Living a Life That is Golden

A few weeks back Cover FX introduced new shades to their Golden foundation line. To sum up how I felt, I posted this tweet:

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It took me a couple of weeks, but I was finally able to get my hands on all three formulas because a girl needs options. Prior to this shade extension and thanks to Cover FX Custom Cover Drops I was able to achieve a shade close to the G90 shade by mixing 1-2 drops with my foundation of choice which was either Becca’s Ultimate Complexion Creme in Sienna or Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Deep 71. With this new shade extension with golden undertones I no longer have to do that. Now this is not to say that I will be getting rid of either of the two aforementioned foundations, I just now have more to my collection.

Earlier this week, I happened to be in Brooklyn running an errand (I know – SHOCKER) and stopped at the one and only Sephora location in Brooklyn that carried the extended golden shades. Naturally I picked up all three formulas – cream, liquid, and powder. Here’s what they look like. Please excuse the creme one – I was a little excited and used it before I got a chance to photograph it.

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Of the three formulas the only formula that I had to go up a shade in was the liquid foundation. I’m guessing because it’s a lighter consistency than my other liquid foundations making a little sheer and I needed a little more pigment for full coverage without using a ton of product. Here’s how I would rank the three formulas.

Pressed Mineral Foundation – $36

  • Natural Finish
  • Buildable from sheer to full
  • Does not look cakey
  • Works well with Cover FX Primers
  • If a concealer is still needed, I used a serum concealer and blended with a flat foundation brush like the SEPHORA COLLECTION

Total Cover Cream Foundation -$42

  • Hydrating
  • Satin finish
  • Works well with Cover FX Primers
  • Should be set with Cover FX Matte Setting Powder if you have oily to combination skin (of course, this is just my preference)
  • If you still need a concealer, I would go with a serum concealer and stipple on trouble spots

Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation – $40

In my book, all three formulas are winning. If you want to see my applications, just follow me on Instagram @seetouchtaste. They’ll just be randomly popping up there with a Cover FX hashtag.

Well until next time…SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.

xx

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