I love Cover FX. They are one of the most truly inclusive and diverse brands and their innovation with the custom cover drops have really impressed me. I spoke earlier this year about my contour lesson and I have been playing with the palette ever since.
I really like this palette as I use it both to custom blend my foundation as well as to highlight and contour. The recent trend for cardboard palettes is followed by CoverFX and I have not quite decided how I feel about it. On the one hand, I like the look of the palette. It has a magnetic closure and a fold of ribbon to open the palette with. However, a plastic palette feels a little more finished and is less prone to water damage which is important as I tend to use this palette in the bathroom. Anyway…
There are four shades of the Total Cover Cream in the palette but I really only use three. As you know, I am a huge fan of a cream foundation formula and for the contour, it is perfect as you can blend it out beautifully. The colour that you see when you first buy the palette is not the colour that you apply to the face – not sure why that happens. It is not a skin on the product but once you put your finger or brush into the pan it goes.
I wear shade N100 so N60 is too light for me to highlight with. I sometimes use it as a base on my lids but generally I leave it alone. Candlelight is my favourite shade. A beautiful golden highlight shade. Great on its own or as a base for powder highlighter. N90 for my subtle under the eyes highlight and 120 for contour. One of the reasons I love this palette is because the effect is so subtle. it creates a really polished look without me looking like a Kardashian.
For me, cream contour is far less scary then powder contour as it is easier to fix any mistake and if you decide that you want to build up the intensity, you can go over it with powder.
As I am talking about the palette, I really should take about the brush too. I like this brush but I don’t love it. It is quite a short handled double ended brush which I like because it does not feel unwieldy in the hand. You can pick up a good amount of product and work it into the skin.
My preferred end is the smaller end to really work the product into the skin and get smaller less intense placement of colour while you are getting used to the product. This brush is for placement rather than blending so I find that I still need a flat top brush to blend out the lines. If you don’t have the brush you can still use the palette effectively and you may have other brushes in your collection that will work well to place the product onto the skin. I bought my from Harvey Nichols when I bought my palette but if you head to QVC you can get the palette and the brush is thrown in for free
The palette is available in six colour option across pink golden and neutral undertones and I really recommend it.