Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo (Review & Swatches)

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo

There are some products that are just so mindblowingly beautiful that I just HAVE to have them, no matter what the price tag (for example, Guerlain’s Flocon Enchantees)! I first saw these Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo on my beauty blogging buddy Shawna (see her post on these here) at an event many months back and was immediately enchanted. The insane reflection on her cheekbones was killer!

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo

So what is it? It’s a liquid highlighter that comes in a dropper style tube. Cover FX makes a few shades (I reviewed the shade Moonlight earlier this year) but the shade Halo is by far their most unique shade in the range. They’re billing this as a “holographic, multi-dimensional” product, but we all know by now that unless you can see rainbows, it’s most certainly NOT holographic.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo

(Although the package certainly tries to lead you to think that it actually is holo!)

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo - swatched
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo – swatched

The product initially appears quite white, but it shifts to a lavender, blue, silver – it’s absolutely gorgeous and extremely ethereal looking (which is a quality I’m always looking for in makeup products as I love that kind of fairy aesthetic).

Wearing Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo
Wearing Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo (natural light)

On the cheekbones it’s truly something else. These shots were taken in natural lighting so that I could attempt to capture just how beautiful it is.

Wearing Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo
Wearing Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo (natural light)

Shawna remarked in her post that said she couldn’t believe how many people came up to her and commented on her highlighter when she wore it. And she was bang on. I wore this to an event last night and EVERYONE I talked to asked me about what was on my cheekbones. Considering that I often wear “irregular” coloured highlighters (I’m a big fan of Anastasia’s Moonchild and Kat Von D’s Alchemist), I was surprised that people chose to comment on this highlighter instead of the greens, purples and blues I’ve worn in the past. But I guess that’s a testament to just how much this one stands out!

My favourite way to apply this is with my fingers. I’m not a huge fan of using fingers for my makeup in general, but it does work best for this highlighter in particular. I’d drop a blob on the back of my hand, dip a fingertip into it, and then pat a few drops onto my cheekbone. Then I’d take a clean finger and pat along my cheekbone to blend it out. I found two layers of this is what looked best for me. I did try it with a brush because I liked the shade Moonlight with a duofiber brush, but I found it just didn’t have the right amount of oomph when I did it that way (plus it blended out kinda funny with a brush).

In terms of whether or not this is worth your money… I’d say yes. This is a VERY expensive product in my opinion ($52 CAD/$42 USD), but I feel like it’s truly unique. There’s a TON of product in the bottle, so you needn’t worry about running out. If you’re balking at that price tag though… do what I did, and buy it during a Sephora sale. I picked mine up during the April sale, but there’s another one coming in November!

The Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops can be purchased on sephora.ca for $52 CAD and on sephora.com for $42 USD.

30 thoughts on “Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo (Review & Swatches)

    1. It’s more of a liquid, but I get you – I’m not a huge fan of them either. A little bit too much muss and fuss for my liking, but for this one, I’ll make it work!

  1. I loveeeeee this!! But not sure if I love it that much for $52…. lol. It looks great on you though, I can definitely see why you got so many compliments 🙂

    1. I know – I was the same – I really balked at that price tag and forced myself to wait for the April sale. $52 just seems so extreme… especially when you can usually get an entire eyeshadow palette for that price!!

    1. I’m not sure to be perfectly honest. I want it to work, but there’s a tinge of yellow base to the product (as most of these kind of opalescent shades have) that I’m afraid would end up pulling a medium to deep skintone into a sallow type shade. Almost like a bruise? Since the colouring does shift purple/blue, with a yellow edge it would definitely look a bit bruise-like. This is TOTALLY a guess though.

      Okay I just looked it up… there wasn’t a ton of pictures to go off, but it actually pulls a very vivid purple on deeper skin tone. I don’t see any of the yellow edge that I was expecting, so that’s GREAT news!

    1. Maybe try getting a sample of it at Sephora? I’m not sure how it would play out on oily skin, especially if you’re doing it over powder, but hey… worth a shot with a sample!

  2. I love how this looks on you! I nearly bought one of these (I think I was rooting for Moonlight) but opted for something else instead. Definitely need to get my hands on one though…

    1. Try to snag one of them as a sample! I got a tiny baby one as point perk (or maybe it was free with a $35 purchase?), either way… if you can get it that way, there’s MORE than enough product in the sample size!

    1. I’m definitely finding these less traditional highlighter shades surprisingly wearable! I hadn’t been expecting that at all, but they really do seem to be working out!

  3. I found these drops worked super well when applied with the fingers and not so great when I used a brush. I only had a sample from Sephora that lasted 3 wears so I would like to go back and actually purchase a full size bottle. I liked it a lot. Great review and I love the photos!

    1. Finger tips definitely work a heck of a lot better for this product! (Which I find is pretty rare – I generally prefer to always us a brush.) Did you get a sample that they decanted from a tester? I got one of those point perk ones and it’s a small bottle, but I swear I’ll never run out of it!

    1. I know – the price tag is enough to make you gasp. Like if it was $45, I’d be like “okay this is fine”. But just over 50 makes me cringe so hard! That being said, I’ve not regretted the purchase. It’s a lovely product!

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