops are meant to mix with anything liquid to add coverage, whether that’s a primer, a foundation, moisturizer, oil, serum, primer or even tinted moisturizers. It doesn’t matter if the liquid is water, oil or silicone-based, the drops will mix.

According to the brand website, the Drops “feature our Flash Fusion Technology™ formula, so as soon as you drop, the solution flashes off leaving behind the pigment that weightlessly transforms your favorite beauty product into the sheerest tint all the way to a total coverage foundation, depending on how many drops you add.”

The drops are free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.

 

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

I added two drops to my primer, for medium coverage. One drop is sheer coverage, three drops is full and four is total.

I learned that a little bit goes a long way in covering my face!

Here’s a before of my face, in all my rosacea glory!:

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

And here’s me, with the Custom Cover Drops, Illuminating Primer, and full makeup:

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

I took these makeup photos four and a half hours after I applied my face, after I’d been out in the heat, attended a baby shower hugging people and knocking my face into my baby as I held, cuddled and fed her.

You can see in the below photo that while there’s a little red peeking through (especially on my nose), the coverage is fantastic! My skin felt a very natural shade. I love the medium coverage but I am definitely going to try full!

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and Illuminating Primer review and swatches on BeautyJudy

 

The Illuminating Primer (1 oz) is $38, and the Custom Cover Drops (.5 oz) are $44. Although I’ve linked to the brand website (I figured if you want more info on ingredients or whatnot, you can read up!) I purchased both at Sephora, and they are available on Sephora.com.

Have you tried either of these products? Are they something you would try in the future?

  • Melissa Wright

    I’ve been wanting to try this. I need to find the perfect primer for my oily skin. Right now I’m using rimmel stay matte but it’s just ok.

    • BeautyJudy

      Personally I am a huge fan of primers that feel more like a lotion than velvety on the skin, and there are a couple other primers they make that I want to try! And these drops are really awesome, my skin looks slightly dewy because of the glow of the primer.

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com

    What a difference! I love these products that let you customize the look.

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    You know I love Cover FX! Love your look

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I got a little sample of the drops, and am planning on mixing it with the Illuminating primer, too. It’s definitely my fave of all the Cover FX primers. I like light coverage, so I think a tinted primer would be perfect for me.

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too, it’s perfect!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I kept reading rave reviews. I should try it out!

    • BeautyJudy

      Try it! I really love it.

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    I need to pull the trigger on these! I keep going back and forth debating

    • BeautyJudy

      Do it! You’ll love it!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I love the glow! The coverage looks wonderful on the drops!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    My rosacea isn’t as bad as yours but I could go for these. Your results are great.

    • BeautyJudy

      I haven’t used another foundation in my stash since I purchased this!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    It really seems to work on the redness

    • BeautyJudy

      It definitely does!

  • marciaf

    The coverage is great on you. It really cancels out most of the red.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Marcia!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    That sounds like a perfect combo! I love that it provided almost full coverage, yet still looks completely natural on you.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Anastasia!

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    The after is beautiful. It doesn’t even look like you’re wearing anything. I’ve been wanting to try these drops since their debut. MAybe I will splurge.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Kim! I hope you do!

  • http://www.cosmetopiadigest.com/ CosmetopiaDigest.com

    The finish is beautiful! I’ve been hearing amazing things about the Custom Cover Drops and defo want to try. These should help make several discarded foundations in my stash more usable!

    • BeautyJudy

      I can’t recommend them enough!

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

    I have the Illuminating Primer but I’ve yet to get around to using it. However, I seriously want the Custom Cover Drops because I love the idea of being as versatile with my makeup as I feel like it!

    • BeautyJudy

      I think you will love both! I want to try these drops in one of my foundations that’s a little too fair and thin, I love the versatility!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Wow, it did a great job! Perfect combo for you! I haven’t used my drops in a while because I thought my face has gotten a bit darker in spite of using sunscreen all the time, but now you’re making me want to use them again. I’ll mix them with something new today!

    • BeautyJudy

      I wish my skin got a shade darker in summer – I’m always fair and pale and very red, lol. I’m glad you like these drops too!!!

  • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

    This mix is your jam, lady. Your skin looks wonderful.

    I LOVE the Custom Cover Drops. I would like to try the Anti Aging Primer, some day. I’m curious how the mix may work for my skin.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Erika! I really want to try the Anti-Aging primer as well!!