I’ve been impatiently waiting to publish this post and the day is finally here! I’m referring to Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops!
I had these babies for some time but couldn’t do a review cos they were sold out everywhere! And it wouldn’t be fair to tell you how amazing they are if you can’t get your hands on them too.
Now that Sephora restocked these amazing “liquid metals”, I’m happy to give you my thoughts and also suggestions on the many ways you can use them…
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops are a liquid formula. The range comes in 4 highlighters and 2 matte bronzers. They contain pure pigment which means a tiny drop gives off an insane level of shine and color.
The formula itself is actually quite light. It can be sheered down to a subtle sheen or built up to the type of highlight NASA can probably pick up from space. There’s no chunky sparkle or glitter to the highlighter shades; and both the highlighter and the bronzers dry down to a long wearing finish.
The product comes in a 15ml/0.5fl oz glass bottle with a dropper. This makes it easy to control the amount of product dispersed.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunlight
When I was looking through the color range, Sunlight highlighter and Sunset bronzer (the darker of the two bronzers) caught my eye. So I ordered this duo and I couldn’t be happier with my selection.
The Sunlight highlighter has a warm undertone so I felt it would compliment my MAC NC30-35 skin more. I’m happy to report it worked out really well. It reflects plenty of light so the warm undertone creates a great balance.
The Sunset bronzer may seem like a strange choice at first as it’s quite dark and super intense; BUT…there is a method to my madness, I promise. Compared to the lighter color bronzer (Sunkissed), the Sunset bronzer actually has a cooler undertone. Considering the formula is light enough, I figured I could sheer it out to use as a bronzer or build it up to contour with it. Again, super happy with this choice.
If you’re fair to light skin tone, go with the Sunkissed bronzer as Sunset can get muddy; if you’re medium to dark/deep skin tone, Sunset is a good color – don’t let the intensity scare you.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Sunlight Highlighter & Sunset Bronzer
As you can see in the swatches, the formula is so versatile that you have full control over the finish. They both blend really easily with brushes or fingers but I’ve been reaching for my Beauty Blender more.
You can use these drops on their own or mix them with your foundations or moisturizers to add a hint of glow or color to them. The bronzer is especially good to deepen the color of regular foundations for when you have a tan. No need to splurge on different foundations for different seasons.
That said, I’ve been experimenting these drops for different parts of my face. Here’s a little collage I posted to Instagram. Make sure you follow me and come say hello: @sarahbeautypov
How to use Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
The Face: I usually use Sunset bronzer to contour/bronze and Sunlight highlighter for the cheekbones. I tried my best to capture it in the photo as this combination looks and wears really beautifully. As with any highlighter, any texture on the skin looks a bit more prominent but the fact that this highlighter dries down and doesn’t need to be set with a powder highlighter is definitely more forgiving.
The Eyes: I dabbed a sheer layer of Sunlight highlighter all over my eyelid. It gave the eyes a gorgeous sparkle with an almost glossy look. I must warn though: it did slightly move around and crease so make sure to use an eye primer or set it with a shimmer shadow.
The Lips: You know the whole metallic matte lip trend….well, I just made my own. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood liquid matte lipstick – which a pink nude. I used a lip brush to apply Sunlight highlighter all over. It instantly transformed the lipstick to a metallic matte finish. You can try this with other color lipsticks too.
I love Cover FX’s Custom Drops line and these Enhancer Drops are no exception. They’re amazing quality, super versatile and with plenty of colors to choose from, I can understand why they sell out so quickly.
They retail at $42 each and now available at Sephora (online only at this stage).
What do you beauties think about these drops? How would you use them?