Natural Glam/ Bridal Makeup feat. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

Monday, May 11, 2015

A lot of you have been wanting to know what i think of the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops and a bridal tutorial has also been very requested so heres a sort of combo of the two!

Products used:
  • Cover FX Illuminating Primer
  • Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in G30
  • Palette and spatula
  • Morphe flat top kabuki
  • Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Light
  • Cover FX Double Ended Contour Brush
  • Beauty Blender
  • Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in G30
  • Lab2 Powder Brush
  • Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder in Light
  • ELF Blush Brush
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Sephora Blush Brush
  • Chantecaille Compact Soleil in St Barth's
  • ELF Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Baked Peach
  • Colour Pop Blush in Between the Sheets
  • Synthetic Contouring Brush 
  • Colour Pop Blush in Holliday
  • The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
  • OCC Large Shader Brush
  • Morphe Fluffy Blending Brush
  • OCC Small Shader Brush
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe
  • Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lash Mascara
  • Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Nude
  • Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Frida
  • Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Cookie
  • Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Cupid
  • Georgie Beauty Lash in No.6 (i think)
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless Loose Powder
  • Real Techniques Duo Fibre Contour Brush

Illuminating Primer

This is gorgeous worn alone on the skin, under makeup or mixed with a foundation like i did in the video.

Even for my combination skin, it didn't make areas too oily, just gave it that skin-like glow. I think it'd be especially good for skin that needs a boost or if you find foundations look too cakey on you.

Custom Cover Drops

The color i picked was G30 which is great for my "somewhere between winter and summer" skin. I've mixed it with a darker tinted moisturizer when i'm more tan and also with a lighter one for the days i haven't self-tanned.

If you intend to mix with an SPF, you might want to go one shade darker than your regular color.

I'd definitely suggest mixing this with your other product of choice as you go so you don't mix way too much and waste it.

When i first used the CCDs i used a silicone style primer around my nose to try and help fill in enlarged pores but when i applied the drops, i found it only enhanced that problem area. Since then, i've found i get a much smoother application without a primer there.

This stuff makes a great eyeshadow primer because it gives you a FLAWLESS base, one thing i would suggest is setting it with a skin-colored powder afterwards to avoid creasing.

If you have problems with this looking cakey i think the problem is most likely that you are using too many drops, try just using one or two and really buffing it into the skin. The other time they might be obvious is if you have dry patches, in which case i'd really recommend exfoliating and moisturizing well before using these.

Another way i like to use them is to use a light tinted moisturizer all over my face then use these neat to spot correct everything else, just make sure you use the SMALLEST amount.

Cream Concealer

A little goes a long way with this so use a blob the size of a pinhead first and add more when needed.

I think a small fluffy brush (an eyeshadow crease blending brush would be perfect) or your finger works best. For larger areas a rounded top buffing brush works well, too.

The concealer brush/ sponge combo i used also works really well but using a blending brush alone just minimizes the tools you need to apply.


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