“One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.” – Victor Hugo
Once in a blue moon you come across a makeup product that is life-changing in the true meaning of the word; a product that is so ingenious you wonder why nobody thought of that before. Enter Cover FX’s Custom Cover Drops. I’ve waxed poetic about my love for this brand before but this has to be far and away my favourite thing the brand has brought out.
Custom Cover Drops (CCDs) are drops of pure pigment that allow you to fully customize any of your liquid-based beauty products. They can be mixed with facial oils, primers, moisturisers, serums, other foundations, and the list goes on and on. If it’s liquid, mix away!
Cover FX suggests adding 1 drop for sheer coverage, 2 drops for medium coverage, 3 drops for full coverage, and 4 drops for total coverage. I don’t think I’ve ever tested a product as thoroughly as I have this one. I’m typically N100 in Cover FX products but I purchased N110 in the drops as I primarily got it to mix with all my foundations that are far too light for me. I shudder to think how they would still be languishing in my foundation graveyard if these drops hadn’t come into my life. For example, I’ve tried the drops with argan oil (give a gorgeous dewy glow), with Caudalie’s mattifying moisturizer, with Bare Minerals’ Complexion Rescue (finally gives me the coverage I crave) and with my fave- Murad’s Invisiblur. There hasn’t been a single product the CCDs haven’t meshed well with. I’ve finally been able to wear my YSL fusion ink foundation because of the CCDs and I feel like I have so much more versatility in my face makeup. No longer will I have to have a “Summer shade” and a “Winter shade” for my foundations and I’m planning on getting the drops in N90 for my foundations that are too dark for me. The CCDs gives my skin a gorgeous and flawless but natural finish and I couldn’t be more pleased with them.
Like all other Cover FX products, the CCDs are fragrance, paraben, gluten, and mineral oil free so don’t worry about them negatively affecting your skin. I’ve had the drops since the day they came out and I would happily pay more than their $44 price tag.
My one and only complaint about them is that the opening of the bottle needs to be much smaller as leaks can occur if you don’t make sure it’s tightly sealed before shaking the bottle. My bottle looks a mess right now because the leaks have accumulated around the opening. I would also love it if Cover FX would come out with a resealable mixing palette so I don’t have to waste the product left over when I mix up my concoctions.
However, that’s a minor quibble and I would run, not walk, to snatch this up. Cover FX have always been great at giving us a wide range of colours for all undertones so I’m sure there’ll be a colour to suit your needs.
The Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops are available at Cover FX and at Sephora for $44.
Are you intrigued by this product? Let me know in the comments below!
I discovered a few weeks ago. I’m one of “subscriber” from France.
Thanks for the great and complete review. I can’t wait to buy mine. Need to find out what my shade is.
Discovered your blog and channel* (obviously)
Merci beaucoup Lily! Mon francais n’est pas tres bien maintenant mais j’essayerai! Est ce qu’il y a le maquillage de Cover FX en Paris?
Je trouve que tu parles bien 😉
Je n’habite pas à Paris, j’habite dans le sud de la France (Montpellier) et pas de cover fx à Sephora France.
Je vais continuer à chercher…
Bon chance Lily!
Hi Nana, I wanted to let you know that we heard your comment regarding the leaking and have already put a fix in place for the product going forward. The product will now contain an internal “wiper” to prevent any overflow or leaking from the dropper. Thank you for the kind review.
Ugh this is why I love you guys!
WOW! Im definitely loving this review! Looks like would be a great addition in my professional kit! Now you have no excuse to finish up those foundations! Lol! And they replied your comment, how amazing is that! Your skin is lovely too!
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