Friday, September 7, 2012

Product Review: CoverFx Clear Prep Matte Foundation Primer

The Product: CoverFx Clear Prep Matte Foundation Primer & Anti-Acne Treatment Gel

Size: 1 Fl. Oz.

Packaging: Tube with twist off cap

The Price: $39 at Sephora

According to

"Cover FX ClearPrep FX is an "anti-shine" primer that reduces lines and pores and is long-lasting and easy to blend. The dermatologist-tested, lightweight gel helps prevent and heal acne blemishes. The Dermaveil-Matte Technology has an Instant Mattifying Effect, while the smoothing veil blurs lines and pores while allowing skin to breathe. It is free of parabens, oils, and fragrances and is perfect for all skin types, especially those with oily tendency and are prone to breakouts."

PROS: The packaging makes it easy to control the amount of product you want to use because it comes in a soft tube. Unscented. Gluten-free. Can be used as a skincare treatment or prior to foundation application.

CONS: It's pricey for a small tube of primer. It separates if not used consistently. I reached for it today after about a week or so of not using it and oily liquid came out. It feels oily on skin at first but dries matte and doesn't feel oily anymore. I recommend using only a small amount of this prior on cleaned face. Work the primer into the skin until it dries to a matte finish before applying foundation over it.

I think the actual deal breakers for me about this primer is that it made me turn into an oompa loompa after applying my foundation over it and that it actually breaks me out! I'm not saying that you will have the same reaction or maybe I'm just not applying this foundation right, who knows, but either way I think I will pass on this primer.

I hope this review helps and please let me know if you have any questions, I'm here! Have a fun-filled weekend!


  1. ohh wow this is one pricey item. haha Thanks for the review! It doesn't sound too impressive so I will gladly pass on this item.

  2. You're welcome and thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad you found this review helpful. ^_^

  3. Does not sound like a positive experience. The price is also really high. I think I'll pass. Thanks for reviewing.
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  4. Yeah it wasn't the best experience. You're welcome =D


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