Foundation Files: Cover FX Power Play Foundation

A few months ago I visited the Cover FX pop-up at Selfridges to find my perfect match in the new Cover FX launch, the Power Play Foundation.  I was given a little introduction to the Cover FX range (a brand I’d heard lots about, but never really had a chance to try) and found my perfect shade match to be P20.  There are an amazing 40 shades available, so I would definitely recommend visiting a stand rather than guessing!

The Cover FX Power Play Foundation is described as a medium-to-full coverage foundation with a matte finish.  I was nervous to try this as my skin has been so dry over the last few months, but I had nothing to worry about as this doesn’t cling to dry patches or make general dryness more obvious, it just gives skin a gently matte finish that isn’t powdery or uncomfortable.

The mega shade range is broken down into three undertones, with the P shades (like my P20) aimed at cooler skin tones with pink undertones, whilst the N is for those who are neutral and the G is Golden, for those who are warmer.  P20 is a fantastic match for me, as you can see, it is my exact skin tone and looks incredible natural, so definitely get a match done to find your perfect shade.

I would say this leans more to the medium coverage end of things, although it can be built-up.  I actually went without concealer when wearing this, even though you could see some of my blemishes and I had, by no means, achieved a flawless finish, but the combination of the perfect colour match along with the flatteringly matte finish gave my skin such a generally natural look that I felt it worked best this way.  Of course you can go in with concealer if you want to eradicate any marks and blemishes.  This is a really good foundation, especially if you’re oily and need something mattifying, but if you’re not oily, don’t write this off, as it still gives a great finish without being overly matte.  It’s £38 from Selfridges here – link.

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