30 March 2012

Cover FX Eye Prep FX

Cover FX is a US brand and a favourite amongst professional make up artists.  Cover FX Eye Prep FX makes some pretty amazing claims and I was more than happy to put it through it's paces.

It claims to Reduce dark circles and puffiness, tighten and firm instantly using Peptide Flash Complex, detoxify and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This product is described as a silicone free multi tasking primer, to be worn alone or under make up.  An instant eye smoothing primer that binds concealer and eye shadows to the lids and eye area for even and long lasting wear.

It claims to hydrate, rejuvenate, firm and increase circulation.



This is a gel/cream consistency and only a small amount is needed to cover the eyelid and under eye area.  This feels more like a refreshing eye cream than a primer, I guess that is because of the lack of silicone in the product.  As the skin under my eye is quite dry I applied this on top of my normal eye cream.  After 10 minutes my eye area looked a little fresher but there was no marked difference on my lines under my eyes and my dark circles still looked the same.  The biggest difference I noticed was on my eyelids.  Now if you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I am obsessed by my eyelid crinkles, they drive me mad and prevent me from wearing certain types of eye shadows.  After using Cover FX Eye Prep FX my eyelids were visibly smoother.

I then applied my make up.  My under eye concealer looked much smoother than usual and after application my under eye lines were definitely less visible.  My eye shadow and eye liner applied like a dream, I haven't had such smooth looking eyelids for around 10 years.

Here is a list of the ingredients:-

Aqua, Glycerin, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Squalane, Acrylates Copolymer, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Capryly Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Lauryl Alcohol, Lecithin, Myristyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, PVP/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester, Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide

I have no idea what the long term benefits of using this product are or even if there are any.  It is, however, recommended for sensitive eyes as it does not contain any silicone.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the results of this product.  If you have no worries with your eye area (ie if you are young) then this product is probably not for you.  If like me then you are obsessed with your eye area then this is a product that you may consider investing in.  Now, I say 'investing' because this product does not come cheap.  The RRP is £42.00 for 20ml.  I know that this is more than I would normally pay for an eye cream, let alone a primer, but I have to say that you can't put a price on confidence, I have obsessed over my eyelids for a long time and nothing I have tried has helped as much as this product.

Cover FX Eye Prep FX is available at House of Fraser where it is currently on offer for £37.80  and some Harvey Nichols stores.





*PR Sample