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Showing posts with label coverfx. Show all posts

Sneak Peek: CoverFX has a new CC cream!

I always get so excited whenever I find a new foundation that caters to dark/deep Women of Colour. It took us a while to get a good BB cream in our colour and I was having a huge issue finding a CC cream. Every brand was way to light or I would have to mix it with my original foundation. 

Finally, I found one that sounds quite promising!  

Cover FX’s NEW CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment ($45.00 CDN)! It’s all you need for all day colour and complexion correction. This Do-it-all CC Cream treats, corrects and protects your skin with buildable coverage and is available in 8 inclusive shades. As with all Cover FX products, it is also clinically tested, Vegan and Free of the Inflammatory 5: Paraben-free, Fragrance-free, Gluten-free, Mineral Oil-free and Talc-free.

Availability: Cover FX products are available at and at leading North American retailers including Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.

Once I come back in September from vacation, 
I will have a full review!

CoverFX Canada Day Giveaway!

To celebrate Canada day on July 1, I am giving away a CoverFX 
prize pack away to a lucky Spiced Beauty reader.
Cover FX creates healthy, natural-looking foundations for flawless full coverage. Available in a global palette with more than 30 shades, our unique formulas provide a precise match for skin of all ethnicities. We take ingredient choices seriously which is why each product is free of parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc. To ensure each product is safe for even the most sensitive of skin, all Cover FX formulas are developed under the supervision of dermatologists and clinically tested, for a truly healthy foundation.
During this heatwave it's important to have an effortless beauty routine. Get a perfect fresh, transparent look for Spring/Summer in three quick steps:

Step 1: BritePrep FX Brightening Foundation Primer ($45)

  • Provides instant skin brightening effects and blurs the appearance of fine lines and pores
  • Facilitates foundation blending and extends wear 
  • Bearberry Extract: Anti-UV, lightens brown spots to even and brighten skin ton SPF 50

Step 2: SkinTint FX Treatment and Tinted Moisturizer ($39)
  • Oil free, paraben free and water-resistant formula
  • Contains skin repairing ingredients, anti-aging, skin firming and anti-wrinkle technology
  • Bisabolol; the main active ingredient of the chamomile plant, anti-inflammatory, to protect and reduce skin irritation and sensitivity
  •  SPF 30

Step 3: Bronzed FX Mineral Bronzing Powder ($28) available in 5 shades.
  • Creates an instant sun-kissed appearance on the face and body
  • Highlighting or all-over bronzer to achieve a sun-kissed glow without damaging UV exposure
  • Ideal for all skin types

For your lips: MintTint FX Tinted Anti-aging Lip Glaze ($22) available in 6 shades.

  • Moisturizing lip treatment and primer. Protective, fortifying and refreshing
  • Lip Fill Technology, a blend of peptides and hyaluronic acid improves collagen synthesis and provides time released hydration

Enter to win here!

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CoverFX is Launching on The Shopping Channel this weekend!

This weekend CoverFX will be launching on the Shopping Channel.
Once of my favorite makeup artist, CityLine beauty expert Derek Selby 
will be demonstrating the Power of CoverFX.

Last year, I had the privilege of having Derek do my makeup. 

If you don't already know Cover FX was the very first make up brand I used in school. 
The line is very diverse and suitable for all skin tones ranging from porcelain to ebony.

Want to purchase but don't know what color you are?
Check out the chart below:
FYI- I am a B45

If you missed Derek on The Shopping Channel, check him out at the Bay (Bay&Queen) May 10.

Winter 2011 Beauty: CoverFX - MintTint FX Tinted Anti-Aging Lip Glaze+Swatches

First I have to thank Joy from Makeup Junkie for allowing me to try this out (won it in a giveaway). I fell in love with MintGlaze FX last Fall and finished my bottle in LESS than a month!

Now I have another bottle to burn through this Winter.. Let's see how long this one lasts!

MintTintFX has some amazing benefits for your lips:
  • Protective, volumizing and fortifying glazed tint to maintain youthful lips. 
  • Provides natural looking, non-sticky healthy tint. 
  • Contains lip freshening peppermint.
  • Pout perfecting tint that hydrates & softens lips.
This is such a soft and wearable lip gloss. I know the swatch looks shimmery but it's very subtle.
Perfect for ALL skin tones. Don't believe me?  
Check out this swatch below:

  Simple but pretty!

Have you tried anything from CoverFX before?
If so, what was it?

