TWELVE New Cover FX Total Cover Cream DEEPER Foundation Shades: MORE Foundations for Dark Skin {Swatches}

Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

cover fx total cream cover foundation shade extensions

I’m SO happy to show you guys the TWELVE new shades Cover FX introduced recently to their already super extensive shade range in the Total Cover Cream Foundation. That means there are now FORTY Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation shades. There are additional shades now available also in the Natural Finish Liquid and Pressed Mineral (there’s even MORE shades in Natural Finish & Pressed Mineral—I’ll go over those in a future post). Typically people with very fair and very dark skin have an even harder time finding brands that make their shade, but Cover FX has some of the lightest and now darkest foundations for a brand available at a retailer like Sephora.

You can read my Cover FX foundation guide to see which formula(s) might be best for you.

cover fx total cover cream shade extensions

Cover FX sent over the twelve new shades in the Total Cover Cream Foundation (I should be getting the other formulas and if I do, I’ll put posts up for those as well). Total Cover Cream is one of my all-time favorite foundations (and I own a LOT of foundation…lol) because it covers like a DREAM yet still allows the skin to look like skin. You can also control the coverage, too—sheer it out for lighter coverage or layer it for more coverage. I also typically don’t need concealer on spots when I use Total Cover Cream Foundation—I just add a little more where I need it. I love using my beautyblender to apply it because it gives me an amazing seamless look. You can use a foundation brush or an airbrush brush (like Sephora Pro Full Coverage Airbrush). There’s also a sponge inside the Total Cover Cream Compact.

cover fx total cover cream sponge

See more Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation posts here

For reference I’m N110 in Cover FX. See what other shades I wear here.

It also wears really well, too. I wore it in the HEAT of Trinidad during day two of Carnival AND I was playing mas all day. Since Cover FX Custom Cover Drops launched, I’ve been using those more this year (my beauty ADHD…lol) because they’re so customizable, but I still love my Total Cover Cream.

Finding your shade

cover fx foundation extensions foundation for dark skin

I’m N110. The N in my shade signifies the undertone (neutral) and the number part signifies how deep the shade is.

P means Pink (in the case for deeper shades—“pink” can look more red)
G means Golden
N means Neutral

The twelve new shades offer more options for medium olive skin tones(G+), deep golden brown skin tones, and very rich, deep chocolatey skin tones.

The new shades are G+40, G+50, G+60, G90, G100, G110, N85, N120, P100, P110, P120, and P125

Find your shade by taking the shade finder quiz on CoverFX.com

Bear in mind that the deeper shades look lighter untouched. After I swatched them you can see the true color.

cover fx total cover cream foundation g+40 g+50

cover fx total cover cream foundation g+60 g90

cover fx total cover cream foundation g100 g110

cover fx total cover cream foundation n85 n120

cover fx total cover cream foundation p100 p110

cover fx total cover cream foundation p120 p125

Note

Over the years with blogging and being introduced to new brands and with brands like Cover FX extending their shade range, it’s become harder and harder for me to talk in MAC equivalents. Mainly because now brands are offering so many undertones in foundations but also because I find that since MAC is often the ONLY option for women with deeper skin tones (two trips to Europe this year allowed me to see how LIMITED the foundation options women with deeper skin who live there have) and I have a strong suspicion many people were wearing foundations that weren’t quite right anyway. So me saying something is an NW45 to someone who wears NW45 but really wasn’t an NW45 isn’t helping much…lol. I also encourage those of you who tried Cover FX before and couldn’t find a shade to try it out now that there’s more shade options available. Or if you have a foundation that worked out in the warmer months and not now or vice versa, check out the new shade range to make sure you’re in the right foundation :)

cover fx total cover cream foundation g+40

cover fx total cover cream foundation g+50

cover fx total cover cream foundation g+60

cover fx total cover cream foundation g90

COVER FX total cover cream foundation g100

cover fx total cover cream foundation g110

COVER FX total cover cream foundation n85

cover fx total cover cream foundation n120

COVER fx total cover cream foundation p100

cover fx total cover cream foundation p110

cover fx total cover cream foundation p120

cover fx total cover cream foundation p125

The untouched deeper shades look deeper after you swatch them:

