Product Review: Cover FX Large Foundation Brush

File this under… “who knew?” This brush has a lot going for it, both literally and figuratively. It’s like the Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush… on steroids. Observe…

The brush head 100% goat hair. It’s soft and dense, and surprisingly doesn’t eat up a lot of product. I’ve used it a few times, and I think it works best if you dot the foundation on your face and then use the brush to spread the product. It gives an ‘airbrushed’ finish to the foundation, just like the Tom Ford version.

Cover FX also makes a version of this brush with a much smaller head, that is almost identical to the Tom Ford version.

Cover FX Foundation Brush: $38
Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush: $70

Big difference.

Now, I know that you’re paying for the name and the luxurious packaging (the Tom Ford brush handles are like precious things), but in terms of performance… the brushes are identical.

I love this big foundation brush. It has quickly shot to the top of my list. I had no idea Cover FX made such excellent brushes! I’m definitely giving them a closer look in the future.

You can find most Cover FX products at Sephora.

Product Review: Tom Ford Beauty (Foundations)

After much anticipation, a lot of money and a little wait time, my Tom Ford Foundations came in the mail. I ordered the liquid foundation and the stick foundation… both in Caramel. It turns out, I’m likely Praline or Toffee (the next two darker shades). Caramel is too light for me.

First Impressions: The stick foundation is huge.. the liquid foundation is not. That is honestly the widest stick foundation I’ve ever seen; there is a LOT of product in there.

Now, despite that dark color in the tube, the makeup itself is actual about a half shade lighter than that on the skin:

As you can see, it’s a full coverage foundation. It can be sheered out for medium coverage, but for the most part this will cover everything. The stick foundation is creamy to the touch, which I thought would be a problem for my oily skin. But it’s not. It sets to a semi-matte finish and stays put. I really love the coverage and finish of this foundation. I just have to exchange this one for my proper shade.

The liquid foundation is … okay. It’s not a must have, especially for the price ($78). It lacks the density of Guerlain Foundations, and the new Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation. I found it thin, and without proper application, potentially streaky.

This is a sheer to medium coverage foundation. It can be layered, but not by much. I was not a fan of this foundation overall. I think for the price, it should have a bit more density and perform better. It did give a ‘luminosity’ but because the coverage is sheer, you have to have fairly great skin to use this foundation and get a flawless finish.

Now, the cream foundation brush is a PRIZE. This was definitely worth the money. It helps diffuse product over the skin in a way that I’ve never experienced before. I love it. It doesn’t eat product, and it works like a dream.

Of my purchases, I think that the foundation stick is a must have. The liquid foundation is not. The cream foundation brush is awesome, if you’re in the market for one. If you like what you have, then don’t plunk the $70 down for this one.
Because this brand is so expensive, it’s hard to forgive any inconsistencies (like the potential streakiness of the liquid foundation). I love the stick foundation, and I really like the brush. Those are keepers for sure. Now, I just need to get my proper color…