Over the last year or so, I’ve seen Cover FX feature on more and more blogs and after trying and falling in love with the Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder, I’ve been dying to try some of their other products. My holy grail foundation up until now was the NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation, so I was really intrigued by the Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation especially as the packaging looked a lot more compact and user friendly. The Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation is £35, and is available to purchase from Harvey Nichols.
The Total Cover Cream Foundation is anti-oxidant infused, and is designed to provide full coverage as both a foundation and a concealer, and claims to impart an all-day radiant finish which nourishes the skin with anti-aging benefits.
The Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation is a very impressive foundation, which offers optimum coverage of many skin imperfections such as acne, redness, melasma, under eye circles, uneven skin tones, post-surgical bruising, vitiligo, and tattoos and protection from wind, sun and pollution.
I tend to prefer medium to full coverage foundations as I suffer with frequent hormonal breakouts which really effect my confidence, so I like being able to cover them up without looking like I’m caked in foundation but I think it’s amazing that this foundation offers such an high level of coverage for so many skin imperfections.
The Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation is packaged within a grey plastic domed compact, which houses a mirror within the lid and the foundation in a flat tray which can be lifted up to reveal a well underneath which contains an handy sponge for on the go touch ups. The rounded compact is so much better than the long, rectangular one with the NARS Cream Foundation, as it’s a lot less bulky and it fits into my daily makeup storage a lot better too.
Cover FX has the most amazing shade selection, with their impressive shade range being divided into three categories; pink, neutral and golden, so there is guaranteed to be a shade for everyone. I always struggle to find a shade to match my skintone, as I’m very pale with a strong pink undertone so I was excited that Cover FX have a shade range for those with pink undertones like myself.
I decided on the lightest shade from the pink undertone section which is P10, and it’s the most incredible shade match; possibly the best shade match I’ve ever found in a foundation. P10 is the perfect shade for my skintone, so the swatches above might not be particularly helpful, but that’s because it’s the same colour as my skintone which never happens, so I’m absolutely thrilled.
So the shade match is spot on, but what about the formula?! Well I love it. It’s a very buildable foundation, and you can apply it quite sheerly if you want to with a Beauty Blender type sponge, but it builds very easily so I can choose to wear it as both my foundation and/or concealer, or wear it very sheerly as more of a tinted moisturiser effect.
I’d describe the formula of the foundation as being quite dewy, and creamy and I don’t think it’d suit those with oily skintones as it does have a glow to it which can be reduced with powder but it might be too emollient for oilier skin types. I love applying the foundation with my damp Beauty Blender, and it sits so nicely on my dry skin without clinging to dry patches and it lasts for at least five hours before touch ups are needed which is pretty good going for a face toucher like myself.
I cannot name one flaw with this foundation at all, I am so happy with it and I can’t wait to try more from Cover FX as I’ve been so impressed..