cover fx total cover cream foundation g90 g100 g110

cover fx total cover cream foundation n85 n120 p100 p110 p120 p125

Swatches

Now remember I said the untouched foundations look MUCH lighter than they truly are so make sure you look at the swatches to get a better idea. Your best bet of course is to take the foundation shade quiz to find your shade and to try out the foundation yourself in natural daylight (no flash—flash can be evil especially when your foundation or moisturizer has SPF in it–it’ll look off and wrong).

cover fx total cover cream foundation g+40 g+50 g+60 g90 g100 g110 swatches on dark skin

cover fx total cover cream foundation g+40 g+50 g+60 swatches dark skin

cover fx total cover cream foundation g90 g100 g110 swatches dark skin

cover fx total cover cream foundation n85 n120 p100 p110 p120 p125 swatches dark skin

cover fx total cover cream foundation n85 n120 p100 swatches dark skin

cover fx total cover cream foundation p110 p120 p125 swatches dark skin

My thoughts, etc.

I’m so happy to see these shade extensions. A few months back I got to see prototypes of some of the deeper shades and the brand was telling me how they went through several changes in the shades because they wanted to make sure that the foundation didn’t look flat particularly on those with very deep (think Alek Wek) skin tones. I love that they took the time to do that—they’re also a brand that listens to feedback as well.

The additional deeper shades also means more highlight and contour options. I JUST got these so I haven’t had a chance to play with the additional shades yet but I will soon. P120 and P125 look like really amazing contours—I’ll see which works best on me and will update you either through a makeup video or post.

See more foundation posts here

Disclosure: This post was created in sponsorship with Cover FX. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, StyleBlazer.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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16 Responses to TWELVE New Cover FX Total Cover Cream DEEPER Foundation Shades: MORE Foundations for Dark Skin {Swatches}

  1. mangomadness says:

    I’m a huge fan of Cover FX. I use Cover FX Cream Concealer, Pressed Mineral Foundation, Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation, Matte Setting Powder and Blotting Powder. My shade is N100 but I want to check out G100. I’m glad they’ve added more shades – especially for olive skin tones and very deep skin tones.

  2. Alice says:

    WOW those don’t even look like the same foundation after you swatched them!

  3. Bonita says:

    hmm I feel like I have golden warm undertones. Maybe I’m G -100

  4. Bonita says:

    I always felt like neutral shades look off on me. I like absolute perfection with everything lol

  5. Lisa says:

    You may have saved this brands life telling me about this. LOL. I wear N90 in the summer but this Fall I have been struggling. I sampled G100 and loved it but feel like it may be a little dark. Will sample G90 next. As always thanks girl for putting us on!

    • Danielle says:

      haha! yay! I agree, the shade extensions are genius! I’ve been playing around with them a bit more and find that by adding a touch of P110 to my N110 is perfect for photos. P110 might also be a good shade for me when I get tan—this summer I got really red and P110 probably would have been great had it come out just a few months earlier…lol.

  6. Jeanetta says:

    Thank you so much for this detailed review! I’ve swatched CoverFX at Sephora, but I’ve never purchased. This is very helpful!

  7. Cynthia says:

    Very interesting!! I love that Cover FX is is differentiating the under stones in foundation colors. This is especially important for us woman of color. We finally made it, bruh!! Lol

  8. Sabia says:

    Please do a highlight and contouring demo with the N85 and P120,125 I’d love to see them in action on your gorgeous skin????.

    • Danielle says:

      I have plans of doing an updated makeup routine since I’ve picked up some tricks along the way :) N85 probably isn’t a good highlight color for me, but I’ll include P125.

  9. Selena says:

    Loved this review! Although I’m having trouble figuring out what my shade is, do you have a shade reference in Mac or Bareminerals for the shades G+50 and G+60?

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