Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops Review

August 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

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?

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8 comments

Emma May 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm

When you add the drops to your foundation, and create that natural glowy effect. I was wondering what kind of finishing powder/powder do you use in order to still have the glow? If I tried this somehow my powder would make everything look matte, and ruin the whole “glowy look”. I do have a lot of highlighters, but I wanted something more natural like this. I’m sort of a beginner, do you have any tips for looking dewy with powder?

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Sarah May 14, 2017 at 6:36 am

Hi Emma, I personally only set my T-zone (nose, center of my forehead and chin) as these are the areas that tend to get more oily. And I always use a very light dusting of translucent powder for this as it prevents that really matte cakey look.
There are however, couple of other things you can do to keep the glowy look on your skin:
1. Use a setting spray instead of powder. A spray like Urban Decay All Nighter will lock your foundation in place and still keep the dewy look.
2. Use a translucent powder on your really oily areas; and dust a light layer of powder highlighter over the areas of your skin that you want to keep the glow – typically this would be on your cheekbones and along the bridge of your nose.
3. Use a long wearing foundation (mixed with liquid highlighters). Longwearing foundations such as MAC Prolongwear, Estee Lauder Double Wear or Loreal Infallible range set on their own so you don’t necessarily need to apply powder over them.
These Cover FX drops are also long wearing so once you either blend into your foundation or apply on top as highlighters, they set and don’t budge. This again prevents the shine or the foundation melting or moving around.
I hope these pointers help. Please keep me posted :)

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Mykayla J Opie May 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm

what foundation and other products do you have on your face, looks flawless!!!

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Sarah May 11, 2017 at 3:38 am

Hi Mykayla, thank you so much! I always moisturize or use a hydrating primer and NARS Sheer Glow is my holy grail foundation – which is what I’m wearing in this picture :)

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Belinda Masri August 26, 2016 at 6:46 pm

I love the highlighter but I’m scared of that bronzer lol Great idea making a metallic matte lipstick, this is why I love this blog!

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Sarah August 27, 2016 at 4:22 am

Thank you Belinda. I know the bronzer looks really intense but it does blend easily. Maybe get a sample of it when they’re available in-store and try it out ;)

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Sarah August 26, 2016 at 5:21 pm

I’m DYINGG!!! over your face highlight right now! I’m defnitely getting the Sunlight one. Thank you so much for this review.

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Sarah August 27, 2016 at 4:20 am

Thanks Sarah!! Enjoy your glow :)

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