Cover FX Power Play Foundation Review, Swatches

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Cover FX Power Play Foundation Review, Swatches: Hello everyone. Welcome back to MBF. Today I am going to review a newly launched product in the Indian market – Cover FX power play foundation in shade G60 (For reference, I am NC 42 in MAC Studio Fix). As soon as I saw the foundation launching here, I got a bad urge to get this product I did not even read the reviews, instead just ended up buying this product.

Cover FX Power Play Foundation Review, Swatches

Well, I am a big foundation junkie. So yes if you want to know how this product fared on me please continue reading.

About Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Modern-matte foundation with weightless full coverage that provides sweatproof all-day wear, powerful shine control, and environmental protection.

Available in 40 diverse shades, this liquid foundation has buildable, medium to full coverage with a modern-matte finish. Loaded with a trio of ultra-fine powders that control shine and visibly blur imperfections, it stays on skin all day without dulling or drying complexion.

Power Play Foundation is sweatproof, waterproof, transfer-proof and provides all day wear. It is vegan, cruelty-free and free of talc, oil, fragrance, parabens and gluten.

How to choose my shade in Cover FX Power Play Foundation

The Cover FX Shade System is based on undertone for a truly perfect match. To make shade matching simple, our shades are consistent across all formulas. Find your match in one Cover FX foundation and it’s your perfect match across all formulas.

Find your shade range (Light–Deep)

Light: 0-20
Medium: 25-40
Medium Deep: 50-85
Deep: 90-125

Find your undertone (Underlying skintone)

P = Pink – A rosy, cooler hue to the skin
N = Neutral – Equal parts of pink and golden to the skin
G = Golden – A yellow, warmer hue to the skin

The G+ shades in the Golden range are even warmer and more olive than the G shades

How to Use Cover FX Power Play Foundation

  1. For brush application, place a small amount of product on the flat top of the Liquid Foundation Brush (sold separately) and apply to the face until well blended.
  2. Set with loose powder for optimum wear.
  3. Can also be applied with the fingertips or a makeup sponge.

Ingredients in Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)Silylethyl Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Triolein, Ammonium C6-16 Perfluoroalkylethyl Phosphate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Chloride, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Dioleate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Alcohol, Methicone, Dimethiconol, Alteromonas Ferment Extract. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Ci 77491), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Does NOT Contain
Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Fragrance, Gluten, Mineral Oil, Talc

Price of Cover FX Power Play Foundation

$ 44.00 for 1.18 fl oz in USA
£ 38.00 for 35 mL in UK
A$ 65.00 for 35 mL in Australia
S$ 68.00 for 35 mL in Singapore
AED 381.52 for 35 mL in UAE, Dubai
₹ 4500.00 for 35 mL in India

In Detail Cover FX Power Play Foundation Review, Swatches and My Experience (Shade G60 for MAC NC 42)

The foundation is in a square shaped bottle. It has a nozzle thing so you have to squeeze the product out of the bottle. The packaging is very lightweight because it’s a plastic bottle hence, it’s safe to carry around as well. One does not need to be extra cautious of product getting dropped and broken unlike glass bottles.

With a nozzle, it’s also very hygienic to use the product. With the nozzle I can control just the right amount of product needed. But I wish that it was a glass bottle rather than plastic or even if its plastic, they should have provided like a pump dispenser. It would have made the work of much more easier. But then again this is a very personal choice.

Coming on to the shades they have 40 shades in this range. Yes you read it right. They have 40 shades so one can definitely find their appropriate match in this range easily. Also I have mentioned above (from Cover FX’s website) the way to select your shade. So it can be easy for you to select whether you fall in warm, olive, cool or neautral undertones.

I was matched to shade G60 which has yellow undertones to it. The moment I apply this foundation, it brightens up my complexion. It’s just a perfect shade for me. Neither dark – neither light. Although I fall in neutral in terms of the foundation the beauty advisor initially matched me to a shade in N range. So before G60, she gave me N70 which was kind of dark for me. But later on, she showed me N60 which was way too light for my skin. So back then, I was not that convinced with the match but later the sephora manager stepped in and matched G60 which was just perfect and I ended by buying it.

The coverage of this foundation is medium to build-able coverage . I won’t say that it’s a full-full coverage foundation (in the first application) but yes definitely build-able. I have slight acne marks on my cheek area. Well this foundation does cover it pretty much completely after a little bit of work, making my skin look flawless.

Also the finish of this foundation is a demi matte finish. It gives beautiful glow on the high points.

The texture of this is neither thick nor thin it’s in between sort of a texture its blends beautifully into the skin.

This Cover FX foundation is good for normal and combination skin beauties. Beauties with oily skin needs to take a little more extra care by setting the foundation properly.

Lastly coming on to the staying power this foundation stays on for good 7-8 hours after that I need to touch up with bit of compact around my t-zone areas.

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Pros of Cover FX Power Play Foundation

1) Decent packaging.
2) Works mostly on all skin types.
3) Demi matte finish.
4) Nice and smooth texture.
5) Blends easily.
6) Good staying power.
7) Build-able coverage.
8) Huge shade options available.

Cons of Cover FX Power Play Foundation

1) Packaging could be a little better.
2) Pricey
3) Availability.

Do I Recommend Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Well it’s indeed a good foundation. But I would not like to shell 4500 again on the same foundation as I have loads of foundation in my vanity. Also, I would like to try something more affordable rather then spending on such an expensive product.

MBF Advises

1) Moisturise your skin well before you apply this foundation.
2) Do not forget to use a good primer underneath your foundation.
3) If you have dry skin you can skip the compact.
4) If your skin is oily to touch your base with a compact.
5) Set the makeup with a makeup fixing spray.
6) Always use a good quality makeup remover to remove your makeup properly.

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