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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Aallexxy's FoundationFiles; CoverFx Custom Cover Drops

Foundation Files; This is where I test out different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and post my findings. (Follow me on Instagram,Twitter and Bloglovin so you don't miss a post) So let’s get started!!!

First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference:in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral.

Coverfx Custom Cover Drops
Brand: CoverFx

Name: Custom Cover Drops

Coverage:
1 Drop = Sheer Coverage
2 Drops = Medium Coverage
3 Drops = Full Coverage
4 Drops = Total Coverage
Shade: N80

Swatch:
Coverfx Custom Cover Drops Swatch
What The brand says: Custom Cover Drops contain concentrated pigments that allow you to customize any product and adjust the level of coverage you desire. Custom Cover Drops can be mixed with anything liquid to add coverage - moisturizers, serums, oils, primers, foundations and tinted moisturizers that are water, oil or silicone-based. These revolutionary drops feature our Flash Fusion Technology™, 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 pigments are coated with Lecithin, which is biochemically similar to the skin, to ensure ease of blending and the smoothest application. With unprecedented control, you are free to customize coverage like never before. 
Before using Custom Cover Drops, shake well. Then, it’s simple! Just place your usual product into the palm of your hand, DROP in Custom Cover Drops, MIX with your fingertips and TRANSFORM into perfect customized coverage, from a sheer tint to total coverage foundation!

Wear time (with/without primer): This is unique in the sense that it can be mixed directly with primer, as well as a multitude of other things, so wear time isn't directly related as easily as other base products. I've been mixing this with a clear gel serum, and wear time is great, whether I wear a primer prior to this ir not.
Price (ml): £36 for 15ml

Pros: Suitable for all skintypes
Customisable coverage and finish
Free from parabens, sulfates, fragrance etc
Dropper style applicator
Only a small amount needed
Cons: Mixing agent may adjust shade slightly
Pricey
Dropper style bottle

Suitable Skin Types: All
Ingredients: 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 (Aqua, Eau), Alcohol, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Oxidation: None

Any Other Information: You have to be careful what shade you get and what you mix it with, for instance if I mix this with a white coolured moisturiser it will lighten the shade slightly, which won't work as I get darker during the summer months. I can easily see myself getting the next shade up from this though, as I love this product. You can also buy a shade to adjust a pre-existing foundation that's either too light or too dark for you, or to adjust the as you tan so no need for a seperate summer/winter base product. Does not contain; Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs and Triclosan.

Conclusion: I absolutely love this, the customisable nature of it, the mixing process etc. This is a product my combination skin can wear all year round and will truly suit all skintypes, as it depends on what you mix it with. forexample, in the winter I'd mix this with a facial oil, while in the summer a mattifying primer.
Rating: Love*
*Ratings: Hate, Dislike, Like, Lust, Love