Review: Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

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Many of you may already be familiar with the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. It’s been raved about on YouTube and blogs as a revolutionary and versatile product —a real game changer. I gave in to the hype and had to see for myself how amazing these drops really were.

Application:

I was originally intrigued by customizable coverage and finish. Based on the chosen base (any serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, BB cream, sunscreen, etc), you can opt for a dewy, natural, or even matte finish.  The coverage can also be customized to your liking based on how many drops are used. According to the Cover FX website, 1 drop gives you sheer coverage and it can be built up to complete coverage with just 4 drops.

In my experience 1 drop was way too sheer to even be called sheer coverage. 2 drops gives slight coverage but still remains very natural as it doesn’t hide your skin and imperfections. Anything above 2 drops is medium-to-full coverage.

One of my favorite ways to use the drops is to mix it with current foundations that are now too dark for me. I only need to mix 1 or 2 drops to get the perfect shade or neutralize foundations that are too pink.

*For reference I am an NC 20-25 and the G20 is too light. (The swatches look very dark but I promise it matches my face!)

Left to Right: Custom Cover Drops (G20), MAC Pro Longwear (NC25), Dior Forever (Linen), NARS All Day Weightless Luminous (Santa Fe), Revlon Colorstay Whipped (200 Sand Beige)

There are endless mix and match possibilities and I’ve experimented… A LOT. I’ve found that gel-based lotions or primers don’t work as well with the drops because it tends to sheer out the coverage.

Gel v Cream
Both are compared using 2 drops | Left: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel | Right: Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Creme

Using cream-based moisturizers and primers did help with the overall finish, but I noticed a lot of separation on my T-Zone after only a couple of hours of wear. Granted, I have combination to oily skin, but I did expect for it to hold up better.

Packaging:

The Custom Cover Drops comes with a dropper, which makes it easy to control the amount of product being used, but it creates a huge mess around the rim of bottle. The product builds up around the rim and oozes out every time you twist the lid back on. Looking at the pictures, you can see the product build-up and what happens after twisting the cap back on. It gets all over the bottle, your hands, and frankly, it’s a big waste of product.

Custom Cover Drops CropCustom Cover Drops packaging

Price:

The price point is steep for .5 oz of product, as opposed to the typical 1 oz in foundations. The justification in this, however, is that it’s concentrated pigment and is meant to be used sparingly (literally 1-4 drops at a time). I’ve used this almost daily for several months now and I don’t see myself running out any time soon.

 

Here’s a quick overview:

PROS
  • Can be used to adjust shade of current foundations
  • Can skip the foundation step in your routine
  • Lightweight — Doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any makeup
  • Customizable coverage and finish
  • Wide shade range
CONS
  • Extremely messy packaging
  • Separation/Short wear-time
  • Price

Custom Cover Drops Final Thoughts

Overall, I don’t regret my purchase but I’m also not impressed with the product.  I’ve read reviews from people who had better experiences (and it looked absolutely gorgeous on them), but for me, it just didn’t live up to the hype. While I do enjoy the convenience and potential of the Cover Drops, the wear and finish just don’t compare to my favorite foundations! Let me know how you use the Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops!

 

 

Thank you so much for reading!

xo


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