Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Cover FX Oil Free Foundation Review



This Cover FX Oil Free foundation has been on my radar for such a long time and I cannot believe that I am only just getting around to trying it out. I think I first saw this foundation in a makeup tutorial by Jaclyn Hill. She said the words flawless and full coverage in the same sentence about this foundation and them two things just scream out to me, so it went onto my wishlist. As much as I wanted to try this out, I didn’t really jump to buying it. There just always seem to be something shiny and new that I try instead. It wasn’t until I was doing some rather reckless internet shopping late one night that I thought what harm is another £30 on top of the fortune that I am already spending. Let me just say that I am probably House of Frasers most loyal beauty customer!
When I first got this delivered I have to admit that I was a little underwhelmed by the packaging, but then again, I saw what it looked like online and I knew it was just a simple squeezy tube. I guess that it is great for travelling with and making sure that you get every scrap of product out, but it just doesn’t really look that great. When I am paying high end prices for a product I like to have some nice packaging to show for it, but like I said, it isn’t really a big deal and to 95% of people, it really won’t matter what the bottle or packaging looks like, as long as what is inside is really good quality.


I was quite lost when I had to select a shade for this foundation. You will know if you have ever bought anything by Cover FX in the last that they have such a huge selection. They have three different undertones, neutral, golden and pink and then they have so many shades through all of the undertones to choose from. I always just go for golden undertones because I am naturally very olive toned. In the end, I went for G60 and it is more or less a perfect match for my skin. Before I go in with a foundation on my face I always swatch on the back of my hand, chest and on my face and it looked like a really good match.
The first thing that I noticed when I went in with this foundation is that it is very thick. I would say that this Cover FX Oil Free Foundation is somewhere between a liquid and a crème product. When I squeeze some of this out either onto a palette or the back of my hand, it holds it shape because it is that thick. I have used some very thick foundations and this is right up there with them, I say in consistency it is similar to the MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation or the Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation. Like I said, I am used to thicker foundations, but to somebody that isn’t used to them, they could possibly find them uncomfortable because they can feel quite heavy on the skin, but to me, it isn’t anything too overbearing.
Now, onto the most important thing in my opinion, the coverage. When this stuff says that it is full coverage, then they were bloody right. I have sun damage and hyperpigmentation of my cheeks, so that is always a true test when it comes to full coverage foundations. Just a couple dots of this on top of my problem areas and then blending it out with a sponge or a buffing brush and it looks perfection. It covers everything. I would say that the coverage is very similar to the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation because it is so full coverage. I did build the coverage up ever so slightly on my cheeks to make sure that everything was flawlessly covered.



My only criticism of this foundation, and it isn’t even really a criticism, but it is quite sticky on the skin. When this is completely blended in, the skin does feel quite tacky. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t normally like to powder their foundation down, then I don’t think that this would be one for you, I honestly couldn’t imagine not powdering this down and setting it into place. But, when you have a foundation with such a high level of pigmentation, you have to expect it to have a heavier, thicker and potentially thicker feel on the skin!
I have been wearing this foundation near enough day in and day out for a couple weeks now and I am loving it. My skin looks very flawless and perfected, but it still looks like skin rather than a heavy mask on my face. I will leave a link down below to this Cover FX Oil Free Foundation in case you want to take a look at it. Also, make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know what foundations you’ve been loving at the moment and I will be sure to check them out!



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10 comments

  1. I love a full coverage foundation so this sounds amazing - I'm so with you on the packaging though, I want some frosted glass for £30!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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    1. It is the only down fall of this foundation!

      Danielle xx

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  2. This sounds like such a great foundation, as I love full coverage! You're right about the packaging though, it doesn't exactly look like £30 worth xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. It really is a great foundation, the coverage is incredible!

      Danielle xx

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  3. waoo girl foundation sound amazing & i will try dear love the post ... :)
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  4. :\ tacky foundations and concealers are the worst!!!

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

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    1. I think the same, but when this is set with powder, it feels really nice!

      Danielle xx
      http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  5. Ah this sounds great, I always powder my foundation so I think I could get over the tacky feeling! Love your new photography style by the way!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Exactly, as long as this is set with powder, I think it is beautiful. And thank you sweetie!

      Danielle xx
      http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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