Foundation Review: Cover FX water-based foundation and tinted moisturizer

Although I’m not an avid foundation-wearer (I live in Florida, what’s the point, yo?) I still love reviewing them. My last visit with Cover FX was pretty epic. I am still a bit of the cream foundation my cheeks. Cover FX recently did some reformulation and repackaging and I gave these kids a test drive…

Moisturizing Treatment & Tint ($42)

-For sheer/tinted coverage
-Contains SPF 30
-Tints and brightens dull skin with pearlized minerals.
-Comes in 6 shades

My sample of the tinted moisturizer didn’t exactly work too well for me. I had the darkest shade: Deep. But Deep didn’t look THAT dark.

…and when blended all over.

While I love how divine it feels on my skin, I was a bit bummed out at at the few shade options that the tinted moisturizer had. But its sister the water-based foundation totally made up for that.

Water-Based Foundation ($40)

-Available in 24 shades (score!)
-Sheer to Medium/Satin coverage
-All day coverage
-Perfect for acne-prone, sensitive and dry skin

This kid was made for me. I love how weightless it feels and the shade (B25) works  perfectly on my NW 45 complexion. I apply just a bit to my cheeks…

…top it off with my favorite powder, add a blush or bronzer and I’m out. Notice how my large pores practically disappear. I’ve been wearing daily on my cheeks and it doesn’t feel like I have a thing on. Which is my preference when it comes to foundation wearin’.

You can snag both of these online and at Sephora.

In the market for a new foundation? Whatcha think about Cover FX?


  • milaxx

    That’s some pretty decent coverage for water based foundation. Ive been using their creme foundation since it covers my shingles scars and discoloration really well. I just wasn’t looking forward to wearing it during the summer. This may be my solution Sephora here I come.

    • Brittany

      Weee, let me know what you think when you try it!

  • Water-based? Man I have so much to learn!! How would you grade it against other light weight foundations you’ve tried

    • Brittany

      It’s definitely one of the best. It even holds up in Florida’s humidity.

  • It looks pretty good! I might just have to give it a try :)

    • Brittany

      If you do, let me know what you think!

  • nice, but that price tag, eeeek!

    • Brittany

      It’s definitely a splurge item!

  • Cara

    CoverFX is great! It’s supposed to be really good for people with sensitive skin (i.e. me) haha 😛

    Btw what do you use to line your water line? Your eyeliner looks perfect!

    • Brittany

      Thanks lovely. That’s just Urban Decay’s Zero. One of my favorite eyeliners!

  • Great review! Not many Makeup bloggers review with comparison shots. BTW, your hair looks gorge!

    • Brittany

      Thanks lovely!

  • I stalk loc rocker and made it over here after seeing your review of the Clarisonic Mia [which I am debating on buying to help with my skin clarity]
    Anywho. I currently use a Clinique foundation that claims to not clog pores, but it breaks me out all the time. I am in need of a new foundation and I am hoping that this might work. Did you have any flare ups or whiteheads occur after using it?

    • Brittany

      YES to the Clarisonic! Your skin will love you forever. I haven’t experienced any flare ups after using this foundation but you know…no two faces are the same and what may work for me may not work for you. Either way, I think Cover FX is worth a try. 😉

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