This past summer, I spent a lot of time in Okinawa, the southern most island of Japan which has a subtropical to tropical climate. I also like to take a trip to Hawaii in the winter as well. While I try to wear SPF 50+ when I go to to these places, I usually forget to reapply sunscreen and I end up getting tan.
After I get back from my trip, my foundation is always too light! Because most Japanese people have similar skin tones, it is quite difficult for me to find a foundation that matches, or one that I can use to adjust the color. Sometimes, I buy a darker foundation at the drugstore when I am in the US, but then I have the risk of changing the finish of my original foundation.
When I first heard about the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, I immediately thought, “oooh, maybe I can get a darker color to mix in with my foundation and adjust the color!” Therefore, I bought the shade N70, “For medium to deeply tanned skin with neutral undertones”
What it does: (from the Sephora website)
These award winning, revolutionary drops of pure pigment were not designed to be worn alone but instead allow you to transform all of your favorite liquid beauty products into your ideal foundation or tinted moisturizer. With this breakthrough formula you can customize both your level of coverage and desired finish. What you choose to mix Custom Cover Drops with will determine your finish. For a radiant finish, add to products like oils, serums, or creams. For a matte finish, mix with a mattifying primer or lightweight lotion. Just drop in your desired amount of Custom Cover Drops: one drop achieves sheer coverage, two drops imparts medium coverage, three drops provides full coverage, and four drops leaves you with utra-full coverage.
Price: $44 for 15 ml
Availability: I found this product at Sephora online, Sephora stores, and the Cover FX website.
What I thought: The shade I bought worked extremely well. I started off mixing a medium sized drop with my foundation, and as my tan wore off, I used less and less until I was using my original foundation shade. I don’t really like the packaging – the screw of the bottle seems to be a little loose and I was afraid that some of the product would seep out.
Would I repurchase? Yes. Even though I don’t like the packaging, this product works great at changing the shade of my foundation without changing the texture.
Hope you enjoyed this review!