Review | CoverFx Anti-Aging Primer

11/30/13




There aren't many times that I find a product, use it once and absolutely hate it. So you may say that this is an exception, but I'm really not a fan of the Anti-Aging Primer by CoverFX.

I was sent this primer with one of my TopBoxs, I was un-eager (yes I just coined that) to try it since it has the words "Anti-Aging" on it. To be fair, I'm a 20 something year old beauty blogger, I take good care of my skin and I eat fairly well. I have a few hormonal break outs here and there, mostly on my chin, and I moisturize and exfoliate as needed. In other words, I take precautions for aging, including SPF. Therefore, I don't feel as though I need Anti-Aging products just yet. Anti-Aging products tend to be harsh on the skin, and especially harsh on younger skin. Nonetheless, I was sent this primer and thought I'd give it a try.

I only wore this product once, but it completely broke me out afterwards. I had pimples and blackheads on my cheeks (which I never get!) and extra pimples on my chin. As I said, I make an effort to keep my skin clear, and so when I get a flair up of breakouts and I'm not PMSing or changing up my skincare routine - I know it's a new product I'm trying.
The primer is greasier than ones I've used previously, like Smashbox Photo Ready primer, and doesn't melt into pores as easily - quite a bit remains on the surface. The extra oil may be what caused extra breakouts on my skin. It did keep my foundation on longer, but it wasn't as effect as other primers I've used previously, I had blotchier patches throughout at the end of the day. As you can see, the colour is a clear yellowy gel-like consistency. I have to say, that a little goes a long way. A full size 30ml tube would last quite a while even wearing it every day.

Pros
- Decent price point for higher end brand: $38CAD for 1oz (Compare Smashbox at $41CAD for 1oz)
- Squeeze-out packaging
- Potent: small amount for complete coverage

Cons
- Oily product
- Skin becomes "shiny" (a.k.a oily)
- Blotchy coverage at EOD
- Does not absorb well
- Not suitable for combination, acne prone or sensitive skin

I can't attest to the "Anti-Aging" benefits that it claims to provide. However, as a "primer" and regular beauty product it doesn't do a good job: it breaks me out, gives me shiny skin and blotchy end-of-the-day coverage. I will not be buying a full size of this primer. 

What do you ladies think? Have you tried this primer before?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,

Kisti Belle




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