Purchased by me.
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.
I got color-matched at Sephora (thanks to Gina from the Deptford, NJ store!).
Gina mixed the drops with the brand’s Illuminating Primer. Check it out:
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?!
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.
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!:
And here’s me, with the Custom Cover Drops, Illuminating Primer, and full makeup:
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!
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?