Cover FX New Foundations & Powders Have You Covered (Literally)

CoverFX Foundation and Powder

Cover FX has a new look! They also have some cool new foundations as well as complimentary powders to go with them.

Here are the four items I tried out.

  • Pressed Mineral Foundation ($35 for .43 oz): Sheer to full coverage with a matte finish. Contains Amazonian Kaolin Clay which absorbs oils and detoxifies skin. Also contains green tea and vitamins C and E. There are 24 shades.
  • Total Cover Cream Foundation ($42 for .33 oz): Medium to full coverage with a radiant finish. Contains vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection. Also has an SPF of 30. There are 28 shades.
  • Matte Setting Powder ($32 for .33 oz): Controls oil and provides a light matte finish. Also has green tea and vitamins C and E. This comes in 3 shades.
  • Blotting Powder ($24 for .33 oz): Controls oil and shine. Contains Amazonian Kaolin Clay, green tea and vitamins C and E. This comes in 3 shades.

CoverFX Matte Setting Powder Light
Matte Setting Powder

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Matte Setting Powder in Light

This loose powder comes in a container that is fairly mess free. It comes in Light, Medium and Deep. I tried out Light and found that even though it looks almost too pale, it’s actually kind of translucent on my skin if I use just a small amount. It feels incredibly silky and smooth. I don’t ever wear powder all over my face anymore because as you age I think it makes you look older a lot of times. But it’s great for my oilier t-zone.

CoverFX Blotting Powder Light
Blotting Powder

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Blotting Powder in Light

The Blotting Powder comes in a thin sleek compact and in Light, Medium and Deep. I tried out Light and it works perfectly with my skin tone. This is a great compact for on the go touch-ups. I love that the compact is so thin and doesn’t weight much.

CoverFX Blotting Powder  Matte Setting Powder Swatches
Blotting Powder in Light, Matte Setting Powder in Light.

CoverFX Total Cover Cream Foundation N35
Total Cover Cream Foundation in N35

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Total Cover Cream Foundation in N35

Total Cover Cream Foundation comes in 28 shades and I am using N35. Their foundations come in either P (for pink), N (for neutral with equal parts pink and golden) and G (for Golden).

It comes in a compact with a sponge hidden away underneath the foundation. The foundation can be applied either with the sponge that comes with it, a brush or even your fingers. I tried out the sponge and it’s just ok. I prefer a brush or my fingers I think.

N35 is just a tad bit too dark for me, but it’s nearly my perfect shade. I like that you can build this up from a medium to more of a full coverage. It feels light and easy to wear.

CoverFX Pressed Mineral Foundation N35
Pressed Mineral Foundation

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Pressed Mineral Foundation in N35

Pressed Mineral Foundation also comes in a compact with the hidden sponge. This foundation isn’t a cream though, it’s a soft powder.

I also tried this in N35 and it was just a tiny bit too dark. It definitely doesn’t feel like a typical foundation because it’s so light. But it does give you a lot more coverage than just a typical powder. It gives a matte finish, but doesn’t look dry or chalky at all.

CoverFX Total COver Cream Foundation  Pressed Mineral Foundation Swatches
Total Cover Cream Foundation in N35, Pressed Mineral Foundation in N35

Overall: I really like the feel of all these products on my face. I never feel like I am wearing too much of anything or “mask-y”. The powders are light and fluffy and do a great job of keeping the shine at bay. Love the Blotting Powder compact because it’s so transportable. I like the Total Cover Cream Foundation but I think I prefer cream foundation that comes in a jar better. The Pressed Mineral Foundation is nice for a lighter matte finish.

Availability: Sephora and Cover FX.

Pricing: Listed above.

Have you tried anything from Cover FX? Do any of these new options interest you?


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  • December 4, 2012

    I’m really interested in trying this brand,it’s one of the few sephora brands I haven’t tried. I love base/foundation/concealer/powder products and am always kinda on the hunt for new options. The colors look really good, the first blends so well with your skintone. I know that very light skintone foundations can be as difficult to find as very dark skintone foundations, so that’s a huge positive
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  • December 4, 2012

    Have not tried Cover FX, would be interested in the both the cream and pressed mineral foundations. A bit concerned that the cream foundation would settle in my pores, though.
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    • December 4, 2012

      I didn’t use a primer when I tried it and it didn’t settle into my pores at all. :)

  • December 4, 2012

    Actually I won the cream foundation in a giveaway but the weather was too warm for me to use it. I’ll try it now that it’s cool again. I’m glad you mentioned about the sponge. I find they usually don’t work well anyway but I’ll try other ways to apply.

  • December 4, 2012

    Never tried anything from this brand but the Blotting Powder peaked my interest! I have a very oily T-zone while the rest of my face is dry, so anything that helps control oil is a huge plus for me. 3 shades just doesn’t seem like it would cover a range of different women so I am kind of skeptical about that.

  • December 4, 2012

    i use the Cover FX matte foundation primer and really like it. will definitely have to check out this makeup next time i’m Sephora!

  • December 6, 2012

    I LOVE CoverFX. I’ve been using the liquid foundation (NaturalFX, I think) for about 7 years.

    It was great finding a foundation for darker skin that wasn’t chalky and didn’t turn orange.

    I also use the Clearprep primer, the setting power, MatteFX, and CoverFX when I feel that i need major coverage.

  • December 15, 2012

    I use the cream foundation and the coverage is really great – I can build it enough to cover my rosacea without looking too heavy or caked on. It’s also the first brand I’ve used where there’s been shades lighter than my skin tone; I’m often more pale than anything a brand will carry, so I’d definitely recommend them to anyone super pale who is having trouble finding a color match.

  • January 13, 2013

    I have used the PowderFX in E40 and am trying to figure out what the same color would be in the CoverFX. Help! I have rosecea and have to stay away from pinks and the neutral colors look too dark.