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How to DIY Your Foundation with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

How to DIY Your Foundation with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops
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I made a video to show you how to DIY your foundation with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. CCD is really a game changer when it comes to foundation because you can take any skincare product or foundation that you own and customize it to be a better match for you. You can use CCD with oils, serums, moisturizers, primers, no matter if they’re oil-based, water-based or silicone-based. You can control the amount of coverage you get by using 1 drop for sheer, 2 drops for medium coverage, 3 drops for full coverage and 4 drops for total coverage. Each drop is super pigmented! Use the code DROPLOVE to receive 50% off of a face primer of your choice with the purchase of Custom Cover Drops. This coupon code expires March 31, 2015.

How to DIY Your Foundation with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

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Cover FX offers many different types of primers. Shown above, left to right – Mattifying, Anti-Aging, SPF 30, Calming and Illuminating. All are great to combine with the Custom Cover Drops.

I’m still recovering from my PRK surgery. This means that I’m light sensitive so while filming this video if I look squinty it’s because the light was hurting my eyes. I also avoided putting foundation on my eyes (and carefully put it under my eyes), but for the most part I can’t touch my eyes right now. It’s very uncomfortable. The close face shots below have not been retouched in any way. I did this so that you can see how well Custom Cover Drops works with the various products that I tried out. You can see my skin with all its imperfections, plus what the foundation hides or evens out.

Paula's Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

Paula's Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10
Paula’s Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

Paula's Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

My first combination shows how nicely Custom Cover Drops plays with an oil like Paula’s Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. I really love this combo because it feels like I’m wearing nothing at all. This is my second favorite combination.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

This shows how Custom Cover Drops can customize a foundation that’s slightly too dark to make it a better match for my skintone. It also gives me more coverage to help hide the flaws in my skin.

Paula's Choice PC4 Men SPF30 mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

Paula's Choice PC4 Men SPF30 mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10
Paula’s Choice PC4 Men SPF30 mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

Paula's Choice PC4 Men SPF30 mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

Of all the products I’ve mixed Custom Cover Drops with, this has given me the most matte finish. It’s very comfortable to wear. It works well with Paula’s Choice SPF products.

Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel in Luminous mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel in Luminous mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10
Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel in Luminous mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel in Luminous mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10

This is Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel in Luminous combined with Custom Cover Drops in N10. This combination does a nice job of smoothing out my skin.

Cover FX Illuminating Primer combined with Custom Cover Drops in N10

Cover FX Illuminating Primer combined with Custom Cover Drops in N10
Cover FX Illuminating Primer combined with Custom Cover Drops in N10

Cover FX Illuminating Primer combined with Custom Cover Drops in N10

 

This is the Illuminating Primer mixed with the Custom Cover Drops. I like the glow it gives my skin. Cover FX Illuminating Primer combined with Custom Cover Drops in N10

This is the Illuminating primer and Custom Cover Drops. I also put on a bit of cream blush and a different lipstick.

I tend to like using Custom Cover Drops sheerly, so only 1 or 2 drops, but if you need more coverage you can certainly get it. My all time favorite combination with CCD is with the Illuminating Primer. However, the Paula’s Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster is a close second, followed by the PC4 Men SPF 30.

Don’t be afraid to experiment! Definitely try the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops with any of your skincare products or foundations to find your favorite combination.

Which combination is your favorite?

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  • This is such a cool idea, I’m gonna have to pick these up! Also I love all of your figures, especially the Unicornos and I think I saw the Pop Cthulhu in there too?

  • Great Blog!
    Love your post too!
    Im a bit unsure which shade to go for? Either N10 or N20
    I tried the shade finder on the coverfx website, which seemed to have minimal difference.
    Any way my long winded question is, when mixing does the colour lighten at all, Im quite pale, however surprisingly I think N10 might be too pale for me (it looked a smudge light on the cover fx matcher!)
    Im N117 in MUFE HD foundation if it helps.
    Unfortunately this product isn’t in Australia yet, so I can’t try it.

    Thanks so much 😉

  • Do you think the custom cover drops would work well to thin out the texture of a thicker undereye concealer without taking away pigmentation? I love the nars radiant creamy concealer but I wish it’s texture was a little bit thinner now that the tube is about finished. Also, could you spot conceal with just the drops on their own?

