Saturday 25 May 2019

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops | review

Over the years I've tried a lot of foundations - I have a really red face that's prone to blemishes, and while I don't mind going out bare faced, when I do wear make up I want it to look banging. I was in the Beauty Outlet Store in Cheshire Oaks (the outlet shopping park near me) when I spotted the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops; they had quite a few different shades available and it was around the £10 mark which is a hefty saving given that it usually retails for thirty three quid (!!!)

a bottle of foundation on a grey blanket next to a egg shaped unicorn toy

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

You can use the Custom Dover Drops mixed in with moisturisers, serums, oils, other foundations etc. Whatever you want, you can mix with these drops to get the perfect level of coverage depending on what suits you and your style - the website states that the drops are not meant to be used alone. The product comes in 30 different shades, and seems to have fancy new packaging which is probably why I was able to find it in the outlet store - you can get it on BeautyBay if you're in the UK and not able to get to an outlet, though. Cover FX are a completely vegan and cruelty free brand, which is brilliant, and the products don't have all the other nasties like talc, gluten, parabens, mineral oil and more.

a close up picture of my face
I wear the shade N20
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops - my experience

I picked mine up in the shade N10 (?) and it's probably a tiny bit on the orange, side but nothing too major. Now, as stated earlier, the drops aren't supposed to be used on their own - you're meant to mix them. I, for one, didn't know this and have used it on it's own quite a few times; it's full coverage and feels kind of... greasy? But looks matte? It's not awful, it just feels a bit odd - but it looks fine so if you want to use it on it's own, you do you. In terms of mixing it with other products, I've tried it mixed with a light moisturiser (nothing too thick, just your average day cream) and it looks really nice, just not as full coverage obviously. I find it lasts well and other products blend on top without any issue, and it doesn't cling to dry patches which is a dream. In the photo above, I am actually wearing it on it's own - you can see how full coverage it is, and I actually love how it looks.

For me, paying over £30 for a foundation is a bit of a no-go as I just don't think it's usually worth it when you can get such good foundations for a much lower price. There are exceptions to this rule, of course, but I don't think I'd pay full whack for the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops; a tenner is fine, and they're definitely worth that, so if you do see them in an outlet store or on offer anywhere give them a go!

Have you tried any Cover FX products? If so what did you think?

For my thoughts on the Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation, CLICK HERE


  1. I found these in TK Maxx for so cheap! I think they were about a fiver! I haven't used them as much as I should as I keep forgetting I have them but every time I have I've found them amazing for mixing with other foundations. The only issue I have mine are bit on the orange side too but it's not a huge problem when I have tan on xx

    Gemma Louise

  2. I've always been curious about these. It all sounds a bit complicated so I don't think I'd personally purchase them before really getting a good a play around with them first!

  3. I really must make the effort to try more from Cover FX! I love their bronzer compact xx

  4. I've used this before and it was really good in building coverage! I've binned mine now since I've had it for a long long time x

    Joyce |

  5. I've heard so many mixed reviews about this x

  6. I've never tried drops, but I also have redness so the full coverage sounds great!

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  8. I’ve heard a lots about this drop - but are so me! Might have to try them haha.
    Sarah x

  9. I never thought about trying these but love that it gives you extra coverage if you need it. I have some days where I need more coverage than most.

    Lauren |

  10. I need to see if I can get them cheap somewhere because I dont' think I would be paying full price for them!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  11. I’ve not tried any of their products but if I saw it for a tenner I think I’d give them a shot too!
    Fran - x

  12. I've never tried anything from Cover FX but I'd definitely be up for trying these if they were a bit cheaper! They sound really interesting x

  13. These sound quite nice, particularly when finding them in a discount store. I love browsing TK Maxx for finds like this, I once found an Anastasia Beverley Hills palette and have kinda regretted not picking it up ever since.

    Amy x
    The July Rose