Cover FX’s 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips

Cover FX’s 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips

Have you ever tried Cover FX’s highlighter drops or any of their products? smh I have not BUT I had a chance to go to the Behind the scenes ‘Beauty Lab’ hosted by Victor Casale to test out their products. This is a post where you will find out the 3 Makeup tips that have changed my makeup game.

 
I arrive at the Space NK store opposite Harrods which I am ashamed to say I have never been to lol. When arrived I had a good nose at the Harrods shop windows before the event. They had some amazing glass pieces and the culture around Harrods is amazing.
 
Once all the guests arrived, Victor introduces him self and I was amazed he started his career as a founding partner of Mac Cosmetics and from there he built a noteworthy reputation of world-renowned product innovator and creator. He created Mac’s cult Red lipstick, Russian Red which was used on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour, the Face and Body Foundation and Studio Fix Foundation to name but a few.
 
Cover FX was born at one of the leading Research Hospitals in Canada. Victor developed Total Cover Cream Foundation for Patients with severe burns and other skin disfigurements/aliments.  Total Cover helped the patients to gain their confidence back. Most of the foundations were custom colours with benefits to assist their skin woes such as full coverage and good ingredients. Then quickly the word spread; friends and family came to purchase the foundation now name Power Play.
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The 4 colours that make up your foundation

I learnt so much about how foundation colours are created. The Power Play Foundation, in particular, is made up of 4 pigments, Red, Yellow, Black and White. The amount of each depends on your skin tone. Here is my custom made I mixed with my own hands.
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Using these colours I was able to mix my own shade. It felt like a science class and I’m so grateful for the information shared. I just need a lab coat lol. I was so messy but I finally got my shade. I mostly used yellow, red and a smidge of white and black for when I made mistakes. Since making this I have almost finished the sample. The way the foundation is setup!! It is the perfect mix of matte and dewy goodness. I never thought I would wear a matte foundation period. My eczema combination skin does not play well with matte I tried the Mac Studio Fix and I was literally a dried shriveled up corps. Do not get me wrong Studio Fix is a great foundation and coverage is good, it is just not good for my skin. 

Power Play has now become one of my staple foundations for my NC45 skin. It looks like my skin, it lasts long, the coverage is medium/full and it will never leave my staples. Nope. Seriously, it.is.that.good. I also bought a new foundation brush is amazing and the Dewy setting spray that gives you that I mind my business and drink my water, moisturised look.
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Me telling everyone how good the foundation is.

The Makeup trick to picking the right powder product for your skin tone

 
Our next lesson was about buying powder products and figuring out how it would look like on my skin. The best way is to test is apply primer, then dampen my skin and apply the powder to get a true likeness of how it will wear.  Also only use a powder (setting or foundation) with Mica in it, not talc.  Mica helps to retain moisture, gives a glow and blends like no other. Talc powder is popular in makeup products which can be drying, give you a white cast and make your skin dull looking. I’m sure you ain’t got time for that like I do so I will be making efforts to avoid it like the plague. 
 

Step by Step test to your correct foundation colour

 
Testing foundation can be a big chore, well that’s my experience. I have ended going to higher brands because I can I get help from the staff to figure it my shade. Or if it is a blue moon and the third Saturday of August in 1979 I can get a sample to take away. Lol. You can probably tell that I have been turned down getting one a lot.
 
According to Victor, you should test the shade on your chin then leave it for 10-20 mins to dry then you can see if the shade is a match. He gave a great analogy about denim – when it is wet it is dark and lighter when dried. Therefore waiting that 10-20 mins could save you money and stress.
 

Makeup Tips to avoid your foundation oxidising

I think everyone can attest to their foundation oxidising. For me, I had a foundation that turned me orange. At the time I was new to makeup so I didn’t get the science of why BUT now my friend; I’m ALL the way put together. Right, Power Play is an iron oxide foundation, therefore, it won’t ever oxidise on you because it has already oxidised. I have worn my custom foundation a few times without any issues at all. Let your
 

Conclusion

The Beauty Lab with Victor was great. I enjoyed every minute of it. I learnt a lot and the people were welcoming. This was well worth the trip and I found a staple foundation too so naturally, I’m #winning. I will be doing another my Everyday Natural Makeup Routine video to show of how it works.
 
Have you tried Cover FX’s Power Play Foundation? or the other products. Let me know below.
 
 
 
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Cover FX Power Play Foundation
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Cover FX Dewy Finishing Setting Spray
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Custom Blending Brush
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Power Play Foundation
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Dewy Finishing Setting Spray
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Custom Blending Brush
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Power Play Foundation
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Dewy Finishing Setting Spray
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Custom Blending Brush
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Power Play Foundation
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Dewy Finishing Setting Spray
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Custom Blending Brush
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Power Play Foundation
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Dewy Finishing Setting Spray
- Cover FX's 3 Game Changing Makeup Tips
Cover FX Custom Blending Brush

16 Comments

  1. 18th June 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Never tried cover|FX but it looks great. I may give it a try!

    • Charmain
      Author
      19th June 2018 / 8:59 am

      Neither had i before the event. The foundation great for everyone. Defo worth a try.

  2. Jordan
    24th June 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Super good tips! Thanks for sharing!

    • Charmain
      Author
      25th June 2018 / 10:18 am

      You are you welcome. The tips were simple once i thought about the science behind it.

  3. autumn
    24th June 2018 / 7:31 pm

    never heard of it until today! thanks for putting me on!

    • Charmain
      Author
      25th June 2018 / 10:17 am

      You are welcome lovely. Check them out.

  4. 26th June 2018 / 12:44 am

    Charmain the tip about drying foundation is such a great one! I hate trying to match a new colour so this will be super helpful

    • Charmain
      Author
      28th June 2018 / 11:01 am

      I know right it was so simple, dunno why i didn’t think of it before lol

  5. paige
    26th June 2018 / 12:50 am

    loved reading these tips! they are so helpful 🙂 such a fan of cover fx products! 🙂

    • Charmain
      Author
      28th June 2018 / 11:03 am

      Thanks love. Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. 5th July 2018 / 10:06 am

    Haven’t tried it before, you have convinced me that I should. Haha, love your post.

    • Charmain
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 2:02 pm

      LOL. I’m glad you are convinced. For me, it’s the fact it looks like my skin. I like makeup but I don’t want to see I’m wearing it. If you do get I hope you like it.

    • Charmain
      Author
      6th July 2018 / 2:01 pm

      I love the spray it gives so a nice sheen without looking sweating. Well worth the money.

  7. rachel
    11th July 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Bye bye wallet. I need this in my life.

    • Charmain
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 10:08 pm

      LOL… i say that too often. lol

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