Coverfx Enhance Click Cream Illuminators in Shades Celestial, Gold Dust, Berry, Candlelight, Blossom and Gilded - Photos, Video and Swatches On Women of Color

CoverFX sent over their new Enhance Click Cream Illuminators last week for us to dive into so I invited some of my friends over to show these off on different skin tones. img_1642-named

This is a cream illuminator that comes in a convenient tube that you can use to brighten, strobe, and highlight your complexion with a luminous glow. These are $18 each and you get .17oz of product in each. It is vegan and free of fragrance and talc.

These little things are perfect for travel or throwing in your purse for some daily touch ups through the day. As for the formula, it is incredibly smooth and looks natural when applied and blended out but why should we chat about this here when you can just click play below and watch everything as I opened it. 


So which color do you like? As always, let me know what you think (I'm already planning on filming a comparison of these to their other illuminators)!



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CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops - Sunlight and Candlelight Highlighters Overview + Swatches On A Woman of Color

CoverFX is back at it again but this time they have released 6 new custom enhancer drops that are universal shades to illuminate and bronze with to boost your glow. You can apply these straight to your face or mix them with your skincare/base (just like the coverfx foundation drops). coverfx

Over the weekend, I received two of the new shades - Sunlight and Candlelight to review - you know we need us some more swatches on women of color!

Sunlight is on the bottom and Candlelight is on the top. The photo on the bottom left is the drops straight out of the bottle and the photo on the bottom right is the drops lightly blended out on my skin (the above photos were taken with a daylight ring light and NO flash on the camera).

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I will have a more in-depth review on these and additional footage of me applying and wearing them on my face soon but I wanted to get up initial swatches so you could get a better sense of how these look on my skin tone. In the CoverFx drops, I wear the color N90.IMG_8892

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Sneak Peek: CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops (Highlighter and Bronzer)

Sneaky sneaky CoverFx. So this morning Lisa Eldrige sneak peeked the new CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops on Instagram. There are 6 new custom enhancer drops that are universal shades to illuminate and bronze with to boost your glow. You can apply these straight to your face or mix them with your skincare/base (just like the coverfx foundation drops). These will be launching the end of May Sephora!

I'll update you all once I receive any of these to review!


Essence February Beauty Box Review: Soulful. Colorful. Beautiful.

  Hello lovebugs! It's time to reveal this month's Essence Beauty Box! This months theme was designed to have you "Shine Like a Star" so let's dive right on in shall we?

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First up, let's take a look at the Soak it Up Oil Cocktail from Dark & LovelyThe Soak it Up Oil is the 2nd step of the Moisture L.O.C. regimen, inspired by the “O” in the LOC Method. The LOC method is a natural hair care routine that you can use to moisturize and protect your hair and then seal in the moisture with a hair butter or oil, so that all of the moisture is locked  in. The "L" stands for Leave-In, the "O" stands for Oil and the "C" stands for Cream. 

This Soak it Up Oil from Dark & Lovely contains blends of 5 Oils: Sunflower oil, Apricot oil, Coconut oil, Avocado Oil and Moringa Oil that's great for hydrating your hair and nourishing curls and coils.

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While we're talking about hair care, let's jump right on into the next product: the Coily Custard from Miss Jessie’s. The Coily Custard is a slippery emulsion that coats each frizzy strand with a dose of super moisture and shine that enhances and defines your curl pattern, reduces frizz, and fights curl shrinkage. It's best described as a wash-n-go styler. I'll update you in a few days once I test this out.

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Next, the box included a set of Looks So Natural Lashes by KISS. These are soft and tapered false lashes that are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural lashes. My box also included a clear strip lash adhesive.

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Do I need to say anything about this CoverFX sample? I mean, IG fam, you guys know how I feel about this brand -holy grail-. Well, since we are here... This is the Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment by CoverFX. It's a lightweight gel primer that imparts an instant matte finish as well as extended shine control while minimizing the appearance of pores and preventing & healing acne blemishes. This clinically tested primer is vegan and free of the Inflammatory Five: gluten, mineral oil, fragrance, parabens or talc.

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Lastly, there is a sample lipstick from IMAN Cosmetics. Apparently, the box this month alternated between a lipstick or a lip shimmer and I received an orange-red lipstick. It's a luxurious and creamy semi-matte lipstick, however, it's another lipstick in a color that doesn't suit me. We talked about this during last month's box so I'm really hoping that the preference center starts working on the Essence Beauty Box website because I feel as if I'm wasting my money on lipsticks that I'm not going to use again (after swatching for you guys of course).

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And lastly, they decided to surprise us with a travel size sample of Optic White Toothpaste by Colgate.

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Overall, I'm impressed with everything in this box except the lip color. I'm really excited to try out this lashes and hair care products so I'll let you guys  know what I think after giving them all a thorough test run.

What did you think of the February Essence Beauty Box? Are you subscribed yet?