Quick Review and First Impressions: Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

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This is going to be a super quick post because I wanted to get out my thoughts on the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ASAP! I am basing my review of this product on a generous sample I got at Sephora. I won't let myself purchase the full size yet because I just spent my budgeted makeup money on the NARS Sheer Glow foundation and have to save for birthdays, graduations, and Mother's Day coming up. I haven't seen too many people talking about it, especially people who have a similar skin tone as mine. The workers at my Sephora didn't know much about it and completely missed the fact that it isn't a foundation and it's unlike any other product out there.

Anyways, the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops is a brand new, innovative product that is a concentrated liquid pigment that you use to transform any beauty product into the perfect shade and coverage level that you desire. Just add a drop (or more depending on the amount of coverage you want) to face oil, serum, moisturizer, primer, or even foundation to create your ideal formula. It is NOT meant to be used by itself, otherwise the intensity of the pigment can end up making you look like a mannequin (and not in a good way!). I think this is a really good product for anyone, especially people who have trouble finding their perfect shade and makeup artists who really like experimenting and customizing.

http://www.sephora.com/custom-cover-drops-P394579?skuId=1676337
*Stock photo from Sephora

Cover FX has done an amazing job with this product and earns bonus points for releasing this line with a really good shade selection: 24 total (4 pink undertones, 13 neutral undertones (deep shades included!), and 7 golden undertones). Even more bonus points for Cover FX for actually including a dropper with the bottle to make life easier! The Custom Cover Drops costs $44 and comes with 0.5 fluid oz. which sounds like a small amount but you only need a couple drops  each time you use it so it should last a while!

So far, I really like mixing 2 drops of the shade G40 with my Glo Therapeutics Oil Free Moisturizer and Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. This combination gives me a perfect natural, lightweight finish and the primer keeps me (relatively) shine free and poreless all day long. Next, I will try it with a sheer coverage product like the NARS Sheer Glow or a tinted moisturizer to see how well it adds coverage and how the combination performs. I haven't had any sun so far this Spring so I think I will pick up the shade G50 since I tan so easily. I think going a tad darker will be more useful for mixing it with winter foundations and moisturizers and sunscreens that have a whitecast to them.




If you've tried this product let me know what you think about it and what you like to mix it with by leaving a comment below!

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9 comments

  1. Don't you hate when you know more about the products than the actual workers??? I ordered these drops and I can't wait to get my hands on them!!!

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    1. Yes sometimes they are amazing and other times they are no help at all! And I really hate when I know exactly what shade I am and they try to give me something too light or dark but I try to be nice and say "can you give me a sample of the shade you suggested AND the shade I actually asked for?". But anyways...Let me know how you like them!!

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  2. Really good range of colours there! I have a sallow skin tone, so pink undertones are no good for me :)

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  3. I bought the CoverFX Drops in mid April, and I'm still glad I did mostly for trying to "fix" or customize foundations/BB/CC creams or concealers whose shades are slightly off for me. I have tried mixing it with my moisturizer with SPF and even with 4 drops, it provides mostly light to medium coverage at best, and it breaks after a few hours on my dry skin which I dislike. I had planned to try mixing it with SPF alone but someone recently told me that mixing anything with SPF degrades the protection, who knows? I'm going to try mixing it with a different daytime moisturizer to see if it'll last any longer. My other beef is that it is messy! The stuff clumps on the dropper so it can be difficult to drop a specific number of drops and it gets all over the bottle neck. So it's not perfect, but it still is interesting and fun to play with.

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    1. I've heard that it breaks down on certain people but it can all depend on what you're mixing it with and how your skin reacts. It worked beautifully on me when I mixed it with moisturizer and primer but everyone is different. Thanks for letting me know about how messy it can get!

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  4. The Cover F/X Concealers are a lot creamier than their old ones so I'm curious about this one. I will look into their deep undertones online and see what they offer. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Oooh, I have never tried their concealers but now you make me want to!

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  5. Such a good post, I really want to pick this product up, but unsure which colour to go for. Stromboli is my colour match, but since we are coming in to summer.. i dont know which one to chose (not that my face tans much anyway.. but still) Any advice?

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    1. Thank you! I honestly think I could have gone darker than G50, especially for mixing it into my lighter winter foundations and because I tan easily in the summer. But with that being said, if you see yourself mixing it more with a moisturizer, then I would get G50. If you'd like to mix it with foundations you want to make darker then I'd go with G60. The shade looks darker in the bottle than it does when it's mixed with something else. Maybe you can get samples of different shades from Sephora? Hope this helps! :)

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