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New 'Holy Grail' Foundation

The period between which I switch foundations and give them the 'Holy Grail' status nowadays has become shorter than I'd imagine. For this I'd like to blame the increasingly fabulous formula's that are gradually being introduced by brands, fortunately for us of course.

Gone are the days when you had to choose between a 'less cakey' foundation and compromise. This is legally the year of fantabulous Foundations and this is the best time to buy one.

This one's in the BB cream, Waterbased foundation, light feel yet full coverage category. It's the Natural FX Foundation by Cover FX.

Now you may have heard of Cover FX as an American brand that provides full coverage foundations, concealers and powders that are good for the skin and recommended by Dermatologists. It is surprisingly available in the UK as well in Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser I believe.

If you have read my previous posts, you may have known I was in love with Clinique's Stay Matte Foundation lately. This however is just as good if not better.

It's a bit of an all rounder that way in that sense that it's suitable for all skin types yet is water based and is known to hydrate the skin when on. 

I was a bit sceptical as to weather it would suit my combination-oily skin type but although it's hydrating, its nicely hydrating in areas that need more moisture. It does not oxidise during the day or go more oily. The texture stays the same throughout and a touch of powder lasts all day, requiring no touch ups. 

I personally like to use it on days my skin's quite dull and dehydrated. The finish it provides is moderately dewy and mimics the texture of the skin. You really cannot detect it once its on the skin. Two pea sized amounts is literally what I need to cover my face and neck. 

You can compare it slightly to MAC Face & Body, besides that its thicker and provides more coverage. It's no where near as sticky as Face & Body though. 

I have the shade M50 which is somewhere in between a NC30 and NC35 hence absolutely perfect a colour for my skin tone. A gorgeous yellow-golden shade this is. 

I have been wearing it quite a lot recently and it has lasted me for an entire day with just one touch up if I wish to, without looking grossly oily, smudged or worn out at the end of the day, which is something that is very important when it comes to Foundations. Always judge them by how they wear out. 

It feels quite comfortable when on the skin and you don't feel like you're wearing anything more than a moisturiser. The texture is quite undetectable and blends like a dream - simply foolproof. 

It also doubles up as a concealer, contains SPF 15, is water resistant and is even suitable to use post-surgery! A big thumbs up for sensitive-skin peeps as it contains ingredients that help sooth such skin conditions. 

I have bragged about it enough to make it look like a sponsored post but actually its purely my ravings and that's it!

Not the best picture but I am wearing it above and just wanted to show you the finish and coverage although the bright daylight has slightly distorted that.

Have you tried out any Cover FX products before? Something that I have to try out?

natasha @ eyebrows inc said...

this sounds amazing! i will be looking at this next time im in house of fraser :)

Yu said...

I've got this and the CoverFX cream foundation, but I'm really struggling on how to apply it - how do you apply yours?

Lauren Baker said...

Never tried anything from this brand, but I do hear so much about it. It looks flawless on you! xx

Sheefa F said...

@Yu - I use the Elf Powder brush and the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply this. It blends so well that I really don't have to worry about applying it. No idea why your's won't work as well :(

Anonymous said...

hey hun - great review - im just looking for a new one at the moment - what price bracket is this? i will deffo be trying. xxx

Bettina@BeautySwot said...

Looks amazing on you, just beautiful x

Gauri said...

This looks nice on you :)

Sheefa F said...

@Smaira - Its a bit steep at £38 hun! Let me know if you give it a go :)

Regarding Rehse said...

Love this! It seems like only a few of the BB Creams offer a full coverage look! Glad to have found another!!




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