Thursday, 7 June 2018

SPLURGE OR SAVE: THE £6 COVER FX HIGHLIGHTING DROPS DUPE

The £6 Cover FX highlighting drops dupe you've been looking for

Welcome to another instalment of fan favourite 'Splurge or save'. It’s been a while, I know but in my defence finding a perfect dupe is rare. So with great pleasure, I’m here to announce I might have found the perfect dupe which not only imitates the packaging but more importantly matches the quality of formula and shade. So if you’re into liquid highlighters and in the mood to save some £££, please read on! 


The one: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight | RPR £34 for 15ml

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight


Housed in metallic champagne glass packaging, Cover FX has done something no brand quite managed to accomplish before. Pure metallic pigment in plenty of shades to choose from can be used alone, on top of foundation or mixed with primer, BB cream or foundation formulas. One tiny drop will make any highlighter maniac shy, the intensity is quite crazy. Applied in the morning, the formula will stay put throughout the day and well into the night if needs be. It creates a mirror-like effect with the light reflecting formula. Moonlight is a beautiful champagne metallic without a hint of glitter anywhere. Despite the full on finish somehow it looks natural as if your natural glow has always been this prominent. I prefer a brush application to a beauty blender as I feel the latter doesn’t quite get the blending right, where a duo-fibre brush blends it into the skin so well. I also really like the pipette applicator, skinny and good quality, it picks up and dispenses the product well. 

Dupe that: Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Champagne | £6 for 18ml 

Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Champagne

Buy now: Revolution | Superdrug

Finding a true shade dupe is rarer than you think. Every beauty blogger goes on those little trips sometimes and we find 'almost dupes' all the time. I’m here to announce that Revolution Makeup has done it this time. Shade wise, their Liquid Champagne is identical to Cover FX Moonlight, the super pigmented metallic champagne that will enhance a natural beauty of most skin tones. It swatches identical and looks same when applied. The wear time is similar, although I wore it for 12 hours at the most. I wore both at the same time and even asked the girls at work if they see any difference. There was none. Formula wise, I feel like they are similar in texture and again best applied with a synthetic brush. Packaging lacks a little with the sticker coming off pretty quickly and had to be glued back. The pipette isn’t as precise and also doesn’t pick up product very well. I usually apply it from the pipette alone and not by squeezing the product out. I don’t find the Revolution Makeup drops to be quite multi-use as the Cover FX. Formula somehow affects my foundation when mixed in and breaks it down a little. I quite like to add a little to a body lotion though which works well.

Pale skin swatches: CoverFX Highlighting Drops Moonlight (top), Revolution Liquid Highlighter Champagne (bottom)

Pale skin swatches: CoverFX Highlighting Drops Moonlight (top), Revolution Liquid Highlighter Champagne (bottom)

Pros and cons


CoverFX
Revolution Makeup
Packaging
🙌🏻
👋🏻
Price
👋🏻
🙌🏻
Formula
🙌🏻
🙌🏻
Shade
🙌🏻
🙌🏻
Application
👋🏻
👋🏻
Multi-use
🙌🏻
👋🏻

Code: 🙌🏻 - YASS KWEEN 👋🏻 - BYEEE

Overview

Is £34 ever worth spending on a tiny bottle of liquid highlighter? For a beauty enthusiast as yours truly the answer is yes but would I buy it again or perhaps invest in more shades? Probably not, ok maybe as the shade Blossom is calling my name. From the table above you can see that both products are identical where it counts - the formula and the shade. Yes, I personally prefer more quality packaging of CoverFX but the application of both isn’t quite my fave. I would prefer to use a sponge but can’t as both apply quite streaky with it whereas brush blends it so well. Has anyone else experienced that or is it just me? I love my highlighter to be very out there, glow from within whilst beautiful doesn’t usually do it for me, so I’ve been using these alone on my tame days (yep, tame!) or simply topping them up with powder highlighter on any other given day. 

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight vs Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Champagne

Fun Fact: My mom - the ultimate Momma Drama Queen helped with the photos, so the hands featured in a couple of them belong to my favourite human :)

Have you tried CoverFX or Revolution Makeup highlighting drops yet? I’d love to know your thoughts! As usual, if anything I recommend inspires you, please share your hauls with me using #BDQmademedoit

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Until next time ❤️

Thank You For Reading,
Love




*Disclaimer*
All products featured in this post have been purchased by me, links used in this posts are affiliate. What it means is that I receive a teeny tiny commission for any sale made through the link. I do not receive a commission for clicks alone. This does not influence my opinion in any way. I’ll always relay my unbiased thoughts to my readers.
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9 comments

  1. Arent's the revolution drops oil based? Cause then it would be logical that it breaks foundations down

    Sabrina || www.thedutchbloggergirl.com

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    1. That would make sense. However not every oil will break down foundation as I add a drop quite freely to matte formulas to make them more dewy xx

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  2. I love that you mum is your hand model! LOL! I have the Algenist drops which is very similar to the MUR and CoverFx but I almost never use it so I didn't bother with buying another.

    ps: Your little notes below the comment section made me laugh. Thanks for the early morning entertainment.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha I’m glad it made you chuckle :) Us bloggers gotta use all the resource at hand :)

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  3. Ooooo they look so good! I have the coverfx drops but never use them - I should!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. I really enjoy using the liquid highlighters as they give that perfect finish yet aren’t as obvious as powder x

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  4. I really want the cover fx drops but oh men the price is killing me and i am holing with my dollars hahaha

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  5. Ahh really want to try these!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  6. Well done to your mum with the photos! I am getting into liquid illuminating drops and recently picked up the L'Oreal ones. I don't have anything to compare it to but they are nice. Cover FX is a lovely brand and I would love to try theirs too x

    franklyflawless.com

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