Happy Makeup Wars Monday! Today we’re sharing our picks for the best foundation of 2014. My foundation is no surprise, I’m sure. It’s Cover FX CC Cream in N-Xtra Light. The Cover FX CC Cream is cruelty free and vegan.
Best Foundation of 2014
Cover FX, Sephora
About Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment
A synergistic complex of ingredients produce retinoid-like, anti-aging results without irritation or sun sensitivity. Contains an advanced multi-sphere microsome technology which delivers time release anti-wrinkle actives and treats skin continuously for 8 hours. Infused with Licorice Root Extract to naturally and effectively reduce hyperpigmentation and prevent future discolouration. Includes a built-in Primer plus SPF 30.
- Inflammatory Five Free: gluten, mineral oil, fragrance, parabens or talc.
- Licorice Root Extract: Naturally and effectively reduces hyperpigmentation.
- Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: Stimulates collagen and acts as an anti-wrinkle agent.
- Sea Fennel Extract: Stimulates cell renewal without irritation or sun sensitivity.
- Portulaca and Ginseng Extracts: Brighten the skin.
- Cruelty free
Cover FX Recommends
- Shake well before using.
- Apply with the Liquid Foundation Brush or with fingertips and blend well.
- Set with Matte or Illuminating Setting Powder for best results.
Titanium Dioxide 10.0% w/w sunscreen. Zinc Oxide 5.0% w/w sunscreen
Aminomethyl Propanol, Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Carrageenan, Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Citric Acid, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Hydrogenated Didecene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Niacin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Portulaca Oleracea (Green Purslane) Extract, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Resveratrol, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Sea Salt, Silica, Sodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Synthetic Beeswax, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Thioctic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tocopheryl Acetate
I prefer to apply the Cover FX CC Cream with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This allows me to apply it as sheerly or as full coverage as I need, depending upon my finicky skin. If I’m going to apply it with a brush I prefer an angled brush like the Makeup Geek Angled Stippling brush. Right now what I do is moisturize my skin with moisturizer with SPF. I wait 20 minutes. Then I use blotting paper to remove excess shine from my face. I apply a setting powder (NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder or Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder are great), though you can skip this step if you like. I dot the CC Cream on my cheeks, chin, forehead and nose, then use the damp complexion sponge
The ingredients do not irritate my sensitive, rosacea skin. If you have sensitive skin, this is definitely a foundation to consider.
I love that it is SPF 30 and has physical sunblock – titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in it. The doctor’s office where I’m treated for IPL recommends using physical sunblocks over chemical ones. While I do not reply solely on my makeup for SPF (I rely on my moisturizer with SPF, which is currently Mineral Fusion SPF 40, which also has physical sunblock and is also vegan).
I love that it has licorice root extract in it, which is an anti-aging ingredient. Over time, this helps to reduce and prevent hyperpigmentation. Using SPF daily, plus a skin brightening product like Vitamin C (my current favorite is the Silk Naturals Vitamin C Peptide Serum) and the CC Cream helps me to have a more even and bright complexion.
I think the CC Cream does a great job of melding with my skin and providing me with the coverage I need to fake a flawless complexion. This is why the Cover FX CC Cream is my pick for the best foundation of 2014.
What’s your pick for the best foundation of 2014?