Monday, 28 May 2012

Foundation Find: Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Liquid Foundation SPF 15

I purchased this foundation after reading a review of it on The Sunday Girl blog (click to view). I haven't used foundation for years, but had been on the look out for one to buy for the days where concealer and powder just isn't enough! When I read about this I had to buy it, it has so many amazing features!

Why does it sound so amazing? It's a long list, but here goes! (Information from Cover FX's website and the actual foundation.)

  • It's a 2 in 1 foundation AND concealer
  • Provides moderate coverage of skin imperfections such as acne, redness, under eye circles, uneven skin tones, post-surgical bruising, vitiligo and tattoos
  • Creates a natural, dewy looking finish
  • Contains Vitamin E to nourish and protect, and Bisabolol to help reduce inflammation
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Contains non-comedogenic ingredients (will not cause/worsen blackheads)
  • It is free of oil, fragrance and parabens
  • Dermafix technology provides all day wear, water resistance and the ability to build extra coverage in "problem" areas
  • Contains SPF 15
  • Available in over 20 global shades

I purchased this from the House of Fraser website, which offers a free "collect in store" delivery. (Order before 5pm and it will be available in your chosen store after noon the next day! Impressive.)  I purchased this foundation in shade E0, which is a very pale shade. I used the shade selector on the Cover FX website (link here) which helps you select your shade based on the colour tone of your skin. It isn't ideal, but I decided to risk it as none of the House of Fraser stores near me had a Cover FX counter. Thankfully, I think E0 is pretty spot on for me.

My Verdict

Coverage - describing it as "moderate" is spot on really. It covers blemishes and spot scars really well, so I only have to top it up with a tiny amount of concealer - much less than normal. Bigger spots require a few layers of foundation, but this is easy thanks to the Dermafix technology. It evens out my skin tone and my pores appear smaller. It is also fantastic on under eye circles! Such a great multi-tasker! Yet it doesn't even feel like I'm wearing any foundation, it's so light on the skin.

Finish - it is quite dewy and I do prefer a matt finish. But I always dust some powder over my face anyway, so this doesn't bother me.

Staying power - roughly 6 hours unprimed, it tends to need topping up around my nose, which is a bit shiny. With primer, about 8 hours.

Would I re-purchase? Definitely! At £37.00 for 30ml it isn't cheap, but considering I barely need to use concealer now (it's more of a backup), I think it's worth it. Plus I can wear it knowing that it's not going to break me out in spots! 

Have you discovered a great foundation recently? What's your current favourite?

Beauty Bird xx


  1. Oh this sounds very promising, pricey but lovely!

    1. I always seem to go for the pricey stuff, my bank account is getting emptier...!x

  2. this sounds really good! i was about to add it to my wishlist, then i saw the price - not sure i can justify it :/ we'll have too see! <3

    1. The price is probably the only negative about this! I'm going to see how long the bottle lasts and if it's a decent amount of time I'll definitely re-purchase. What foundation do you use?x


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