Monday, November 27, 2017

Illuminating spray that really illuminates? Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray Review

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray Review

I use setting sprays daily, but I had never tried an illuminating spray until recently. The Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray was in a recent Boxycharm subscription box and I was curious to try it. I don't really need setting sprays to lock in my makeup, since I have normal to dry skin and my makeup lasts all day anyway. I really wanted to use this one for the illuminating aspects of it. The Cover FX illuminating Spray does leave you with a soft sheen to your face without looking greasy or glittery. It is buildable. very lightweight, and quick to dry without leaving a tacky feel to the face which I really appreciate.

When I first tried this product, it didn't feel like I was even spraying my face. I realized that the mist is ultra fine and I would have to spray my face pretty close up. I'm very careful not to spray too much and I don't spray until my face feels wet like other setting sprays. When using the spray, shake it very well otherwise you will have a burst of fine micro glitter come through. However, when shaken very well, it does a great job. Don't let the term "micro glitter" scare you. It really doesn't look like you sprayed your face with glitter.  It is so fine, that you are left with a radiant glow. When inspecting my face in a close mirror, I can see tiny shimmer specks on my face but I don't feel like it looks bad at all.

I'm not sure how this would work for someone with oily skin. I think it is more suitable for normal to dry skin. I don't feel like it makes me makeup last any longer than normal. Again, that's not usually an issue for me. I actually see it as a "finishing spray." If I want to melt all the powders down on my face to avoid cakiness, I will use another setting spray to do this. I feel like I would have to use too much of the illuminating spray and I would look too dewy if I used the Cover FX spray. Once my face is dry, I will lightly spray my face with the Cover FX illuminating Spray.

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  1. I love this but yes, I have to shake it really well or I get splotches of glitters on my face. I am not tempted to get the matte version.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  2. I normally avoid setting sprays because I find that they leave my face feeling tacky and my oily skin just doesn’t agree with it.. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m very intrigued though, and tempted to try it and see how I get on?! 🙊

  3. My first time hearing of this and it sounds amazing :D I have dry skin, so it will probably work for me.

  4. Nice review I have tried the illuminating primer but not the setting spray yet.

    Sheer Beauty Blog

  5. I rely on setting sprays heavily, as my oils skin tends to make foundation vanish within hours, but I stay clear of anything that says "glow" or "illuminating" for the same reason.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  6. I’ve seen a few good reviews about this! I currently use NYX setting spray which is amazing!

  7. Your description of this spray sounds lovely but as an oily skin girl it would be a no-no for me, sadly. I need matt, matt, and more matt, haha!

    Lisa |

  8. I like that it is not too much showing !

  9. Ooh I'm dying to try this, it sounds fab! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

  10. I absolutely love this setting spray - one of my favourite discoveries this year! xx


  11. This definitely does sound great for dry skin! Hopefully I can get a sample sometime, I don't always use setting sprays but I like the option. I know Milani makes a dewy setting spray as well x

  12. I think I will pass on this as I do have oily skin so thank you for sharing because I was tempted! Great post, hope you are having a great week xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  13. I dont use any setting spray and quite interested on this.
    Sounds like a great product.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  14. Sounds like a good product. Thanks for the review. xoxo Cris

  15. Sounds amazing but my oily skin wouldn't love this, after a few hours my skin tends to get extremely oily during the day and I have the bad habit of touching my face all the time :(


  16. I have never tried a product like this, looks really fun! xx

  17. I always use UD All Nighter spray to set my makeup. I have oily skin hence I need to keep it matte. When I came to know about this spray in Boxycharm I had my doubts if it is good for me, you have made I clear but still can't wait to try:-)

  18. I have oily skin so I always stay away from any glowy or dewy makeup products but this does sound really lovely!

    Ellie x


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