You've probably heard everyone and their uncle talking about the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. They're like liquid metal, and I know that everyone says that but they literally are. However, that can kinda be intimidating but when you actually apply them, they are less intense than when they're swatched.
So I have shade Moonlight. I wanted Celestial but it was sold out on the Cover FX site and now there are only two shades in stock on their website. All the shades except Sunset are sold out on Sephora, as I'm writing this post. There are 6 shades total. You get .5oz which is half the size of a foundation so it should last for a very long time because the littlest amount goes a long way. They are kinda pricey, it's $42 a pop and for liquid metal/highlighter that's kinda expensive but I digress....
This is the swatch of Moonlight. Which I hear is the more wearable one out of them all. This is a beige-y silver. Wear Celestial seems more straight up silvery pearl from what I've seen. I think it's absolutely gorgeous though. This shade is a bit more toned down. It looks super intense but honestly it's not that insane on.
So I've applied this a few different ways or used it a few different ways I guess I should say. I first applied it with my finger and just tapped it on the top of the cheekbones and blended it out with my fingers as well. Another time I used a damp sponge to apply it which makes it less intense and blends really well. Then I've used it as a base for other highlighters in case I want to blind someone that day.
I don't like the feel of it initially on my skin when I first put it on, before it kinda dries, because it feels slippery and strange to me, but applied with a sponge I didn't feel that way. Putting a highlight powder over top of it takes that feeling away too because it kind of sets it faster.
Now I know that since these are drops they can be mixed into foundation. I've not done that and I honestly don't want to because I don't like super luminous foundations. I prefer to add the luminosity as I go. Keep in mind though that you can absolutely do that if you want. They're obviously very thin cause they are liquid drops so that's why it's so easy to add into other products like foundation, primer, or moisturizer. I don't know how the liquid by itself would work on oily skin, I would imagine that it wouldn't be super horrible because it is so thin and sets pretty quickly. I just wouldn't add it to areas that you get super oily throughout the day.
My favorite way to use these are as a base, under a powder highlight. I know that other things can be used for that but I love how this looks with powder highlight more than other "bases". It's much more intense though just let me warn you. On it's own it's still gorgeous and definitely noticeable. I do think I would like Celestial on it's own more than this one possibly, but this one is still beautiful and it's so easy to wear.
This is me wearing it on it's own. As you can see super pigmented and noticeable.
Here I'm wearing it with a powder highlight over top. Which is still very intense but it's blended a little better in my opinion.
My final thoughts are: yes I do really like this, it's different and a very cool concept and the pigmentation alone is A+. You get a lot of product and they're pretty versatile on how they can be used. It's not necessarily something I would buy again but I like using them since I have them. If you're super into strobing and major highlight then I think this is right up your alley.
Here's a tip though: If you're going to use a sponge to apply it, don't try to touch up foundation or anything with said sponge after you've applied the drops because you will illuminate areas you probably didn't want to. Learned that by mistake.
So that's my thought's on that. I know they're pretty much all sold out right at this moment so hopefully soon they'll be back in stock if you want to try them.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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