Monday, 30 April 2012

Cover FX Cream Foundation




First and foremost, a huge thank you to Becca, who hosted the giveaway where I won this! I am normally extremely unlucky, but I somehow ended up winning two giveaways within days of each other! I think I may have bounced around my room about a day afterwards, haha. 

For about a year I've been using Illamasqua's Rich Liquid Foundation, which, until recently, I have been loving. Recently my skin has started to feel a little worn and dull, and I was feeling like a change was needed but I wasn't sure of what to look for. It takes me ages to find a foundation that suits my oily skin and is pale enough for my skintone. It also has SPF 30, and is not tested on animals.






When looking at the shade list for this foundation, I found it quite difficult to get around. It took me a very long time to decide which would suit me, I found it quite hard to tell by the swatches. In the end I went for E0 (if I get stuck I generally choose the palest). I think it suits my skintone really well.

I apply this foundation using my Sigma F80 Brush. I know Sigma is pretty awkward to get hold of here, so I would also recommend the ELF Studio Powder Brush. The foundation comes with a little sponge in a compartment underneath the foundation, but I prefer using brushes to sponges and I think it gives a more even finish. I have never been able to work sponges when it comes to cream products.

This is a high coverage foundation. It isn't perhaps as high as my Illamasqua foundation (I have yet to find one that is) but it's still very good, and doesn't feel at all heavy. I can still see my freckles peeping through when I apply this.

One of my favourite aspects of this foundation is that it lasts forever. My skin is very oily, and with most foundations I am shiny half way through the day. With this one I can wear it at uni and get home in the evening with only the slightest shine to my face. It doesn't accentuate dry areas either, which is excellent for covering blemishes such as spots.

The biggest drawback for this foundation is the price. According to the House of Fraser website it costs £37. Definitely at the higher end!

Overall I really love this foundation. I will be using it sparingly because of the price, but if you're looking for a high coverage foundation that's long lasting and you're willingly to pay more for it, this is for you.

You can purchase this foundation from the House of Fraser website.

What's your favourite foundation?

Disclaimer: I won this foundation in a giveaway.

16 comments:

  1. glad you are enjoying your foundation :D

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    1. Blogger put this in the spam folder, only just found it!

      It's lovely, thank you! x

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  2. Thanks for the great review dear!

    I am now following your blog!

    xoxo,

    http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.ca/

    Cindy

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  3. Great review! I haven't heard anything about this but it looks gorgeous! I love the packaging! Not sure about the price though...!
    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. It really is wonderful, but the price is way too high for me to buy normally! x

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  4. I found your blog through Blog Hop - Come by and say hi!

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  5. Hi, You have a lovely blog! Came here via 'blog love therapy' blog-hop and now following! I'd appreciate if you please check out my blog and follow back!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  7. Hi, great blog! I'm a new follower, please follow back. Thanks!


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    1. Thank you for the follow :) x

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  8. Hey Claire,

    Ive given you a sunshine award!

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    Aundrea xx

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  9. I have the exact same problem as you when it comes to foundation, my skin is ultra pale and oily. The best foundation I have found is MakeUp ForEver Velvet Mat + Foundation, in the shade 15 Alabaster. It is one of the palest foundations I've ever found, and it gives you that 'just applied powder' feel, though I still like to apply powder, I'm a creature of habit! It is still quite expensive (though not as much as the Cover FX one), for me it was €35 (kind of made my jaw drop when the SA told me how much it was!), but I've decided it is totally worth it! ♥

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    1. I've never actually used anything by Make Up Forever, it's quite hard to get hold of here! I always apply powder too, it makes my make-up feel 'finished' for some reason? I think if you find something that works for you then it's definitely worth it! x

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