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Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation Review for Melasma and Vitiligo – Dermablend Alternative

A few years ago when I first started getting serious about finding full-coverage foundation makeup to cover the vitiligo and melasma on my face, I thought Dermablend cover creme was my only option. I would sample it but I couldn’t get over the thickness and the unscented scent.

I did lots of researched and tried Cover FX total cover cream foundation instead. It was good at the time – and I highly recommend this to everyone looking for extreme full coverage. I recommend this often to other shoppers in Sephora when they asks a salesperson for Dermablend to no avail.

What’s Great about Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation:

  • It last’s all day.
  • Very strong, opaque coverage.
  • Can be applied well with brushes, sponges or hands.
    •  I often use Sephora Pro Full Coverage Airbrush Brush #53, Sephora Pro Full Coverage Airbrush Brush #56 and Stila One Step Complexion Brush # 33 to apply.
  • It’s paraben-free, mineral oil free, and talc free.
    • Dermablend Cover Creme has mineral oil and talc.
    • How gross is mineral oil? Depends on who you ask. At the very least it comes from petroleum, so I would suggest avoiding it where you can.
  • No sulfates or phthalates.
  • It doesn’t have any added scents.
  • SPF 30
Picture of Cover FX Total Cover cream foundation with Sephora and Stila makeup brushes

Cover FX Total Cover cream foundation in G30 – full coverage foundation makeup for covering vitiligo, melasma and hyperpigmentation. I often use Sephora Pro Full Coverage Airbrush Brush #53, Sephora Pro Full Coverage Airbrush Brush #56 and Stila One Step Complexion Brush # 33.



Why it’s not my go-to foundation for melasma and vitiligo anymore:

  • It takes a lot of work and elbow-grease to apply and blend.
  • It’s more thick than I prefer and doesn’t feel breathable.
  • It has a strong, chemical-ly, “unscented scent”. Likely due to the sunscreen. (may not bother most people)
  • Difficult to match to my skintone as my skin is often between shades and I mix foundations.
  • One of the sunscreen ingredients is octisalate. (not the greatest Skindeep rating)
  • It’s doesn’t have a matte finish, which I prefer. A great setting powder or setting spray is needed.
Before and after application of Cover FX Total Cover cream foundation in G30 for melasma and vitiligo.

Before and After application of Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation in G30. This this coverage makeup camouflages the melasma, hyperpigmentation and vitiligo on my face. However, this color is a little off for my skintone and a finishing powder or spray is needed to mattify this finish.

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