Cover FX Custom Cover Drops review and photos.

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Cover FX Custom Cover Drops G40 and G60.

There is no denying the stunning spring/summer collections currently out on the market, but lately my attention has been squarely focused on my complexion.  My basic mission was to find a liquid foundation for the warmer months that had a lightweight texture, fantastic coverage and able to last the day with minimal fading.  I believe CoverFX Custom Cover Drops ($44 USD/.05 fl.oz) delivers on all of my demands.  These unique drops lets you customize the coverage with any catalyst (primer, oil, moisturizer, etc.) of your choosing.  Genius?  I believe so.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

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Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops G40 and G60.

Cover Fx Drops

Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops G40 and G60.

The Pros to Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops:

  1. Drops can be added to any liquid skincare (primer, moisturizer, oils, sunscreens etc.) converting these products into foundation to suit individual tastes and needs.
  2. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.

    Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.

  3. Lightweight texture feels extremely comfortable and looks natural on the skin.
  4. Does not emphasize dry spots or settle into pores.
  5. Stored in a glass bottle, which is sanitary and chemical-free (some may not like this feature).
  6. Color range is categorized by Pink (4 shades), Neutral (13 shades), and Golden (7 shades).
  7. Concentrated pigment means little product is needed for immediate results (see above swatches).
  8. “Flash fusion technology” formula allows pigment to bond instantly with any liquid.
  9. Formula must be shaken to incorporate the pigment.
  10. Once the pigment sets, it lasts 10+ hours on my dry skin.
  11. A synthetic brush (MUFE 110 reviewed here) is ideal to blend this product on the skin.
  12. Vegan friendly, paraben, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc free.
  13. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Cover FX Custom Cover Drops:

  1. Although the drops do mix unbelievably well with any liquid, on my dry skin, the best results were achieved when a cream-like medium was used (Cover FX Illuminating Primer).
  2. If accidentally spilled, the concentrated pigment does stain clothing and does not wash out.  I have a pair of pants that will never be the same.
  3. The tonality of the shades are a bit off (I need to mix two shades)-the neutral shades (my normal range) were way too peachy and the golden shades seem too yellow.  An in-store visit is highly recommended for color matching.
  4. Every time the bottle is shaken, pigment collects around the opening.  This not only wastes product, but the messy outcome is unsightly and annoying to clean on a daily basis.
  5. Half the size of a standard foundation.
Cover FX Illuminating Primer.

Cover FX Illuminating Primer.

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Cover FX Illuminating Primer with 2 drops of G40 and 1 drop of G60.

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Cover FX Illuminating Primer with 2 drops of G40 and 1 drop of G60 incorporated.

  • Cover Fx Illumating Primer is silicone-free and makes the perfect accompaniment for the drops. The two products seem to glide on my dry skin easily and set within a couple of minutes.
  • When combined with silicone primers, I found Custom Cover Drops’ application was a bit streaky and uneven.  I may be a bit bias here; my dry skin requires a more emollient liquid to seem hydrated, therefore my medium of choice will always be moisturizers.
  • When combined with my Argan Oil, I found the coverage to be sheerer than with a denser liquid.  I also noticed the pigment appeared darker than anticipated.  Of course, these results are very personal and will vary based on skin tone, texture and body chemistry.
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Cover FX Custom Cover Drops packaging.

  • As mentioned, the packaging is not my favorite. Even though the dropper does dispense the product nicely, the fluid pigment somehow always manages to collect at the opening.  IMHO, a specially designed pump would have been more efficient and sanitary.
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Wearing Cover FX Illuminating Primer with 2 drops of G40 and 1 drop of G60.

  • Three drops, in total, seems to provide me with the coverage I need.  I have experimented with using four drops and the coverage was indeed “total.”  There have also been days when these drops even sufficed as my concealer.
  • My Lancome Teint Idole 24H Foundation has served me well over the years; however, by late afternoon, I was noticing oil break through on my T-Zone area, despite my severely dry skin.
  • Custom Cover Drops longevity is off the charts–even on a challenging 10 mile bike ride, the coverage never faltered.  This formula would surely be ideal for oiler skins.

Ingredients for Cover FX Custom Cover Drops:

Ethyl Trisiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Mica, Jojoba Esters, Triethylhexanoin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Water, Alcohol, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

**Cover FX Custom Cover Drops can be found at Sephora or Coverfx.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Cover FX Custom Cover Drops have become my foundation of choice.  The adjustable coverage, amazing longevity, and lightweight texture have impressed me beyond belief.  As mentioned, once the right medium is found, the coverage is amazing–do try it and see for yourself.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Comments

  1. You have really flawless skin that doesn’t even need foundation!
    I love the concept of the Custom Drops and really want to try these. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any website that would ship these to India yet. Guess I’ll have to ask some friends to get it for me.
    One suggestion; instead of shaking the bottle, how about rolling it between your palms like we do with nail polish bottles? Perhaps then so much product wouldn’t collect near the mouth?

  2. Annette says:

    Hi Maria: Thanks for the review , I think I will pick several shades of this. Love your photographs. Yiur flawless girlfriend! By the way, what lipstick are you wearing? It is beautiful on you.

    Bye!

    • Hello Annette,

      Thank you so much my dear. The lipstick is Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in 04 Brown is Back–the best $13 USD I have ever spent. The matte shades perform like a liquid lipstick–once they set they don’t budge.

      -Maria

  3. Hi Maria. I have not about this brand before. I understand why you like it so much. Especially the bit about how it does not emphasize dry spots and pores appeals to me. My skin has become dry the last couple of years and my current foundation doesn’t hide this properly. So I’m finally considering using a primer (not related to this foundation though).. but yeah, foundations that do focus on dry skin appeals to me. Any primer you recommend that works on sensitive and dry rosacea skin? Also one that minimizes pores. Lol. I’m asking a lot here.. I know xD but any suggestion could help! x

    • Hello Natasja,

      The only primer that will minimize pores are silicone based (some people have serious issues with silicones). Currently I’m using a loving NYX Shine Killer Primer (purchased after this post) with these drops and having amazing results. Even on my dry skin this is the only silicone based primer that works for me without drying out my skin and leaving a flawless finish. I hope this helps.

      -Maria

  4. Olivia says:

    Interesting product. I have to admit the bottle has to be redesigned. That much can probably cover 10 faces! What a waste there.

    From the ingredients, it seems to me it can’t be mixed with water based products, creams and oils seem to do better. However, I wonder what happens if mixed with mineral makeup? Will it become a creamy powder? Hmmmm! Curiosity is growing!

    • Hello Olivia,

      That bottle needs a serious makeover. Although you need very little product and I can’t foresee finishing these anytime soon, I’m really irritated by the waste. I think you can mix these with anything.

      -Maria

  5. Hey Maria, thank you so much for the in-depth review! I have been very curious about these and it seems like suddenly everybody has a bottle or two! I really like the idea. I think it’s genius, and I’m glad to hear it’s so lightweight while offering great coverage. Sorry to hear about your pants, but at least your skin looks fab!

    • Hello Sunny,

      Thank you so much. This is an amazing concept, I wonder why no one thought of it soon. The pigment seems to bind instantly and my pants paid the price. Oh well, the perfect excuse to go shopping for more clothes. 🙂

      -Maria

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