FOTD: Sunkissed Face using CoverFX, Vasanti & MAC

I know I'm giving slight.. yes slight duck lips but my skin, brows and lashes look amazing here!
This is honestly the skin I dream for radiant, dewy but healthy.

Here's the products I used:
CoverFX NaturalFX B45
Vasanti Liquid Cover Up Oil-Free Foundation and Concealer V13
MAC MSF Deep Dark
                     MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick in Gilty Bronze

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
Mascara - L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes
    Smashbox double-ended brightener

Red Earth: Lip Shine

Tip: After putting on your CoverFX foundation. Apply your MAC MSF with a wet Sigma 180 in a stippling motion.


I can't wait to try this look again!

What do you think?

Foundation Series: Natural Fx by Cover Fx with Swatches

Do you all remember when I posted this picture a few weeks ago? 
I got a lot of questions on the Cover fx foundation that I was wearing. 
Here is a spotlight post on Natural fx by Cover fx.
Let me start off by saying this is a 2 in 1 foundation: Concealer & Foundation. 
I love the fact that it can be layered depending on what coverage YOU want!
My secret I add a tad bit of water if I just want super light over coverage.

I have two foundation methods that I use depending on my mood:
  • Light coverage all over
  • Light coverage all over + extra coverage under the eyes
Interested in the coverage?
*For reference I am a B45*
Check out this picture:
  • Dewy finish (light)
  • No white cast
  • SPF 15
  • Over 20 shades
  • Non-pore clogging 

 Have you used Cover Fx Natural fx foundation? 
What do you think?

FOTD: Bow & Smiles

It's been a while since I've shown my face.
How long you ask.. MARCH!

I was putting together quick outfits for the Rihanna concert in Toronto, when I found a great time to do a quick snap. Rihanna was my total inspiration for my headband look. Remember my post from February, I predicted that it would be a hot look for Summer 2011.

This is my work makeup. Very natural eye with a bold lip.

Cover Fx - Natural FX in B45
Vasanti cover up in B14

Eyeliner - Physicians Formula - Eye booster eyeliner + serum in Black
Volum' Express® The Colossal  Mascara


I promise to post more looks :)

Cover FX: Say Yes To Skin Tint! Say No To Skin Cancer!

Skin cancer is now more common than ever. As a woman of color I can't stress how important it is to put on SPF daily. Start now while you're young, trust me your skin will thank you later!

This June Cover FX, Dermatologists’ First Choice For Flawless Looking Skin, urges you to wear your black ribbon with pride in support of skin cancer awareness.

Prevent and protect your skin by using a product with SPF. We want you to SAVE FACE and achieve a sun kissed glow without putting your skin at risk of damaging sun exposure.

Click the picture below to be directed to the CoverFX page!

 SkinTint FX SPF30 $39 and BritePrep FX SPF50 $45 and Cover FX products are available in:
  • United Kingdom – Select Harvey Nichols,, House Of Fraser and and
  • Canada – Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, Murale, Jean Coutu, select The Bay and Sephora stores,,, and
  • United States – Select Sephora stores,, Naimies,, and

Must have Product: Cover Fx-Clean Fx Makeup Cleansing Mousse

You guys remember when I told you about my Coverfx: Drench the Skin You're In event experience last month. I want to share with you my must have product from CoverFX right now!

This alcohol- and oil-free facial cleanser removes long-wearing and water-resistant makeup thoroughly yet gently while hydrating, toning and softening the skin. The travel-friendly formula, ideal for sensitive skin, can be used with or without water for rinsing.
I have had cleansing milks, wipes and oil free cleansers in the past..but THIS... this is something beyond amazing. I could totally rant and rave but I think it's best if I show you what this mousse can do!

I applied waterproof pencil eyeliner to my arm and let it dry. Then I squirted a small amount of mousse on a cotton pad.

I applied the pad to my arm and let it soak in for about 20 to 30 seconds. Then I wiped the mousse off in ONE swipe. I did not wipe or wash my arm and there is absolutely no residue at all!
Here is cotton pad to show the residue of the waterproof pencil.
 I don't need I need to stress how great this product is! The pictures speak for themselves :D
Extra information:
What else you need to know: PETA approved. Dermatologist tested. Ph balanced. Free of soap, fragrance, and colorant.
You can purchase this product from Sephora, SDM, select The Bay, Murale,, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser in the UK .

Coverfx: Drench the Skin You're In event!

