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Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

I love the idea of the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops - add it to any of your existing products to make a foundation or tinted product...best part...you get to decide on the coverage!

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Cover FX Custom Cover Drops - gummyvision.com

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, $44/.5 oz

I tested the Cover FX Custom Cover drops alone and with the following products:

Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF50+ Milk, Bioderma Photoderm Laser SPF50+, Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel, Glycolix Elite Fortified Cream, African Botanics Pure Marula OIl

...And here's the video that originally got me hooked and dying to try this product...

Sounds completely amazing and fantastic, right?!!! If only it were that easy...

Here are the most important points I found while trying to use this product:

  • Making foundation isn't as easy as simply adding pigment to your non-foundation product.
  • The number of drops used doesn't merely correlate with amount of coverage, it also means either a lighter or darker shade of the pigment itself. So...I have the color G30...the fewer drops I use means the actual color is lighter than G30 along with lighter coverage. The color is in the same family, but up to several shades down from what the pigment looks like in the bottle. 
  • The less product I mix the drops with the better, otherwise I have to use more drops to get the right color - could empty the bottle quickly, plus it's harder to tell what the coverage will be like. 

I thought the drops would take on the finish of whatever product I mixed it with, but instead it dulled everything to the point of being pretty lifeless...even the Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel and the African Botanics Pure Marula Oil. It also made everything sit in my pores. And the higher the coverage (The more product added), the worse things looked. And lighter coverage (along with the point above about it also being a lighter shade) didn't even cover minor redness...I could tell I applied something, but I don't think it made my skin look better - and that's the whole point!!

Also, the dropper applicator is really messy when taking it in/out of th bottle (the top part where the threads are). I've tried wiping it away, but it comes right back...I think it's to spite me?!!! Seems so wasteful, especially considering the bottle is only .5oz. 

This is going back. Have you tried the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops? If the product worked for you, what are you using to mix with it?

 

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