Cover FX Perfect Highlighting Palette: First Impressions & Swatches / by Nathan Dalby

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Hi guys! I have been so excited to write this post! As you probably all know by now, I love Cover FX. I have quite the collection of the enhancer drops and their illuminating powder is my go to loose setting powder! I wasn't a fan of their original 'Perfect Highlighting' palette, the shades were way to dark for my skintone and the formula wasn't the best so when they announced a new version of the palette, I really got my hopes up that they had given it a complete overhaul and I am so pleased to say that they have!

If you compare them side by side, you wouldn't even think that they were from the same brand. The packaging is gorgeous, the rose gold lid is a fingerprint magnet and was a complete hassle to take photos of but it does make the palette look incredibly sleek. Inside you get a huge mirror and six highlighting shades that are a brand new formula. Three of the shades are the powder versions of the enhancer drops and the rest are brand new. The pan size is good, each one is 3g so you get a total of 15g of product inside the palette, and I think that £42 is a decent price for it. 

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The powders are incredibly shimmery, you will be able to see from the swatches below and they blend out flawlessly. I would say that the formula is similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glowkits but without the glitter, and I prefer this palette a lot more. There is a shade for every skintone, and you are all probably looking at that bright white shade (which they are describing as holographic, it isn't) and thinking that it is way to pale for anyone. It has a green/blue reflex when light hits it, so the shade is pretty but not an everyday kind of highlight. 


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Look at those swatches! They are so reflective and bright. I actually kept them on my arm so as I am writing this, I keep stopping and staring at them to take a second and appreciate the glow. My favourite shade is Celestial (the pinkish shade to the left of the white one) and that is coincidentally my favourite shade of the enhancer drops! At the moment I have been loving a gold highlight but this palette is probably going to bring me back to the pink side. 

I am going to be using this over the next month, so if I love it then it will probably end up in my monthly favourites. Let's be honest, we all know that it is going to be at the top of the post. 

The Cover FX Perfect Highlighting Palette is exclusive to Harvey Nichols in the UK, for £42 and an Ulta Exclusive in the US.