Just a heads up that a majority of the Cover FX range, especially the base products such as Foundations, Concealers and Powders have been reformulated by the person involved with MAC cosmetics at providing us with excellent quality base products.
I personally have never got along with MAC Foundations. Their Concealers however are my first love. Cover FX Cream Foundation on the other hand due to its fuss free formulation, suitability for sensitive skin type, free of mineral oil, fragrance and parabens, has never broken me out and has been my cult favourite since the past few months.
It's available in a whopping 28 shades now, catering equally for pink, neutral and golden undertones that you can choose from and the lower the number, the lighter the shade. I am G50 in it at present, which albeit slightly warm and tanned for me is a perfect NC30, with golden undertones hence the 'G' before the 50.
I find that choosing warmer shades really accentuates Asian skintones and make them appear brighter and less dull, working more effectively with uneven pigmentation and dark circles. I use this around my mouth and under the eyes as a concealer at times when I'm in a hurry and it works fantastically at it.
The coverage is absolutely the fullest I have tried till date from any Cream Foundation. Surprisingly however, it's so comfortable to wear and light on the skin. It's all in the formula in my opinion as it's almost like a non-sticky gel. It's neither creamy nor dry, just in the middle. The coverage is buildable which means it allows you to look airbrushed for occasions.
I have used this on two of my holidays now and it works well in all temperatures be it humid, hot or chilly. It dries to a slightly dewy finish, like you have a nice post-facial glow but can easily be tamed down with any powder. I personally grab this when I have two minutes to make up my face and nothing can beat this in that.
I highly recommend you check this out if you are looking for a good cream foundation this winter. Albeit slightly pricey, it doesn't get used up quickly like MAC's Studio Tech and will last you for months.
Available at House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols for £37.