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Last Sunday, I returned to Sephora because my spirit told me to. While chatting with one of their beauty consultants, I noticed her makeup was flawless. She told me she was wearing Cover FX. And per her recommendation, I should switch to it. So, I did what any logical person would do, I returned NARS.

Note: I also returned Veil Mineral Primer for Ever-Matte because she said it works great with Cover FX. 

Although the Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation is what was recommended, they were sold out. Can someone inform Sephora about inventory? Another beauty consultant recommended the Total Cover Cream Foundation which should provide me with maximum coverage. I bought it in 100.

An antioxidant-rich, two-in-one foundation and concealer that delivers medium-to-full, buildable coverage. This foundation provides an all-day radiant finish that nourishes and protects with antiaging benefits. The buildable formula can provide medium-to-full coverage and offers all-day wear.

I know I say this all of the time (which is why I named it Faux Reviews) but I really love this foundation. And the color matches me to perfection. Better than all the foundations I’ve blogged about to date.

However, oil has been breaking through. I may have to up the ante on a setting spray. I’ve been applying pressed powder mid day and again at the end of the day if I need to freshen up for an after hour event I don’t want to attend.

Side note: I almost applied for a part-time job at Sephora, I wanted to work for a discount or be paid in beauty products.

For more on Total Cover Cream Foundation, visit Sephora.

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  1. I like that you like CoverFX because I thought I was the only Black female who did. My first exposure came back in 2007, 2008 when it first hit Sephora. I got a chance to speak to a Black, male rep who highly recommended it. Obviously I believed and could tell he was an authentic person, not a snake oil salesman. The biggest selling point for me then was that it is watet-based and was created by a plastic surgeon to assist his patients with concealing scars in a natural and discreet manner. Before all the development of textures, formulations and consistencies I used the creamy liquid in the tube. Another great feature is that a little goes such a long way. It offers superb coverage, easy blendability and flawless finish. I shouldn’t admit to this, but that one tube I purchased back in 2007, 2008…allow me to reiterate again that a little goes a long way and I recently took the time to invest in new foundation this year. After all the years that I had that one tube of CoverFX, I was pleasantly surprised that it maintained its color and consistency and still blended very well with my complexion (although I wouldn’t recommend this practice). I say all this to say that it speaks well about this product and the company at large (and no I’m not on payroll 😂). However, currently I’m a NARS convert as of late (I’ve shelved the CoverFX Total Cover Cream compact in 90 for now😣). I love their tinted moisturizers, both Pure Radiant and Velvet Matte finishes, especially when paired with their concealer. I also give props to Clinique’s In The Nude Foundation Chubby Stick. This is the FIRST Clinique foundation I did not have to mix and match. Thanks for taking the time to read my stupid, long dissertation on foundation.

    • Girl, I felt like I had to take notes for new foundations I may have to try. Lol. Cover FX does not mix well with the heat. I’m hoping a setting spray that I want to try will do the job. I love mat velvet but my color was sold out in the store and online! Like, wth?! Also, I too keep makeup until it’s gone 😔 especially eye shadow



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