Hey everyone. I know it’s been a while, but I’m going to try to post a bit more frequently. Between the end of the semester, final exams, starting my new internship, and handling some personal stuff, I just haven’t been making the time to post. I hope you all have been fine, and I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. I’m probable going to change my posting schedule for the summer only because posting during the week is kind of difficult given my schedule, but I’ll work that out later.
Anyhow, in order to ring in things, I’d like to start off this summer with a review of what has easily been my favourite product for the past month and then some: the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.
I usually don’t give into Youtube hype…usually, but this was a must. I watched video after video in awe. There’s really a product out there that provides so much customization?! And in so many shades?! Something had to give…it sounded too good to be true.
Determined to find out if this was worth the hype,
and find an excuse to go to Sephora, I purchased the drops.
As I said, I went to Sephora and was colour matched to shade N100. QUICK NOTE: These drops are not foundation. They are to be mixed with another liquid, oil, or silicone based product (i.e. primer, facial oil, moisturizers, foundations, etc…) in order to create a better shade match and/or customize your coverage.
With that being said, I started using this product immediately, and since I purchased them in late April/beginning of May, I have to say I give them a 10/10. Let’s go about the review based on it’s claims:
From a sheer tint to total coverage, Custom Cover Drops lets you achieve your desired coverage. Blend it with anything liquid to create your desired coverage, including moisturizers, serums, oils, primers, foundations, and tinted moisturizers that are water-, oil-, or silicone-based. These revolutionary drops feature Flash Fusion Technology™, so as soon as you drop, it leaves behind pigment that weightlessly transforms your favorite beauty product into the sheerest tint or a total coverage foundation. Simply adjust your coverage by the number of drops you add. The pigments are coated with lecithin, which is biochemically similar to the skin, to ensure seamless blending, precise control, and the smoothest application.
- “Custom Cover Drops lets you achieve your desired coverage.”/”…as soon as you drop, it leaves behind pigment that weightlessly transforms your favourite beauty product into the sheerest tint or total coverage foundation.”
I’ve used these drops with primer, moisturizer, liquid foundation, and BB cream, and I’ve had nothing but success with each of these products. During the day, I am able to use 1-2 drops to achieve a really nice and office wearable face. Here’s a picture:
When I want more of a beat face, when I’m going out for example, I use 3-4 drops for more full coverage. Here is a picture: Clearly I don’t like to smile >.< Anyway, the spectrum of coverage with this product is amazing, and since everything revolves around just a few drops, the .5 fl oz’s of product is bound to last you a while. I’ve been using these virtually every day for about a month and a half to two months now and I still have a long way to go before everything is finished.
- “Blend it with anything liquid…”
Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve used this with my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, Black Radiance BB Cream, BH Cosmetics Foundation, NYX Photo Finish Primer, and Cocoa Butter lotion. Each of these products has been given a new life because of these drops. In the case of the primer, wearing that alone with just 3 drops of the drops was enough to give me great coverage for the day (topped with a powder of course since I can tend to get oily). Once just using primer became played out in my makeup routine, I turned to incorporating it into my summer routine which consists mainly of my BB Creams. In both cases, I am able to maintain the light feel of the BB Creams without sacrificing coverage which I love. It’s so hot, and I hate the feeling of sticky makeup on my face. I hate when I sweat and I can just feel this layer of bleh on my face as the droplets form and slide down my face. It’s a great feeling to look like you just walked out of a beauty studio without sacrificing breathable skin. Specifically regarding the Maybelline BB Cream, I am able to adjust it to my skin colour perfectly, as I have the shade Medium/Deep. I was worried about oxidizing so I got it a shade up from the darkest one, but when I first apply it, it can look a bit light. Once I powder and all that it’s fine, but it’s nice to have it just look fine freshly applied to the face. The correcting properties have been especially helpful in the case of my BH Cosmetics liquid foundation which turned out to be too dark for me, and also couldn’t reach a full coverage. The drops help get it to just the right colour and coverage for me.
- “…ensure seamless blending, precise control, and the smoothest application.”
Yes, to everything. Just yes.
The only issues I can see people having with this might be how they choose to blend these with other liquid products, thus not allowing them to get the full benefit of the drops. Also, people might mistake it for a foundation, which they stress not to, so they might judge them from that standpoint. Overall, I think these are a revolutionary product that everyone should at least try.
That’s all! I might try posting a video or something to show how I use these.