The world recently went mad for the Cover FX Gripping Primer, and it was sold out EVERYWHERE, especially here in the UK. I occasionally order products from America to my personal Shipito address and then get everything sent over here at once, and so I decided to order the Cover FX Gripping Primer through their American site. Yes, I probably paid over the odds for it, and yes it bloody well is now back in stock in the UK, but what can I say - I'm a beauty whore.
The Cover FX Gripping Primer was one of a selection of new primers from the brand, and yet seemed to be the most popular without a doubt. It is a jelly-texture primer that is designed for normal to dry skin. I suffer from combination skin, but especially during the upcoming colder months, my skin will be more on the dry side.
The Gripping Primer was developed to firm the skin and lock makeup in place, ensuring optimal all-day wear. It is a smoothing primer, that gives a glass-like finish to the skin and is enriched with a blend of vitamin-rich ingredients to help rid the skin of fine lines, target signs of ageing and improve the clarity of the skin.
You get 30ml of product in the tube, which is about average for a primer, and the packaging is pretty plain, but the majority of Cover FX products are. A little goes a long way, and as it is a gripping primer, it does feel slightly tacky, however I found that this helped my foundation to adhere to it and stay in place throughout the day. Whilst I personally wouldn't say it gives a glass-like finish to the skin, it definitely adds a healthy shine to the skin, without looking oily or greasy and it feels comfortable to wear and not at all heavy like I thought it might due to the texture.
So, were people right to rave about it? Absolutely, this is one of the best primers I have tried in a long time, and it kept my makeup in place throughout the day without any budging or smudging and I love how flawless it makes my skin look. If it wasn't for the slight tackiness and shine to the skin, I would definitely use this on its own without using foundation on the top.
Here in the UK, the Cover FX Gripping Primer costs £30.00 and can be found online at Beauty Bay here.
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