I am a recent, and enthusiastic convert to the Cover FX brand. I just love that they are about makeup that is also skincare, and about helping people look and *feel* their best. I was given the opportunity to test and review their stable of primers, and I'd love to share with you what I thought about them!
Because Cover FX is committed to skin care, in addition to keeping makeup in place, each of their primers has an additional purpose.
In order, from left to right, is the Cover FX primer with SPF 30, Anti-Aging, Matte/Anti-Acne, and Anti-Age Eye. Each photo shows them a little more blended out, but not completely blended. The first two are a little more dewy, with the Anti-Age primer having a slight yellow cast due to the Co-Q10. Don't worry, though, that disappears when it's completely blended in.
HERE and HERE if you'd like to go back and read the posts. They were pretty fascinating, if I do say so myself. Here's the TL;DR:
For my first experiment, I put matte primer on half my face, and anti-aging on the other half. The Anti-aging side was just a *touch* dewier, but there was no marked difference between the two sides. There is, however, a huge difference between the no-makeup and the made up look. Behold, the power of
In addition to my Cover FX BB Gel and Setting powder, I'm also wearing Maybelline Color Tattoos in Tenacious Teal and Tough As Taupe, with my Cailyn Gel Eyeliner in Iron, Rimmel Scandal Eyes, Retro Glam, and my coveted sample of Guerlain Meteorites! Ballz!
Here's the difference between what I looked like at the beginning of the night, and after a night of carousing with my friends. Wow, I'm tired. And maybe a little drunk. I wish I could remember what blush I had on, because it didn't last the night. My lipstick didn't either, which is why I just put on something that was in my purse.
Well, I got some advice from my friends at Cover FX. Because, the first time I tried this, these same Tattoos were sliding off my eyes within minutes. They suggested applying a bit of the matte setting powder over the primer, and then again over the shadow.
For the next experiment, I mixed the matte and anti-aging primers together. I felt like a rebel. I liked the slightly dewy effect, and the benefits from both the Co-Q10 and the salicylic acid.
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The brush reminds me a bit of a concealer brush, but the synthetic brush fibers have been treated with an antimicrobial formula to help prevent bacteria getting into the pimple. The primer is a clear gel, designed to treat the pimples while giving your concealer a smooth surface to adhere to. Because that crusty, flaky look of concealer on a pimple is no bueno.
I like having primers that have a secondary function - I can choose which primer best suits my complexion and my activities for that particular day! Do you change your primer routine? Do you like primer to also function as skincare?