    • Hi Raquel, You can certainly try mixing CCD with your concealer but the product is not meant to change the texture of whatever you mix it with. Additionally, it is not meant to be used on its own. CCD are formulated to be put into another product, such as a skincare product or a foundation that is liquid-based, water-based, or silicone-based, to help provide coverage.

  • This is great! Thank you so much for sharing on Found & Foraged. Can’t wait to see what ou link up tonight!

    • Tell @phyrra:disqus what you have been mixing them with, I’m sure she can help you! She’s a Cover FX Brand Ambassador so she knows the products very well! From talking to them though myself, they did say that for some people, depending on their skin types, the CCDrops will work a lot better with some mediums than others. I.e. not so well with a more BB/CC Cream type product and better with a moisturizer. I would also say that if you have oilier skin, it might work to use a more mattifying product mixed with them. I am going to try mine with my Cover FX Mattifying Primer!

    • I think it’s really cool, too! You can basically use a primer based on someone’s skin type – oily, dry, etc, and then mix in a few drops that match their skintone and voila! Foundation!

  • I’m definitely getting this, but I need to get color-matched. I took the matching test, but I’m reluctant to rely on it; at that price, I can’t afford to make a mistake.

    • If you can get to Sephora, they will have testers so you can see what shade matches you. For me, I wear N10 in the Custom Cover Drops, Total Cover Cream and the Pressed Mineral Foundation.

      • Check stock online, first! I have 3 Sephoras near me, but only one carries CoverFX and this isn’t in stock… yet. The closest Sephora with this product in stock is over 2 hours away.

  • Okay this product sounds amazing! I like the idea of having one color with custom coverage each time I use it. I was thinking about trying a bb cream but didn’t think I’d be able to find one with a high enough spf with my pale skin I need 30. I’d go for the matte look because that has been my constant goal with my skin when wearing make-up.

  • I love it with the Illuminating primer too. GAH your skin is looking PERFECT!! So happy for you! Definitely will be trying the CCD when I figure out what shade I am!

  • I’m so, so glad to see a post with different combinations of drops and moisturizers/oils/primers. I want the CCDs SO BADLY that I think it’ll be one of the first things I buy once I get work again. I love this because I also think we’re skin twins sometimes.

  • I never knew these existed! Such a cool idea. I love that you can mix it with a skincare product that is perfect for you and basically just make a foundation out of it and KNOW that it’s going to be good on your skin. I need these!

  • Wow, that’s pricey! And then you have to buy another product to use with it on top of that? And you have to guess at what shade you are and if you make a mistake… that would be costly. It’s an interesting idea, but not for me, thanks.

    • The Cover FX foundation matching system is definitely one of the best that I’ve ever seen. P = pink, G = golden, N = neutral. You can always pop in Sephora and get a sample to see what shade matches you best or use the Cover FX Shade Finder Quiz to find your match http://www.coverfx.com/virtual-makeover . As far as the cost, like I said in my video $44 for .5 oz is on the pricey side for a foundation for me, but the fact that I can mix it with other products I already own and love, like my SPF or facial oil, makes it a versatile product for me. As someone who has trouble finding tinted moisturizer that matches my skintone (everything is too dark and orange), being able to make my own with this product is perfect, especially for the hotter months here in Florida.

  • They all look so natural! I love that you took the time to mix it up and come up with perfect solutions.

    • Agreed! I think for people who suffer from super dry or super oily skin, they’ll especially love it since if you’re super oily you can mix with your favorite mattifying primer. And if you’re super dry, with your favorite serum.

  • I think this is just what I need to add to my MUFE HD foundation for more coverage! It just isn’t enough for me on its own.
    Will this be for sale @ Sephora?

  • This is such an interesting product, the drops. I need to get color-matched. I would love to use them to get the right shade with some of the CC creams I own or wear it with some serums that I love. So innovative!

  • I like it best with the Paula’s Choice PC4 Men because I like the matte finish but with the Illuminating Primer you’re absolutely glowing!

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