Last month I was invited to Cover FX Hydrating Clinic located in the The Bay Queen Street. To my surprised I went there and found out that these were personal one-one sessions with the amazing Derek Selby.
Before any makeup was applied he took my hand and determined my hydration. OMG! I was so embarrassed because I had been filming and traveling all day.... I totally neglected my arms. I find that in the winter I don't hydrate all areas as much as I should. The result is DEHYDRATED SKIN! After talking with Derek I realized this is the reason why we experience a dull complexions, redness, blotches and skin tightness. Also dehydrated skin can cause wrinkles & fine lines to be more apparent.

These pictures are from Urban Native Girl's session:

1. Measuring her moisture level.(low reading) 

2. He applied Natural FX to a small portion of her arm.

3. Tested her moisture level again. (higher reading)

4. He used Clean Fx makeup cleansing mousse to remove the foundation.

Lastly he took her reading again and it was perfect!
After the reading Derek gave us some great tips on how to hydrate your skin, while dealing with your own skin issues. For example I have an oily T-zone but I find that areas like around my mouth is always dry.
OMG I loved the set up. products galore
The foundation he used was on me was a mixture of Skin Tint & Skin prep primer.
How amazing is this picture!!! I have to thank Melissa from CoverFX for this one :)

I had a great time and I have a bunch of goodies to show and review to you all in the next couple of week :)

Check out COVERFX!

Cover FX, in support of Daily Bread Food Bank invite you to get mistletoe ready lips this holiday season.

Give a gift, get a gift. Bring a non-perishable food item for Daily Bread Food Bank and get a FREE MintGlaze FX (value $22). One per person. while supplies last.

Monday, December 6, 2010

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Eaton Centre – on Yonge Street across from Dundas Square. Look for the Cover FX Elves.

In the past year, Daily Bread has seen a 16 per cent increase in the use of food banks. Thirty-four per cent of those who rely on food banks are children. Forty-five per cent of food bank users have either a disability or a serious illness.

IMATS 2010 coverage + Highlights

 I had one of the greatest weekend ever! Full of bloggers, vloggers, make-up & seminars. An IMATS Toronto weekend!
This year I went on both Saturdays and Sunday and I'm so happy because I have no regrets. I made great purchases both days and met amazing people.

Day one started off great I got there early and made my way to join the ever growing line.
As soon as the doors opened girls started to bolt to the Makeup Forever booth. Yes you heard me "bolt" rumors of long line up triggered me to join in on the action. I researched online and knew exactly what I wanted.
This year the venue was much better and the deals were pretty good....but I still shopped around to find out what booth had the better deals.The best brush selection & prices in my option was Royal & Langnickel for brush sets. The variety in the sets were a steal for the price.
For individual brushes the most popular booth was of course Crown brushes. I think the main reason for the is the gurus & bloggers who rave about them!
New to IMATS this year was NYX. They had a massive booth right in the middle. It had great selection and the individuals who worked there were quite helpful.They had a few males there who knew the products better than I did.
I was very excited to see the OCC cosmetics booth. I have been dreaming about lip tars since seeing them in YT videos & blog sites. I'm happy that I got to swatch them and play with the different colors. There is no way to describe them other than pigmented. Also a little bit goes a long way.

Through out the whole day I saw girls who were sporting pretty glitter liner. I inquired where they got it and I was directed to Eye Candy Cosmetics! Yana and I decided to get our eyes done.

I met Debbie from FACEateiler last year at IMATS. This year she gave me a sneak peak of the products that are coming out in 2011. I`m very excited for a blush called tangerine which she demonstrated on me! Definitely WOC friendly.

I got my first airbrushed face from Dinar. Loved it!

As a makeup artist I am always looking for ways to refine and improve my technique. IMATS had a lot of great seminars. This year I made sure I attended more than one.

Kevin-James Bennett gave us get tips on brushes & products for our kit. My favorite tip I received was about how he uses primers to reduce the consistency of cream foundations! Brilliant. Watch the video below for highlights.
Nadine Luke from MAC gave us a back stage pass on fall/winter trends. The model she used was extremely gorgeous and the gloss look is fab.Watch the video below for highlights.

Wanda from Cover FX talked about the art of concealing! Concealing is important if you want to be able to work with a flawless canvas. If your unfamiliar with Cover FX, click here to learn more.

Through out the day I had the chance to meet these amazing people!

This post is long, so I will post my haul in another post! Overall I had a great time and I can't wait until IMATS 2011.