Cover FX Has Made Me Reconsider My Stance on Cream Foundation
When it comes to foundation, my formula of choice is liquid… so much so that I’ve developed tunnel vision where other types of foundation go over my head. Friends have tried to extol the merits of stick foundations from Tom Ford to Bobbi Brown, gel formulas and full-coverage cream foundations, yet one concern arises each time I consider their recommendations – cakiness. Moreover, being someone with confused skin that’s dry one minute and breaking out the next, steering clear of cream foundation is for my own good due to its tendency to clog the pores and highlight flakiness. However, after a recent moment of curiosity having been introduced to Cover FX, I decided to cave in and try their Total Cover Cream Foundation*. The verdict? I didn’t regret my choice.
The first thing I’ll mention about the foundation, or Cover FX in general, is that you’ll struggle to not find your shade as opposed to the other way around with most brands. Shades are categorised by undertones – pink, neutral and golden. Those with golden undertones like myself are oft-neglected resulting in foundations almost always being too dark or light, but shade G70 matches my skin perfectly and so I feel that Cover FX has my back, or face rather.
Despite it being nothing like the cakey, super-matte cream foundations that have had me running for the hills at the mention of the stuff, because the Total Cover Cream Foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation it only takes a little amount – buffed into the skin with a makeup sponge like Barely Cosmetics’ Prep, Blot & Blend* – to leave a smooth, satin finish. Interestingly enough, this also leads me to the only gripe I have with this foundation which is the difficulty in blending it without a sponge, though it could be because I’m used to liquid foundations which are much easier to work with. Nevertheless, what would be considered paradoxical by cream foundation sceptics, a product that won’t put the spotlight on your flaws, is actually real and Cover FX’s Total Cover Cream Foundation is it!