Cover FX BB Gel product
Cover FX BB Gel

 

Those pesky monthly breakouts I get have met their match.  The cruelty free and vegan Cover FX BB Gel is an anti-blemish treatment recently added to my complexion collection that mattifies and offers coverage buildable to medium.

Cover FX BB Gel Light-Medium and Medium-Deep
Cover FX BB Gel G Light-Medium and G Medium-Deep

My skin is very close to its lightest shade for the year.  There are three shades of BB Gel available for the G (Golden) range – Light-Medium, Medium-Deep, and Deep.  I’ve been wearing G Medium-Deep because I feel the lighter option makes me look just a bit milky.  You know, not an obvious white-as-a-ghost color, but definitely something that needs a touch of bronzer around the edges to look seamless.  G Medium-Deep, on the other hand, gives me a “healthy glow.”  Darker than I need, but the coverage is light enough that it passes without question or need to blend down my neck.  When blended, Cover FX BB Gel dries one shade lighter than it swatches because of the high water content.

Cover FX BB Gel before

I’m currently sporting a few dark spots and healing marks.  I pick – seriously…it’s like a compulsion – and my olive skin is left with dark spots for about two months.  Under both corners of my mouth I have some older marks from too much Halloween candy and there are fresh marks to the left.  I would likely be mark-free if I hadn’t given in to the urge to pop the blemishes.  This round was smaller than ever, and I contribute most of that to the Cover FX BB Gel because it is the only difference in my skin care.

Cover FX BB Gel in Medium-Deep to the left
Cover FX BB Gel in G Medium-Deep to the left

With a small buffing brush, I stipple and lightly blend the BB Gel over my skin.  Then I go back in with a second layer on the areas needing more coverage.  (Where are those marks we saw before??) Hands work just as well, but I’ve been doing the least amount of hand washing lately as mine are dry and uncomfortable right now.

Cover FX BB Gel after with concealer
wearing Cover FX BB Gel in G Medium-Deep and Creamy Concealer in G Medium

Because of the 1% Salicylic Acid, I avoid applying BB Gel on my undereyes and only use Cover FX Creamy Concealer there.  I like applying the Cover FX BB Gel over a primer for the longest possible wear, but I have to be careful about using anything too dewey or I notice product breakdown.  It seems the mattifying properties of this one aren’t big fans of being layered over ultra-luminous moisturizer and primer.  I can, however, wear all sorts of radiant powders over the top so I get my glow that route.  A small price to pay for wearing an effective blemish treatment.

Cover FX BB Gel full makeup
wearing Cover FX BB Gel G Medium-Deep and Creamy Concealer G Medium

On top of great skin care, I now have a solid treatment and complexion product rolled in to one to help prevent and treat my regular breakouts.

What face products do you reach for when your skin gets spotty?

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