Cover FX has brought us yet more ways to glow with The Perfect Light Highlighting Powders ($34 each for 8 g /0.28 oz, made in Canada). There are three shades available in Moonlight, Sunlight and Candlelight with are talc-free highlighters that come in a mirrored compact. The colors do have the same undertone and effect as the Custom Enhancer Drops by the same name but the powder version is a lot softer in overall effect when worn alone. Currently available at Sephora and Cover FX.
- Moonlight is the lightest and offers the most highlight/shimmer because it contrasts with my olive medium skintone color
- Sunlight looks really close in the compact to Moonlight, but on my skin it's a medium champagne with a hint of gold and for me looks the most natural
- Candlelight is a soft bronze copper glow on my skin and for me this one is the most shimmery
To show the depth and pigment of the shimmer, I pulled the corresponding Custom Enhancer Drops (all previously reviewed here). To quote Cover FX, in order to "take your glow to the max" they recommend starting with the Illuminating Primer to give your skin that soft lit-from-within glow to create a smooth canvas for your foundation. Follow with the Custom Enhancer Drops to create a buildable highlight for a strobe effect or blended out glow. Add depth by layering the Perfect Light Highlighting Powder on top.
For those conservative with the shimmer you may find layering a bit too intense. I tried with all the colors on the face and eyes. I can layer Sunlight or Candlelight together and not feel like a golden statue. Moonlight is a bit too pale for my skintone which causes a more sharp highlight/shimmer.
Note this one was applied with a heavy hand but you can sheer and blend it out for a softer look:
A quick beauty look below with all three shades worn. If you follow @coverfx on social or look at the tags other beauty lovers use for looks you will be able to see some seriously intense glow and glam strobe effects. I wanted to create a softer look that I would feel comfortable wearing everyday and also to show you that these powder can be blended for a more conservative look. If you like more shimmer you can definitely layer more or apply over a cream highlighter to pull more pigment.
Foundation worn is MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC37.
On the eyes is Cover FX Sunlight Custom Enhancer Drop blended all over the lid with Sunlight Powder blended on top of the eyes for an all over wash. A tiny bit of Cover FX Candlelight Powder along eyes as well but in the photo I don't think you can tell.
On the cheeks is Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzer applied like a blush with Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighter Powder in Candlelight on top blended. Cover FX Moonlight Powder is applied to highlight.
On the lips is MAC Huggable Lipstick in Bare Hug.
Top by Splendid.
Texture wise these are smooth and soft. The pigment is excellent and easy to blend without emphasizing pores or skin imperfections - however with most highlighters, the color and finish will depend on your skintype. I really like all three and find them easy to wear on cheeks or eyes. As one who owns dozens of other highlighter powders I will say that I think you can probably find similar colors if you want to shop your stash. That being said these powders from Cover FX perform well. I like that there's no irritation on my sensitive skin, they don't emphasize pores and the shimmer is truly easy to control whether you want a soft highlight or more pigmented strobe effect. I find Candlelight to be a very wearable warm bronze which is hard for me since many bronzey shades can pull orange on my skin and the one from Cover FX does not.
The Cover FX team has been kind enough to offer Beauty Look Book readers a chance for a giveaway! Three winners will be selected to win:
- 1 Full Size Illuminating Primer
- 1 Full Size Bottle of Custom Infusion Drops - Radiance
- 1 Perfect Light Highlighting Powder of choice (either sunlight, moonlight, candlelight)
- Open to US and Canada residents
- Must be 18 years or older
- Enter via the widget below
- Entries will be collected for 3 days (ends 10/10/2016 at 11:45 AM PST)
- 3 distinct winners will be selected via the widget and contacted by me
- Prizes will be shipped directly from Cover FX
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Have you tried the Cover FX highlighters yet? I'm still really loving the liquid drops and can't believe how quickly they keep selling out but I hope they will restock again soon.
Cover FX powders and giveaway items provided courtesy of the Cover FX team.