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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation

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They say change can be good for you, and while I don't always agree- hello, change can also be hella scary- unless you're talking Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation. In that case I can totally get on board, and that is coming from someone who usually places powder foundations into the hella scary category.

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'Available in 24 global shades, this foundation provides a healthy, sheer to full coverage matte finish with oil-absorbing microspheres and moisturizing benefits. Its finish is never cakey or drying to the skin. This clinically tested product does not contain the Inflammatory Five: gluten, mineral oil, fragrance, parabens or talc.' - Cover FX

Once upon a time I had a brief love affair with powder foundation- specifically this one- but I found my dry skin just didn't always agree with it and decided to part ways. Because of this, I was a little worried I'd face the same issues with Cover FX Pressed Mineral Powder, but decided I needed to give it a try anyway. My skin is much less dry than before, and you really can't beat the natural coverage of a mineral foundation. I am pleased to say that after using this for the past few weeks, I am back in love with mineral foundation!

The Cover FX Pressed Mineral Powder is light- both to the touch and on the skin- and gives a sheer to medium-full coverage. The fact that this is so light means you can easily build it up in areas where you need more coverage without it getting cakey or heavy looking. I found that this wore amazingly on skin- even over drier areas- and smoothed over pores making them look almost invisible and didn't settle through the day.

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In the above photo I am just wearing Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in N20 and a little concealer under my eyes. As you can see, the coverage is completely natural, doesn't look dry, but does allow my freckles to show through. While this does come with a sponge for application, I've been using the Bare Escentuals Handy Buki Brush to buff the foundation on. The fact that this is a pressed powder makes it so much cleaner to apply- no powder flying around!- and it also makes it a great powder to have for on the go or travel.

I have this in the shade N20 and find it is the perfect match. I am currently lighter than a NW20 (my usual MAC shade, although I am normally just a bit lighter than that as well) and am currently closer to NW15 for reference. Cover FX has an excellent range of shades that are dived into pinks (P) neutrals (N) and golden (G) meaning there should be a shade for everyone.

Overall, I am a complete fan of this foundation! It wears perfectly all day, yet can easily be touched up without having to worry about caking/ product build up. This would also be a great powder to pair with light coverage BB creams and foundations for the added coverage and longevity. Are you a fan of mineral foundations? Tried this one?